Schultes is one of my favorite mixed-terrain routes. The route is mostly off the beaten path and a taste of Santa Cruz riding at its finest. It is the most fun on an Adventure Road or Gravel bike, but doable on a road bike with 28’s. It covers around 40 miles with 4,500 ft of climbing. Get the turn-by-turn details on Map My Ride.
Today the Tour Of California races from King City to the Laguna Seca Raceway by way of Carmel Valley Road. This past weekend we rode a favorite loop of ours that covers some of the same ground, traveling down the Salinas Valley on River Road, through the river valley of Arroyo Seco and Carmel Valley […]