Trails

While sheltering to ride out the pandemic, we at Cycle California! HQ did an archaeological dig through our bookshelves. In the midst of these books was The Cyclist’s Bucket List, A Celebration of 75 Quintessential Cycling Experiences, by Ian Dille. Read more →


Winter rainstorms keeping you off your bike? You can still keep a measure of fitness, even if you and your road bike aren't on speaking terms at the moment. Don’t sing the Blues when the rain begins -- these days are a opportunity to experience different activities through crosstraining. What... Read more →


Now that it's official and the shorter, darker days of autumn are here, let's think about how you light your way on your morning or evening bike commute. Allowing you to see and to be seen by distracted drivers, lights after dark are the law of the land in California.... Read more →


You've been dropped into San Jose, California, for a sales meeting. The meeting doesn’t start until Wednesday, but your company’s cheapskate travel department found rock-bottom airfare into San Jose International Airport two days early. So, how will you spend your 36 hours in San Jose? You brought your folding bike... Read more →


We planned and wrote this post, then the Loma fire broke out across the ridge from Santa Teresa County Park. So, now would NOT be a good time to explore Santa Teresa. However, the park is wonderful most times of the year and offers quiet trails for hiking, biking and... Read more →


As bicycle magazine publishers, we do spend a fair amount of time on the road during the century ride season in Northern California. As the season winds down we usually hit our last major trip of the year: Tahoe South, for Bike the West's Tour de Tahoe: Bike Big Blue.... Read more →


For this week, Found by Bike returns to the San Francisco Peninsula, but this time, we’re going to visit a long time favorite: Hidden Villa. For those of us who lived nearby, Hidden Villa was an oasis with a forest and trails that went from the farm up into the... Read more →


When three-day weekends pop up, our family usually stays at home; it makes for a more relaxing weekend. That doesn’t mean, however, that we don’t go anywhere on a three-day weekend. Au contraire! We make our journeys a little closer to home and one of our favorite place to get... Read more →


The lazy and indeed hazy, days of summer are coming to a close. Here in the Bay Area, children are back in school and families don't have as much leisure time together, but they still have their weekends. May I suggest using part of a weekend to get out and... Read more →


August is the time of year when families are together again after the busy summer, school is in session (or starting up), and there isn’t much time during the week to get out on a bike. It’s a great time to #OptOutside. In Found by Bike's continuing effort to think... Read more →


You have spent the summer adventuring around on your bike and it probably needs a little care and attention about now. We at Found by Bike want to remind you bike maintenance is important and can be as simple as cleaning your bike. This bike needs a bath! You could... Read more →