Use the in-app map to find
these bright green dockless
bikes around town. LimeBike
offers traditional bicycles,
electric bikes and scooters.
These dockless silver and
orange two-wheelers are
great for short trips.
Find these branded bicycles
at solar-powered stations
throughout the city.
Bird doesn’t do bikes, but
their electric scooters are still a
great way to explore San Diego
on two wheels.
WITH NETWORKS OF BIKE PATHS AND GREAT WEATHER YEAR-ROUND,
SAN DIEGO IS A GREAT CITY TO EXPLORE ON TWO WHEELS
This 24-mile circuit travels through
downtown San Diego, National City,
Chula Vista, Imperial Beach and
Coronado via the Silver Strand. The
mostly flat route takes riders past the
3,900-acre San Diego Bay National
Wildlife Refuge, Silver Strand State
Beach, US Naval Amphibious Base
Coronado and the historic Hotel Del.
Cyclists can then either reverse their
route to get back downtown or take a
shortcut and ferry across the bay.
PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY
Looking for a longer ride? Start in
La Jolla and follow the PCH along
the coastline through the cities of Del
Mar, Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside before turning around and heading back south. This route combines
miles of flat surface with challenging
hills, like the Torrey Pines grade, but
you can’t beat the view.
The 12 scenic miles of bike paths surrounding Mission Bay are paved and
mostly car-free. This flat, easy ride
is great for families. Cruise past two
wildlife reserves and several public
parks where you can stop for a mid-ride picnic. Or take a detour and
explore neighboring La Jolla, Ocean
Beach or Pacific Beach. The Pacific
Beach Boardwalk is also a leisurely
cruise that’s great for people watching.
The coastal path surrounding Cabrillo
National Monument is demanding, but
the breathtaking bay and ocean views
provide welcome distraction. Stop by
the monument itself for a San Diego
history lesson. It marks the 1542 arrival
of Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, the first
European to set foot on the West Coast.
Pedal past yacht-filled marinas and
timeless tiki resorts, then take a break
at the Yokohama Friendship Bell, a
two-ton bronze gift from the city of
This recreational area eight miles
northeast of downtown San Diego
boasts 65 miles of trails in a range of
difficulties, most of them multi-use, so
there’s surely something for everyone.
Father Junípero Serra Trail, an easy
2.5-mile paved ride, can be accessed
from the Old Mission Dam, a historic
landmark. More adventurous riders will
love the San Diego River Crossing Trail.