Bike Touring Old Sacramento, downtown Sacramento and the midtown Sacramento area

Friends Rich Fowler, left, and Frank Allen pose outside Tapa the World Restaurant on J Street in Midtown Sacramento.

Two cyclists peddle north on Front Street in Old Sacramento; one can park for free on the 2000 block of Front Street, near the CA Auto Museum, and ride from there!

You meet the nicest people on bicycles!  Yesterday, two buddies and I rode our bikes from the south Sacramento “Pocket area”, north along quiet Pocket streets, then along the Sacramento River levee, right into Old Sacramento.  From their, we continued north past Old Sac, intersecting the Jedidiah Smith Recreational Trail, then cutting south into the Midtown area. 

Our round trip was about 25 miles, delightful on a sunny, 65 degree day, and we entered Midtown just east of the Blue Diamond Nut and Gift Center, a great spot to buy flavored almonds and a huge variety of Sacramento-specific gift ideas.

From their, we headed south along 16th street, stopped into a Starbucks, chatted with fellow cyclists and had a fun time with coffee and kinship.

We then toured east along J street, lined with cute, trendy shops, fine and casual restaurants and abundant night spots.  A budding theater district is growing in the Midtown area, as well!

For a full report on Midtown Sacramento, see my Valley Travel blog, coming on February 18, or the February 19 Record Travel section.  To find past and future blogs, go to: http://blogs.esanjoaquin.com/valleytravel.

Dust off those bikes, and Happy travels in the West!

 

 

 

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