Keefer Road Loop
On the Keefer Road Loop, you’ll ride over an abandoned railroad bridge, pass the Chico Airport, and pedal by scenic pasturelands.
Starting on the bike path at 11th Avenue and Esplanade, the rails-to-trail bike path heads north, which will take you to Fortress Street at the airport. Turn left and ride until it ends at Ryan Avenue, and then take that until taking a left onto Cohasset. On Cohasset, enjoy a few short hills before turning left onto Keefer, which will produce a short but sweet downhill to Hicks Lane and another left turn. Hicks Lane travels south through mostly unused pasturelands adjacent to the airport runways until it comes to Eaton Road. A left on Eaton takes you back to the bike path you came out on.
Trail Difficulty: Moderate Hills
Trail Length & Type: 12 mile loop, Road Cycling
Best Used: Accessible year-round
Trail Map: Chico Velo
From wherever you are staying, or a parking area nearby, connect onto the bike path. The bike path begins at the intersection of Esplanade and East 11th Ave. To drive to this intersection take Hwy 99 North, and take exit 387 A for Cohasset Road. Stay in the left lane and take a left for Mangrove Ave. Take the next right for Cohasset Road. At the stop sign make a left onto Esplanade. Turn left onto East 11th Ave.