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Cantelow Mix

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Cantelow Mix

As aggressive a ride as you will find in Yolo County, this route takes in all of Cantelow and some of isolated, steep Mix Canyon. Good for legs and lungs.

Mix Canyon Rd, Yolo County CA

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Davis to Winters

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Davis to Winters

There are many ways to ride to Winters. This one starts from Starbucks on Lyndell Terrace and takes a northerly route before dropping down to pick up Putah Creek Road. It returns via the Russell Bike Path. All amenities, including a bike shop, are available in Winters.

Downtown, Davis CA

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Backroads of Winters

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Backroads of Winters

Explore some lovely backroads out of Winters, passing farmlands and orchards.

Winters Backroads, Winters CA

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Davis to Suisun/Fairfield Amtrak Station

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Davis to Suisun/Fairfield Amtrak Station

This is a relatively flat route from the Davis Amtrak station to the Suisun/FF Amtrak station. Route skirts Vacaville on the north side, but it’s easy to jog into town for all amenities including a bike shop.

Downtown, Davis CA

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Davis to Vallejo Ferry

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Davis to Vallejo Ferry

This route was scouted and mapped with the intent of keeping the cyclist on low-traffic, scenic and safe routes to and through Vallejo, either to or from the Ferry Terminal.

Downtown, Davis CA

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Clarksburg & Bogle

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Clarksburg & Bogle

This ride (as mapped) starts from the Southport Town Center (shopping center at intersection of Lake Washington and Jefferson Boulevards) in West Sacramento. Riding to and from east Davis (Mace Park & Ride) would add approximately 26 total miles.

Southport Town Center, West Sacramento CA

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Lake Solano Loop

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Lake Solano Loop

A classic club ride that ventures out around Lake Solano and, except for Mt. Solano, is mostly flat. Stop in Winters on the return for good eats.

8685 Pleasants Valley Rd., Winters CA

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Davis to Capay

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Davis to Capay

This is a pleasant ride through the farmlands of Yolo County to the small town of Capay. You’ll cycle past aqueducts, fields of sunflowers, orchards and a number of lovely farmhouses. The Roadtrip Bar & Grill in Capay is the mid-ride destination for refueling.

Yolo County, CA

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Explorit Science Center

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Explorit Science Center

Explorit engages children and adults in hands-on science discovery. The center offers everyone the chance to “Think it… Try it… Explorit”. Open by reservation only.

(530) 756-0191

3141 5th St. , Davis CA

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Yolo County Historical Museum/Gibson House

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Yolo County Historical Museum/Gibson House

This museum houses collections of furnishings and artifacts depicting the various eras from the 1850s to the 1930s. They also host various events and display changing exhibits on subjects related to the history of Yolo County.

(530) 666-1045

512 Gibson Road, Woodland CA 95695

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Rocknasium

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Rocknasium

Davis’ premier indoor climbing facility with 23 walls and endless climbing possibilities for beginners and experts alike. No experience necessary and walk-ins are welcome; instruction and classes available. Open weekdays 11-11, Saturday 10-9, Sunday 10-6.

(530) 757-2902

720 Olive Dr., Suite Z, Davis CA

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Velocity Island

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Velocity Island

Northern California’s Water Sport Oasis. Located in Woodland, California just off the I-5.
The park consist of a clockwise rotating 5 tower cable system by Sesitec and 2 System 2.0s and full UNIT features. Stand up paddle boarding (SUP), knee boarding and wake skating is also available. They offer birthday parties, summer camps and much more. Our location will be easy access and literally off Interstate 5. Hotels within 800ft from park and 9 miles from Sacramento International Airport.

(530) 723-6885

755 N East St., Woodland CA

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Woodland Farmers Market

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Woodland Farmers Market

One of Northern California’s best farmers markets! They are located in Woodland, CA at two locations both Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings. All goods are sourced from within an hour of Woodland and help support local businesses and farmers!

Saturday Market - First Street across from the Woodland Library; Tuesday Market - Dignity Health Hospital on Cottonwood Street, Woodland CA

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Sacramento RiverTrain

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Sacramento RiverTrain

Travel through Yolo County aboard the Sacramento RiverTrain – full of family fun! Excursion trips and trains that celebrate the holidays (Easter egg hunts, pumpkins, panning for gold, and a very big Christmas Train) are just the start. Call for boarding location and train schedules.

(800) 866-1690

400 N Harbor Blvd., West Sacramento CA

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U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame

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U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame

Housed in Davis, this world-class attraction features priceless bicycles, trophies, medals, and memorabilia from the world’s cycling best. Changing displays highlight contemporary pros. Also on display is the prestigious Pierce Miller antique bicycle collection. Open Wednesday 4-8, Saturday 10-2, or by appointment.

(530) 341-2363

303 3rd St., Davis CA

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City of Davis Wetlands

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City of Davis Wetlands

An ongoing project that preserves and restores native habitats and the wildlife they support. Open to public to view birds and other wildlife or you can take a tour. Located at 45400 County Road 28H, Davis. Open to the public February 15 through August 31, seven days a week, 7-1. September 1 through February 15, Mondays only, 7-1. Located on County Road 28H.

