Wondering where to ride this weekend?
We suggest a coastal route to beat the heat, perhaps to the Dana Point Doheny Surf Festival. Admission to the event is free except for the concert area; which requires the purchase of a ticket. Since the stage will be facing the ocean (no doubt to keep “noise” levels down to a dull roar), it might be tempting to paddle out and play with Flipper or dance with a whale while grooving to the tunes.
The two day event is a fundraiser to support local State Parks and beaches, and discount tickets are still available . Since the money raised will stay here in SoCal, it’s almost like paying yourself to have fun! If you have the time, 120 camp sites are available on the southern part of the 62 acre state park , and two day festival passes are available.
Planning a fall tour? This would be a great way to test your gear selection and mad camping skilz before actually heading out.
DOHENY STATE BEACH
25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
Corner of Pacific Coast Hwy & Dana Pt Harbor Dr.
For tickets click here.
Saturday there’s also a farmers market to stock up on picnic items located in front of Hennesy’s between Bike Religion and Cyclelogical. If your bike needs attention, stop by one of these shops and tell John or Bill we said “hi”.
Sunday’s market happens a short ride away in San Clemente at the 200 block of Seville and Avenida Del Mar (map) from 9am – 1pm.
How to get there:
By bike of course!
Here’s some ideas:
Coastal: PCH South to Dana Point
Mid County: Irvine Center / Moulton to Crown Valley. Right to PCH, Left to Dana Point.
Inland: Antonio or Marguerite to San Juan Creek Bike Path into Doheny State Park.
For the coastal route you may choose our alternate routes through Newport and Laguna Beach.
If you have a suggested route, let us know and we’ll update with the info.
And finally, please sign the petition started by Dana Pointer Julie to create safe bike lanes in Laguna Beach. With your support we will work with both the city and CalTrans (who control different parts of the road) to find a needed balance for all road users. Thanks!
Parking: There is a very long bike rack next to the festival entrance towers.
Regular coastal riders should expect and respect the additional traffic and distractions in the area.