In keeping with this issue’s focus on alternative forms of transit, we have another option for those who want to go the distance and do it on their own power. The Adventure Cycling Association has just published maps for its newest bike route across America—the Western Express—which begins in San Francisco and links up with the Transamerica Bicycle Trail in Pueblo, Colorado. Coast-to-coast, the route covers 3,790 miles before ending in Yorktown, Virginia. For those who aren’t up for such a long adventure, the first map covers the 305 miles between San Francisco and Fallon, Nevada. After meandering through the Central Valley, Western Express follows the Mormon Emigrant Trail and climbs over Carson Pass in the Sierra Nevada. Adventure Cycling maps include the location of bike shops, food, water, and overnight accommodations. To order maps or to learn more about Adventure Cycling, call (800)755-2453 or visit them at www.adventurecycling.org.
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Whale Watching: The Oceanic Society has offered naturalist-led whale-watching excursions in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1972. Excursions leave from San Francisco, Half Moon Bay, and Bodega Bay, on weekends from late December through mid-May. Tours also visit the Farallon Islands and Cordell Bank, a submerged island mass northwest of the Golden Gate Bridge. […]
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Hipcamp, a company founded in 2013 to improve the reservation process for public parks nationwide, is now facilitating camping on private land.