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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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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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Cache Creek Nature Preserve

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Cache Creek Nature Preserve

A mostly out-and-back trip to the Cache Creek Nature Preserve, which is open to the public weekdays 7am to 4pm and on third Saturdays.

34199 Co Rd 20, Woodland CA

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Davis to Martinez Amtrack Station

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Davis to Martinez Amtrack Station

Use a prevailing north wind to help push you to Martinez, find a good place to eat, and then take the train home. Or make your way to Davis and stay the weekend!

Downtown, Davis CA

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Davis to Dunnigan Hills

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Davis to Dunnigan Hills

Explore the southern edge of the Dunnigan Hills, which is some of Yolo County’s best wine country. This is a really nice ride in the springtime. You’ll pass by Cache Creek Preserve at mile 14.5 and mile 49; it’s a nice spot to rest, bird watch. Water/porta-johns available.

Downtown, Davis CA

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Davis to Woodland

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Davis to Woodland

This is a 35.4 mile loop that starts in Davis skirts the county airport, heads north, then cuts back down through some of Woodland’s nicest roads. If you’re looking for a lunch stop, you’ll be right by Ludy’s and other good choices of Main Street.

Yolo County, 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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Gibson House

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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 various subjects related to the history of Yolo County.

(530) 309-6464

512 Gibson Road, Woodland CA

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Rainbow City

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Rainbow City

Located in Community Park, Davis’ most innovative and creative playground includes castles, a pirate ship, sand box, swings, slides, climbing tubes, and more! Community Park, 1405 F Street between 14th and Covell and between K Street and Oak Avenue.

(530) 757-5626

1405 F 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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California Agriculture Museum

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California Agriculture Museum

Learn about the marvels of agricultural machinery and commercial trucking through a huge staging of interactive, unique exhibits. Open Wednesday through Sunday 10-5. Admission Fees: Adults (13-61) $8, Seniors (62 and up) $7, Children (5-12) $5, under 5 free.

(530) 666-9700

1962 Hays Lane, Woodland 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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Davis Farmers Market

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Davis Farmers Market

This legendary market brings farmers and food lovers together year-round. Find fruits, vegetables, nuts, organic produce and meats, flowers, performers, and much more. Saturday 8-1 year-round; Wednesday 4:30-8:30 March through October. East Quad Farmers Market at UC Davis Wednesdays 10-2, Fall and Spring quarters.

(530) 756-1695

Central Park, 4th & C St, Davis CA

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UC Davis Arboretum

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UC Davis Arboretum

This arboretum is a living outdoor museum with more than 22,000 types of trees, plants, and shrubs. Visitors may wander through the grounds or join public tours. The Arboretum gardens are open 24 hours a day, every day, free of charge.

(530) 752-4880

South edge of the UC , Davis CA

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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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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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Lake Berryessa

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Lake Berryessa

Offers fishing and water sports to all nature and water lovers! A unique destination for families that just want to kick back and relax.

(707) 966-2111

Located on Highway 128, just past Winters, Winters CA

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Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve

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Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve

A University of California nature reserve just six miles west of Winters. The reserve is open year round for hiking, bird watching, and plain old fun in the nearby wild. Check their website for tours and special events.

(530) 666-9700

Located on Highway 128, just past Winters, Winters 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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Julie Partansky Pond

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Julie Partansky Pond

Several different viewing areas give an excellent opportunity to observe the wildlife that lives in and visits this habitat area.

202 Lindo Place, Davis CA

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Knights Landing Fishing

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Knights Landing Fishing

Knights Landing fishing  is available on 4 acres near the town of Knights Landing, at the junction of the Sacramento River and Sycamore Slough, on State Route 45, about 25 miles northwest of Sacramento. This park provides access to the Sacramento River for boating, water skiing, and fishing. The property is owned by the State Department of Fish & Wildlife- Wildlife Conservation Board and is operated & maintained under a long-term lease by Yolo County. Parking and sanitary facilities are provided. No potable water on-site. Overnight camping is prohibited.

9350 Highway 45, Knights Landing CA 95645

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Elkhorn Regional Park

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Elkhorn Regional Park

Elkhorn Regional Park is located on the berm between the levee and the Sacramento River, approximately 1.75 miles south of where I-5 crosses the Sacramento River on Old River Road. The park is 55 acres of lush riparian vegetation and offers a wide variety of wildlife viewing. Recreational opportunities include fishing, picnicking, bird watching, nature study, and boating. The park has a boat ramp, picnic area, parking lot, and sanitary facilities. The park is open from 7:00 a.m. until dusk, except when river conditions require closure. A use fee is required. Overnight camping is prohibited. A Park Host resides on site.

18989 Old River Road, West Sacramento CA 95691

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Clarksburg Fishing

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Clarksburg Fishing

The Clarksburg fishing area is located on a 3.9 acre shelf of land inside the Sacramento River Levee just 1.5 miles south of the town of Clarksburg. The area serves as an access to the Sacramento River for boating, water skiing, and fishing. Parking is provided. Overnight camping is prohibited. No potable water.

38125 South River Road, Clarksburg CA 95612

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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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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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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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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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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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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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