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Cycle California! Magazine is a regional publication with the largest calendar of the bicycle activities in Northern California, Northern Nevada, and Southern Oregon.
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Hydration Tips The Spring here in California is starting out very warm indeed! Here is Cycle California! Magazine’s PSA: When you go out for a ride, any ride, haul enough water to stay hydrated. But how much is enough? Think about where you're riding. Are you doing urban riding or... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at Found By Bike
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Spend a magical week with family at Oakland Feather River Camp riding the trails and roads around Quincy, California Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at Found By Bike
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Just another bike festival? Monterey’s Sea Otter Classic has everything from kid-friendly events to tours, and racing for Pros to amateurs Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at Found By Bike
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You have 36 hours to spend in the Santa Ynez Valley. Go! Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Found By Bike
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The deluge is on! Californians are exchanging hip waders for their bikes and staying at home to avoid the the crazy rain they’ve experienced. For those days when getting your mileage in just isn't appealing, we at Found by Bike suggest having a bike movie-a-thon with some or all of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at Found By Bike
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A repost from Bay Area Bicycle Law blog. Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at Found By Bike
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This year for Valentine's Day avoid the crowded restaurants and the cheesy cards -- sit in and pick up a good bike book! Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Found By Bike
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--and no, his name doesn’t begin with an L. Picture a time in America's distant past, when bicycle racing was the most popular sport in the U.S. (and the world), and while Europeans were into it, Americans and Australians were not that far behind. It was a time, between 1880... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at Found By Bike
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Here we are at the New Year and it’s raining. Raining like it hasn’t for a couple of years in drought-stricken California, so we tapped a few folks who ride all year long in regions that generally see WAY more inclement weather than California. You have your resolutions to maintain,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at Found By Bike
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Here's to a new year filled with safe riding and miles under your tires! Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at Found By Bike
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After spending last evening watching with horror the rantings of unhinged Facebook friends (and friends of friends), and then dreaming about the whole fiasco that was Election 2016, I woke up this morning thinking about making a hearty breakfast. But we didn’t have any potatoes (my usual go-to side dish... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at Luvs Good Food
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Here we are in mid-November (well, almost), and the holidays are just -- about -- here. Have you thought about what you're giving your BBBs (Best Bicycling Buddies)? Well, we have some ideas for you. For this year's gift suggestions, we go warm and cozy. We also look at items... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Found By Bike
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Now that it's official and the shorter, darker days of autumn are here, let's think about how you light your way on your morning or evening bike commute. Allowing you to see and to be seen by distracted drivers, lights after dark are the law of the land in California.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at Found By Bike
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You've been dropped into San Jose, California, for a sales meeting. The meeting doesn’t start until Wednesday, but your company’s cheapskate travel department found rock-bottom airfare into San Jose International Airport two days early. So, how will you spend your 36 hours in San Jose? You brought your folding bike... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at Found By Bike
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For this week's Found by Bike, we go urban. Not offroad in the mountains as we did in Tahoe a few weeks ago or in South San Jose at Santa Teresa County Park as we did last week. This week, we take an urban roll through a portal to a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2016 at Found By Bike
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We planned and wrote this post, then the Loma fire broke out across the ridge from Santa Teresa County Park. So, now would NOT be a good time to explore Santa Teresa. However, the park is wonderful most times of the year and offers quiet trails for hiking, biking and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2016 at Found By Bike
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As bicycle magazine publishers, we do spend a fair amount of time on the road during the century ride season in Northern California. As the season winds down we usually hit our last major trip of the year: Tahoe South, for Bike the West's Tour de Tahoe: Bike Big Blue.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2016 at Found By Bike
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Team Novo Nordisk's Javier Megias (ESP) and Stephen Clancy (IRL). Photo courtesy of TDWSport This week's guest post was written by David Bodick, of the Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOPB), California Department of Public Health In May, three racers from Team Novo Nordisk reached out during a visit... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at Found By Bike
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The lazy and indeed hazy, days of summer are coming to a close. Here in the Bay Area, children are back in school and families don't have as much leisure time together, but they still have their weekends. May I suggest using part of a weekend to get out and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at Found By Bike
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San Jose, California is home to the Poor House Bistro, PHB, one of the best places for New Orleans-style food and blues music. Jay Menduri, proprietor of PHB, has created an environment that is comfortable, exciting, and fun. The restaurant is in a neo-classical house built in the early 1900s... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2016 at Luvs Good Food
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You have spent the summer adventuring around on your bike and it probably needs a little care and attention about now. We at Found by Bike want to remind you bike maintenance is important and can be as simple as cleaning your bike. This bike needs a bath! You could... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2016 at Found By Bike
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For us, a trip to Markleeville, California, for the Death Ride in July always includes a stay in Gardnerville, in Nevada’s Carson River Valley. While there, one of our favorite side trips is a roll to the pioneer town of Genoa, a pleasant bike ride, about 8.5 miles away. For... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at Found By Bike
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In our continuing effort to explore the world outside our front door, I signed us up for a free bike ride from the Alviso Marina through the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge. The flat, 9 mile bike ride takes place once a month, is put on by Santa Clara County... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2016 at Found By Bike
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We love pasta. What would life be like without this wonderful food? We also try to cut back on carbohydrates. One of our favorite discoveries is the spiralizer, a tool that creates noodles from zucchini and other vegetables. By making noodles from zucchini you gain the nutritional benefits of vegetables,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2016 at Luvs Good Food
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Why Bike Camping? Why Not? What bike camping is A great excuse for getting outdoors Perfect for fitting in short, active vacays this summer A great way to pull you out of your day-to-day 9-to-5 S-24O (Sub-24 hour Overnight), if you want A world of local adventure A short stay... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2016 at Found By Bike