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Bike Adventure Highlights With Professional Climber Matt Segal

Bike Adventure Highlights With Professional Climber Matt Segal

The outdoors enthuiasist shares highlights from his recent trip to Ventura, Santa Barbara, Mt. Baldy, and more
Posted 5 years agoby Jené Shaw

When the Amgen Tour of California starts on May 12, the peloton of professional cyclists will ride on some of the Golden State’s most scenic roads and through its lively cities. Professional climber and self-described "adventure enthusiast" Matt Segal recently visited a few of the locations on the 2019 Amgen TOC course, including Ventura, Santa Barbara, Ontario, and Mt. Baldy. Segal shares his post-trip perspective below.

1. What were the top highlights of your trip?

There were too many just to choose one, but I really enjoyed my time riding on the coast between Ventura and Santa Barbara. I live in the mountains of Colorado, so any time I can spend on the coast is much appreciated.

2. Did you discover anything surprising about these cities along the way?

I think the most surprising aspect