Self-Guided Rides in Ventura County
Ventura County has excellent opportunities for cyclists – whether you prefer biking on road, bike path, or dirt; there are plenty of options. The climate is great for cycling year-round. Also, the varied terrain of Ventura County means there is a ride for a tastes and abilities.
There are a lot of great ride routes that cyclists might want to do on their own. Check out our “Self-guided” ride suggestions below. The routes start at locations that will be known to visitors, such as the Ventura Mission or Libbey Park in Ojai, and have parking and hotels. However, one can endlessly modify these rides to suite your interests.
Enjoy YOUR ride!
Map of Ventura County and vicinity
We’ve put together descriptions of some of our favorite rides in Ventura County. Each ride description has a link to a Cue Sheet, Map, additional route information in Ride with GPS (free access). www.ridewithgps.com
Ventura – Santa Paula – Ojai Loop:
OFF ROAD RIDES
Sulphur Mountain Loop: This route is a mix of dirt fire road, paved road, and paved Class I bike path. Great views! We recommend riding the “loop” portion of this ride counterclockwise. This puts the majority of climbing on the dirt fire road. The downhills are primarily on a windy, lightly trafficked rural road (careful on the blind curves!) There is approximately 10 miles on two-lane rural state highways with moderate traffic. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14075573