Fillmore, Santa Paula, Ojai Valley and Lockwood Valley
Ojai is a definite hub for back country road riding in the Ventura & Santa Barbara section of our rides. Located in the Ojai Valley, it is northwest of Los Angeles and east of Santa Barbara. The valley is about 10 miles (16 km) long by 3 miles (5 km) wide, surrounded by hills and mountains.
From Oaji this ride takes you to “Lockwood Valley Road which winds deep into the Los Padres National Forest is known by motorcycling enthusiasts all over the world and is considered one of the best backcountry drives in California. The highway has very little traffic and meanders through some of the most scenic areas of the Southern Los Padres National Forest.” (Learn more).
Then the 166 leads us to the Santa Maria area which is home to an increasing number of vineyards, wineries and winemakers and is centrally located to both the Santa Ynez and Foxen Canyon areas of Santa Barbara County’s wine country, and San Luis Obispo County’s Edna Valley-Arroyo Grande wine country.
The agricultural areas surrounding the city are some of the most productive in California, with primary crops including strawberries, wine grapes, celery, lettuce, peas, squash, cauliflower, spinach, broccoli and beans.
Then back to SB and the beautiful Pacific coast line in the sunset.
Duration: 6-8 hrs ( Including various stops)
Mileage: ab. 250
Meet up 10 am: Pasadena Saga Motor Hotel
Availability: year round