The Monterey Bay Coastal Bike Path is an oceanfront trail covering 18 miles, from Castroville in the north to Pacific Grove in the south. Following the same route once used by the Southern Pacific Railway, the trail goes right by Cannery Row, Lover’s Point, the Maritime Museum, Fisherman’s Wharf, and much more.
Not only is there fantastic cycling right from the doorstep of the Monterey Plaza Hotel, there is also the Sea Otter Classic starting on Thursday at nearby Laguna Seca Raceway. This four-day extravaganza of cycling features road and mountain bike competition and recreational rides. And the expo is the kickoff bash to the American cycling season.