Lake Casitas Loop

Start from Ventura or Santa Barbara A segment of The Grand Loop, you’ll enjoy coastal breezes then climb along the route of the past Amgen Tour. Bike Shops Lodging Wineries Breweries Restaurants

Rincon Trail

Whether you’re passing through on the Pacific Coast Bike Route or you’re out for local ride, you’ll enjoy this most modern bicycle infrastructure. Advocates wanted an off-road alternative to riding on the 101 Fwy; their wishes came true with this 2-way, off-road trail between the freeway and the ocean. The route starts in Santa Barbara and follows the Pacific Coast … Read More

Ventura to Malibu

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. Bike Shops Lodging Wineries Breweries Restaurants Photo credits: Frank Peters

Santa Barbara Sunday Ride

The Arlington Theatre

Some rides should start uptown, right? This one does, at the iconic Arlington Theatre. 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 see the best of Santa Barbara and that means we’re riding bikes. This route tastes many of Santa Barbara’s most delicious … Read More

Mountain Drive

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

The Grand Loop

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