CENTRAL CALIFORNIA RECREATIONAL LOOPS - These rides, which comprise my favorite recreational bike routes in central California, start and end at locations outside the immediate Sacramento area. Each ride is a personal creation. They are closed loops, starting and finishing at the same location.
FROM HERE TO THERE - In contrast to Recreational Loops, these rides start at one location and terminate elsewhere. In other words, you can actually accomplish purposeful transportation! Routes are detailed for Sacramento to Truckee/Tahoe/Reno, Sacramento to San Francisco, Sacramento to Oakland, Sacramento to Sonora, and Sacramento to Vallejo/San Francisco. Return courses also are detailed.
PLEASE NOTE: these routes inherently are substantially more risky than most recreational loops.
SACRAMENTO LOCAL RECREATIONAL LOOPS - These rides start and end in the immediate Sacramento area (usually Mile 13.5 of the American River Bike Trail). These rides obviate the requirement of driving to and from a start location, permitting you actually to go on a meaningful bike ride without using an automobile!
WARNING: Bicycling is dangerous! Ride
these routes at your own risk! Some of these roads are hazardous!
I accept no responsibility for the risks inherent in these rides or for any
injuries or adverse events occurring while riding these courses!
WARNING: It is possible that information on
this site may not be entirely accurate or current.
PLEASE NOTE: This web site was created for the
personal, non-commercial use of the bicycling community! Copying or
use of the ride information presented on this site for profit or for any
commercial purposes whatsoever expressly is prohibited.
HELP ME: Please inform me of errors you may
find in these pages, particularly (!) errors in the route sheets.
A PERSONAL NOTE: Because of newly developed physical limitations, I no longer am able to ride most of the routes described herein and therefore no longer adequately can manage this web site. Therefore I am looking for a bicycling enthusiast to assume management of this web site. This individual must (1) be reasonably computer skilled and be able to create the sorts of files (photos, maps, tables) seen on these pages and (2) agree to maintain the non-commercial nature of the site. I would be pleased take whatever time is required to teach the next owner the techniques I have learned. Please contact me (email link below) if potentially interested.
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