Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Santa Cruz Bike Rides #1

Over the next week or so I will be posting my favorite rides over a range of distances starting and finishing in Santa Cruz. Hope they can provide you with some inspiration.
This is a nice middle distance ride. Ideally to be done on a weekend morning so you can get the Soquel section out of the way while there's not much traffic. Once you get through Aptos you can start cranking it up with a nice long climb up to the top of Cox Road. But it's not finished there. Several shorter but steeper climbs await on San Andreas and up from Seacliff Beach. A nice section on the aerobars on the service road that runs parallel Hwy 1 and you've earned the right to cruise through Capitola and sit up and enjoy the surf on the way home.
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