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Our Bike Scene

The Haul Road, an easy beginner bike route in Fort Bragg, by Roo Harris

Fort Bragg and surrounding areas provide some great terrain for cycling and mountain biking whether you are looking for an easy glide around town, or seeking more challenging terrain. The recently completed Pudding Creek Trestle now bridges the town with the seaside recreational path called the California Coastal Trail. The path begins just south of the Pudding Creek trestle and extends north past several oceanfront motels up to MacKerricher State Park and Ten Mile Beach. Riders can pick up the convenient trail in town and avoid the highway automobile traffic.

Each year, hundreds of bicycle tourists pass through Fort Bragg during their journey along Highway One, one of the most spectacular oceanfront highways in the world. Fort Bragg offers many different motels and campgrounds just off of the Highway for a layover.


Mendocino Coast Cyclists / SOBs

Mendocino Coast Cyclists is made up of 40 enthusiastic riders of all ages and experience.  They schedule regular rides each week and visitors are welcome to join. A group ride is usually held at 11 a.m. every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.

Contact Roo Harris for a schedule of trails and rides at or visit the local bike club’s Facebook page (Mendocino Coast Cyclists) for a schedule.

The SOBs (Seniors on Bikes) is an affiliate group that gather every day at 10 am for a 10-mile ride on the Haul Road, followed by coffee and a cookie; occasionally lunch. They meet in the parking lot by the Skunk Train, behind the North Coast Brewing Company. Longer rides held about once or twice a month. The Haul Road is paved and flat, running along the ocean through MacKerricher State Park.

Bike Rentals

Check out Fort Bragg Cyclery for bicycle sales, repairs, rentals and advice on local rides.

Bike Repairs

Fort Bragg has two local bike repair shops with experienced mechanics. See information below on hours.  Visit their websites for additional information and rates.

Fort Bragg Cyclery
Fort Bragg Cyclery Hours:
Monday – Friday 9:30-5:30
Saturday 9:30-5:00
You can reach us at (707) 964-3509. Or
Sunday Closed Gone Riding, have fun.


New Trail Guide

The 2nd edition of ”Mountain Biking the Mendocino Coast and Beyond” guidebook will soon be available in many local stores for all to enjoy.

Says Author Roo Harris, who also guides mountain biking trips for Mendocino Bike Sprite: “I am dedicated to making recreation a means of supporting the coastal communities. The guidebook will help local residents as well as our guest from other areas to enjoy the JDSF (Jackson Demonstration State Forest) and State Parks here on the coast.

Please contact me with any questions regarding the guidebook or how we support mountain biking in our communities.

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  1. Michael

    Coming up next week and wondering if anyone would like to ride a 10-20 mile loop. Mountain bike. Moderate difficulty. Never been up that way and would love to jump in a ride with someone.

  2. katherine

    any road bike guides?

    1. Hi, Katherine — you might try contacting the Seniors on Bikes group via the linked Facebook group or web sites in this post, or contact Fort Bragg Cyclery.