I am a total noob to bike touring, I literally just bought my first touring bike yesterday(08 jamis aurora elite), and now that I've read about how fun bike touring and camping can be I really want to try it out. I didn't get my touring bike with the intention of doing any touring, just because I was intimidated, but now I realize if I actually have everything I need then it wouldn't be scary at all.
So, after reading up on bike touring I'm thinking of trying a one night bike camping trip somewhere in the bay area.
For those of you living in the Bay Area, where have you bike camped before and which places would you recommend for a first timer like me. More specifically I live in the east bay.