Christine’s Los Olivos Loop

The Santa Ynez Valley (Spanish for Saint Agnes) offers some of the best year-round bike riding in Santa Barbara County on quiet rural roads. This 40+ mile ride goes through areas planted with wine grapes mixed in with rolling hills, ancient oak trees, cattle and horse ranches. I love it because it reminds me of the family farm where I … Read More

Santa Rosa Road

Film buffs will enjoy riding where “Sideways” was filmed in 2004, but 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 where you’ll pass D’Alfonso & Curran, Sanford, Fiddlestix, … Read More