In our fourth installment of the Pier to Pier series, we ride along the Southern California Coast, from Seal Beach Pier to Oceanside.
Take a trip back in time with a 35-mile loop beginning in Los Alamos and set around a visit to La Purisima mission, a state park and historical site. Beginning in Los Alamos, directly off HWY 101 between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, the 35-mile route takes you up notable climbs, Harris Grade Road and Drum Canyon Road.
Ride the official 1984 Olympic Road Race course in Mission Viejo, CA. This route offers plenty of climbing and vistas for a great group or training ride. We rode this route and documented the specifics in Issue #135.
This particular segment takes you from the Ventura pier south to the Santa Monica pier. The route makes only a few turns through Ventura and Oxnard, and continues primarily along the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu towards Santa Monica.