The ride across Orange County
You may think so as it travels from the coast to the foothills and back. You’ll see lots of cyclists out here on weekend mornings.
Bring 2 water bottles? Santiago Canyon is warm and dry almost year-round.
Want to ride off-road? Although you’ll share Santiago Cyn Road with cars, the rest of the route was planned to maximize off-road trails, so it’s suitable for athletic teens and anyone who prefers to ride away from automobiles.
Start at the Newport Beach Civic Center where there’s lots of free parking.
Cook's Corner, mid-ride break
You’ll be thirsty by the time you summit, right after Modjeska Canyon Road. In less than 2 miles look for Live Oak Canyon Road and the entrance to Cook’s Corner.
“Cook’s Corner is considered to be one of the most famous biker bars in Southern California.” You’ll fit right in.
Long downhill return
After refreshments you’ll be barreling down El Toro Road.
After the ride
There’s lots of food and beverage at Fashion Island, or along Coast Hwy in Corona del Mar.