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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 →


Here we are at the New Year and it’s raining. Raining like it hasn’t for a couple of years in drought-stricken California, so we tapped a few folks who ride all year long in regions that generally see WAY more inclement weather than California. You have your resolutions to maintain,... Read more →


Here we are in mid-November (well, almost), and the holidays are just -- about -- here. Have you thought about what you're giving your BBBs (Best Bicycling Buddies)? Well, we have some ideas for you. For this year's gift suggestions, we go warm and cozy. We also look at items... 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 →