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LA to SB, CA...A route?

Old 09-05-06, 05:42 PM
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LA to SB, CA...A route?

I would like to know if anyone has any type of route or path I shoudl take if I wanted to rdie from LA to SB. I am planning to do this in the near future(a couple of months). I know how to get there by the freeway but not sure how I can do this via bike.

Please, if anyone knows I will be in your debt forever!!
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Old 09-05-06, 06:08 PM
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I can't give you turn by turn directions, but it's something like:

Go up PCH until it gets near the intersection with the 101. At some point in there, you'll cross over onto street roads which takes you up into SB. You should be able to sort it out pretty easily with a street map from that point.

If you want detailed turn by turn directions, I did part of that route based on the book: Bicycling the Pacific Coast
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...6562X?v=glance



You could also get bike maps from Adventure Cycling association.
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There aren't many roads between Ventura and SB, but I do believe that there is a bike path. See if you can get in touch with DannoXYZ from this forum. He lives in SB and could certainly help you with the Ventura-SB stretch.
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Old 09-05-06, 06:13 PM
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From Northridge:

Go to Topanga Canyon Blvd, turn north.
Left on Santa Susana Pass Rd.
Becomes Kuehner. (Simi Valley)
Left on East Los Angeles Ave.
Becomes Tierra Rejada Rd. (Moorpark)
Left on Los Angeles Ave (Hwy 118).
Right on Mills Rd (still Hwy 118)
Left on Telegraph Rd. (Ventura)
Right on Main St.
Enter bike path at Emma Wood State Park.
Exit bike path to Hwy 1
Enter 101 at end of Hwy 1
Exit 101 on Bates Rd.
Re-enter 101 and exit on Rincon Rd.
North on Carpinteria Ave. (Carpinteria)
Right on Santa Ynez Ave.
Left on Via Real
Becomes Lillie Ave.
Becomes Ortega Hill Rd. (Summerland)
North on N. Jameson Ln
Left on Olive Mill Rd.
Becomes Channel Dr.
Left on E. Cabrillo Blvd. (Santa Barbara)
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Santa Monica to Santa Barbara Route

0.0mi Start at San Vicente and Ocean. Take Ocean down to PCH and head N. Pass Malibu, Zuma, Leo Carillo , Ventura County line (27mi), Point Mugu (Big Rock-34mi).

37mi Exit USN Pt. Mugu/Las Posas Rd. At top of exit ramp take a R on Las Posas Rd. You will be heading through large agricultural field. Be prepared for some wind.

40mi L on Hueneme Road. This is the first traffic signal you come to. This will head you back towards the coast. Go under freeway pass Drisccoli (42mi) and head into Port Hueneme.

47.7mi R onto Ventura Road

49.7mi L onto Channel Island Boulevard. Continue past marina.

51.7mi Stay R onto Harbor Blvd. Channel Island Boulevard turns into Harbor just stay R. Cross 5th St(53.5mi), cross Gonzales (55mi). Pass large shopping center on L.

58mi L on Peninsula Street. There is a traffic light here and "Ventura Keys" apartment complex. Go 4 or 5 blocks to end where it T's.

58.3mi R on Pierpoint. Go until street ends/turn right and look toward your left.

59.1mi L through gate onto bike path San Buena State Beach. The bike path is slow and there are a lot of people. GO SLOW!! Its only for a couple of miles. Stay on the path as it goes through Ventura center. The path breaks and goes into the parking lot then picks up again. Stay on it until it starts to head away from the beach. The path will end at a bridge.

61.5mi L on Main Street. Head across bridge.

62mi L at Emma Woods beach. At the entrance to the 101 on your left will be Emma Woods beach and the entrance to the Bicentennial Bikeway. Pass guard shack and head R onto path.

63.3mi L onto Ricon Parkway. The bike path ends. Be very careful and cross to the other side of the road and head L on Ricon Parkway. Continue on this pass Faria Park. You will need to stay on this road until it dead end onto the 101.

70.4mi Stay R. The road heads left under the freeway DO NOT FOLLOW UNDER FREEWAY. You stay R onto the access road that runs parallel to the freeway.

71.2mi Enter onto 101. The access road will eventually put you right on the freeway. There is a wide shoulder so there is plenty of room. The next exit is Bates you can exit and re-enter freeway or just stay on the 101.

