We really enjoy the biking opportunities that the Valley floor offers; 8 +/- miles of paved, flat bike paths.
As a parent I like that we can ride our bikes in National Park, and not share our path with cars. Whose drivers aren't exactly paying attention to traffic, or the road..
Plus we never have to look for a parking spot and can stop where ever we want to climb on a boulder, check out a creek or throw our frisbee in a meadow.
I know Tuolumne is rad, but it's a lot further of a drive from here in Visalia. Does Tuolumne have designated bike paths/lanes?
We live an hour from Sequoia and 1.5 from Kings Canyon NP's. So Seki is where we do most of our camping and backpacking. So we're not really looking to get away from it all on these annual Yosemite bike trips, plus we love stopping at the stores and grabbing a snack and to do some 'people watching'.
We think a camping trip in the Valley this summer is in order.. if we can snag a spot.
I'll post a pic of us on last years trip in my photos, since I don't know how to attach to this message. We stayed in a Curry Village tent. Its was alright, maybe a 7 outta 10?