Cycling through Placer County

Life in the Bike Lane

  The weather this time of year can present some extra challenges for cyclists in Placer County.   Starting early in the morning means two or three layers to keep warm. ...

Cycling Through Placer County

  Many bike paths are in this area, some running less than a mile around a neighborhood to the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail (American River Bike Trail), which is 32-miles lo ...

Life in the Bike Lane

  “There’s always one more hill” is a truism for many rides in Placer County.  Riders heading due west from Lincoln can find flat (and sometimes windy ...

CYCLING THROUGH PLACER COUNTY

  Cool early mornings, followed by summer temperatures after just a couple of hours.  That’s what we cyclists have been experiencing in the last month.  Sta ...

Life in the Bike Lane

  Cooler weather has come!  By leaving at 8 in the morning, riders can still get home before it reaches 80 degrees, even after a 50-mile ride.  Many roads have tre ...

Cycling through Placer County

After a blistering summer that found my group leaving for rides at 7:30 a.m. and sometimes cutting the route short five to 10 miles to beat the heat, the weather has cooled off a b ...

Cycling through Placer County

  My five loyal readers will know I often talk about how great road cycling is here in Placer County.  Need a flat ride?  We got it.  Want a climb fest with ...

Cycling through Placer County

  One of my favorite roads to cycle is Millertown, 2.3 miles connecting Wise and Mt. Vernon Roads, just west of Auburn. It roughly follows the North Canal (it doesn’t l ...

Life in the Bike Lane

  Every year since 2010, the group of folks with whom I ride plan a 100-mile ride, just because we can.  It started as an opportunity for those of us who, even at our a ...

2018 Tour de Lincoln

  On May 12, approximately 450 riders descended (and ascended) on the roads around Lincoln for the 17th annual Tour de Lincoln, sponsored by the Lincoln Rotary Club and benef ...