Travel

Crater Lake should be a bucket list destination ride for any road cyclist ready for a challenge in an unrivaled location. Imagine 33 miles of punishing climbs and sweeping downhill runs, 33 miles of roadway with more than 4,000 feet of elevation gain and rarely a flat stretch to be found. Read more →


During a convo with a source last week the term "sharing economy" came up. Although sharing economy is a fairly new term (and the meaning seems to be changing), bartering goods and services is not. Enter couch surfing as a way to barter for lodging when you travel. The concept,... Read more →


We spent a short time exploring the area in and around southern Oregon. We learned a lot as we traveled the area. Here is a list of the five things we learned about the state generally, and southern Oregon in particular. Overlooking Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Byways to Bikeways Like... Read more →


After a circuit around Crater Lake, we motored to south to Klamath Falls. Klamath is on the "sunny" side of Oregon characterized by high desert; the forested slopes of Crater Lake National Park were a distant memory as we headed south to Klamath Falls along Oregon Highway 140, which as... Read more →


We hunched over the bar at Portal Brewing Co. as Mike looked around for a pen. “I can show you a more scenic route -- it’s really beautiful!” he said, fumbling around underneath the bar for a pen and a paper napkin. I nodded tentatively -- strange routes make me... Read more →


After our stay in Ashland (see last week's post, Southern Oregon Grand Tour: Ashland), we and our bikes made our way up I-5 to Medford. Bob won a drawing for a couple of nights stay at the Inn at the Commons, along with a couple of meals at restaurants there... Read more →


Last October Cycle California! Magazine took to the open road to explore the bicycle wonderland that is north of the border: Oregon. One of us won a drawing for a couple nights stay in Medford, Oregon, along with some freebies like a couple of meals. Since we were planning to... Read more →


A trip to Chico, California, always requires a drive around the Sutter Buttes. Every April like clockwork, our business takes us to the Chico Wildflower Century rides, put on by Chico Velo Cycling Club, and every year we drive around the Sutter Buttes, rising in all their tiny glory from... Read more →


While in Monterey for the Sea Otter Classic, we took some time to walk the grounds of the Asilomar Conference Center outside Pacific Grove on the Monterey Peninsula. Asilomar houses a cluster of historic buildings designed by the prolific California architect Julia Morgan. It’s a perfect spot to go and... Read more →


When I'm feeling closed in on all sides I head to the coast. I don't especially like crowds, so I get away midday on a work day. Only 20 minutes from San José via Highway 17, the coast along Santa Cruz is a great resource for outdoor enthusiasts: There's beaches,... Read more →


We usually attend the Solvang Century as sponsors with Cycle California! Magazine and our booth filled with bike event fliers. This year we decided to stay in Buellton because, as I learned during a CVB-sponsored trip to the area last summer, it is more than Andersen's Pea Soup restaurant. Vickie... Read more →