Life in the Bike Lane

Cycling through/near Placer County

By: Tom Frady
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Here are some more photographs from rides outside Placer County that can be started by loading your bike in your SUV and driving for about an hour.

One of my favorite rides starts in Winters (it’s just a little over an hour away) and heads up to Lake Berryessa.  Depending on your ability, you can turn around and head back to town from the dam or continue on up the hill.  There are 40-, 50- and 60-mile loops that take a rider to the edge of Vacaville.

The American River Bike Trail runs for 31 miles from Beals Point to Old Sacramento. Any part of it is an interesting and easy ride.

Tom Frady is a Lincoln resident and avid cyclist and driver.