Ojai Bike Trail

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Best beginner bike touring route? We think you’ll agree. This 16-mile, out and back route climbs gradually from Ventura to Ojai. For an easy getaway take the AMTRAK Surfliner from Los Angeles, San Diego or Santa Barbara to Ventura – bring your bike for free. Plan an overnight stay, or two – you won’t want to leave. Start at the … Read More

Ventura to Malibu

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Pt Mugu Missile Park

Say goodbye to the Central Coast as you head south along the Pacific Coast Hwy. PCH is a busy road with spotty accommodations for cyclists, so pick your travel time to avoid peak traffic.

Goleta to Santa Barbara

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The route takes you from the Goleta AMTRAK Station through UC Santa Barbara and into Goleta Beach Park where you’ll want to linger at the Beachside Bar-Cafe, (be advised – bike parking here has a lot to be desired). Pick up the Obern Trail at Goleta Beach Park – the next several miles will take you on an off-road trail … Read More

Rincon Trail

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Whether you’re passing through on the California Coastal Route or you’re out for local ride, you’ll enjoy this most modern bicycle infrastructure. Advocates wanted an off-road alternative to riding along the 101 Fwy. Their wishes came true with this 2-way, off-road trail between the freeway and the ocean. You’ll need extra sunscreen for this easy, flat ride. Keep riding south … Read More

Santa Barbara Sunday Ride

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The Arlington Theatre

Some rides should start uptown, right? This one does – at the iconic Arlington Theatre. This route tastes many of Santa Barbara’s most delicious destinations. Do it in an afternoon then return uptown for dinner. This has been my favorite route for out of town visitors. Most of the time they’re arriving late, or leaving early, but they’re happy to … Read More

Santa Barbara Sights

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Courthouse Jail

History, culture, architecture and produce, too – Santa Barbara has it all and there’s nowhere better to see these sights than on this downtown ride. February marks the beginning of spring at the Santa Barbara Courthouse – it’s when the teacup magnolia trees are in full bloom. Whatever season you’re visiting you’ll find this landmark worth a long visit. Take … Read More