Happy Earth Day week to all of my fellow cyclists! Today, I wanted to celebrate and send thanks to this beautiful Earth that provides the foundation for my bicycle rides. To commemorate this day, I’m going to share some photos with you of the beautiful place where I live: San Diego, California.
A synopsis provided by Google perfectly summarizes the beautiful city in which I live:
“San Diego is a city on the Pacific coast of California known for its beaches, parks and warm climate. Immense Balboa Park is the site of the renowned San Diego Zoo, as well as numerous art galleries, artist studios, museums and gardens.”
San Diego is paradise for the outdoor enthusiast because, in addition to these incredible attractions, the sun is almost always shining. Even in the wintertime, I’m able to get out on my bike in my cycling shorts and short-sleeved jerseys.
Many other parts of California boast the same climate. California truly is a cyclists’ nirvana. Be it through the winding roads of wine country in Napa, the American River Bike Trail in Sacramento, or the San Gabriel River Trail in Los Angeles ending at Seal Beach, California has a path for cyclists of all levels, backgrounds, and preferences.
For those of you interested in cycling in California, I have provided a list of links below that will aid you in your journey.
- Maps and Routes of popular rides by the California Bicycle Coalition
- Cycling Races in California by raceplace.com
- California’s Best Bike Paths by bicycling.com
- Self-Guided Bike Tours in Central California by Central Coast Outdoors
- SoCal Cycling Resources including bike shops, clubs and teams, coaches, and schedules by socalcycling.com
To conclude, I’ll quote an excerpt from udctours.com that eloquently sums up the California cycling experience:
“California has the best locations in North America for bicycle tours, offering world class cycling vacations. Sun-drenched country roads through Wine Country vineyards. Towering redwood forests. Rugged Pacific Coast. Challenging and scenic Sierra mountain passes. Stunning high desert landscapes. This varied state offers the vacationing cyclist many challenges, personal rewards, and an abundance of fun.”
Thanks for following along and, as always, happy cycling!