Entries Tagged as California

Angel Island! Isolation in view of San Francisco.

We rode the ferries with our bicycles and visited Angel Island State Park, the largest natural island in the San Francisco Bay, for a bike overnight.

Three Days in Death Valley

Ron Norton lives in California and made an early morning drive to Death Valley National Park for three beautiful days of riding and two nights in campgrounds.

California Winter Overnight

What do you do when it's warm and sunny in January?

Microadventure in Orange County, California

A few months back I read an article about Microadventures written by inveterate adventurer Alastair Humphries that inspired me.  Being the “time-crunched living in an urban area yet still having a passion for the outdoors” sorta guy that I am, the idea of fitting in a small adventure during the week resonated with me.  I’d been thinking about it for a while so this past Tuesday evening I gave it a go.

San Francisco to Samuel P. Taylor State Park

My wife Samantha and I were in need of a quick getaway, so we decided to do some Bay Area bike camping. This trip starts at the local Caltrain station in San Carlos, but you can set out from just about anywhere in the Bay Area. The destination is Samuel P. Taylor State Park.

Bike Touring Ojai to Try Out Fat Bikes

Chris from Topanga Creek Bicycles has been doing overnight and longer bike trips since last year. When he invited me to join him on his next trip to Ojai late last April -- it would consist of a train ride into Ventura and then riding up to Ojai -- I jumped at the opportunity to travel with a group of like-minded individuals. The details were actually very sketchy until a few days before the trip; I suppose Chris had been too busy running his business to get the information out. But he got it out with enough time for me to figure out what I was going to bring.

North by Train to SLO, South Back Home by Bike

Here was the idea: A getaway weekend. Not too far, but far enough. How to get there, and how to get back? The plan was hatched to take the Amtrak train to San Luis Obispo and return by bicycle. It was about 150-160 miles, as near as we could estimate, so that would be a two-day return trip.