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A Ride for Caffeine Achievers


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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Frank Peters

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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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