Here are the results for the “How to Win a Jersey & T-Shirts with GPS” promotion ending 9/22! Thank you for all the great ride submissions! Here are the judge’s selections for the answers to the question, “What is your favorite bike ride route?” Congratulations to Christopher, for sharing some great ride routes for all of us! They all grabbed gear from our group of a new Bike the Coast jersey, a Bike the Coast t-shirt, 2 new STRAVA t-shirts and 1 new pair of STRAVA cycling socks.
BEST FAMILY RIDE
My favorite bike ride route begins at El Porto Beach and continues south until you reach Hermosa Beach. This is the route I ride with my two girls. Eldest one rides an aqua metallic bike w/ streamers and the youngest one gets to sit in a bicycle trailer attached to my mtn bike.
We love this route because it hugs our wonderful beaches throughout the ride and usually ends with a scoop of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream at Hermosa. There’s plenty of places to rest along the bike path and there’s always a restroom nearby (VERY important if your riding with kids) The route also passes two piers in Manhattan and Hermosa which offer the perfect opportunity to have a snack, people watch, and maybe take in a game of volleyball. It’s a great, easy, and fun ride to do. You have the sun, surf, and the beach…..add them all up and you’ve got a wonderful recipe for fun day of cycling.
BEST STRAVA ROUTE
My favorite ride is here:
08/06/2011 Maple Springs > Santiago Peak
BEST NEW RIDER ROUTE
Just started riding (thanks to my husband) the beginning of August and I look forward to whatever free time I have to get out there!
My favorite route is from the Silver Strand bikeway near the San Diego National Wildlife Complex to Tidelands Park in Coronado. It’s around 17 miles round trip. You’re next to the beach and goes through awesome scenery…can’t get any better than that!
BEST BREAK FOR FOOD ROUTE
My favorite ride is Torrey Pines Beach, up the coast to Carlsbad for a stop to get some pizza and beer before returning. Beautiful scenery along the coast through all the adorable coastal towns in San Diego County
BEST OC CENTURY TRAINING ROUTE
My favorite route: From Huntington Beach to Chino Hills, along the Santa Ana River Trail. This has become a weekly event since I’m training for the century ride, and offers an easy way to squeeze in 60 miles or more without traffic or stop lights.
Start on the PCH and Brookhurst between Huntington Beach and Newport Beach, where the trail heads east along the canal. You’ll go over a couple bridges to get to the other side, but it’s marked for you. Pretty easy, and simple.