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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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Historic Davis

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Historic Davis

This Bicycle Tour of Historic Davis has been remapped to provide a cue sheet for cyclists. Turn-by-turn directions and Points of Interest are noted.

Downtown, Davis CA

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Moscowite Trail

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Moscowite Trail

Another DBC Sunday Morning Climbing Clinic: Out-and-Back to Moskowite Corner. For a 30-mile option, park and ride from the Lake Solano rest area (Pleasants Valley Road and Highway 128); you will still get all of the climbing.

El Rio Villa, Winters 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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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 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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Ride, Cat & Coffee

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Ride, Cat & Coffee

This is a relative short ride from Davis to Woodland. Refueling happens at Dead Cat Alley in Woodland.

Dead Cat Alley, 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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Bohart Museum of Entomology

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Bohart Museum of Entomology

The seventh largest insect collection in North America has more than 7 million specimens from around the world, focusing on fresh-water and terrestrial invertebrates. Open Monday to Thursday 8:30-12, 1-5. Free admission.

(530) 752-0493

455 Crocker Ln - Academic Surge, UC Davis, Davis

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Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve

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Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve

This reserve is open year round for hiking, bird watching, guided tours, and plain old fun in Mother Nature.

(530) 752-6949

Highway 128 six miles west , Winters 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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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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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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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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Quail Ridge Wilderness Conservancy

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Quail Ridge Wilderness Conservancy

Offering hikes and workshops that help people understand California’s natural history and ecological challenges. Come see a variety of species. Check website for tours and events. By appointment only. Located by Lake Berryessa just past Winters.

(530) 758-1387

Yolo County, CA

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Sugarland Horse Park

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Sugarland Horse Park

Guided horseback trail rides, farm tours, birthday parties in a beautiful country setting. Sugarland also offers horse boarding, riding lessons, and training. The facility also hosts horse shows, dog shows, and other events.

(916) 842-1579

County Road 18C, Woodland 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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