There is something almost euphoric about riding a bike. It could be that feeling of weightlessness you get when you reach top speed, careening down a hill. Or it could be nostalgia that grips you, your body remembering the elation you felt the first time your training wheels came off and you were free to ride freely.
In Santa Cruz, cyclists of all ages and abilities take to the streets, pathways and trails. We love our bikes in Santa Cruz and whether you have a cruiser or a mountain bike, there are so many scenic locations in the area to explore. There are mountain trails, paved over horse trails that wind around the city and the incomparable West Cliff Drive that twists along the Pacific Ocean, making it the most scenic bike ride you may experience anywhere. Pictured: West Cliff Drive/Shutterstock.