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Bicycling in your county and Sierra foothills; and take in the Sea Otter Classic!

Stockton Bike Club members at start of February’s Pedaling Paths to Independence ride. LSD (long, slow distance) riders head north on Thornton Road. Cross country cyclists in Ft. Ord National Monument backcountry, part of the Sea Otter Classic. SJBC riders stop at Consumnes River Farms, Thornton, to sample olive oil. Thousands of consumers course through […]

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Notes on my first organized mountain bike tour; up close and personal with Manzanita!

At this year’s huge Sea Otter Bike classic, I determined to take my trusty Gary Fisher Wahoo mountain bike, and tackle the 22-mile mountain bike tour in the scenic and hilly Fort Ord National Monument. In past years (serving as first-aider with the National Ski Patrol contingent) I had seen many of the 86 miles […]

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Ft. Ord National Monument is a biking, hiking Mecca, two hours from San Joaquin County!

If you are a hiker, bicyclist or mountain biker, one of your best destinations within two hours of San Joaquin County is the Ft. Ord National Monument, located between Salinas and Monterey, CA. See the monument’s web site, http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/prog/nlcs/Fort_Ord_NM/recreation.html. The national monument offers world-class recreation for residents and visitors to the Central California Coast. Lands […]

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