Friday, March 16, 2012

Kern River Bike trail

My sweetheart and I have been itching to take our bike even before the spring starts. He has been scouring the internet for the perfect bike trail. ALAS! he just found one right befofe the week end.

our starting point

thats me :)

a nice guy took a break from running and took a picture of us

map of the whole trail

nice photo of the oil rig, we saw quite a few of these rigs along way

the light at the end of the tunnel

oops! squirel spotted!!!

our stop at 10 mile,  halfway through the end of trail, a nice young lady volunteered to take our pic :)

on our way home we spotted a group of "caballeros" from a distance

i thought the little boy on the right side of the guy in red sweat shirt was so cute in his little horse and his sombrero!

finish line :) total of 20 mile bike ride back and forth

the shadow of our kiss :) it was really fun and we are both excited for next weekend.
Thank you sweety for the nice bike ride.
OUR BIKE: Scwhinn hybrid, bought at target great affordable price and nice smooth ride. Suspension fork and seat post absorb imperfections. comfortable ride,easier to control with easy to use trigger style shifters which  allows you change gears with the flick of a finger. Nice breaks, stops instantly and slow gradually. lightweight aluminum body. We recommend it!!!!

Trail End Points: Enos Lane, north of I-5 to China Grade Loop just north of Gordon's Ferry, where it connects with Alfred Harrell Hwy
Counties: Kern
Trail Length: 20 miles
Trail Category: Greenway/Non-RT
Trail Surfaces: Asphalt
Trail Activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking
Parking & Trail Access:
Access is available from several city parks off of Truxtun Avenue west of Hwy 99. Trail parking is also located on the north side of the river on Manor Street.
Seasonal Restrictions:
Summers in Bakersfield can be very hot. Bring adequate fluids.
Overall, we highly recommend this trailway for the whole family. It is safe  and clean. Once you get halfway through the trail, food and shops are very accessible if want to eat of rest.

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