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Local Ride Ideas

Woodland, CA

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

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.

Ride name Some highlightsStartRoute
TerrainRWGPS linkd
CantelowEnglish Hills and a classic local hill climbWintersloop251100climbingMap/Cue
Clarksburg & Bogle WineryS River Road; levees; Husick’s Hardware (deli); Bogle WineryWest Sacloop44200flatMap/Cue
Davis to CapayRoad Trip Bar & GrillDavisloop50400flatMap/Cue
Davis to Discovery Park Yolo Causeway; West Sac; Tower Bridge; Old Sac; accessing the American River TrailDavisoutnback25100flatMap/Cue
Davis to DixonSolano Baking CompanyDavisloop40100flatMap/Cue
Davis to FolsomWest Sac; I-Street Bridge; American River Trail; Historic FolsomDavisoutnback821200flatMap/Cue
Davis to Martinez Amtrak StationRide to Martinez; train to DavisDavisone-way611900rollingMap/Cue
Davis to Suisun/Fairfield Amtrak StationRide to Fairfield; train to DavisDavisone-way451000rollingMap/Cue
Davis to VacavilleQuiet backroads of Yolo and SolanoDavisloop601200rollingMap/Cue
Davis to Vallejo FerryRide to Vallejo and ferry in to San FranciscoDavisone-way592200rollingMap/Cue
Davis to Winters (scenic)Classic local ride; Russell bike pathDavisloop33100flatMap/Cue
Davis to Winters (utilitarian)Covell/31/32; Russell bike pathDavisloop26100flatMap/Cue
Davis to WoodlandFat Cat Cafe in Dead Cat AlleyDavisloop35200flatMap/Cue
Dunnigan Hills-1Shorter option; turn around at ZamoraDavisloop64700rollingMap/Cue
Dunnigan Hills-2Longer option; turn around at DunniganDavisloop79900rollingMap/Cue
Lake Solano LoopLake Solano, ‘Mt Solano’, WintersDavisloop42400flatMap/Cue
Liberty Island Ramble Farms and sloughs south of DavisDavisoutnback40100flatMap/Cue
Martinez Amtrak Station to DavisTrain to Martinez; ride to DavisMartinezone-way611900rollingMap/Cue
Mix CanyonSteep climbing; all pavedWintersoutnback333000climbingMap/Cue
Round the AirportGarden Highway and a loop around SMF    flat 
Round the MountainCardiac, Wooden Valley, Fairfield, Pleasants ValleyWintersloop633500climbingMap/Cue
Steele Canyon & Berryessa HighlandsMonticello Dam, Cardiac, Moskowite Corner, Steele Canyon RoadWintersoutnback575000climbingMap/Cue
Suisun/Fairfield Amtrak Station to DavisTrain to Fairfield; ride to DavisSuisun/FFone-way451000rollingMap/Cue
Up Gates, Down MixSteep climbing; often unpaved; Mt Vaca ridgeVacavilleloop142700climbingMap/Cue
Vallejo Ferry to DavisA safe, low-traffic route from Vallejo Ferry Terminal to Davis (US Bicycling Hall of Fame)Vallejoone-way592200rollingMap/Cue
Valleys, Hills, and VineyardsCardiac, Sage Canyon, Silverado Trail, Mt GeorgeWintersloop955500climbingMap/Cue
Winters to NapaCardiac, Mt George, Napa riverfront, Oxbow MarketWintersoutnback705800climbingMap/Cue
Winters to St HelenaModel Bakery (St Helena), optional extension to CalistogaWintersoutnback835500climbingMap/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.