Our Bike Scene
Fort Bragg and surrounding areas provide some great terrain for cycling and mountain biking whether you are looking for an easy glide around town, or seeking more challenging terrain. The recently completed Pudding Creek Trestle now bridges the town with the seaside recreational path called the California Coastal Trail. The path begins just south of the Pudding Creek trestle and extends north past several oceanfront motels up to MacKerricher State Park and Ten Mile Beach. Riders can pick up the convenient trail in town and avoid the highway automobile traffic.
Each year, hundreds of bicycle tourists pass through Fort Bragg during their journey along Highway One, one of the most spectacular oceanfront highways in the world. Fort Bragg offers many different motels and campgrounds just off of the Highway for a layover.
Sharing the Joys of Cycling on the Mendocino Coast
Mendocino Bike Sprite, formed in 2012 by a group of enthusiastic members of the Mendocino Coast Cyclists, offers guided tours on private and public lands (with appropriate approvals) for bicyclists of every skill level.
Says Co-owner Amy Wynn: “We are frequently asked how we came up with the name “Mendo Bike Sprite.” A “sprite” fits out personalities: It is a light-hearted, free-spirited, woodland creature; impish, playful, sometimes a prankster – some would say devious. Swiftly and nimbly bounding through the forest and along the ocean edge… on singletrack.”
“Mendo Bike Sprike is a group of local mountain bike guides looking to share our bounty of kick ass single-track and gravel with you,” says Wynn. “We’re an eco-friendly bike repair shop ready to solve your mechanical issues.
“We’ve got redwoods. We’ve got ocean. We’ve got a mechanic’s shop. We’ve got hospitality.”
Mendocino Coast Cyclists / SOBs
Mendocino Coast Cyclists is made up of 40 enthusiastic riders of all ages and experience. They schedule regular rides each week and visitors are welcome to join. A group ride is usually held at 11 a.m. every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.
Contact Roo Harris for a schedule of trails and rides at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the local bike club’s Facebook page (Mendocino Coast Cyclists) for a schedule.
The SOBs (Seniors on Bikes) is an affiliate group that gather every day at 10 am for a 10-mile ride on the Haul Road, followed by coffee and a cookie; occasionally lunch. They meet in the parking lot by the Skunk Train, behind the North Coast Brewing Company. Longer rides held about once or twice a month. The Haul Road is paved and flat, running along the ocean through MacKerricher State Park.
Check out Fort Bragg Cyclery for bicycle sales, repairs, rentals and advice on local rides.
Fort Bragg Cyclery
Fort Bragg Cyclery Hours:
Monday – Friday 9:30-5:30
You can reach us at (707) 964-3509. Or email@example.com.
Sunday Closed Gone Riding, have fun.
568 So. Franklin Street
(920) 495-9841 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Mountain Biking Weekends
Mendo Bike Sprite, Fort Bragg’s bike guided tour service, has planned two weekends of guided woodland romp for you to choose from this summer and fall.
BEYOND THE WILD WOOD
About the Rides
- Ride the famed trails of Jackson Demonstration State Forest
- Ride 1/2 day or full day, Saturday and Sunday
- Skills ride, fast ride, short ride, long ride, slow ride, ladies’ ride, whatever you want ride
- (only 64 spaces available for riding guests)
- Lodging: a number of options are available in Fort Bragg.
- bike wash & secure bike storage; late check-out on Sunday so you can wash up
- meals from Saturday morning through Sunday lunch
- local libations and cycling films
- Riding Guests = $260
- Non-Riding Guests = $140 (must accompany riding guest)
- Groups up to 8 are led by one guide; 9-16 are led by two guides.
For more information and to register, click here.
New Trail Guide
Says Author Roo Harris, who also guides mountain biking trips for Mendocino Bike Sprite: “I am dedicated to making recreation a means of supporting the coastal communities. The guidebook will help local residents as well as our guest from other areas to enjoy the JDSF (Jackson Demonstration State Forest) and State Parks here on the coast.
Please contact me with any questions regarding the guidebook or how we support mountain biking in our communities.