Cycling in San Diego means perfect weather, beautiful scenery, and varied terrain.

Whether you’re a weekend warrior hoping to mash the pedals to a mountaintop finish, an Ironman triathlete spinning miles along the coast, or an out-of-town family cruising to SeaWorld, the Gaslamp Quarter, or the San Diego Zoo, this magnificent city has a ride for you.

Thanks to the iconic Bayshore Bikeway, Mission Bay, Mission Trails, and Ocean Beach — plus a growing number of protected bike lanes — it’s a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community.

For a test piece, climb the road up 6,140-foot Mount Palomar or head up the Pacific Coast Highway as far as you can for a consummate San Diego experience. There are hundreds of mountain biking trails in the region (Noble Canyon is the premier downhill route and Black Mountain is full of chunky singletrack), and if off-road cycling is your bag, you’ll find remote canyons, fire roads, steep climbs, river crossings, and stupendous views of the ocean.

Plus, Dozens of races and events pack the calendar in the region, from the all-ages Bike the Coast and Bike the Bay to the challenging San Diego Century and the Giro di San Diego GranFondo.