The week is the first of a periodic and recurring new series on bike riding destinations. We call it… Go ride a bike. This first episode highlights Mission Beach, California, where you can park your car and use a bike to get to 100’s of great activities and venues. Mike & Josh are joined by 10 year old Matt Anderson who offers his unfiltered perspectives on the topic.
Location: 2 mile beach. North of San Diego. Built on a sandbar between the Pacific Ocean and Mission Bay.
Type of Riding
Beach Cruising - Amazing Views - Point A to B. No car needed for weeks on end!
Mission Bay Bike Path (12 miles) https://www.sandiego.org/articles/biking/bike-path-mission-bay.aspx
Mission Beach / Pacific Beach Boardwalk (3 miles)
Mission Beach to Ocean Beach - Sunset Cliffs Blvd Bridge (3.5 miles)
Mission Beach to La Jolla Beach - Boardwalk & La Jolla Blvd (4.7 miles)
Mission Beach to Old Town San Diego - (5.3 miles)
Mission Beach to Sea World (3.1 miles)
Cool Stuff - Off The Bike (but you should ride to them)
Public Parks - several along the paths. Play. BBQ.
Ocean: Boogie Boarding - Surfing | Bay: Paddle Board - Kayak - Jet Ski
Public basketball court on the South end Mission Beach. Volleyball courts throughout.
Bonfire rental & setup: https://beachandbaybonfires.com/
Crystal Pier - Pacific Beach https://www.pierfishing.com/crystal-pier-san-diego/
Ocean Beach Pier - https://www.pierfishing.com/ocean-beach-pier/
Surf Fishing - https://surffishingsocalsd.com/
Mission Bay Fishing - https://fishingbooker.com/blog/fishing-in-mission-bay/
Charter deep sea fishing.
Places to Eat
The Fish Shop: https://thefishshops.com/pacific-beach/
Pizza Port - Ocean Beach: https://www.pizzaport.com/brewpubs/ocean-beach
Bareback Grill - Pacific Beach: https://barebackgrill.com/
Pacific Beach Alehouse: https://pbalehouse.com/
The Mission (breakfast): https://themissionsd.com/
La Jolla & Old Town offer great food options.
Places to Stay - VRBO - Air B&B
Catamaran Resort - https://www.catamaranresort.com/
Bahia Resort - https://www.bahiahotel.com/
Cool Bike Product
Tru Tension Tyre Iron: https://www.tru-tension.com/product/tire-monkey-tire-lever/