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Back Road Cycling in Summertime

Farm fields

Cycling is not only great exercise but a fantastic way to explore Lompoc during the summer season.

There are several scenic backs roads to ride, including Jalama Road, a curvy road that meanders past oak trees and ExploreLompoc_bikecoastgrassy hills, eventually leading straight to Jalama Beach Park – a site for camping, fishing, surfing and other beach activities. Reward yourself with a ‘world-famous’ Jalama Burger featured on the menu of the Jalama Beach Store. Some says it’s the secret sauce that tops these mouth-watering burgers, others say it’s the seasoning, but whatever it is, the Jalama burgers receive rave reviews year after year.

Santa Rosa Road is another great ride through gently rolling hills of vineyards, fertile agricultural fields, walnut orchards, and organic farms. Stop for wine tasting at Sanford Winery along the way.


For an easier ride, cruise on two wheels along Ocean Avenue and side streets through the center of town. Stop for coffee at South Side Coffee Co. and browse the Lompoc murals and specialty shops in Old Town Lompoc. Head west through the agricultural heartland of Lompoc, where fields of flowers, leafy lettuce and stunning artichoke grow all summer long. At the end of the road, rest and enjoy the view at Ocean Beach Park before heading back to town.


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