Last update October 18, 2011
Ride for the Buns
There are two bike courses often used to train for the Cool Breeze, Amtrak Century, Solvang, Tri's, etc., but at the same time have a cinnamon bun factory as a reward for making it half way - these two places have THE best cinnamon buns, and are popular bike stopes. These rides start at 7:00 AM or earlier to best minimize traffic and heat in the summer months.
It is best to ride with a group or buddy to split a cinnamon bun (they are big) and also to help if you get a flat, lost, etc., and carry a FRS walkie talkie (channel 6.0) if you loose visual contact.
Maria and Robert, who often Ride for the Buns as one of their Weekend Warrior excursions suggest:
Balboa Ride for the Buns
The Balboa route sheet has two copies which you can print out, cut in half and give to a riding buddy. All the turns are given and the cumulative mileage. But if all else fails, keep the beach on your right going out and on your left coming back. There is a bike path speed limit of 10 MPH for in Huntington Beach and 5 MPH when pedestrians are present that is strictly enforced if you take the bike path typically after 10 AM, so start early but be aware. In Newport Beach the limit is 8 MHP. If you want to avoid people on the bike path or ride fast, take the parking lot access road or even PCH.
The Cinnamon Roll Fair is located at 220 Marine Ave on Balboa Island. Often when you get there you can see them being made in the window - do not drool on your bike, it will rust. .
Seal Beach Ride for the Buns
Sweet Jill's is at 123 1/2 Main Street in Seal Beach a block from the pier. Generally there is a head wind the last 5 miles before the beach (from the bridge crossing) so as you are grunting these last few miles just think of the cinnamon bun reward that awaits you..... and how fast you will zip back up the bike way afterwards with this same wind at your back.
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