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where to ride in south Orange County, CA?(4 posts)

where to ride in south Orange County, CA?someguy1
Jul 13, 2001 11:26 AM
i am down here on summer break from school, where i have done all of my riding the past couple years. i would like to get away from the crowded roads of mission viejo for something a little more "isolated." i'm looking for something around 30-40miles and don't mind driving for a good road or climb. thanks.
Hook up with the Orange County Wheelmen ...Humma Hah
Jul 14, 2001 7:18 PM
... its a LARGE organization and I understand they do lots of different rides in the area.

Log onto and see what they have posted.
re: where to ride in south Orange County, CA?Markus
Jul 16, 2001 11:20 AM
Hey there someguy1,
If you go to these links, you'll fund the "official" bike paths around Orange County. ANything else around here is pretty dangerous traffic wise. Click on the link at the bottom of the map and you can get the .pdf version that has better detail.
A great ride is Santiago Canyon Road heading North -> South. Its the long, lonely green line on the east side of the North OC map. Runs from Tustin/Orange to the Coast.

OCTA transit bike map for South Orange County:

and for North Orange County:
re: where to ride in south Orange County, CA?rkoby
Nov 30, 2001 11:15 PM
I live down here in San Clemente. There are great rides down here. You can ride the back roads through the town down to State Park. You can ride back along the Coast road down to Doheny and then get on the bike path along the creek bed there which takes you all the way up to San Juan Capistrano. You can run this whole ride with really very little traffic and nice bike lanes where there is traffic for the most part. Plus you have the Ocean scenery. If you want hills, then climb up into the hills of San Clemente going up Presidio or Palizada on up. There are some real ball busters go up to the top of the mountain off Presidio.

The people who do not know any better ride along El Camino Real. Get off the main road down to Del Obispo where there is a marked bike road which takes you south to the State Park. They shut down Camp Pendelton so you can't go through there anymore. Thankyou Bin Laden.