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Coffee shops and other delightful spots along the coast.

Take this coastal ride from Crystal Cove to the peninsula and enjoy all the coffee and caffeine you can handle.

Not a coffee drinker?
Then how about one of the original date shakes at the Shake Shack.

Rose’s Donuts in Corona del Mar is a cyclist’s haven; you’ll want to linger here before pressing on to Balboa Island and a ferry ride to the peninsula.

There’s a lot to see and do, so read the ride details.

Credits: A tip of the hat to the original caffeine achiever, Charlie Gandy.



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  1. Or, extend the ride south to Dana Point as we did yesterday. A beautiful coastal ride with just the right amount of hills. Plus, to keep up the theme of this post, the turn around point of the ride was a coffee shop at the Dana Point Harbor.

    From the Newport Beach peninsula starting point to Dana Point Harbor it is exactly 20 miles, so a very doable ride for a wide range of riders. Throw in a good dose of gorgeous southern California weather and it makes for a perfect weekend morning.

    Bike safe.

  2. This is a nice route for casual riders, mostly on quiet streets and bike paths. The “hard” part is just a couple of blocks of PCH which are pretty wide anyway, and have sidewalks.

    The bike path through Crystal Cove is beautiful, overlooking the ocean, with no cars or crowds — perfect for family rides with small children.

  3. Thanks for the shout out, Frank. People ask, are caffeine achievers dangerous? I say yes; don’t look them in the eye.

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