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Pie-Powered Pedaling to Pescadero

The monthly barn dance at Pie Ranch is hands-down my favorite destination for a hoe-down. A bike camping trip to this tiny slice of a farm is easy as pie and just as wholesome. Check out the trip at-at-a-glance for route details. Day One: 45 miles to Pescadero from Menlo Park Caltrain Station Our crew of … Continue reading

Potluck and Barn Dance at Pie Ranch

The monthly barn dance at Pie Ranch is hands-down my favorite destination for a hoe-down. A bike camping trip to this tiny slice of a farm is easy as pie and just as wholesome. Trip at a glance Route: Pie Ranch is located on Hwy 1 just south of Pescadero. To make it in time for … Continue reading

Bay Area Bike Camping Sites

Thank you Tom Brown and the East Bay Bike Camping Facebook group!

Pinnacles Bike and Hike

Yoked to the slip-strike San Andreas Fault, the red-orange spires of Pinnacles National Monument have crept northwards for the past 22 million years. Today, Pinnacles lays 50 miles south of Gilroy, making it conveniently accessible by Caltrain for the weekend bike camper. I got off the Caltrain in Gilroy in full dark and headed south … Continue reading

First Century Ever

I completed Bike-About Feat #1 with an extra cherry on top. Due to a wrong turn that put an extra 12 miles onto my journey, I ended up riding 99.5 miles that day. I’m rounding up for a square 100 miles — my first ever! The ride took me around the eastern flank of Mt. … Continue reading

Bike-about

I am being called to a bike-about. A soul searching wander in the wilderness. I first conceived this route in a naive spirit of adventure, amidst summer fieldwork in Los Padres and Angeles National Forests. Albeit bordering major metropolitan areas, these public lands remain remote and wild. I imagined a route linking the Amtrak Depot … Continue reading

All Night Donut Ride

There are a lot of great rides in the East Bay, but it would be hard to top a midnight ride to Livermore for donuts. My friend Doug and I left North Oakland at 6pm and spun our pedals FAST. A swift 3 hrs later, we cruised past the high school crowd rowdying it up … Continue reading

Yacht with a Heliocopter!

We rode over the Golden Gate to see Philip Krohn’s installation at Gallery 111 in Sausalito…very cool, and I found out that he created the Earth/Art bumper stickers I’ve been seeing around town. Along the way, we saw a gigantic yacht moored just offshore with a helicopter on the back! It was Flaunting It Hard … Continue reading

Fourth of July Ride to Santa Cruz

Since moving to a new house in May, we had spent nearly every weekend packing, unpacking, DIY home improving, and hauling load after load of manure for the garden. In short, cabin fever had set in for good. Nevermind that I had a deep, chesty cough and Amory was getting over yet another episode of … Continue reading

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