by Sing Weist
Looking for a long bike ride around Ventura County? There are multiple connecting cities that offer beautiful biking routes that make it accessible to transport back and forth. Some of the best bikeways are all around Ventura: The Coastal Trail, Ojai Bike Trail, Camarillo, Carpentaria, and Thousand Oaks.
1. The Coastal Trail is along the 101 and PCH where you have a beautiful coastal view. Along this bike path you will hit multiple parks: Seaside Wilderness Park, Farla County Park, to Rincon Beach Park. One of the popular trails along this route is the Rincon Bike Trail, which allows you to bike from San Buenaventura to Carpentaria. This bike ride is about 15 miles along the beautiful coast with ocean views that stretch for miles.
2. The Ojai Valley Bike Trail runs parallel to Highway 33 and begins near Foster Park. This bike ride can range from anywhere between 12 to 20 miles, and has beautiful trees along the way. This trail is wonderful for any bike rider level. Once you arrive in Ojai at Libbey Park, you enter a bike friendly town that has multiple shops and food for you to replenish before your bike ride home.
3. The Oxnard Bike Trail is down North Harbor Blvd and ends at Oxnard Beach Park. There are multiple bike trails that surround Ventura to and from neighboring cities. The bike ride from San Buenaventura State Beach to Oxnard Beach is about 14 miles round trip.
If you would like to stay around Ventura, there are multiple bike friendly lanes that allow you to easily bike around downtown Ventura. For additional information on bike trails around Ventura and neighboring cities visit Ventura County Transportation Communication (VCTC). Whether you are a beginner or an advanced bike rider, these trails are perfect for every experience level. If you’re looking for a bike trail that’s along the coast or surrounded by trees, Ventura offers multiple resources for you to plan your next bike ride!
For more information on cycling in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, check out Cycle Cal Coast.
Top photo by Tanner Kasso