So you’re astride a beach cruiser, or maybe a skinny-tire road cycle or a rugged mountain bike, no matter what kind of two-wheels you’re on–riding your bike year-round is a lot of fun here! Bring your own wheels or rent a set from local shops such as Dr. J’s or Wheel Fun; or how about a 4-wheel surrey cycle for the whole family? Savor warm sun, quiet country roads, spectacular scenery and challenging climbs. Many pro bicycling teams train on our local roads and mountain passes. Plus, plenty of amateur bike riding camps and bike vacation tours headquarter here, too.
Some of the largest amateur rides (think 3,000 cyclists) in the nation visit us every year including the Solvang Century, Metric and Half-Century (100/63/50 miles) happening this Saturday, 3/12/16), a benefit for SCOR Cardiac Cyclists Club.
Did you know that Solvang proudly hosted the Individual Time Trial Stage of the professional cyclists’ Amgen Tour of California in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011? This year, Amgen Tour of California Stage 3 on May 17 will finish atop Gibraltar Road just 30 minutes southeast of Solvang in the Santa Ynez Mountains. Come stay in Solvang and enjoy the 2016 Tour of California in “cycling heaven.”
For some two-wheel route ideas around Solvang you can enjoy anytime, visit http://www.solvangusa.com/explore-solvang/what-to-do/cycling/ Ride on!