The weather is gorgeous almost all year long, so why not go for a bike ride?
But where to start? I remember when I first started riding again I headed downhill from Corona del Mar to Balboa Island. What a discovery! Be sure to take in the Balboa Is. ferry for a lovely bike riding experience. The ferry costs $1.25 including your bike.
|Want to ride to the Newport Pier? Try this route from the Honda Center along the Santa Ana River Trail. It’s a quiet, family-friendly and healthy way to get to the beach. Details…|
|Quail Hill Loop. Surprise! Most of this route is off-road and elsewhere we’ll ride on multi-use paths to avoid busy arterials on this sweet loop into Irvine along the San Diego Creek Trail. Details…|
|Caffeine Achievers. Visit coffee shops and other cozy spots along this route from Crystal Cove to Balboa Island and the peninsula. Details…|
|Ferry your bike. Take a cruise on the Balboa Is. ferry with your bike as you explore the Wedge and the Newport Pier. Details…|
|Like a quiet ride? The Back Bay loop is a super ride, especially if you like riding without cars. It’s quiet, so you can relax and concentrate on your conversation with your friends. Options from this loop can take you to UC Irvine and Saturday morning’s Farmers Market in University Town Center, Campus Drive at University Drive. Start this ride from the Civic Center. Details…|
|In it for the workout? San Joaquin Hills Road to Newport Coast Drive, 8 miles. It’s not the mileage; it’s the elevation. Enjoy a quick workout with this 700′ climb from Big Corona Beach to Newport Coast Drive. Details…|
|Want to stretch it out? Try this route from Corona del Mar to Huntington Beach, 21 miles, along the beach boardwalk. You’ll be off Coast Hwy so you can relax and you’ll see lots of people and be torn – where to stop for a bite to eat? There are too many choices. Details…|
|How about lunch in Laguna Beach? Try this route from the Civic Center to downtown Laguna Beach, 18 miles, in and out of Crystal Cove State Park. Pack a camera as you’ll enjoy many gorgeous views along the way. Details…|
|The Jeffrey Open Space Trail completes a nearly 30-mi, mostly off-road loop across Irvine. Details…|