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

Figueroa Mountain

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Start from downtown Los Olivos heading southeast. Ride the route counter clockwise as it’s less steep and a dirt road section on Happy Canyon Road is better handled going up than down. This 40-mile loop climbs relentlessly offering great views along the route. It’s the signature ride of the Santa Ynez Valley. Linger near the summit where you’ll enjoy vistas … 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

Refugio Pass

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As of May 1, 2017 Refugio Road is CLOSED. Check Santa Barbara County road closures here. Today’s your big ride – to get into Santa Barbara you must climb the coastal range, the Santa Ynez Mountains. This route keeps you away from the highway alternatives, you’ll be climbing this quiet mountain pass far from automobiles. Start the day with Ballard … Read More

Santa Maria to Los Olivos

Challenging

Today’s gorgeous and more challenging ride along Foxen Canyon Road takes you into lovely Los Olivos. By the time you get to Fess Parker Winery you’ll deserve a break; while you’re indulging note that your next winery is nearby at the Firestone Vineyard. Feel like splurging? Book your stay at the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn and Spa in downtown … Read More