enCYCLEpedia Southern California - The Best Easy Scenic Bike Rides

UPDATES, LINKS, NEWS, ERRATA, ETC. CHAPTERS 5 to end

5. ORANGE COUNTY

Newport Beach promenade, NB1

News: enCYCLEpedia was featured in the May, 2015 Orange County Register, with emphasis on the OC rides. Full archived print version . Limited web version

INTRO Note: Although not all of the areas were listed in the intro due to space constraints, that doesn't mean the author doesn't appreciate them just as much!

ORANGE COUNTY LINKS Ocean Water Quality Bikeways Master Plan OCTA County Bikeways

HB1 SURF CITY HUNTINGTON BEACH LINKS: City of HB HB Restaurants

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

NB1,2 NEWPORT BEACH LINKS: City of Newport Beach Balboa Ferry

 Restaurants Upper Newport Bay Regional Park Newport Bay Conservancy

Birding/Audubon Corona Del Mar CDM State Beach

NB3,4 CRYSTAL COVE STATE PARK LINKS: State Park CrystalCoveStatePark.com

Historic Cottages Restaurants Update: Recommended Pacific Whey Cafe CLOSED.

LB1 and 2 LAGUNA BEACH REQUEST "LAGUNA" for the complete article. LINKS: Restaurants Laguna Coast Wilderness Park Pageant of the Masters Sawdust Festival  City Site Updates: LB1: The path to Top of the World is progressing very slowly. LB2: Bike Shop for this area: Laguna Beach Cyclery

DP1 DANA POINT LINKS: Dana Point Harbor City Site Ocean Institute

Blues Festival Doheny State Beach Doheny Interpretive Association

SJ1 SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO LINKS: City Site Local Info

SC1,2,3 SAN CLEMENTE LINKS: City Site San Clemente State Beach  San Onofre State Beach San Onofre Foundation (Preserving Trestles Beach)  Local Surfrider Chapter Camp Pendleton Check for Pendleton Closures Restaurants

 News: SC3 Camp Pendleton bike access: By March 1, 2016 bicyclists will be required to register in order to have access to the base. An online process began in February and base access will be good for one year. Bicyclists will need to re-register every year. Until March 1, bicyclists will still be able to enter the base with their U.S. or State government issued identification card just like now. From March 1, all bicyclists will need to be registered and show their U.S. or State identification when entering the base. Plan ahead as registration approval can take 7 days or more. Click here for the registration form.

News: San Clemente has a new Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan. The only aspect of interest to us is a planned 1-mile Class I connector between the Class I path along Coast Hwy (DP1) and the Beach Trail (SC1). Currently cyclists must use a temporary separated path and some on- road Class II sections along Coast Hwy.

For more detailed instructions on getting to San Onofre Surf Beach (p 162, SC3 "The Ride," paragraph 3) CLICK HERE

SANTA ANA RIVER TRAIL LINKS: SART Site Trail Conditions

SAR1 COSTA MESA: LINKS: Talbert Regional Park  Fairview Park City Site

Costa Mesa Info South Coast Plaza OC Performing Arts Center Noguchi Garden

FV1 FOUNTAIN VALLEY LINKS: City Site Mile Square Park

SAR2,3 ANAHEIM : News: Trail closure: Section at the boundary of SAR2 and SAR3 will have an on-street detour until October 2015. See updates here. LINKS: City Site

Angels Baseball Santiago Greenway

SAR3/YL1 YORBA LINDA LINKS: City Site Nixon Library Bike Route Map x P 176 Imperial 'Blvd' should be 'Hwy' (SR90)

IR1,2,3 IRVINE News: A 3.5-mile trail opened next to Jeffrey Rd between I-5 and Portola. LINKS: City Site with Bike Maps & Restaurants Great Park William Mason Park

South Irvine Open Space Trail Map

TU1,2 TUSTIN LINKS: City Site Old Town

TU1 MOUNTAINS TO THE SEA TRAIL LINK: Trail Site with map X P 188 Option 2. Portola "Avenue" is actually "Parkway"

TU2 PETERS CANYON REGIONAL PARK  LINK: Park Site

OR1,2 ORANGE LINKS: City Site

OR1 SANTIAGO CREEK TRAIL/OLD TOWNE LINKS: Old Towne Info

Old Towne Visitors Map Discovery Science Center

OR2 ORANGE PARKS MTB  LINKS: Irvine Regional Park OC Zoo Railroad

Santiago Oaks Regional Park See also TU1.

