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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: normal heights-san diego, ca
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there are a few concrete-lined river bike paths (sweetwater 54 fwy, ocean beach 8 fwy, oceanside 76 fwy) but with the exception of the oceanside 76 fwy one, they are less than 4 miles long. the oceanside one is about 8 miles long-i think. the 56 fwy one doesn't follow a river but a canyon and is about 5 miles long with a good little rise heading from west to east.
the silver strand bikeway from coronado to imperial beach/chula vista is the longest one at about 8/9 miles one way and is the most scenic since it has bay and ocean views the whole way.
fiesta island in the middle of mission bay near sea world has a flat, 4 mile loop with low, one-way traffic and is bike friendly.
the loop around lake miramar in the scripps ranch area is a pleasant 5 miles.
but if you feel comfortable doing so, the coastal ride along the 101 (our version of pch) is fantastic and is a must do. the area from ucsd north to oceanside pier is a good 20 miles one way and easy to turn around at any point.
Last edited by ooga-booga; 03-16-13 at 10:14 AM.