Tag Archives: San Joaquin Bike Coalition

Exploring your town from the seat of a bicycle; cycling in Stockton and San Joaquin County.

A group of riders from the 2015 Best Ride Ever takes a shady break.

Cycling in Stockton and San Joaquin County; exploring your town from the seat of a bicycle… Summer is almost upon us and, like me, I suspect many of you are thinking of becoming more active and dropping a few pounds. Let’s make this summer your time to increase your physical activity and add the fun [...]

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Bicycling Stockton and San Joaquin County; favorite rides and Stockton Bike Festival, September 26

Bike Fest celebrants depart the University of Pacific campus bound for historic downtown Stockton at start of the 2013 Stockton Bike Festival.

  A grand bicycling event is just a month out: the San Joaquin Bike Festival, Saturday, September 26 at University of Pacific. With bicycling fun for all ages, the free event aims to provide a safe and educational environment to help residents discover great places to ride in Stockton. Veteran bicyclists realize that Stockton and San [...]

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Bicycling in San Joaquin and Stockton; Lodi Bike Summit is August 15

Riders tour along Lower Sacramento Rd. in Lodi, as part of the San Joaquin Bike Coalition's "Long, Slow Distance Ride", held first Saturdays each month.

Perhaps you are a local bike rider who thinks “there are no safe places to ride in my city”, or, you have not discovered scenic by-ways locally to challenge you to pedal. The Lodi Bike Summit, this Saturday, is for you!  The Bike Summit runs August 15, 2015 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, held [...]

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

The peloton for Stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California, just north of Rancho Murieta, headed to finish in Lodi.

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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Bicycling Stockton and San Joaquin County miscellany

Matt Beckwith leads a group of LSD riders in Lodi wine country.

Matt Beckwith’s scenic South County ride, about 75 miles, +/-! My Wednesday blog post, and feature in Thursday’s Record newspaper, offered a host of options on bike riding within San Joaquin County and Stockton.  I missed an offering by the iconic Matt Beckwith, who recently rode every inch of every street and byway in Stockton, [...]

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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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San Joaquin County is a bicycling mecca…dust off those bikes!

Cycling group depating UOP area

  Family members gather for the “second Saturday Family Ride”, staged monthly by the San Joaquin Bike Coalition. Some of you realize that Stockton and San Joaquin County are a bicyclists dream! Our cities and county offer many cycling benefits; lovely weather almost year-round, few hills, a variety of safe and scenic routes to flex [...]

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