All "Bike Rides" Stories in Northern CA

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    Urban Wine Wheel

    Waterfront warehouses pouring outstanding wines, buzzing freeways in the distance … Oakland’s Urban Wine Trail has uncorked a thoroughly modern era of wine, with ten tasting rooms in a 10-mile radius, centered on the city’s waterfront. Instead of rolling up in an Uber, rent bikes…

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    Meet Lupe

    Even Indiana Jones can’t top this mammoth discovery. And we literally mean mammoth! In 2005 while walking along San Jose’s popular Guadalupe River Trail, local resident Roger Castillo spotted a large bone. Turns out it was part of the skeleton of a Columbian mammoth that lived…

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    Pebble Beach Hopping

    Ready to hop on a two-wheeler for one of the most scenic coastal cruiser rides on earth … featuring a string of beautiful beaches and a fire-pit respite overlooking the ocean? If you’re not already pedaling, gear up for this easygoing 13-mile (round-trip) ride along the Monterey…

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    Naturally Nicasio

    Driving through rural West Marin County is one thing. But cycling it … well, that’s where you get that “isn’t it great to live in the Bay Area” feeling. This 40-mile road ride takes in some of the best of Marin: rolling bucolic hills, sprawling farms, sparkling blue Tomales Bay…

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    Ferry Trail Bike Ride

    You don’t need a car for this three-part Tiburon adventure to a hidden beach. But you will need a boat, a bike, and picnic provisions! Starting from San Francisco’s Pier 41, hop aboard the Tiburon-bound ferry with your bike and cruise across the bay. After docking, jump on your…

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    Strait Talk

    Cyclists rejoice: You’re getting the hook-up you’ve always wanted on the Carquinez Shore’s newest section of the Bay Trail. It provides the 1.7-mile missing link from Martinez to Crockett and Port Costa, and it’s well worth the ride. Etched into the cliffside with spectacular…

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    Victoria Lap

    Known as North America’s most English city, Victoria is so much more than high tea and crumpets. This energetic and stylish seaside city on Vancouver Island is home to the globally renowned Butchart Gardens and has more cycle routes than any other Canadian city. The good news is…

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    Victoria Lap

    Known as North America’s most English city, Victoria is so much more than high tea and crumpets. This energetic and stylish seaside city on Vancouver Island is home to the globally renowned Butchart Gardens and has more cycle routes than any other Canadian city. The good news is…

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    Gravity Wheel

    Ready to tackle the tallest mountain in Marin? Mountain bikers who want to put their fitness to the test without too much technical stuff can retrace the “Crookedest Railroad in the World” on Mount Tam, today known as Old Railroad Grade Trail. Start this 16-mile (round-trip) ride…

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    Tandem to Tastings

    There are certain activities that really showcase the subtle and not-so-subtle interactions of a couple. Cue the tandem bike. And toss in some wine! There might be no better place to try a tandem than in Sonoma, because of its easygoing bike route that connects multiple wineries…

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    Ferry Trail

    Baseball isn’t the only new season to happen this spring. Starting in April, the new, longer schedule begins for the Tiburon to Angel Island Ferry. Multiple ferries serve this historic park, but departing from Tiburon is a favorite. Angel Island’s rich history, a hidden south…

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    Mill About by Foot or Bike

    Birds love our fantastic bay, especially in the winter. And so do people! One of the Bay Area’s most popular roadside attractions is Mill Valley’s Bothin Marsh and Bayfront Park. The area makes for easy afternoon walking, biking, bird-watching, and bay-gawking. From Tennessee…

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