Santa Rosa Road

Amenities, Loop Route, Moderate0 Comments

If you hit half of the local wineries and tasting rooms, you’ll never finish your ride: Alma Rosa, Terravant, Pench Ranch, Spear, Clos Pepe – and you’re not halfway yet. After lunch in Lompoc you’ll return via Santa Rosa Rd you’ll pass D’Alfonso & Curran, Sanford, Fiddlestix, LaFond, and Thorne near the end of this ride. Film buffs will enjoy … Read More

Ventura, Santa Paula, Ojai loop

Challenging, Loop Route0 Comments

Do the work, put in the effort and after 9 miles of up you’ll be rewarded with a long downhill all the back to your starting point. This challenging loop ride offers spectacular views as you crest and enter the Ojai Valley. As you make the turn and head south to Ventura jump on the off-road Ojai Valley Trail that … Read More

Ojai’s Sulpher Mountain

Challenging, Loop Route0 Comments

Have you been to Ojai? It’s a jewel with great places to stay, golf, shop, dine and ride your bike, of course. Try this workout ride – yes, many say it’s misspelled, but it’s consistently misspelled. Ten miles up?! Think of the views!

Mountain Drive

Challenging, Loop Route

At 16.4 miles long, this is not for flatlanders. This ride takes you up 800 feet above Santa Barbara for spectacular views from winding Mountain Drive. Watch for the very special mailbox at 1550 Mountain Drive. Descent passes through upscale Montecito with gated estates, historic hotels, and dining opportunities. You return to the start past Santa Barbara Cemetery, the Bird … Read More