I'm taking my annual bike trek from Santa Cruz to the Sea Otter Classic. I've tried going through Salinas before, but was confounded by a "Bikes Prohibited" sign on Southbound Highway 68 at the Spreckels Road exit.
The TAMC Monterey County bike map, however, shows Hwy 68 is a Caltrans designated bike route most of the way to Reservation Road. Google Streetview shows me the "Bikes Prohibited" sign is still at the Spreckels Road exit, so I'm naturally confused.
Google Satellite view shows farm roads I could take that parallel 68, except for the creek just north of Reservation Road. With all of the rain we've had lately I don't know if it's easily fordable or not.
How about it, locals? Any bike suggestions to get me from Salinas to Reservation Road?
Thanks in advance.