Best Easy Bike Rides Orange County

Best Easy Bike Rides Orange County

Wayne D. Cottrell


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Orange County has an abundance of bike paths, roads, parks, and trails that provide a wonderful cycling experience for the entire family. Best Easy Bike Rides Orange County includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty easy-to-follow rides.

Look inside for:

  • One-hour rides to half-day adventures
  • Rides for everyone, including families
  • Mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps
  • Trail Finder for best rides for foliage, waterfalls, and great views
  • GPS coordinates


Wayne D. Cottrell:
Wayne D. Cottrell is a civil engineering educator specializing in transportation, and a researcher, author, runner and cyclist. He is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Bicycle Transportation Committee, and has been an active cyclist and member of USA Cycling for 25 years. His bicycle racing resumé includes occasional road and mountain bike wins. He won an award for his writing from the National Research Council in 1999. Wayne grew up in the Bay Area, in Oakland, and is very familiar with the region. He bicycled to college, then occasionally to work after graduating, and then for recreation and competition. He can write about bicycling in the region with the knowledge and passion of a local resident. Wayne is the author of Road Biking Utah, a FalconGuide published in 2010; 17 articles on transportation in refereed, technical journals; 30 technical articles in conference proceedings; and a number of transportation research reports. He earned a Ph.D. in transportation engineering from the University of Utah in 1997, and is a registered Traffic Engineer in California. Wayne is a licensed Category 3 and Masters cyclist with USA Cycling. He currently resides in San Clemente, California.