A compilation of shorter rides in the Davis area.
Here are some ride ideas for beginning cyclists, or for anyone who has a only a limited amount of time to spend on a ride. Or perhaps you’re looking for a short ‘recovery’ spin after that tough century that you did yesterday.
A couple of considerations:
- Every ride has to start and end somewhere. We tried to pick start/finish locations based on the logistics of the route. Adjust your trip accordingly.
- It is really difficult to create user-friendly cue sheets for rides that traverse bike paths. So we’ve routed most journeys through town and campus on roads. In the city of Davis, most main roads have striped bike lanes or are otherwise bicycle-friendly. As you become familiar with the bike path system, adjust your route accordingly.
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.
|Ride name||Highlights||Start||Route type||Miles||Terrain||RWGPS link|
|Davis Bike Loop||Davis Greenbelt||many||loop||12||flat||Info|
|Bike Tour of Historic Davis||Landmark buildings of Davis and the University; College Park; Avenue of the Trees||Central Park||loop||10||flat||Map/Cue|
|Two Cemeteries and a University||South Davis; Tremont Cemetery; a bit of campus; Davis Cemetery||Covell & Poleline||loop||17||flat||Map/Cue|
|Pedrick Farm Market Loop||Russell Bike Path, Stevenson Bridge, Pedrick Farm Market, a bit of campus||Lake & Russell||loop||20||flat||Map/Cue|
|Davisville-Silveyville Pony Express||The Four S’s: Stevenson, Sievers, Schroeder, Silveyville; a bit of Pony Express history||Lake & Russell||loop||24||flat||Map/Cue|
|Flying Solo||Loop out to the Yolo County Airport||Lyndell Terrace||loop||16||flat||Map/Cue|
|Flying Double||Loop around Yolo County and University Airports; Putah Creek Riparian Reserve||Lyndell Terrace||loop||21||flat||Map/Cue|
|The Birds and the Bees (aka Sheep Barn Loop)||A spin around some of the Animal Science facilities of UCD||Lyndell Terrace||loop||10||flat||Map/Cue|
|Angry Elf Goes for Coffee in Dixon||From Peets on Covell to Solano Baking Co in Dixon; Davis-Dixon Bikeway||Covell & Sycamore||outnback||25||flat||Map/Cue|
|Landfill Loop||Peets||Covell & Sycamore||loop||15||flat||Map/Cue|
|Davis to Discovery Park||I-80 Causeway; West Sacramento; Tower Bridge; Old Sac; Discovery Park||Mace P&R||outnback||25||flat||Map/Cue|
|Casual Ride to WInters||Russell Bike Path, Stevenson Bridge, Putah Creek Road||Lake & Russell||outnback||24||flat||Map/Cue|
|Backroads of Winters||Quiet backroads south of Winters||Winters||loop||23||flat||Map/Cue|
|Cache Creek Nature Preserve||Cache Creek Nature Preserve||Lyndell Terrace||outnback||30||flat||Map/Cue|