National Bike Month: Paths and Trails

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Spring has sprung, summer is almost here, and there’s no better way to enjoy the season than a cruise on a good bike trail. The timing is perfect for National Bike Month. Celebrate the warmer weather this month by hopping on two wheels and heading out to a trail. Whether you are looking for an easy, scenic route or a more advanced trail with difficult terrain, there are plenty of options in San Diego to choose from. Bike trails in San Diego offer views of the ocean, the bay, and our iconic downtown cityscape. Ride for leisure, adventure, or exercise on any of these San Diego Bike Trails:

Mission Bay is a beautiful 12 mile loop. You will absorb the sunshine and the bayfront views while you cruise along this trail, passing parks, sandy beaches, restaurants, and bars. Stop along the way at any of these establishments to grab some refreshments during your ride:

The boardwalk from Mission Beach to Pacific Beach is also a great place to take a leisurely ride. Crowds tend to gather here since the boardwalk is at the edge of multiple popular neighborhoods. This high traffic route is probably not the one for you if you are looking to pedal fast and get in some good cardio. But if you’re looking for a fun beachfront ride with great people watching, the boardwalk is the perfect place to be. Pull over and peruse the gift shops or lock up your bike while you relax on the beach. Stop in for a beer and a bite to eat at one of the many great bars and restaurants that you’ll pass along the way:

If you’re looking for a more difficult ride, check out the Sorrento Valley Trail. This trail is less crowded and offers elevation climbs to get your heart pumping. The terrain can be rugged, but you’ll find surprising spots along the way, like a waterfall and plenty of nature. There’s an easy entrance to the trail near North of the Border Bike Shop on Sorrento Valley Boulevard. If you are an aspiring mountain biker, this trail is one that will help you get acclimated to the sport.

The Silver Strand Bikeway is one of the most beloved in San Diego. Along this flat, paved trail you will see the ocean, yachts, parks and wildlife that our city is known for. The Silver Strand is a stretch of 11 miles that takes cyclists from Coronado to Imperial Beach and vice versa.

No bike? No problem! DecoBike offers hourly bike rentals and they have locations all over San Diego. Check out their station map to discover their locations.

Lauren lives in OB with her French bulldog, Elvis Presley. She loves laughter and the great outdoors. You can contact her at

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