AUTHOR'S BIKE BLOG
The enCYCLEpedia Blog contains a diary of some of the best easy scenic bike rides in Southern California and
throughout the US and Canada. Here is the external link to the enCYCLE BLOG
And handy Quick links to featured blog articles:
NEW YEARS DAY 2016 BIKE 'N BRUNCH 'N RAIL NORTH SAN DIEGO COAST
TAHQUITZ CREEK LOOP PS3 DECEMBER BIKE 'N BRUNCH
LONG BEACH'S NAPLES ISLAND CANALS HOLIDAY LIGHTS STROLL
HOMOLOVI PARK CAMP 'N RIDE NORTHERN AZ
CYCLING THE COLORFUL COLORADO ROCKIES
THE “IT CAN HAPPEN TOMORROW” BIKE RIDE NEAR MT. RAINIER (WA)
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LIFE MAGAZINE ARTICLE Summer 2015 "Choo Chooz a Train..."
OC REGISTER ARTICLE "HAPPY TRAILS" MAY 22, 2015
ENCYCLEPEDIA’S EARTH DAY MUSIC PLAYLIST
MICHIGAN’S MACKINAC ISLAND – SCENIC, ROMANTIC AND BIKE-A-LICIOUS!
CYCLE THE EXCITING LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA WATERFRONT & BEYOND
OCEANSIDE – NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY’S CYCLING GEM
ENCYCLEPEDIA IN TRAILER LIFE’S APRIL 2015 EDITION
INLAND EMPIRE’S PACIFIC ELECTRIC TRAIL – CLAREMONT TO FONTANA ON BIKE ROUTE 66
GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE TO SAUSALITO – A BIKE RIDE WORTH EXPERIENCING “HIGH ANXIETY” FOR
SAN DIEGO’S MISSION BAY AREA – AN EASY SCENIC CYCLIST’S PARADISE
AWESOME SONORAN DESERT CAMP ‘N RIDES NEAR PHOENIX
MORRO BAY’S NEW BRIDGE AND PATH WILL BE A BOON TO CYCLISTS!
SCOTTSDALE-TEMPE SCENIC BIKE TRAIL LOOP
SCENIC SEDONA BIKE ‘N BRUNCH
A WINTER’S DAY SOUTH OC BIKE ‘N BRUNCH
THE TOP 10 EASY SCENIC BIKE RIDES IN AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS
ORANGE COUNTY’S TOP 10 BIKE ‘N BRUNCH RIDES – BEST EASY SCENIC BIKE RIDES TO AL FRESCO MEALS
LA QUINTA AND LAKE CAHUILLA – AN ENCYCLEPEDIA HIDDEN BIKE ‘N BRUNCH GEM
TOP 10 BIKE ‘N BRUNCH RIDES – BEST PATIO DESTINATIONS FROM PALM SPRINGS TO LA QUINTA
A BIKING NEW YEARS IN KEY WEST
RV LIFE NOV ’14 ARTICLE – BEST CAMP ‘N RIDES – FROM ENCYCLEPEDIA
THE ULTIMATE EASY-ISH SCENIC BIKE RIDE – GRAND CANYON SOUTH RIM
SANTA FE BIKE ‘N BRUNCH
BOULDER, COLORADO’S FABULOUS BOULDER CREEK TRAIL
SEATTLE’S ALKI TRAIL – UNSURPASSED BEAUTY (ON A CLEAR DAY)
A HIGHFLYING AFTERNOON BICYCLING SIDNEY, BC
TWO GREAT BEACH RIDES ON EACH US COAST
THE SAMMAMISH RIVER TRAIL IN SEATTLE TO WINERIES AND A BREWERY
CYCLING CATALINA ISLAND
NEW COMFORT BIKE TECHNOLOGY FOR SCENIC EASY RIDES
VENTURA – CYCLING AND CAMPING
CYCLING IN SANTA BARBARA
THE SOUNDS OF CYCLING
Songs were paired with most of the rides in the book to aid in evoking the feeling of the excursions. Try and figure out how each selection relates. Songs were chosen based on either the relevance of the title and/or lyrics to the ride name, features or location, the origin of the artist or songwriter, movies filmed there, or as a soundtrack to the ride in general; just music that's good to ride along to. I apologize to those who are into certain genres that I don't listen to since you won't find much in here. You have your own tunes in mind anyway, I'm certain.
Artists from the Southern California music scene through the years are well represented, especially the Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, and other 60’s surfer groups; LA Sunset Scene groups like The Byrds and Buffalo Springfield; plus LA's The Doors, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, The Go-Go’s, Best Coast, The Wallflowers, The Turtles, Maroon 5, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Van Halen, Weezer, Linkin Park and 30 Seconds to Mars; 50’s LA Central Avenue jazz scene great Lionel Hampton; San Diego’s Iron Butterfly, Blink-182, and Tom Waits; Orange County’s Jackson Browne, No Doubt, The Offspring and Sugar Ray; Santa Barbara’s Toad the Wet Sprocket, Jack Johnson and Katy Perry (with Long Beach’s Snoop Dogg); contemporary latin artists Los Lobos, Quetzal and Las Cafeteras; and the classic country Bakersfield Sound featuring Buck Owens and Merle Haggard.
If you have a question as to how a song relates to a ride, feel free to drop a line. Also, additional song suggestions are welcome, and may be posted if appropriate.
As a reminder, you are not allowed to listen to earbuds in both ears while on public roadways. On trails make sure you can hear your surroundings for the safety of yourself and others.
AT THE ZOO
Many of our rides take you past a zoo or aquarium, a great destination for the kiddies.
Chapter 1 Morro Bay MB1: Morro Bay Aquarium
Chapter 2 Santa Barbara SB1: Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
Chapter 4 Manhattan Beach LA2: Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab and Aquarium Long Beach LO1: Aquarium of the Pacific
Los Angeles/San Pedro LA3: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Los Angeles LA4: LA Zoo & Botanical Gardens (Griffith Park)
Chapter 5 Dana Point DP1: Ocean Institute
Orange OR2: Orange County Zoo in Irvine Regional Park
Santa Ana (Not along ride): Santa Ana Zoo
San Diego County/Lake Hodges, Near LH1 Opt 1: San Diego Zoo Safari Park
San Diego/LA Jolla SDC1: (not an easy ride) Birch Aquarium at UC San Diego San Diego SD6: San Diego Zoo
Chapter 7 Bakersfield BA1 Option 2: California Living Museum (C.A.L.M.)
Chapter 8 Big Bear Lake BB2: Big Bear Alpine Zoo
Chapter 9 Palm Desert, RM2 Near Option 2: The Living Desert
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