With more than 1,000 miles of bikeways and scenic trails, Orange County is a great place to ride a bike. Between May 2018 and May 2020, weekday cycling increased by an average of 48 percent across all facility types in Orange County, according to OCTA figures. While some of that increase may be attributed to changed patterns brought on by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, that’s only part of the story.
Orange County boasts an expansive bikeway network that continues to grow and extend throughout the county. OCTA bikeways include four types of facilities: Class I – off-street paved bike paths; Class II – on-street striped and signed bicycle lanes; Class III – on-street shared-lane signed bicycle routes; and Class IV – cycle track, an on-street and separated bikeway. The abundance of connected Class I bikeways, with their good pavement quality and comfortable separation from roadways traveled by cars and trucks makes Orange County a popular place to ride among all types of cyclists.
Find out more about bicycling in Orange County at this website. You can download the recently updated Orange County Bike Map and discover your closest bike shop. With Christmas just around the corner, that might be a good idea.