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Old 02-04-13, 12:08 PM
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Good road riding in/around Bonita CA?

Hi everyone,

I'm a norcal cyclist (Sacramento/Davis). I'm down visiting family and I was hoping y'all could recommend some ~20-30mi road cycling routes starting and ending in or around Bonita.

Thanks!
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there is the Otay Lakes and Olympic training center toward south. You can push past that and go to campground I think it is thousand trails. There is a pretty challenging climb past the lakes called honey springs would definitely push you over the 30 mark.

You can go west toward the coast and downtown on a bike path.



I don't know the area perfectly so as far as miles I think that either route should be close to 20-30. Each time I have ridden the area I was in a group ride and just mindlessly following. This should give you a good start but I would check with a LBS for better info
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Old 02-05-13, 01:26 AM
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from bonita, you can ride west along the hwy 54 bike path (south side of freeway) then either head south and pick up the silver strand bike path to coronado. relatively flat and traffic free. about a 40 mile round trip. or...you could head north along the bay following harbor dr to downtown, past the airport and up to point loma/cabrillo natl monument and back. that is about 45 miles round trip. Extending that to incorporate the la jolla area would add approx 15 extra miles.
you can also head up the hill on otay lakes road and head east to the backcountry and hwy 94. from there, your legs will dictate things as the road tilts upwards pretty good.

if you wanna stay within an hour of home, a good workout can be had heading back and forth between the mesas and canyons comprising bonita and eastern chula vista.

if you haven't ridden san diego before, my recommendation is to hit coronado via the silver strand bike path, the ride nw through downtown to point loma/cabrillo natl monument and east on otay lakes rd to the 94.
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lots of riding and dedicated bike lanes in the area...just depends on your level of fitness, amount of time and what you wanna see.
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int19...was that you and a younger riding buddy looking for the bike path to coronado i encountered in national city and redirected/rode with in a southbound manner for a few miles on feb 13th?
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