74.5mi Exit 150 Ojai/Lake Casitas. At top of ramp turn L over freeway and veer R onto Service road which turns into Carpenteria Ave. Continue through Carpenteria.

77.6mi R on to Santa Yanez Ave. Go over freeway to stop sign.

77.7mi L on Via Real. Stay on this road just pass The Big Yellow House Restraunt. This road basically turns into Ortega Hill.

82.5mi Veer R up Ortega Hill. This is a short steep hill will a stop sign and T at the bottom so watch you speed coming down the hill.

83.2mi L on North Jameson Lane. Cross San Yisidro Lane (4 way stop - 84.5mi)

84.7mi L on Olive Mill. Go 20 ft and take quick R.

84.7mi R on Coast Village Road.

85.6mi Stay L at freeway entrance onto Cabrillo Road. Cabrillo will bring you into Santa Barbara and start running along the beach.

88mi R on State Street. You've made it. Find a nice watering hole and have a cold drink and something to eat. You deserve it!!!!
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Here is one:

http://www.caree.org/RouteSlips/SantaBarbara2Day.pdf

I haven't done it, so if you get eaten by a mountain lion on the way, don't hold me liable
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great idea... i can't wait to move back to cali
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Try searching caltrain website. They have booklets for pacific coast bicycle route.
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Thanks guys I'll bookmark this!!!

I'm going to obviously drive and try it out first but I am definately going to be doing this in about a month or so. If anyone wants to go with me, let me know
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Here's how I go from Malibu back to S.B. Let me know when you're doing this, maybe I'll ride down and meet you in Malibu and ride back.

I usually stick close to the coast, unfortunately, there's no way to avoid getting on 101-North. On the way back from Malibu I'll go:

- Trancas market for food & drinks, then PCH north
- left E. Hueneme road to the Naval base
- wrap around base (right S. Ventura, left W. Channel Islands)
- right on Victoria (this threads the needle between Oxnard and busy Harbor blvd)
- left on W. Gonzales (or Olivas Park Drive a little later, this bypasses the busy sections of Harbor)
- right Harbor, then onto 101N at the State Beach
- off 101N at Bailard Ave, very southern end of Carpinteria/SB
- the rest of the way to S.B. you can take surface roads.

I can post a more detailed map later.

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Originally Posted by DannoXYZ
Here's how I go from Malibu back to S.B. Let me know when you're doing this, maybe I'll ride down and meet you in Malibu and ride back.

I usually stick close to the coast, unfortunately, there's no way to avoid getting on 101-North. On the way back from Malibu I'll go:

- Trancas market for food & drinks, then PCH north
- left E. Hueneme road to the Naval base
- wrap around base (right S. Ventura, left W. Channel Islands)
- right on Victoria (this threads the needle between Oxnard and busy Harbor blvd)
- left on W. Gonzales (or Olivas Park Drive a little later, this bypasses the busy sections of Harbor)
- right Harbor, then onto 101N at the State Beach
- off 101N at Bailard Ave, very southern end of Carpinteria/SB
- the rest of the way to S.B. you can take surface roads.

I can post a more detailed map later.
Sweet we should do it definately. The only problem I can think of is how I am going to get back to my car...Or I can turn this into a double which will be tought with all the traffic but still doable.
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Originally Posted by ovoleg
Thanks guys I'll bookmark this!!!

I'm going to obviously drive and try it out first but I am definately going to be doing this in about a month or so. If anyone wants to go with me, let me know
Organize a ride in the SoCal forum, man!
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Actually, there's a way to bypass 101N and go inland at Ventura around Lake Casitas. But that may actually be more dangerous as the 150 is single-lane each side with no shoulder. I've gotten buzzed by Harley gangs and shoved off the road before.

I have a friend coming up from Long Beach this weekend. If you want to come up Sat., he can probably give you a ride back on Sunday.

Or you can aim for a double-century?
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Nice responses!
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Originally Posted by worker4youth
Organize a ride in the SoCal forum, man!
IS there a SoCal forum? Where?
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Originally Posted by NRRider
IS there a SoCal forum? Where?
Man, we've had this forum for ages....

SoCal Forum!
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Originally Posted by The Fixer
Man, we've had this forum for ages....

SoCal Forum!
Well I'll be! That's great, thanks. Was looking for something like this. Just didn't look hard enough.
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god...i mostly hate where i grew up (chatsworth), but hearing 'topanga canyon' and 'santa susana' used in directions is really freaking nostalgic.
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