(530) 757-4828

Davis, CA

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Hiking

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Hiking

To find the best hiking destinations please visit Yolo Hiker.

Yolo County, CA

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Cache Creek Canyon Regional Park

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Cache Creek Canyon Regional Park

A 700-acre park that offers opportunities for nature study, fishing, trails, and more. Open daily.

(530) 666-8115

Located on Highway 16, Rumsey CA

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Napa Valley Fly Guides

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Napa Valley Fly Guides

Enjoy half-day and full-day guided fly-fishing trips for visitors on Putah Creek, our local, wild trout river. All needed gear is provided, plus your favorite non-alcoholic drinks on the river; the full-day trip comes with lunch. Give us a call, or e-mail napavalleyflyguides@gmail.com.

(707) 294-4738

Yolo County, CA

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Native American Contemplative Garden

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Native American Contemplative Garden

This serene and peaceful garden is located on the UC Davis campus and pays tribute to the Patwin people, Native Americans who lived on the land and were removed to missions between 1817 and 1836.

Located within the UC Davis Arboretum, Davis CA

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UC Davis Arboretum

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UC Davis Arboretum

This living outdoor museum has more than 22,000 types of trees, plants, and shrubs. Open daily, 24 hours a day and free of charge.

(530) 752-4880

Located on the UC Davis Campus, Davis CA

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Yolo Basin/Yolo Wildlife Area

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Yolo Basin/Yolo Wildlife Area

Tens of thousands of waterfowl and shorebirds can be seen resting and feeding during winter and spring migrations October through April. Enjoy self-guided or lead tours. Listen to special speakers talk about wildlife issues. Check website for event calendar.

(530) 757-3780

County Road 32B, Davis CA

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West Area Pond

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West Area Pond

This large habitat area has been recently renovated to improve its habitat value. A bike path runs along the eastern edge of the pond, offering many excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. Located east of Lake Blvd. and north of Arlington Blvd. Directions: Go south on Denali Drive from Covell Blvd, then turn west on Isle Royale Lane. The path extends to the pond.

Davis, CA

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Yolo Ballooning Adventures

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Yolo Ballooning Adventures

Soar above the beautiful Yolo County countryside in a hot air balloon. Baskets carry from 1 to 4 people; 1-hour flights include pre- and post-flight beverages (Champagne toast, anyone?).

(530) 662-8867

Yolo County, CA

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UC Davis Arboretum Tours

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UC Davis Arboretum Tours

A living museum of 22,000 types of trees, plants and shrubs. Check their website for weekly docent lead tours. Located on the UC Davis Campus in Davis.

(530) 752-4880

920 Garrod Dr, Davis CA

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Yolo Wildlife Area

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Yolo Wildlife Area

Tens of thousands of waterfowl and shorebirds can be seen resting and feeding during the winter and spring migrations. Don’t miss the bats taking flight at dusk! Call or visit their website for information about guided tours.

(530) 757-3780

45211 Co Rd 32B, Davis CA

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Davis TransMedia Art Walk

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Davis TransMedia Art Walk

Offering artist and curator lead art walking tours of the top transmedia art walk in the United States. Guided walking tour ends with a private luncheon and tour of the John Natsoulas Center of the Arts. This tour and lunch is available for a minimal fee and lasts between 2-3 hours. Tours are on Saturday and Sunday at 10am by appointment only. Featuring the famous works of the Davis Mural Team. To download the map for a self-tour, click here,.

(530) 756-3938

Downtown Davis, CA

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UC Davis Campus Tours

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UC Davis Campus Tours

Take a guided tour through most of the major sites on campus and learn about the departments, disciplines and programs. Guided tours by reservation only.

(530) 752-8111

1 Shields Ave, Davis CA

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City of Davis Wetlands

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City of Davis Wetlands

The Wetlands is one of the city’s most valuable open space resources providing wildlife habitat, flood control, advanced waste water and storm water treatments, recreational and environmental learning opportunities. Tours are offered the first Saturday of each month.

(530) 757-4828

City of Davis Wetlands , Davis CA

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UC Davis Animal Barn Tours

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UC Davis Animal Barn Tours

Take a tour of the Animal Science department research and training facilities on campus. Guided tours by reservation only.

(530) 754-4156

448 La Rue Rd, Davis CA

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Sacramento RiverTrain

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Sacramento RiverTrain

Travel through Yolo County following the Sacramento RiverTrain during these seasonal dinner trains and events. They offer general dinner trains as well as themed trains including train robbery, murder mystery, holiday trains, and Thomas the Train. Call for boarding location and train schedule.

(800) 866-1690

341 Industrial Way, Woodland CA

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Village Homes

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Village Homes

A 240-home, 60-acre development designed in 1975 to recreate a traditional sense of community and to conserve energy and water in the most efficient way possible. This development has had many foreign dignitaries and notables from the U.S. and has been the subject of many documentaries on the environment and the future. Tours are available by appointment.

Davis, CA

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