Solvang Loop

Solvang is hugely popular with tourists of all types – its proximity to Santa Barbara, only 33 miles, makes it an easy day trip. Extend your visit by renting a bike and taking this delightful Solvang-Los Olivos loop ride. You can start at either end of this route. If you begin in Solvang take Alamo Pintado Road to Los Olivos. … 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

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

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

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