Since the weather has warmed up a bit, I have been riding my bike to work a few days a week. It’s great exercise and beautiful scenery. There are many great bike routes in the area and I’m lucky that my commute is one of them. I live in Arroyo Grande, and it’s about 8 miles out to the winery and takes me about 45 minutes. It’s nice to be outside, hear the birds chirping, and ride down the road through the farm fields. On the way home, it’s a great way to decompress, clear my head, and get some sunshine.
We try to be very wellness-minded and environmentally friendly here at the winery, and I am always looking for new ideas to share with our staff. So far though, I’m the only one who is riding my bike to work, although the staff does like to cheer me on. However, we are a pretty active group and many of our team members enjoy mountain biking, yoga, hiking, and surfing during their down time. There are many excellent choices here on the Central Coast!
For those of you who ride your bike, Lopez and Orcutt roads are popular for cyclists and are very scenic as you ride past vineyards and farms. Fortunately, both roads lead to Talley Vineyards! So, no matter which way you go, it’s a beautiful ride. And that glass of cool chardonnay is very refreshing when you get here; you earned it! Be sure to take a couple bottles with you to enjoy later—they will fit perfectly in your panniers :-)