Considered by many to be the Biking Capital of America, Davis California has a long and rich history of encouraging this outdoor activity. Home to the US Bicycling Hall of Fame, this town takes pride in its cycling heritage and backs up this pride with some awesome trails, events, and biking initiatives.
One of the most popular trails is the Davis Bike Route which stretches nearly 12 miles and is not just for biking; walking and jogging are also encouraged. Designed for bikers of all ages and skill-levels, Davis's bike route naturally encourages exploration. Want something more challenging? Davis has biking trails that run all the way to Sacramento, Napa, and San Francisco.
Davis hosts all sorts of fun events to get you out and riding, including Bike Commute Month and Bike Loopalooza. Need something difficult that will test your biking constitution? Try the Davis 12- and 24-Hour Challenge where bikers have to ride hard for hours on end without stopping. Or try the Gold Rush Randonnee, a 1200km ride which usually takes a grueling 90 hours-plus. Davis isn't just a city for leisurely bikers and you're sure to be challenged and your abilities put to the test in this biking mecca.