Conn Valley Biking through wine country is a bucket-list item worth checking off. Start your ride in downtown Saint Helena. Cycle down Pope Street to Old Howell Mountain Road, then take Conn Valley Road all the way to Lake Hennessey. The 12-mile one-way ride is great for beginners. You’ll pass wineries and picnic areas, plus miles of vines along quiet rural roads. Stop off for a taste or two along the way.
5 Training Secrets for Mountain Bike Racers. About 50 percent of the athletes I coach at any one time are mountain bike racers. Over the years, rider event goals range from the prestigious Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike race or the Pro XCT series to local cross-country events.