The Lodi Sunrise Rotary Club invites familes and recreational cyclists to ride the popular Bike Routes located in the Wine Capital of the San Joaquin Valley. Ride pass scenic vineyards, tranquil pastures, and farm lands.

Make it a weekend in Lodi! Downtown Lodi has a vibrant night life on the weekends and a tour Delle Vigne Wine Tasting Passport!

The website link below has local accommodations, ride details and online registration Now Open.

Valley Springs Bike Rides

Each spring Valley Springs holds an arts education fundraiser for Calaveras County K-12 public schools. See The three route options are available on this website, 25, 45, and 75. The routes start at Hogan Dam and wind around the Tri Dam Lakes.

Seven Valley Springs Bike Riding Options

Hogan Dam Cameron Trail, New Hogan Lake

A multi-use trail starts at a small parking area north of the park headquarters. From there it travels above the water on a crushed gravel and a number of interconnecting sections of road. The wide trail provides easy access to the Wrinkle Cove area, Fiddleneck area, Acorn Campground, and Oak Knoll Campground, an eventually ends at the Coyote Point Trail just north of Coyote Point. There's intermittent to no shade so hike or bike either in the early mornings. Acorn Campground to Observation Point is a must family ride. No traffic road. Rides 4, 8, 10, miles.

Wrinkle Cove to Lime Creek, Valley Springs

Five mile out and back to practice road bike riding skills. The road is mostly flat with several short rolling hills. Light traffic, watch for deer during fall and summer. Parking at Wrinkle Cove

Sheldon Road, West of Valley Springs

My favorite ten mile flat road and with expansive views of Sierras. My wife and I used this road to practice and prepare for bike tours in Europe and Asia. Parking is along fence lines just off Highway 26. Turn around at Escalon Belotta Road

Berkesey Lane, Rancho Calaveras

Absolutely the best two mile road to learn how to ride a bike. This is my go to bike road to teach grandchildren to ride a bike. Parking at either end of road.

Gwin Mine Road, Paloma

A three mile downhill ride to Middle Bar Road and a hilly bike ride back. This is a good ride for e bikes.

South Hogan Road, Hogan Dam Reservoir

Below the Hogan Dam and across Calaveras River is a six mile out and back rolling quiet rural road. The hill climbs out are challenging but, the ride back is much easier. There is very little traffic and beautiful views of Sierras.

Salt Springs and Hunt Road, Milton

The Salt Spring loop is as well known as any bike ride in the foothills partly or maybe mostly due to its use for the Copperopolis Road Race in the early spring. It’s a lovely ride with varied terrain, great scenery, and very little traffic, but the pavement is very rough. If you can set yourself up with 28C (1 1/8″) or wider tires, you’ll be fine. With 23C road tires, you may feel a bit beat up afterward.

Parking after Salt Springs Reservoir, along road.

Updated: Nov 12

At VanMoof ...we want to get the next billion on bikes by making bike commuting as accessible as possible. E-bikes have evolved and are mainstreaming as a high tech, mass appeal mobility option, especially for those living in cities with a commute problem to solve.

Van Moof brothers, Ties and Taco Carlier are on the cutting edge of making main stream electric bikes. This article, Why it’s time to update Europe’s outdated e-bike speed limit examines what is holding back an “exciting transportation breakthrough.” See link below.

VanMoof is promoting e-bikes for commuting, but my new S3 is a perfect bike for handling the California Foothills. I recently rode 26 miles, with 1,775 feet of elevation gain, in 1 hour and 45 minutes, along rural roads in Calaveras County. I typically ride a traditional road bike weekly in Calaveras County but, I purchased the VanMoof S3 as an alternative recreational bike. Each week, I’m exploring a destination ride to a California Gold Rush Town.

As communities embrace cycling tourism, e-bikes will increase the cycling tourists who come to ride bikes in the Central Valley, Motherlode and Sierras.

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A project of the Tuolumne County Transportation Council in collaboration with the California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund, the San Joaquin Council of Governments, the Stanislaus Council of Governments, the Calaveras Council of Governments, and Alpine County. Funded by Caltrans with SB-1 funds.