Local Ride Ideas

Links to maps and cue sheets for our favorite local bicycle rides.

In Woodland
In Woodland
Here are some of our favorite local routes, with links to maps, cue sheets, and elevation profiles.  Most of these rides start in Davis or Winters.
We have covered these roads on solo rides, on recurring club rides, and on club tours. Keep in mind, however, this does not aim to be a complete compilation of rides and route data.  These are ideas and themes which you can riff on. We encourage you to find ways to make these ride ideas work best for the type of cycling you want to do.
Please contact the Club Cartographer if you want to add a favorite ride to the library, if you find something that needs to be updated or corrected, or just have something nice to say.
To sort the data in the table, click on the appropriate column heading.
Ride Name  some highlights Start route
Miles climbing
Terrain RWGPS link
Davis to Winters (scenic) Classic local ride; Russell bike path Davis loop 33 100 flat Map/Cue
Davis to Winters (utilitarian) Covell/31/32; Russell bike path Davis loop 26 100 flat Map/Cue
Davis to Vacaville Quiet backroads of Yolo and Solano Davis  loop 60 1200 rolling  Map/Cue
Davis to Woodland Fat Cat Cafe in Dead Cat Alley Davis loop 35 200 flat Map/Cue
Davis to Dixon Solano Baking Company Davis  loop 40 100 flat Map/Cue
Davis to Capay Road Trip Bar & Grill Davis  loop  50 400 flat  Map/Cue
Davis to Suisun/Fairfield Amtrak Station Ride to Fairfield; train to Davis Davis  one-way  45 1000  rolling Map/Cue
Davis to Martinez Amtrak Station Ride to Martinez; train to Davis  Davis one-way 61 1900 rolling Map/Cue 
Suisun/Fairfield Amtrak Station to Davis  Train to Fairfield; ride to Davis Suisun/FF one-way 45 1000 rolling  Map/Cue 
Martinez Amtrak Station to Davis  Train to Martinez; ride to Davis  Martinez one-way 61 1900  rolling  Map/Cue
Davis to Vallejo Ferry Ride to Vallejo and ferry in to San Francisco Davis one-way  59 2200 rolling  Map/Cue
Vallejo Ferry to Davis A safe, low-traffic route from Vallejo Ferry Terminal to Davis (US Bicycling Hall of Fame) Vallejo  one-way  59 2200 rolling Map/Cue
Davis to Discovery Park   Yolo Causeway; West Sac; Tower Bridge; Old Sac; accessing the American River Trail Davis outnback 25 100 flat Map/Cue
Liberty Island Ramble  Farms and sloughs south of Davis Davis  outnback 40 100 flat  Map/Cue 
Clarksburg & Bogle Winery S River Road; levees; Husick's Hardware (deli); Bogle Winery West Sac  loop  44  200 flat  Map/Cue 
Davis to Folsom  West Sac; I-Street Bridge; American River Trail; Historic Folsom Davis outnback 82  1200 flat  Map/Cue  
Lake Solano Loop Lake Solano, 'Mt Solano', Winters Davis loop 42 400 flat Map/Cue
Dunnigan Hills-1 Shorter option; turn around at Zamora Davis loop 64 700 rolling Map/Cue
Dunnigan Hills-2 Longer option; turn around at Dunnigan Davis loop  79 900 rolling  Map/Cue
Cantelow English Hills and a classic local hill climb Winters loop 25 1100 climbing Map/Cue
Mix Canyon Steep climbing; all paved Winters outnback 33 3000 climbing Map/Cue
Up Gates, Down Mix Steep climbing; often unpaved; Mt Vaca ridge Vacaville  loop  14 2700 climbing Map/Cue
Steele Canyon & Berryessa Highlands Monticello Dam, Cardiac, Moskowite Corner, Steele Canyon Road Winters  outnback 57 5000 climbing Map/Cue
Round the Mountain Cardiac, Wooden Valley, Fairfield, Pleasants Valley Winters loop 63 3500 climbing Map/Cue
Round the Airport Garden Highway and a loop around SMF          flat  
Valleys, Hills, and Vineyards Cardiac, Sage Canyon, Silverado Trail, Mt George Winters  loop 95 5500 climbing Map/Cue
Winters to St Helena Model Bakery (St Helena), optional extension to Calistoga Winters  outnback 83 5500 climbing Map/Cue
Winters to Napa Cardiac, Mt George, Napa riverfront, Oxbow Market Winters outnback 70 5800 climbing  Map/Cue

Disclaimer:  Bicycle riding comes with inherent risk.  All maps, rides and other documents listed here are for informational purposes only. The Davis Bicycle Club and the authors of any maps assume no liability for the information provided.  Research the local riding conditions before you embark on a ride.  Road conditions, weather conditions, and traffic densities vary constantly.

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