Lessons From a World Downhill Mountain Biking Champion

The retired world downhill mountain biking champion is on a mission to get working moms, closet adventure girls, and simply more women to try...

9 Reasons I Won’t Miss Biking to Work in Orange County

For the past five months, I've been semi-regularly cycling to work through Irvine and Newport Beach. It's been great exercise, energy efficient, and lots of...

Open Streets Event Coming to Garden Grove

Imagine downtown Garden Grove without cars. Now, imagine that you can casually stroll down the middle of the block, ride a bike, skateboard, or...

Cycle Therapy: How to Choose Your Ride

There are miles of bike paths throughout Orange County—just use this guide to choose your wheels and pedal your stress away!

Four Perfect Days in O.C.: Active

As part of our Best of 2014 guide, we focused on four perfect days in Orange County. We’ve done the planning for you, whether you’re in the mood for romance, athletic activity, or some family time, or if you are showing the out-of-towners a good time. Remember, these are best-of recommendations.

Biking the Orange County Coast from Seal Beach to San Clemente

6:30am: A friend and I are dropped off at Seal Beach Municipal Pier. I’m on a hybrid mountain bike in a ski helmet; she’s on a road bike in a skate helmet. We begin cruising down the boardwalk through Huntington Beach and into Newport Beach.

Mountain Bike! Orange County

For you mountain bikers out there, David Womack of Laguna Beach has written what surely is the definitive guide to off-road biking in Orange County. I’m familiar with a few of the dozens of rides he recommends, mostly in Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, and his distance and elevation estimates, tips, and trail descriptions are spot-on, even six years after its original publication. Order “Mountain Bike! Orange County” through online retailers, or at Two Wheels One Planet bike shops in Lake Forest and Costa Mesa.