F1,2 FULLERTON LINKS: City Site SOCO/Downtown Parks and Trails Map

CH1 CHINO HILLS STATE PARK LINKS: Park Site Carbon Canyon Reg Park

SADDLEBACK VALLEY

SV1 ALISO CREEK TRAIL LINK: American Trails Site

SV2 LAGUNA NIGUEL REGIONAL PARK TO SALT CREEK BEACH LINKS: Laguna Niguel Regional Park Salt Creek County Beach City of Laguna Niguel Salt Creek Trail

SV3,4 ALISO & WOOD CANYONS REGIONAL PARK  LINK: Park site

SV5 and SV6 WHITING RANCH LINK: Park Site with links to map & brochure 

REQUEST "WHITING" for the complete article.

SV7-10 TRABUCO CANYON LINKS:  O'Neil Regional Park w links to map & brochure 

SV11 CASPERS WILDERNESS PARK LINKS: Park site w links to map & brochure 

REQUEST "CASPERS" for the complete article.
CLICK HERE
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6. SAN DIEGO COUNTY

SAN DIEGO COUNTY LINKS: Regional Bike Map, North & South Regions

County beaches water quality/closures Parks & Rec with news/closures

OC1 OCEANSIDE LINKS: City site Oceanside Dining & Info Mission San Luis Rey

Guajome County Park Harbor Restaurants

SDC1, SAN DIEGO NORTH COAST TOUR REQUEST  "SDC1" for complete article. LINKS: Rail Trail Project North County Transit - Coaster & Sprinter Trains

SMR1 SAN MARCOS LINK: City site with bike map

LH1,2 LAKE HODGES Maps to take along: Use trail maps provided by SDRP in *LINKS" LINKS: Boat launch  (x .shtml site in book incorrect) San Dieguito River Park

 Piedras Pintadas & Bernardo Bay Trail Map Mule Hill/San Pasqual Valley Trail Map

Lake Hodges Birding 1 Birding 2 Witch Creek Fire Map Del Dios Gorge Trail Map

North Shore Trail Map Topo/Trail Map Mule Hill/San Pasqual Valley

SAN DIEGO, CITY LINKS: Transit Airport Restaurants

SD1 MISSION BAY/BEACH LOOP/OLD TOWN OPTION x P242 on the map "Quivera" should be "Quivira" Extra Tips: P243 Parking/ride start tip: On busy beach days, which can be any beautiful weekend and most summer days, if all in the party are cycling, you may want to park and start in one of the less crowded areas, such as along Quivira Road, to avoid the traffic jams into Mission Beach and beach parking lot gridlock. P245 Option 2. The road around Fiesta Island is one-way in the counter-clockwise direction, so you have a choice of doing the entire 5 miles, or taking the cut-off to half that distance.
LINKS: History of Mission Bay Parks Map Sea World Pacific Beach Restaurants

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park Old Town Guide Hotel Circle

SD2 LA JOLLA LINK: Restaurants/Guide

SD3 OCEAN BEACH LINK: Restaurants/Guide Note: This book's bottom right front cover photo is from Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

