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

Santa Maria to Santa Barbara

If you’re in Santa Maria you’ve got options: press on to Santa Barbara directly and skip the lovely, amenity-rich Santa Ynez valley, or take the best-in-the-valley route to Los Olivos – you decide. This segment of the Pacific Coast Bike Route offers the most direct route south from Santa Maria to Santa Barbara. Amenities are few along this route today, … 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

Santa Barbara Sunday Ride

The Arlington Theatre

Some rides should start uptown, right? This one does, at the iconic Arlington Theatre. 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 see the best of Santa Barbara and that means we’re riding bikes. This route tastes many of Santa Barbara’s most delicious … Read More

Santa Barbara Sights

Courthouse Jail

History, culture, architecture and produce, too – Santa Barbara has it all and there’s nowhere better to see these sights than on this downtown ride. This easy, urban (shall we say cosmopolitan?) ride takes you to all of Santa Barbara’s top sights. You’ll work up an appetite as you pedal gently uphill from the harbor, so it seems quite logical … 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

Goleta Beach Park

Out and back, from The Dolphin Fountain at the beach, it’s a 20-mile round-trip route from downtown Santa Barbara to Goleta Beach Park, half off-road. Everyone will enjoy the quiet Obern Trail. You can have a conversation while you ride and you can ride 2-abreast. Some cyclists won’t want to come back – your destination and the route there are … Read More