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 highlights Start Route
Miles Climbing
Terrain RWGPS linkd
Cantelow English Hills and a classic local hill climb Winters loop 25 1100 climbing 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 Capay Road Trip Bar & Grill Davis loop 50 400 flat 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
Davis to Dixon Solano Baking Company Davis loop 40 100 flat Map/Cue
Davis to Folsom West Sac; I-Street Bridge; American River Trail; Historic Folsom Davis outnback 82 1200 flat Map/Cue
Davis to Martinez Amtrak Station Ride to Martinez; train to Davis Davis one-way 61 1900 rolling Map/Cue
Davis to Suisun/Fairfield Amtrak Station Ride to Fairfield; train to Davis Davis one-way 45 1000 rolling Map/Cue
Davis to Vacaville Quiet backroads of Yolo and Solano Davis loop 60 1200 rolling Map/Cue
Davis to Vallejo Ferry Ride to Vallejo and ferry in to San Francisco Davis one-way 59 2200 rolling Map/Cue
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 Woodland Fat Cat Cafe in Dead Cat Alley Davis loop 35 200 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
Lake Solano Loop Lake Solano, ‘Mt Solano’, Winters Davis loop 42 400 flat Map/Cue
Liberty Island Ramble  Farms and sloughs south of Davis Davis outnback 40 100 flat Map/Cue
Martinez Amtrak Station to Davis Train to Martinez; ride to Davis Martinez one-way 61 1900 rolling Map/Cue
Mix Canyon Steep climbing; all paved Winters outnback 33 3000 climbing Map/Cue
Round the Airport Garden Highway and a loop around SMF flat
Round the Mountain Cardiac, Wooden Valley, Fairfield, Pleasants Valley Winters loop 63 3500 climbing Map/Cue
Steele Canyon & Berryessa Highlands Monticello Dam, Cardiac, Moskowite Corner, Steele Canyon Road Winters outnback 57 5000 climbing Map/Cue
Suisun/Fairfield Amtrak Station to Davis Train to Fairfield; ride to Davis Suisun/FF one-way 45 1000 rolling Map/Cue
Up Gates, Down Mix Steep climbing; often unpaved; Mt Vaca ridge Vacaville loop 14 2700 climbing 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
Valleys, Hills, and Vineyards Cardiac, Sage Canyon, Silverado Trail, Mt George Winters loop 95 5500 climbing Map/Cue
Winters to Napa Cardiac, Mt George, Napa riverfront, Oxbow Market Winters outnback 70 5800 climbing Map/Cue
Winters to St Helena Model Bakery (St Helena), optional extension to Calistoga Winters outnback 83 5500 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.