SD4 SAN DIEGO HARBOR TOUR LINKS:  Seaport Village USS Midway San Diego Maritime Museum Gaslamp Quarter Coronado Ferry Harbor Isl Shoreline Park-Shelter Isl Santa Fe Depot Petco Park Convention Center Area Guide

p258 Rent 'n Ride A new bike share program - Decobike - has stations throughout downtown and up through Balboa Park/Hillcrest. Update: P260 Par 1 (Mile 3.0): A new section of San Diego Maritime Museum is at the east end of Harbor Bridge along the trail, including a replica of the San Salvador tall ship. Par 2 (Mile 4.0). Regarding the stretch between Harbor Dr and Shelter Island Dr: The Ride describes cycling through marinas and the sidewalk along Scott St, then Carleton St and Shafter St. However, a brand new promenade was constructed between Shelter Island Dr (just west of the Shelter Island entrance sign) connecting to the other marinas, along the new Intrepid Landing development. So, unless "no bikes" signs are posted, you can avoid those streets altogether by making your way slowly and courteously on the promenades through the marinas where allowed. Or, use Scott Street (between Harbor Dr and Shelter Island Dr) which now has sharrows.

Also, just south of the Midway, on a detour down a sidewalk toward the bay, make sure to check out the statues of the returning WWII Vet kissing the nurse in NYC, and Bob Hope entertaining the troupes complete with audio.

SD5 POINT LOMA AND CABRILLO NATIONAL MONUMENT LINK: Cabrillo National Monument

SD6 BALBOA PARK AND HILLCREST LINKS: Park Map Balboa Trails Map San Diego Zoo Hillcrest Dining Balboa Park Restaurants News: A new San Diego on-street bike loop tours some of the city highlights and includes a direct route between the harbor and Balboa Park. Note: Pages 263 (Map) and 266 (Option 1). Option 1A on the map refers to the "Optional Loop" described in the second paragraph of Option 1. p 263 Rent 'n Ride: Bike share, Decobike

SD7 CORONADO AND THE SILVER STRAND LINKS: Bike/PedFerry to San Diego

Map of the Bayshore Bikeway to take along, Shows Options 1 & 2 Map of existing and proposed Bayshore Bikeway Bike route map of Coronado shows bike-carrying bus stops on Silver Strand Hotel Del Coronado Coronado VisitorGuide/Restaurants
Updates:
Restaurant mentioned at end of Option 2A: Pier 32 Waterfront Grill (great patio, counter service, recommend salads). p268 Camp 'n Ride: Silver Strand's campground now has electric & water hookups and a dump station. There should no longer be generator noise. p269, top (mile 1.4) Glorietta Blvd now has improved crosswalks and excellent bike lanes. Option 2, bottom p271: South Bay Fish & Grill has closed. The casual and popular Galley Restaurant next door is open for all meals with evening entertainment. p272, 3rd paragraph of Option 2. Near the E St Trolley stop is Emma's Pancakes and Denny's. 4th par: Where it says "From here National City’s Pier 32 Marina (and continuation of the Bayshore Bikeway) is 0.4 mile to the left and the Plaza Bonita Center is 2.3 miles to the right (Option 2A).". CLICK HERE For a better/more accurate description of what to do at that intersection.

SD8 LOS PENASQUITOS CANYON PRESERVE LINKS: Trail Map to Take Along

Friends of the Preserve County Site

SD9 LAKE MIRAMAR LINK:  City Site  (Note: site in book no longer valid).

SD10 MARIAN BEAR PRESERVE LINK: Map to bring 

SD11 ROSE CANYON PRESERVE LINK: Map to bring Friends of Rose Cyn

SD12 MISSION TRAILS REG. PARK & SD13 LAKE MURRAY (in Mission Trails) LINKS: Park Site Trail Map

LM1 LAGUNA MOUNTAINS LINKS:  Laguna Campground Big Laguna Trail

Julian Restaurants Map w/Features along Sunrise Highway Topo with partial ride coverage
CLICK HERE
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7. KERN COUNTY

8. INLAND EMPIRE

9. DESERT REGION

Bear Creek Trail, La Quinta LQ1

THE BIKE FRIENDLY CITIES OF THE DESERT Updates: p 322 The "1e11" Trail, the planned cross-valley regional trail, is now named "CV Link." It still has a long way to go, hampered by anti-trail opposition, especially from Rancho Mirage and Indian Wells. As a result cycling activists are boycotting businesses in both cities in a movement entitled "no bikes no bucks."  For the latest, check out the CV Link info page and the Friends of CV Link advocacy page.

