10 Must-Do Bike Rides in 2017

Marc Lindsay
by Marc Lindsay
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SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS CHALLENGE
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.  

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