Friday, October 24th, 2014

Cycling


Santa Barbara Bicycle Ride. 10.8 miles long.

This ride takes you through the heart of Downtown Santa Barbara. It passes the magnificent County Courthouse, city parks, and the old Santa Barbara Mission. You’ll ride in bikelanes most of the way, and cross Highway 101 on a bike bridge. The ride ends with a three-mile downhill ride with sweeping views of the mountains, ocean and harbor. Download a copy of the map here http://www.bike-santabarbara.org/rides/DIY/PDF/Santa-Barbara.pdf.

Mountain Drive Bicycle Ride. 15.9 miles long.

Not for flatlanders, this ride takes you up 800 feet above Santa Barbara for spectacular views from winding Mountain Drive. Watch for the very special mailbox at 1550 Mountain Drive. Descent passes through upscale Montecito with gated estates, historic hotels, and dining opportunities. You return to the start past Santa Barbara Cemetery, the Bird Refuge, and East Beach. Download a copy of the map here http://www.bike-santabarbara.org/rides/DIY/PDF/Montecito.pdf.

Santa Barbara Streets & Paths Bicycle Ride. 22.4 miles long.

This ride takes you through Downtown Santa Barbara, passing historical buildings. You will ride on different bike-laned streets and enjoy several miles of bikepath. You’ll ride through the exclusive Hope Ranch area. Be sure to pull off for the commanding view of the Ocean and Channel Islands from 200 feet above the surf just outside Hope Ranch. Watch speed on downhills. End the ride with a swooping downhill on Shoreline Drive back to the Dolphin Fountain. Download a copy of the map here http://www.bike-santabarbara.org/rides/DIY/PDF/Streets-Paths.pdf.

Summerland Ride. 11.8 miles long.

This ride starts at the bottom of Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara, travels along the beach, into Montecito, over a new bikepath above Highway 101, and ends up in Summerland before returning through a different part of affluent Montecito. Summerland is a quiet beachside town with antique shops, inns, restaurants, and a spooky history. Download a copy of the map here http://www.bike-santabarbara.org/rides/DIY/PDF/Summerland.pdf.

Montecito Village Ride. 9.6 miles long.

This ride starts at the bottom of Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara, travels along the beach, then climbs up to Montecito Village, one of Montecito’s two shopping areas. On the way, you will pass Casa del Herrera, an historic 1925 estate that is preserved by a nonprofit with its original structure, gardens and furnishings. It is worthwhile taking their tour, however you have to reserve ahead. In Montecito, you’ll pass many upscale homes, and your choice of restaurants in the Village. Download a copy of the map here http://www.bike-santabarbara.org/rides/DIY/PDF/Mont-Village.pdf.

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