Palm Springs, by far the most bike-aware city of the desert, continues to add separated bike lanes to many of its roadways. Check for the latest here.

PS1 PALM SPRINGS STAR TOUR X  P 326 MapKey#8 "457 Ann Miller" should be #8 "Ann Miller" and "Kirt" should be "Kurt" Russell LINKS : Palm Springs Restaurants

City of Palm Springs Bike Routes and Map Tour de Palm Springs event

CC1 COACHELLA VALLEY BIKEWAY Updates: p 339 "The Ride" A new crosswalk with blinking on-road lights across Cathedral Canyon Rd was constructed at the actual trail crossing, as opposed to up the road as described in the text. Still, be extra careful as it's not a regular stoplight. Also the city changed "Buddy Rogers Avenue" to "Officer Jermaine Gibson." That is the connection between Hwy 111 and the trail along the river next to the car dealerships.

RM1,2 PD1 RANCHO MIRAGE/PALM DESERT LINKS: Palm Desert Bike Route Map

Sunnylands Palm Desert Art and Architecture Map (pdf upload) The River Palm Desert Restaurant Finder Hiking Trails in Santa Rosa/Jacinto National Monument City Sites: Rancho Mirage Palm Desert 

x All mention of Butler-Adams trail should be Butler-Abrams trail.

RM2 RIVER GRAND LOOP Updates: Recommended dining option Acqua Pazza closed, replaced by BB's at the River, open for Lunch-Dinner, Sat Sun Brunch at 10. p 346 Whitewater Park is renamed Rancho Mirage Community Park and has a new amphitheater, but bikes are now not allowed to ride on its paved trails. You can still ride in on the access road and use the restrooms. p 346-7 Option 1 (Westfield Mall) is lower priority and was left off the map to avoid clutter. It simply follows the north sidewalk of Hwy 111 from Parkview to "feature 8" (the mall) then continues left up Monterey to rejoin the main ride at "feature 1", OR turn right on Monterey to join Option 2 ("feature 6" - El Paseo). p 347 par 2: After passing The River and Magnesia Falls, instead of taking the 111 sidewalk all the way to Parkview, you can detour down quiet residential streets to the left accessible only by bike/ped (Rancho, or Desert or Barbara to Rancho) and then at Joshua turn right to intersect with Parkview. Option 2, El Paseo: The fun themed Golf Cart Parade is held in late October down El Paseo. You can ride your bike on the closed road up to 30 minutes before parade time, a great way to see the art works in the median. p 348, 1st par of main ride continuation: If you would rather avoid the College of the Desert such as on busy days ("feature 1") you can turn left on the east sidewalk of Monterey, then curve right on the south sidewalk of Magnesia Falls to rejoin the trail at "feature 3.".

IW1 INDIAN WELLS Update: Indian wells removed bike route signs and un-designated IW1 as a bike path. However, their policy is still to not hassle well-behaved cyclists on sidewalks, which it is now considered. Indian Wells has also come out against the regional bike trail CV Link passing through their city. Public criticism against the city's anti-bike attitude is welcomed! LINK:  City Bikeways Map

JT1 JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK  LINKS: Joshua Tree National Park Addl (not necessarily easy) rides in Joshua Tree area (Private source)
Joshua Tree National Park Association

AB1,2,3 & 4 ANZA BORREGO SP AND BORREGO SPRINGS REQUEST "ANZA" for the expanded ride description. LINKS: Anza-Borrego Foundation State Parks page Blair Valley Hikes article Hiking & MTBing article Salton Sea description