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Visitors’ Guide: Bicycling

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Bicycles are a main mode of transportation for many Davisites young and old. Enterprise file photo

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From page C6 | June 12, 2014 |

Davis takes its reputation as the bicycle capital of the country seriously, and there are many ways this town proves its loyalty to pedal power.

It has earned the title of “America’s Best Bicycling City” because of its high volume of bicycle use, its renowned system of bikeways
and cyclist-friendly facilities, and supportive city and university programs.

There are more than 50 miles of bike lanes and bike paths within city limits. Bike paths along greenbelts, in city parks, on campus and along the UC Davis Arboretum make bicycling a pleasant, leisurely activity with beautiful scenery.

The Davis Bike Club also has created route maps, offering more than 20 bike rides, with routes including Davis, Winters, Woodland, Clarksburg, the Capay Valley and beyond. The route maps and “cue sheets” — the detailed descriptions of how to ride from here to there — are available through the Yolo Conference and Visitors Bureau’s website — www.yolocvb.net/bike-rides.html — and Davis Bike Club website — www.davisbikeclub.org.

* More information: For even more bike-related information, resources and laws, plus a detailed bike map, call UC Davis Transportation and Parking Services at 530-752-BIKE; visit the city of Davis Department of Public Works, 23 Russell Blvd.; or visit Yolo County
Visitors Bureau, 132 E Street, Suite 200, Davis

Loop ‘the loop’ on your bicycle
The 12-mile loop around Davis, marked with a green “Davis Bike Loop” logo, takes bicyclists on a scenic route along paths and quiet residential streets through the neighborhoods of Davis.

Not for hard-core cyclists, this is a slow and scenic route designed for casual riders, families and children. You’re just as likely to see inline skaters and strollers as you are bicyclists.

The Loop has been complete since September 2007, although plans for a Davis Bike Loop date back to the 1980s when landscape
architects Mark Francis, Steve Greco and Kerry Dawson developed the Davis Greenway Plan, an integrated system linking all open spaces in Davis into one seamless system of parks, streets, trails and natural areas. See the Loop map on Page 11.

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