Christine’s Los Olivos Loop

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The Santa Ynez Valley (Spanish for Saint Agnes) offers some of the best bike riding in Santa Barbara County on small and quiet roads all year round. 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 … Read More

Ventura – Santa Paula – Ojai

Frank PetersChallenging

Do the work, put in the effort and after 9 miles of up you’ll be rewarded with a long downhill all the back to your starting point. This challenging loop ride offers spectacular views as you crest and enter the Ojai Valley. As you make the turn and head south to Ventura jump on the off-road Ojai Valley Trail that … Read More

Ojai’s Sulpher Mountain

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Ojai

Been to Ojai? It’s a jewel with great places to stay, golf, shop, dine and ride your bike, of course. Like riding gravel? Try this workout ride. Ten miles up?! It’s gradual. Think of the views!

Mountain Drive

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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. Your descent passes through upscale Montecito’s gated estates, historic hotels, and dining venues. Return to the start past Santa Barbara Cemetery, the Bird Refuge, and East … Read More