By the BAT, Photos by James Panzer, and BICYCLIST Archives
Inspired by a photo sent by reader James Panzer, we wanted to pay a tribute to some of wildlife encountered on ‘rides in our backyard’ – a ride beginning and starting at home, no extra travel required. Within the confines of office walls and singly-occupied vehicles, it can be easy to forget these living beings are all around us. But away from humans, and off the beaten track, the animal kingdom continues on its way. Even in the heart of suburban Orange County. Go forth and explore!