Enjoy a Bike Ride Around San Diego’s Mission Bay

Riding Around Mission Bay



Bring a lunch so you can stop anywhere along the path and enjoy a picnic on the grass or sand under the San Diego sun.


Thanks to San Diego’s near perfect year-round weather, visitors and locals alike can hop on a bike and explore San Diego’s miles of bicycle and hiking trails almost any day of the week. Mission Bay, the largest aquatic park in the country, offers some of the best water-front riding for the beach cruiser to the road bike.

Park at the entrance of Fiesta Island (corner of East Mission Bay Drive and Fiesta Island Road) and head northeast (when facing away from Fiesta Island, head left towards the park area) along the pedestrian/bike path for a leisurely ride perfect for the whole family. Make sure to take in the sights and sounds of the water (just watch out for pedestrians and the random squawking seagull).

Rose Creek Bikeway and Pedestrian Bridge

Explore even more of the bay area and head to the beach thanks to the completion of the Rose Creek Bikeway and Pedestrian Bridge at the northern point of Mission Bay. The bridge provides access to routes that will take you to Crown Point and the Boardwalk in Mission Beach. You can even make a full circle 12 mile circle around the bay ending at back at Fiesta Island. (If you are not sure where to go, ask one of the many other bikers who start and stop at Fiesta Island).

Follow this link for a great list of bike routes in the county

While adults are not required to wear a helmet (but I would highly recommend one), children under 18 must always wear a helmet on while riding a bicycle. There are also spots on trails where riders can come into contact with traffic, so please be aware of your surroundings. Have fun and be safe.

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Brent Bernasconi

About Brent Bernasconi

I am a local San Diegan (though surprisingly, I do not know how to surf). While not at work, I enjoy biking, running, soccer, bocce ball, craft brew (I hope to make a batch of home brew one day), reading, movies, and a video game here and there. My goal is to set foot in as many states, countries and continents as I possibly can (I have hit 14 states, 9 countries, and 3 continents), though I will always call San Diego home. How would you describe your ideal San Diego day?So after a good night's sleep, first I would take the puppy for a nice long walk. Then I would pack the bicycle panniers with a picnic lunch for the wife and I and we would ride over to Mission Trails for some trail riding and then a lovely lunch under the shade by the river. After the ride home, a shower and a nap would follow. Once rested, we would head out to the Blind Lady and enjoy a local brew and some organic pizza.If you were invisible, where would you go?Area 51! I would love to know what they are doing that is so top secret.What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?So many choices, but if I have to pick one I would choose bikingrunningsoccerbocceball. Though sitting outside with a good book on a sunny day would come in close second.Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?Nothing could be better than a San Diego Craft Beer (Hess, Stone, Ballast Point, Automatic, and many many more) and a burger with onion rings and BBQ-sauce. Though you will often find me boiling some pasta with a glass of wine in my hand and Ratatouille on in the background.Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…A few albums by Jonathan Coulton, the ultimate geek musician. If you get a chance, listen to Code Monkey.If you like, you can follow me on Twitter @bernasconi.

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