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Firefighter cyclists begin trek from Bay Area to New York

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Nearly 20 years ago, hundreds of firefighters heroically ran into burning towers in New York City while hundreds more ran away from them.

Thirteen former and active firefighters plan on visiting the hallowed Ground Zero site in Manhattan this September. However, in order to honor the memory of the 343 fallen medical personnel as well as many more civilians, they’re going to take the long way and go about 15 mph to get there.

Cyclists of bay2brooklyn gathered with the Vallejo fire and police departments on Sunday afternoon at the Vallejo Ferry Terminal at the beginning of a what will be a 36-day cross-country trip that will finish just before the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

The day began earlier in San Bruno and ended with the members staying overnight at Vallejo Fire House No. 27. In between, the cyclists were given a loud ovation on the waterfront as Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” blared from the nearby speakers.

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More to see and do this summer in Solano’s Great Outdoors

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Those who want to hike this summer along scenic trails have ample opportunities to do so here in Solano County, both near the city and well off the beaten path.

Bay Area Ridge Trail

Bay Area outdoors enthusiasts have long dreamed of having trail systems circling the region along its hilltops and along its waterways.

The Bay Area Ridge Trail tackles the hilltop route. Some 330 miles of a targeted 550 miles of trails are open, including about 29 miles in Solano County. The Solano County portions pass through such areas as Lynch Canyon Open Space and Rockville Hills Regional Park in Fairfield and along McGary Road.

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Vacaville’s outdoor activities help Solano County city weather pandemic

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Soul Food Farm's on-site farmstand. (courtesy of Alexis Koefoed)

You might think of Vacaville as a shopping mecca anchored by the historic Nut Tree, which opened in 1921 as a roadside stop. Today, Nut Tree Plaza houses 50 retail stores, an array of eating establishments, and a railroad and carousel that serves as a family shopping excursion.

But beyond that, and that Vacaville offers more affordable overnight stays than its Wine Country neighbors, the area has another ace in its hand: one that’s helped weather the pandemic and begin to recover from the storm that settled over the hospitality industry more than a year ago.

Known as agriventure or agritourism, Visit Vacaville highlights its farm experiences and recreational activities such as biking, hiking and climbing boulders.

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