Two Days in the Delta

Back in October, some friends and I went on a sweet overnighter via bicycle – Here’s a recount:

The Sacramento River delta area nestled between the bay area and Sacramento are a maze of sloughs, levies, farms and vineyards. John Boyer, the owner of Edible Pedal,and I decided it would be a blast to take a couple of days in October and ride down to Brannon Island.

On the Branch Line Trail
On the Branch Line Trail

It’s a leisure cruise through a myriad of riverways, country roads, and both native and non-native history.

Old Truck Steering Wheel
Old Truck Steering Wheel

Relics of old farm trucks turned food delivery vehicles, migrant farm workers feasting on Sunday barbecue, harvest festivals, pumpkins and children.

Bing Kong Tong
Bing Kong Tong

It’s about 50 miles to Brannon Island from Sacramento.

John Lucas
John Lucas

My friend John Lucas builds custom steel and aluminum cycle trucks that scream “Sell Your Car”.  Lucas showed up for the ride with his single speed cycle truck wearing jeans, flip flops and  an old brim hat. After 40 miles or so, he said his feet hurt a bit, but other than that, he managed the round trip total of 100 miles without incident.

Michael
Michael

Although paying for camping is not my usual routine, since we had a group of 6 or 7, it seemed best.  The campground on Brannon is a state run outfit.

John Boyer
John Boyer

A casual ride with friends and great October weather.

At Camp
At Camp
Cycle Truck in Camp
Cycle Truck in Camp
Ridin' Home
Ridin’ Home