Santa Cruz-Monterey CA

bikefrom: Santa Cruz
bikefromstreet: Beach St at the Boardwalk

biketo: Monterey
biketostreet: Foam St at Cannery Row

mileage: 50
difficulty: 6
explain: Hilly terrain, afternoon winds, some roads with high car volumes.

cityroute: Capitola, Aptos, Watsonville, Moss Landing, Castroville, Marina, Seaside

roadroute: From Boardwalk, cross San Lorenzo river at train trestle to bear right on Murray, right Lake St left at the ocean on E. Cliff , right 17th Ave to E Cliff again (continuing straight at 17th would have put you on Portola) follow E Cliff till ends at bottom 41st Ave, first right  Opal Cliff to right Cliff Dr to Capitola Village. Right Capitola Ave, left Monterey. Right Park Ave. Right Soquel. Right Freedom, Left Bonita, Right San Andreas Rd, Left Beach, quick Right Thurwatchter, cross Thurwacter-McGowan Bridge, Right Trafton, Left Bluff becomes Jenson, Right HWY 1. Right Molera, Right Monte Rd which merges with Del Monte Blvd. Bike Path along freeway begins where Del Monte turns left at light. At this point go under overpasss to your right to path. When it stops go under freeway to a quick right on Fremont St. Look for bike path on your right after about a mile. Follow all the way to Monterey tourist areas.

hillprof: Medium
consider-excess: Excess Traffic
road-excess: Hwy 1
Best times: 9am-12noon

sights: Pleasure Point surfing area on E Cliff between 17th and 41st Aves., Capitola VA, Aptos VA on Soquel Dr at Trout Gulch, the quiet and picturesque farming lands just beyond the Pajaro River, the Festive bike path along Cannery Row in Monterey

camping: KOA on San Andreas, Newbrighten Beach on Park Ave in Capitola

lodging: Many hotels in Santa Cruz and Monterey. Hostel in Santa Cruz at 321 Main St. near the Boardwalk

water: Many places along the way

food: Piggy Market, Soquel Dr at Rio Del Mar in Aptos
food-grocery: Grocery
food-snack: Snack Food

food: Dominics Produce Stand at Jenson Rd and Hwy 1 in Moss Landing
food-visible: Bike Visible
food-snack: Snack Food

food: Moss Landing Oyster Bar along Hwy 1 in Moss Landing
food-sitdown: Sit Down Restaurant

food: Pezzini Farms Produce Stand after cross over Hwy 1 on Molera Rd
food-snack: Snack Food

food: Tons great restaurants in Monterey and nearby Pacific Grove

name: Martin Krieg
biketype: Recumbent
lastridden: 7/95

comments: Anybody know about the hostel in Monterey?? Also showers can be had where the surfers shower. Along West Cliff Drive if you head the a mile north from the boardwalk. Ask the surfers as they are hidden from the road built into the ocean cliffs. Showers can also be had at 7th and the ocean intersection as well as at Newbrighten Beach (Park Ave at the freeway) and Seacliff Beach (next freeway exit headed south on State Park Dr).