by Daniela Alvarez

Springtime Riding

Springtime in San Diego is a warm, colorful haven. With near perfect weather, shady trees, and the dazzling Pacific Ocean to the west, San Diego is the ultimate place to find the most scenic bike routes and explore the beauty of the whole county. From north to south, San Diego boasts hundreds of miles of scenic bike riding. Check out these bike paths throughout sunny San Diego!

Before riding, remember to:

• Bring a water bottle
• Have a padlock to secure your bike
• Check the air pressure on your tires
• Wear a helmet

Around Town

Adams Avenue
Kensington to University Heights
For less intense bicyclists who want to ride through a trendy location, Adams Ave. is the perfect path. With dozens of coffee shops, restaurants, and breweries, this path offers plenty of inviting pit stops and minimal traffic for an easy trip.

Balboa Park Bike Trails
Balboa Park
Balboa Park offers five gateways, each with several trails perfect for biking or walking. The Balboa Park paths are ideal for admiring the park’s beauty or for stopping at one of the park’s many museums.

Bayshore Biking
This 24-mile path is almost a full loop, beginning in Coronado and ending in Seaport Village. While you can’t bike on the Coronado Bridge, you can take the ferry to complete the entire path. This path offers ocean views and a relatively flat, easy ride for anyone.

Closer to Home

Lake Hodges Suspension Bridge
This stressed, ribbon-style bridge is nearly 1,000 feet long and overlooks Lake Hodges in Escondido. The bridge welcomes bicyclists and pedestrians and offers beautiful scenery. Perfect for kids and beginners.

Highway 56 Bike Path
Torrey Pines to Rancho Peñasquitos
This 10-mile bike path begins at Torrey Pines State Reserve and ends in Rancho Peñasquitos. This is the perfect path for intermediate to advanced cyclists looking to break a sweat and enjoy the views along the way.

San Luis Rey River Trail
Oceanside to Guajome Regional Park
This paved, seven-mile path allows for an easy ride for all types of bicyclists and pedestrians. The open space and beautiful views make it a great route to take on a weekend afternoon.