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Get in Gear! Celebrate National Bike Month in Wine Country

national-bike-month-250x250.jpgThe month of May is National Bike Month! If you're local or live near a wine region, why not bike to work (May 16th is National Bike to Work Day) or get outdoors and get healthy by riding by yourself or with friends and family around your community.

Visiting wine country? There are several bike tour & sightseeing companies that offer you the chance to see the beautiful vineyards of Napa Valley or Sonoma up close and personal while riding a bike. Visit several wineries, taste wine, have a gourmet wine country lunch, and get exercise all at the same time. It's a wonderful way to experience wine country. Check out two featured tour companies below!

Napa Valley Bike Tours or Sonoma Valley Bike Tours
Experience Napa or Sonoma vineyards up close! Join groups led by a local, knowledgeable tour guide, or go rent bikes and go on a self guided tour with the help of route maps and advice and support.  Cycle along country roads or ride off-road through the vineyards, away from the beaten path. One rider says "This was far and away our favorite way to see wine country". Others also rave about their bike riding trips.

napa-valley-bike-tours-vineyards-group.jpgGetaway Adventures
Bike along country roads while visiting family owned wineries or spend 3-6 days exploring the best of Napa and Sonoma on a multi-day tour. Currently, there are 8 different bike tours to choose from and ach ride includes a gourmet lunch. The bike routes are geared towards "Enthusiastic Beginners" are mainly flat with only a few bumps here and there. Need a higher level of difficulty, just let them know in advance.

getaway-adventures-bike-ride.jpgIn addition, wineries like Clif Family Winery aka Velo Vino invite you to Spin and Sip with them throughout the year! Visit the tasting room located in St. Helena where you can taste Clif Family Wines, enjoy a snack or an espresso drink, and embark on a world-class cycling excursion, all in the heart of Napa Valley.

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americanCanyonWetlands.jpgThere's more to American Canyon then meets the eye. American Canyon, often dubbed the "gateway to Napa Valley" is host to beautiful Bay Area and Napa County landscapes along the Napa River Bay Trail home to several wetlands, former salt ponds, and a wide range of bird species including raptors, pelicans, sandpipers, and ducks. If you are a hiker, birder, or just enjoy nature, then a visit to the Napa River and Bay Trail in American Canyon is a treat.

The flat 1.4 mile trail begins near Clarke's Ranch and the eucalyptus grove, and is a wonderfully scenic place to explore either by yourself or with friends or family. In addition, the Napa-Solano Audubon Society hosts field trips or bird walks every Friday and some Saturdays which are open to newcomers and bird watchers of all levels. Find new birding locales and of course, learn more about birds. See map and more photos below.