10 Must-Do Bike Rides in 2017

Marc Lindsay
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.

About the Author

Marc Lindsay
Marc Lindsay

Marc is a freelance writer based in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a master’s degree in writing from Portland State University and is a certified physical therapy assistant. An avid cyclist and runner of over 20 years, Marc contributes to LAVA, Competitor and Phoenix Outdoor magazines. He is the former cycling editor for Active.com.