bike routes

Life in the Bike Lane column

Placer County has good cycling weather all year. If you’re not afraid to ride in weather below 40 degrees, the only days you might miss on the road are when it rains.  ...

Life in the Bike Lane

If you are a cyclist who rides often, you are always looking for new places to ride, either as a destination to find a donut, a road that has just been repaved or a completely ...

Life in the Bike Lane column

  We usually start in Lincoln, but every so often, we load up the bikes and travel out of town for a special ride.  Such was the case Nov. 1, when 10 riders started in ...

Life in the Bike Lane

This time of year, between the heat of summer and the sometime sub-freezing mornings during the winter, is a wonderful time to be out on your bike.  You may need to brea ...

Life in the Bike Lane column

Every other week, when I do these photo essays, I try to find a theme, such as “hills to climb” or “animals we have seen.” This week, the theme is &ld ...

Turkey Creek-Catta Verdera-Twelve Bridges-Sun City loop

Today, we will ride a combination route of flat and up-and-down terrain. We will start from the McBean Pavilion after inspecting our bikes and checking our tires. Have plenty of wa ...

Quick northeast loop ride

When you are sometimes short on time, try this ride over a flat course. We start at the Pavilion in McBean Park. After checking over your bike and tires, put on your helmet and let ...

Bike column

Again today, we start our ride at the Pavilion in McBean Park. As always check your bike and tires. Remember to take water with you. Put on your helmet and let’s go. Cross ...

Bike column

A little nostalgia before we start our ride today. Today’s article marks the 100th time that this column has run in The News Messenger. I hope you have enjoyed doing the ride ...

Twelve Bridges Drive - Twelve Bridges Trail

As usual, we will begin our ride from the McBean Pavilion in the park. Be sure your bike is in good working condition and that your tires are properly inflated. Have plenty of wate ...

Today, we take the 13.1-mile Gladding-Fleming-McCourtney Loop ride

Today, our ride starts from McBean Pavilion. As always, check your bike over and be sure your cell phone is on and you have plenty of water. Put on your helmet and let’s go. ...
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