Cycling is a favorite way for Fresno County locals and visitors to enjoy the outdoors with a boost of exercise endorphins. Several century rides take place in the area throughout the year, including the California Classic Century Ride—the only cycling event allowing for the chance to pedal down a freeway closed to traffic.
The bike-friendly area offers rail-trails connecting Fresno to Clovis as well as small bike repair stations in most parks alongside the trails. Clovis Dry Creek Trail offers several stops to rest, while listening to the calming babbles of a nearby creek. The trail winds through several spacious parks with playgrounds, as well as the picturesque Clovis Botanical Garden. The southern portion of the trail weaves its way into the Clovis Old Town Trail which spans 5.8 miles and winds through the historic, western-themed town of Old Town Clovis. Stop and refuel at a local eatery or cafe.
Cyclists can enjoy the beautiful natural setting along well-maintained roads and trails in Woodward Park. The Lewis S. Eaton Trail is a popular 6-mile paved trail beginning at Woodward Park, offering views of the beautiful river bottom. Fresno Cycling Club posts morning and evening ride group meet-ups on its website, as well as other resources and events.