Ups and Downs :: Ragged Point to San Luis Obispo

It was raining when we left Ragged Point but within the hour we were dry and peeling clothing off as it warmed up. The weather remained finicky throughout the day, bursting into occasional spritzing and then just as quickly disappearing.

As we cycled away from the secluded shores of Big Sur toward San Simeon, the road faded into more relaxed, rolling hills.

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Big Sur :: Pfeiffer State Park to Ragged Point

Big Sur, California

The ride through Big Sur was spectacular. With the Santa Lucia mountains to the east of us, the Pacific to the west and the sun shining down on us, it was hard not to have huge smiles on our faces, despite all of the intense climbing.

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From Monarchs to Redwoods :: Monterey to Big Sur

After soaking up dunes and beach time in Marina, we cycled down the Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, and then the Bay Coastal Trail, which led us quickly past Sand City and into Monterey, CA.

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Wonders of Land & Sea :: San Andreas to Marina Dunes

“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community. Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.”

~César Chávez

A colorful mural lining the streets [Read More…]

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling :: Half Moon Bay to Santa Cruz

Waking to the beauty that is Half Moon State Beach, to the cyclists and horseback riders who were passing by on the nearby trails, and to the sound of crashing waves upon the shore was enough to make us want to spend another day at our campsite, but we were also excited to continue cycling down the famed coastline [Read More…]

Berkeley to Half Moon Bay :: A Defining Peak

After spending weeks off of our bicycles with friends in Berkeley, CA, we decided to soften our transition back into our saddles by making our first day on the road a short one. Our goal was to make it to the coast and camp at Half Moon [Read More…]