San Luis Obispo is a paradise for mountain bikers, cyclists and recreational bike riders, alike! With all levels of urban bike paths and mountain bike trails in San Luis Obispo, you don’t need to be a pro to enjoy biking here.
Biking in San Luis Obispo
With numerous well-marked bike routes within historic Downtown San Luis Obispo and all the way out to Morro Bay, you can travel car-free while vacationing to the Central Coast. Check out SLO Car Free for attractions, itineraries, and tips on how to get to and around San Luis Obispo.
National races like the AMGEN Tour of California have been held in the city and county. In fact, annual events like Giro Della Costa Centrale, a breathtaking tour of SLO County’s coast and wine country backroads, and Eroica California, an internationally renowned cycling event, attracts the participation of both professionals and amateurs.
Bike Routes in San Luis Obispo
Surrounded by rolling hills and vineyards and minutes from pristine beaches, bike routes in San Luis Obispo offer a multitude of scenic rides.
For leisurely riders, Bob Jones Bike Trail will smoothly guide you along the forests and seas of Avila Beach. For those looking for mountain bike trails in San Luis Obispo, Cerro San Luis Obispo is a perfect mountain biking trail that winds through the mountainsides and gradually gains 1,100 feet in elevation.
The San Luis Obispo Bicycle Club has detailed information on many popular road biking routes—from 10-mile circuits to more challenging 100-mile rides, such as these listed below.