I took friends from Portland on this ride,

This is the most beautiful bike ride!

That’s saying something!

So this ride seemed like the perfect destination for the 2014 Valentines Bike Ride.

Start at the Newport Beach Civic Center where you’ll enjoy free parking. Bring water, a helmet and lunch money. And don’t forget to apply sunscreen. A camera would be a nice accessory as you’ll stop at many of the dramatic overlooks in Corona del Mar and Crystal Cove State Park on your way south.

How long will it take?
Budget an hour each way, so you can stop at all the scenic overlooks then add an hour for lunch, a little longer on weekends.

Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach

Elevation Gain/Loss:   1520 ft
Distance:   18.3 mi
Effort:   Moderate
Crystal Cove overlook

Crystal Cove overlook