enCYCLEpedia Southern California - The Best Easy Scenic Bike Rides 3rd Edition

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enCYCLEpedia Southern California - The Best Easy Scenic Bike Rides 3rd Edition

Richard Fox

enCYCLEpedia Southern California 3rd Edition (list $24.95) presents 200+ scenic ride options at SoCal's beaches, deserts, mountains, wine country, harbors, & historic city centers from San Diego to Cambria to Palm Springs. Recreational cyclists who enjoy beautiful scenery while avoiding car traffic and major hill climbs will find the rides heavenly. The 3rd Ed is updated for 2021 and includes e-bike info, more map detail and some new rides. Downloadable maps depict paved (~75%) or novice mountain bike (MTB) trails; or pleasant on-road routes of 5 to 30 miles with options to extend, perfect for regular or e-bikes. enCYCLEpedia.net contains additional ride detail (Santa Clarita, SD Coast, etc), features and updates for book owners.
Contents:
Intro: Access & combine rides via SoCal rail. Beaches, bird & whale watching. Rides from campgrounds. Bike to brunch.
San Luis Obispo Co: Tour Cambria, Morro Bay & Avila Beach. Montana de Oro State Park (SP) MTB. SLO Town info. Pismo beach/road rides. Carrizo Plain Nat. Mon. MTB.
Santa Barbara Co: Solvang-Los Olivos-Santa Ynez wine country. Lompoc-Surf Beach road ride. Santa Barbara waterfront path, connect to Goleta path and UCSB paved and MTB or coast roads to Carpinteria.
Ventura Co: Beach bike paths, harbor tour. Ventura - Ojai rail trails. Oceanfront Rincon road & path.
LA Co: Famous beach trail Santa Monica-Redondo Bch. San Pedro, LA Harbor tour. Long Beach ocean paths, connect to Naples Isl, Seal Beach. San Gabriel River (SGR) Trail: El Dorado, Whittier Narrows and Santa Fe Dam Parks. W Fork SGR paved mountain trail. Puddingstone Reservoir Loop. Griffith Pk/LA River Loop, Mt Hollywood e-bike. Sepulveda Dam trails. San Marino/ Huntg'n Gardens. Pasadena road tour, path. Avalon on Catalina Isle.
Orange Co: Huntington Beach ocean path, Central Park. Best of Santa Ana River Trl (SART): Costa Mesa, Anaheim, Yorba Linda. Newport Beach: Back Bay Loop to Irvine paths, Balboa Isl ferry to ocean path. Irvine's San Diego Crk Path, Shady Cyn/Turtle Rock loop, Great Park/Jeffrey loop. Mountains to Sea Path Newport-Orange. Peters Canyon MTB. Crystal Cove SP's paved blufftop, inland MTB. Laguna Beach bike routes, pano fire road. Aliso Wood Canyons Pk MTB, road ride, Aliso Creek regional path. Salt Creek Path to beach. Dana Point's Doheny SP beach paths, harbor cruise, connect to San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano (SJC). SJC paved path to beach, mission, horse country. San Clemente beach path or hilly road route through town, connect to path/roads to surf beaches, San Onofre SP, Camp Pendleton to Oceanside. Yorba Linda Rec Trail. Old Town Orange & Santiago Creek paved path to Santiago Oaks and Irvine Park MTB. Fullerton Loop MTB, connect to historic downtown. Chino Hills SP Telegraph Canyon MTB. Trabuco Canyon MTB and paved trails near O'Neil Park, Caspers & Whiting Ranch reg parks info.
San Diego Co: San Marcos paths. Lake Hodges MTB. Oceanside's San Luis Rey River Trail, beach path, harbor cruise, coast roads to La Jolla. San Diego Mission Bay loop, beach path, connect to Old Town, Ocean Bch, La Jolla, San Diego Harbor tour. Road route to Balboa Park/Zoo/Hillcrest. Ferry to Coronado's coastal paths & bike route around San Diego Bay. Pt Loma/Cabrillo NM Class II. Paths at Lake Miramar, Lake Murray. Mission Hills Pk paved, MTB. Los Penasquitos Preserve, Marian Barr & Rose Canyon MTB. Laguna Mountains MTB/ Pacific Crest Trail hike.
Kern Co/Inland Empire: Kern River Trail, Bakersfield highlights. SART Norco-San Bernardino. Historic Riverside, Mt. Rubidoux, Victoria Ave bike path, Citrus SP. Temecula wine country, Old Town. Lake Perris Loop. Claremont tour. Pacific Electric Trail through Montclair, Upland, Rancho Cuc, Fontana. Big Bear's Alpine Pedal Path, bike routes to alpine village. Snow Summit ski lift MTB.
The Deserts: Palm Springs' stars' homes tour. City loops. New CV Link path in Palm Spgs, Palm Desert and the east valley. Paths through Coachella Valley cities, Joshua Tree NP, Anza-Borrego SP.

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