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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

Quick links to featured blog articles, with enCYCLEpdia (Ride#) following when applicable:

 

enCYCLEpedia in the Media

 

OC REGISTER ARTICLE "HAPPY TRAILS" MAY 22, 2015   (Rides NB2, HB1)

 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LIFE MAGAZINE ARTICLE Summer 2015 "Choo Chooz a Train..."

 

ENCYCLEPEDIA IN TRAILER LIFE’S APRIL 2015 EDITION


RV LIFE NOV ’14 ARTICLE – BEST CAMP ‘N RIDES – FROM ENCYCLEPEDIA

 

 

General

 

THE TOP 10 EASY SCENIC BIKE RIDES IN AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS

 

FABULOUS BICYCLE BRIDGES OF THE WEST

 

TWO GREAT BEACH RIDES ON EACH US COAST

 

ENCYCLEPEDIA’S EARTH DAY MUSIC PLAYLIST

 

ENCYCLEPEDIA'S SPOOKY HALLOWEEN PLAYLIST


NEW COMFORT BIKE TECHNOLOGY FOR SCENIC EASY RIDES

 

 

California

 

--  SoCal Deserts

 

TAHQUITZ CREEK LOOP DECEMBER BIKE 'N BRUNCH (Ride PS3)

 

DESERT TRIP BY BIKE - OCTOBER 2016  

 

EASY SCENIC WINTER BIKING IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY  (Rides RM1,2, PD1)

 

LA QUINTA AND LAKE CAHUILLA – AN ENCYCLEPEDIA HIDDEN BIKE ‘N BRUNCH GEM   (Rides LQ1,2)


TOP 10 BIKE ‘N BRUNCH RIDES – BEST PATIO DESTINATIONS FROM PALM SPRINGS TO LA QUINTA

 

-- SoCal Mountains and Inland Valleys

 

INLAND EMPIRE’S PACIFIC ELECTRIC TRAIL – CLAREMONT TO FONTANA ON BIKE ROUTE 66 (Ride PET)

 

WEST FORK NATIONAL BIKEWAY - AN EASY SCENIC LA MOUNTAIN ESCAPE (Ride SGR4)

 

AN LA URBAN OASIS – PUDDINGSTONE RESERVOIR CAMP ‘N BRUNCH ‘N RIDE  (Ride LA10)

 

SURPRISING BAKERSFIELD  (Ride BA1)

 

--  California Coast, North to South

 

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE TO SAUSALITO – A BIKE RIDE WORTH EXPERIENCING “HIGH ANXIETY” FOR

 

CAMBRIA BIKE 'N BRUNCH - CENTRAL COAST BEAUTY  (Ride CA1)


MORRO BAY’S NEW BRIDGE AND PATH WILL BE A BOON TO CYCLISTS!  (Ride MB1)

 

CYCLING IN SANTA BARBARA  (Rides SB1,2)

 

VENTURA – CYCLING AND CAMPING  (Ride VE1)

LONG BEACH'S NAPLES ISLAND CANALS HOLIDAY LIGHTS STROLL  (Ride LO2)


ORANGE COUNTY’S TOP 10 BIKE ‘N BRUNCH RIDES – BEST EASY SCENIC BIKE RIDES TO AL FRESCO MEALS

 

A WINTER’S DAY SOUTH OC BIKE ‘N BRUNCH  (Rides DP1, SJC1, SC1)

 

CYCLE THE EXCITING LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA WATERFRONT & BEYOND (Ride LO1)

 

CYCLING CATALINA ISLAND  (Ride CAT1)


OCEANSIDE – NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY’S CYCLING GEM  (RIde OC1)

 

NEW YEARS DAY 2016 BIKE 'N BRUNCH 'N RAIL NORTH SAN DIEGO COAST  (Ride SDC1)

 

SAN DIEGO’S MISSION BAY AREA – AN EASY SCENIC CYCLIST’S PARADISE  (Ride SD1)

 

CIRCLING SAN DIEGO BAY ON THE BAYSHORE BIKEWAY  (Ride SD7, Option 2)

 

 

Pacific Northwest

 

A HIGHFLYING AFTERNOON BICYCLING SIDNEY, BC

 

SEATTLE’S ALKI TRAIL – UNSURPASSED BEAUTY (ON A CLEAR DAY)


THE SAMMAMISH RIVER TRAIL IN SEATTLE TO WINERIES AND A BREWERY

 

THE “IT CAN HAPPEN TOMORROW” BIKE RIDE NEAR MT. RAINIER (WA)

 

VIDEO - TACOMA'S DOWNTOWN TO DEFIANCE EVENT - SEPTEMBER 2016

 

VIDEO - BEAUTIFUL FOOTHILLS TRAIL RIDE NEAR TACOMA, WA

 

VIDEO - CAMP DISAPPOINTMENT STATE PARK, WA CAMP 'N RIDE

 

VIDEO - YACHATS, OREGON COASTAL BIKE 'N BRUNCH

 

 

Southwest

 

THE ULTIMATE EASY-ISH SCENIC BIKE RIDE – GRAND CANYON SOUTH RIM
 

SCENIC SEDONA BIKE ‘N BRUNCH

 

HOMOLOVI PARK CAMP 'N RIDE NORTHERN AZ 

 

AWESOME SONORAN DESERT CAMP ‘N RIDES NEAR PHOENIX

 

SCOTTSDALE-TEMPE SCENIC BIKE TRAIL LOOP

 

SANTA FE BIKE ‘N BRUNCH



The Rockies

 

CYCLING THE COLORFUL COLORADO ROCKIES

 

BOULDER, COLORADO’S FABULOUS BOULDER CREEK TRAIL

 

 

Central and Eastern States

MICHIGAN’S MACKINAC ISLAND – SCENIC, ROMANTIC AND BIKE-A-LICIOUS!

 

A BIKING NEW YEARS IN KEY WEST 

 

 

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

Chapter 6
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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