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.
The route takes you from the Goleta AMTRAK Station through UC Santa Barbara and into Goleta Beach Park where you’ll want to linger at the Beachside Bar-Cafe, (be advised – bike parking here has a lot to be desired). Pick up the Obern Trail at Goleta Beach Park – the next several miles will take you on an off-road trail … Read More
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
Today’s gorgeous and more challenging ride along Foxen Canyon Road takes you into lovely Los Olivos. By the time you get to Fess Parker Winery you’ll deserve a break; while you’re indulging note that your next winery is nearby at the Firestone Vineyard. Feel like splurging? Book your stay at the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn and Spa in downtown … Read More
Let’s assume you’re starting in San Luis Obispo. Maybe you came from the north, or maybe you took the Pacific Surfliner from San Diego or Los Angeles. Either way, you’re probably due for a layover day. You’re in luck. Maybe you’re on a tight schedule, but however you arrive, take your time on this segment. It’s worth it – you’re … Read More
Will this be your favorite Central California Coast route? It is for many. Foxen Canyon Road has it all – this out and back ride from Los Olivos may become your favorite, too. There’s a lot to like. Little Los Olivos has grown into a large wine-tasting center. Are there 10 or 20 wine tasting rooms here? You’ll lose count, … Read More