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

Figueroa Mountain

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

Refugio Pass

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

Gibraltar

Santa Barbara is known for its beautiful beaches, iconic architecture and award-winning wine country, but it’s also a great place for cycling, with temperatures staying between 50 and 80º year-round. The most iconic and toughest route is up Gibraltar Road – home to the spectacular Amgen Tour of California Stage finish in 2016 (where, bonus – the road was recently … Read More

Ventura – Santa Paula – Ojai

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

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

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