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Amgen Tour announces host cities for 2017 event

For those of you who enjoy the excitement of world-class bicycle racing and seeing world-class cyclists up close and personal, the Amgen Tour just announced the host cities for next year’s special event. Here is the detail: The 2017 Amgen Tour of California men’s competition is set to begin in Sacramento on May 14, 2017, […]

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Fort Ord National Monument; spectacular reuse of the old World War I and II Army base!

If you are a hiker, bicyclist, mountain biker or camper, one of your best destinations within two hours of San Joaquin County is the Fort Ord National Monument, located between Salinas and Monterey, CA. And with those two nearby towns – you have a host of additional options to make your trip an overnighter, or […]

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San Francisco by bicycle; cycling the wonderous sights along the waterfront

                                                         Our considerable challenge: could four of us bike San  Francisco for several days, avoid hills and traffic and test out a couple new “folding bikes”? We began our San Francisco overnight adventure when we picked up our two friends in Fairoaks, […]

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Cycling in San Joaquin County; Tour of California, Best Ride Ever are motivators!

The Tour of California Bicycle Race started on Sunday in Sacramento, with Stage Two finishing on a bright, crisp and sunny Monday afternoon in Lodi, in front of a crowd estimated at over 20,000 cheering spectators. One hundred and fifty world-class professional cyclists peddled that stage, from Nevada City to Hutchins Street Square in Lodi, before moving […]

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

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 […]

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Occasional cylist, looking to extend your distance rides? LSD ride is an option!

LSD group, prior to ride start at Bear Creek High School. This group of LSD riders took a break at a Lodi bakery in fall, 2014. The next LSD Ride (“long, slow distance ride”) will take place on Saturday, February 7  at 9 AM, starting and finishing on north edge of Bear Creek High, 10555 […]

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Safe bicycle riding in Stockton and San Joaquin County (Bike Fest is this Saturday, Sept. 27)

  Riders, young and old, prepare for fun cylcing at UOP last year. Three women prepare for the 2013 San Joaquin Bike Fest. An estimated 2/3s of our county residents have one or more bikes stored at home.  Many are dusty and in disuse; why, you might wonder?  The biggest concern in a recent poll […]

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Stockton by bicycle…San Joaquin Bike Fest is coming Sept. 27!

Bikes and bikers of all types gathered at UOP in 2013! Family cyclists prepare to depart the UOP campus in 2013. Stockton by bicycle…flat, sunny, tour-worthy!  A special event comes, end of September, for folks don’t know where to go to safely and scenically bicycle! Stockton offers many cycling benefits; lovely weather almost year-round, very few hills, […]

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San Francisco waterfront by bicycle (or, foot, trolley) from AT&T Park to Golden Gate Bridge

USS Pampanito, World War II fleet submarine, on display at Fisherman’s Wharf. Cyclist peddles past the Ferry Building, on well-marked bright green bike lane separating her from traffic on the Embarcadeo. Cable car at the foot of Hyde Street, just a block up the hill from the Hyde Street Pier! The Balclutha, historic 1886 three-masted […]

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Stay-at-home vacations in Stockton this weekend…

Many choices exist for fun near home this weekend, requiring only modest travel, or even a bike ride to get there!  Here are just a few of the many things to do in Stockton this weekend: Movies at Weber Point, tonight, 6:30 PM, at Weber Point (second Fridays through October).  Tonight’s movie is “The Sandlot”, bring […]

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