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.
Some rides should start uptown, right? This one does – at the iconic Arlington Theatre. This route tastes many of Santa Barbara’s most delicious destinations. Do it in an afternoon then return uptown for dinner. 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 … Read More
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
Out and back, from The Dolphins Fountain at the beach, it’s a 20-mile roundtrip route from downtown Santa Barbara to Goleta Beach Park, half off-road. Some cyclists won’t want to come back – your destination and the route there are sublime, so take your time. It’s 20-miles, out and back, from Santa Barbara to Goleta Beach Park. The miles seem … Read More
Want lunch at the beach? Try this easy, loop ride. You’ll be rewarded with gorgeous views and great food and beverage! Start from the AMTRAK Station heading up State Street’s bike lanes. Turn left on Victoria Street and zigzag your way to the W. Anapamu bike/ped bridge over the 101 Fwy. Once on the westside your route is well signed … Read More