Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Senior Member SYV Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Santa Ynez Valley, CA
    My Bikes
    Mercier Serpens & Nishiki Meridian SRS
    Posts
    119
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Monterey Area Rides

    I'm heading to Monterey for three days at the end of the week and want to know some great routes. I don't plan to do Big Sur, but would like the "must ride" ideas for the coastal areas, 17 Mile Drive, etc. Are there any roads to avoid due to traffic, debris, etc.? Also, any great bike shops in the Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel area? Thanks!

  2. #2
    Fo Cereal?! DonKristoph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    (Soon to be) N. Carolingian
    My Bikes
    Guerciotti
    Posts
    28
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Personally I like the ride from Marina to Monterey, and the "loop" around Asilomar is always nice. Weather's been pretty good on the weekend, so you shouldn't have a problem with ride gear. Check out http://www.vcmonterey.org/index.php for an area map, and Josleyn's http://www.joselynsbicycles.com/ or Winning Wheels http://www.mbay.net/~goshin/ for some LBS'. Hope that helps, Cheers!

  3. #3
    Senior Member LouD-Reno's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    165
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'd also suggest, if at all feasible, drive an hour or so south on Hwy 1, just beyond Lucia, to Nacimiento-Fergusson road. This is opposite Kirk Creek campground, and is arguably one of the most spectacular climbs on the coast. It switchbacks up almost 3000 feet, with views that are unparalleled. This is THE "must ride" on the central coast as far as I'm concerned. Don't miss it !!!

    Cheers...

  4. #4
    Senior Member SYV Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Santa Ynez Valley, CA
    My Bikes
    Mercier Serpens & Nishiki Meridian SRS
    Posts
    119
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Great Idea - Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by LouD-Reno
    It switchbacks up almost 3000 feet, with views that are unparalleled. This is THE "must ride" on the central coast as far as I'm concerned. Don't miss it !!!

    Cheers...
    Sounds great! In fact, I wanted to head back down Hiway 1, so heck, my wife can shop in Carmel for a few hours and I can fly south on 1 and enjoy the ride. Sweet.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •