10 Must-Do Bike Rides in 2017

by Marc Lindsay
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July 29—Santa Cruz, California

From the redwood forests to the Pacific Ocean, this legendary route in Santa Cruz is as beautiful as it is difficult. The 135-mile route includes 13,215 feet of climbing and descents that aren’t for the faint of heart. For less-experienced cyclists, shorter routes of 45, 75 and 101 miles are also options.


  • Hoss

    I was surprised not to see maybe one of the rides like the Seattle to Portland (one or two days, 206 miles), the RAMROD (Ride Around Mt. Rainier in One Day), or the Triple Bypass…

    Biggest point – look around your general location; there are epic rides everywhere!