40 yrs bike touring
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Santa Barbara,CA.
Bikes: Bruce Gordon Ti Rock N Road , Fat Chance Mountain Tandem 
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Road with a little gravel capabilities?
If you are starting from the SB Airport go West on Hollister Ave. to 101 junction/overpass [under 3 miles]. [It is legal to ride on freeway starting at Winchester Canyon/Hollister Ave. junction; Good shoulders for riding.] After 20+? miles on 101 Exit at Refugio Rd. turn right and climb sometimes steeply to Refugio Pass passing by the Reagan Ranch near the top. Gravel starts at the top heading into Santa Ynez for about 3/4 of a mile. Refugio Rd meets Hwy 246 at the Santa Ynez High School. You know the way from there I expect. Have a good ride.
At the top for county liability reasons there is often a sign saying road closed. I talked to the road dept guy there and he said bikes are not a problem.