A view of the Santa Ynez Range from the Montecito area.

Destination: Santa Barbara’s La Cumbre Peak / Camino Cielo Loop

Upon arrival in Santa Barbara, cyclists pedaling through the countryside enjoy views like this:

The western side of Lake Casitas from Hwy 150.

Santa Barbara Postcard

Santa Barbara is probably the closest thing there is to a bicycle destination resort, at least on the west coast. Mild coastal weather, a wide variety of terrain, and roads with minimal traffic make it a great place to hang out and cycle. No wonder so many cycling clinics are held here (I’m not attending one, though would like to now that I’ve had a chance to play.)