San Diego Named a Top City for Cyclists


by Roberta Murphy

San Diego Bicycle Heaven
San Diego Cycling

Carlsbad, CA–As San Diego Realtors, we are noting an increased number of bike racks hanging or sitting in area garages.  They are also commonplace at business venues. If not, bicycle enthusiasts might do as my hairdresser in Solana Beach does: Just roll the bicycle indoors and park it near the stationary hair dryer–and hang the helmet from the handlebars.

And why shouldn’t Forbes Traveler name San Diego as one of America’s most bicycle-friendly cities–a top city for cyclists?

San Diego has a population of 1.2 million and is blessed with 850 miles of biking trails that take riders from beaches to canyons to mountains. Moreover, our balmy and sunny weather

Top City for Cyclists
Mission Bay in San DIego

with constant temperatures between 50-80 degrees make not only San Diego real estate a dream–but one come true for riders seeking dry weather and spectacular terrain.

In fact, says the Forbes article:

The Bayshore Bikeway, which conveys peddlers along a 24-mile oceanfront corridor, may be North America’s most sublime trail, though escaping to mountain trails is also a snap. Try to visit during August’s Midnight Madness ride (the party starts at 8 p.m.), and also make sure to visit the downtown velodrome and Olympic Cycling Training Center.

Kudos to San Diego for this recent recognition by Forbes–but cyclists from around the world come here to enjoy our cycle-friendly terrain, scenery and incomparable weather. It’s a great group activity, and we see clusters of cyclists ride by the streets of Carlsbad, Encinitas and La Costa almost every weekend.

They are a colorful and welcome sight!