Ventura – Santa Paula – Ojai

Frank PetersChallenging

A classic 50-mile loop ride, starting in Ventura. Do the work, put in the effort and after 9 miles of climbing you’ll be rewarded with a long downhill all the way back to your starting point. This challenging loop ride offers spectacular views as you crest and enter the Ojai Valley. Consider riding the route counter clockwise. As you make … Read More

Sulphur Mountain Loop

Frank PetersChallenging

Ojai

Ojai, its nickname is Shangri La. You’ve got to spend some time here to understand why. It’s a small town jewel with great places to stay, golf, shop, dine and ride your bike, of course. Everyone loves a smooth road, yet gravel roads are increasingly popular. Why? Because you’re riding where cars are scarce. Got three days for riding? Take … Read More

Mountain Drive

Frank PetersModerate

Mountain Drive views

A great morning wake up ride! You’ll get your heart started – a tidy 16.4 miles long, this ride takes you up 800 feet above Santa Barbara for spectacular views from winding Mountain Drive. This route is accessible to most cyclists that enjoy a good climb. At 17 miles long, this ride takes you up 800 feet above Santa Barbara … Read More

Goleta Beach Park

Frank PetersEasy

Out and back, from The Dolphin Fountain at the beach, it’s a 20-mile round-trip route from downtown Santa Barbara to Goleta Beach Park, half off-road. Everyone will enjoy the quiet Obern Trail. You can have a conversation while you ride and you can ride 2-abreast. Some cyclists won’t want to come back – your destination and the route there are … Read More

The Grand Loop

Frank PetersChallenging, Epic

Welcome to The Grand Loop, the inspiration for CycleCalCoast. Where to begin? Consider taking the AMTRAK Surfliner from Los Angeles or San Diego – your bike rides free. This route hits all the highlights the coastal region has to offer. Follow prior year routes of the Amgen Tour as you loop around Lake Casitas. Hotels, food and beverage – you’ll … Read More

Mesa Loop

Frank PetersEasy

The Boathouse

Your destination is the Boathouse on Hendry’s Beach. There’s lots of bike parking here, a repair station and a pump, too. Refill your water bottle before you depart. After lunch explore the new observatory – stairs behind the restaurant take you to a beautiful lookout. Every experienced cyclist can enjoy this ride up and over the Mesa. Follow the route … Read More

Foxen Canyon Road

Frank PetersModerate

Foxen Canyon Road has it all – this out and back ride from Los Olivos may become your favorite, too. There’s a lot to like. Little Los Olivos has grown into a large wine-tasting center. Are there 10 or 20 wine tasting rooms here? You’ll lose count, too. Start your morning with an in-town stop for coffee at Corner House … Read More