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

Passing Through

Frank PetersChallenging

Los Padres National Forest

Welcome to San Luis Obispo. Coming from the north? You’re probably due for a layover day. Or maybe you took the Pacific Surfliner from San Diego or Los Angeles. Maybe you’re on a tight schedule, but however you arrive, take your time on this segment. It’s worth it – you’re entering wine country. This route begins at the San Luis … Read More

Santa Rosa Road

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If you hit half of the local wineries and tasting rooms, you’ll never finish your ride: Alma Rosa, Terravant, Pench Ranch, Spear, Clos Pepe – and you’re not halfway yet. After lunch in Lompoc you’ll return via Santa Rosa Rd you’ll pass D’Alfonso & Curran, Sanford, Fiddlestix, LaFond, and Thorne near the end of this ride. Film buffs will enjoy … Read More

Foxen Canyon Road

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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