This morning’s weather was more of the same – cloudy and overcast- as we left Goleta. Bike trails and bike lanes are now the rule instead of the exception.
As we traveled out of Goleta and through Santa Barbara, we were on bike trails or side streets with our own lane.
Once we were out of Santa Barbara,
we traveled south through Coastal Village, Summerland, and Carpentiera – paralleling Route 101, but on a side road with a bike lane. After a coffee stop in Carpentiera at a Cupcake Shop, we headed out for what we thought would be at least a five mile ride on the 101, only to discover another beautiful paved separated bike trail along the water.
That took some money and was not even mentioned on the bike map so it must be pretty new. When the trail ended in Mussel Shoals, we were routed on to the Pacific Coast Highway, lined with huge RV rigs camped right on the oceanside.
When we reached Ventura, we were routed onto the Omar Raines Oceanfront Bikepath and from there had to travel about five miles on Harbor Rd. to reach Oxnard where we have stopped for the day.
After 50 miles of cycling, it’s nice to have a great view of the marina and listen to the seals in the harbor.
Tomorrow – Malibu!