In this section you will find links to cycling-related information useful to locals and visitors alike. Currently, the only bicycle map for Napa County is very general. Nonetheless, if you want to have a look, you can find it on the Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency website here. Napa Bike is working on a sponsorship package to get funding for a real bike map. We hope to have an update on this project mid-summer.
Stay tuned . . .
One of the visions for the bicycle network in Napa County is that it encourages multi-modal car-free transportation. That's techno-speak for being able to get to work or other destinations by bike, bus, ferry, and so on. Currently, buses will accommodate only 2 bikes on a rack on the front of the bus. So if that rack is full, you're out of luck until the next bus (maybe). Nonetheless, here's a link to the bus schedules on the Napa County Transit and Planning Agency website. We are working to expand the capacity for bikes on buses in the county, but in the meantime be aware of the constraint.
The good news is that once you get to the Vallejo Ferry, there is ample room for your bike on the back deck. Lot's of people use the ferry to get to San Francisco to add an exciting urban riding dimension to their Napa Valley visit. Here's a link to the ferry schedule.
If you experience a road condition you feel is just not right, there are people who want to know about it . . . the Public Works professionals who serve in each jurisdiction. Here's the contact information for the folks at the County and for each of the towns.
The City of American Canyon has a problem reporting tool on their website for residents and visitors alike. The phone number of public works is (707) 647-4550.
The City of Calistoga does not have an online reporting tool, but they do have a complaint form that's hard to find on their website, so you can download it here, fill it out and fax it to (707) 942-947, or fill it out, scan it and email it to email@example.com. The phone number of public works is (707) 942-2828
The City of Napa has a pothole reporting tool on their website for residents and visitors alike. The phone number of public works is (707) 257-9520.
The County of Napa has an online question tool for public works on their website for residents and visitors alike. The phone number of public works is (707) 944-0196.
The City of St. Helena does not have an online reporting for public works but invites emails about issues to firstname.lastname@example.org. The phone number of public works is (707) 967-2871.
The Town of Yountville does not have an online reporting for public works but invites emails about issues to email@example.com. The phone number of public works is (707) 944-2655.
Napa Valley has everything for a perfect cycling vacation . . . beautiful landscapes, cycling options for everyone from families to pro-cyclists, world class food, great wines, and places to stay for every budget. We get a lot of requests from visitors for information about bicycle-friendly accommodations, wineries, bike shops, bike rentals, and other car-free tourism questions. Here you will find useful links to visitor resources.
Visit Napa Valley: The Website and the Welcome Center
When planning a visit, this is the best place to start. The Visit Napa Valley Website is dedicated to providing visitors with up-to-the minute insights into what's going on, where to stay, where to eat, where to find the wines you like, and much more.
Visit Napa Valley is the single entity in Napa County that provides authoritative tourism information about Napa Valley. Be sure to visit their Napa Valley Welcome Center located at 600 Main Street, along the Riverfront in Downtown Napa; it provides the perfect starting point for new and returning guests of the Napa Valley.
Bike Shops, Bike Rentals, Bicycle Touring
Whether you bring your bike along, have it shipped to a bike shop, or want to rent a bike when you are here, your needs are well met by one or more of the following businesses.
A full-service bike shop located on the west side of Napa at 3335 Solano Avenue, Napa, CA 94558 - (707) 253-7000. Sales, service and parts; no rentals. Bicycle Works is active with the Eagle Cycling club and so is a good source of information about local rides for serious cyclists.
A full-service bike shop and rental/tour outfit located at the north end of the Napa Valley in Calistoga at 1318 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, CA 94515 - (707) 942-9687. Sales, <24 hr service, parts, rentals and tours are provided. Calistoga Bikeshop features rentals of everything from high-end road bikes by Cervelo and Orbea, to comfort hybrids, sporty hybrids, Santa Cruz mountain bikes, kid's bikes, trailers, tandems, etc. They have hourly, daily, and multi-day rental options, as well as point to point adventure tours that allow you to ride the length of the valley one direction while they handle the logistics: they pick up your wine purchases, inform you of the best roads to ride, and take care of all the details. They pioneered the Cool Wine Tour, a 4-5 hour self-guided casual bike riding adventure rated #1 attraction on Trip Advisor. Guided tours are also available.
Bike rental and bike tour operator located on the east side of Napa at 301 Post St., Napa, (on the Silverado Trail next to Big D Burger) - (800) 499-2453 or (707) 753-0866. From high-end road bikes to Cruisers and Electric bikes, rentals for all occasions. Localís discounts available. Getaway Adventures offers the Sip N Cycle, for a casual wine-tasting bike tour, and the Velo N Vino for cyclists interested in fine wine and food after a nice 25 to 30 mile bike ride. Getaway Adventures specializes in the organization of biking, hiking, kayak and van tours through Napa's wine country.
Napa Valley Adventure Tours
A trip planning and excursion firm located on the east side of Napa at 610 First Street, Oxbow Market, Napa, CA 94559 - (877) 548-6877. Bike and kayak rentals, plus bike, hike, and kayak tours. Napa Valley Adventure Tours provides biking, hiking, kayak and van tours through Napa Valley for individuals and groups.
Napa Valley Bike Tours
Bike tour and rental outfitter located in Yountville at 6795 Washington Street (inside Washington Square) - 707.251.8687. Offering three levels of support to visitors who want to pedal to local boutique wineries. Guided tours include the Ride, Wine & Dine (casual bike tour averaging 2-4 miles between stops at wineries) and Cycling IN the Vineyards (off-road bike tour through the vineyards and away from traffic). A self-guided wine tour allows riders to go "on their own" with included box picnic lunch (delivered to a winery) and wine purchase pick-up service. Napa Valley Bike Tours rental fleet includes current-year hybrids, carbon-fiber road bikes*, mountain bikes, tandems, electric bikes, kids bikes, trailers and tag-alongs. *Custom pedal options available.
Napa River Velo
A full-service bike shop located on the east side Napa on the river at 680 Main St, St, CA 94559 - (707) 258-8729 . Sales, service, parts, and bike rentals. Napa River Velo features rentals of everything from comfort bikes to high-end carbon-fibre road bikes.
St. Helena Cyclery
A full-service bike shop located in the heart of Napa Valley in St. Helena at 1156 Main St., St. Helena, CA 94574 - (707) 963-7736. Sales, service, parts, and bike rentals. St. Helena Cyclery features rentals of comfort bikes and high-end carbon-fibre road bikes.
The Hub Bicycles
A full-service bike shop located in the center of Napa at 2500 Jefferson St., Napa, CA 94558 - (707) 253-2453. Sales, service and parts; no rentals. The Hub Bicycles is the home of Hub Tours, which is a pedicab service for touring the city of Napa.
A genuine category breaker located in the heart of Napa Valley in St. Helena at 709 Main St., St. Helena, CA 94574 - (707) 968-0625. Coffee, wine, bike clothes, bike rentals. Velo Vino is part coffee house, part tasting room and features bike clothing and rentals.