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Bicycling in Orange County

Orange County Bikeways Guide

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This map is a great online tool to view Orange County’s expansive bikeway network.

If you’d like a printed copy of the map, please complete the bikeways guide request form.

Bikeway Classifications

Class I – off-street paved bike paths
Class II – on-street striped and signed bicycle lanes
Class III – on-street shared-lane signed bicycle routes
Class IV – cycle track, an on-street and separated bikeway

Off-street paths are facilities on a separate right-of-way from roadways, and are usually shared by bicyclists and pedestrians. Shared paths are used for multiple purposes by many people with diverse experiences and levels of abilities.

Bicycle lanes are on-street facilities that use painted stripes and stencils to delineate the right of way assigned to bicyclists and motorists, and to provide for more predictable movements by each.

Bicycle routes are signed on-street facilities that accommodate vehicles and bicycles in the same travel lane. Bicycles are permitted on most roadways; however, for safety purposes, signed bicycle routes are often found on streets with lower speeds and traffic volumes.

Bike Shops

With over 1,000 miles of bikeways and scenic trails, Orange County is a great place to be a bicyclist – which is why there are so many bike shops! From specialty and niche stores to discount retailers and everything in between, there is a bike shop in Orange County to fit your bicycling needs. 

Find Your Bike Shop

Shop Spotlight

JAX Bicycles started out as a single shop in Long Beach in 1971 and has grown into one of the largest bicycle retailers in southern California. There are five locations throughout Orange County, each staffed by dedicated bicycle professionals. No matter what type of bike you’re in the market for, you’ll find it at JAX.

Purchasing a bike is just the beginning of the client experience at JAX. In 2014, JAX provided monthly Traffic Skills 101 classes to teach clients how to ride correctly on roadways. JAX plans to continue offering the monthly course through 2015.

JAX also offers weekly group rides led from multiple locations and occasional bike demonstrations and maintenance clinics.

Learn more about products, events and JAX locations by visiting the JAX Bicycles website.

Bikes on Transit

Extend Your Bike Trip by Bus

If you are traveling a long distance, you can ride your bicycle to a bus stop and take a bus to your destination. All OCTA buses are equipped with bicycle racks, located at the front of the vehicle that can carry two bicycles at a time. Note that the driver is not required to help you load or unload your bike.

OCTA buses can hold most bikes that meet these specifications:

  • Wheel Size: 20-29 inches in diameter
  • Wheelbase: 44 inches maximum axle to axle
  • Tire Width: no more than 2.35 inches
Go Further with Metrolink and Bike Cars

Every Metrolink can hold up to 3 bikes, and the special Bike Cars can hold up to 18 bikes. With 12 Metrolink stations located through Orange County, it’s a convenient way to extend your trip or shorten your bicycle commute – all you have to do is grab your bike and go!

Check Metrolink's website for updated bike information. For weekend trains, take advantage of the $10 Weekend Day Pass for unlimited travel on either Saturday or Sunday.

Bike Lockers

Bike lockers throughout Orange County provide a safe place to store your bike. Bike lockers are conveniently located at Metrolink stations so bicyclists can protect their rides from weather, vandalism and theft in a fully enclosed unit.

Bike lockers can be reserved through each of the city agencies listed below. Some bike lockers require deposits and/or memberships. See below for bike locker locations and additional information.

  • Anaheim 
    2150 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92806 (at Angel Stadium)
    Bike Lockers: 9
  • Anaheim ARTIC
    2626 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806
    Bike Lockers: 12
  • Anaheim Canyon
    1039 N. Pacificenter Drive, Ahaheim, CA 92806
    Bike Lockers: 16
    Reserve at 714-765-5277
  • Buena Park 
    8400 Lakenoll Dr., Buena Park, CA 90621
    Bike Lockers: 8
  • Fullerton 
    120 E. Santa Fe Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832
    Bike Lockers: 44 regular and 4 extra large
  • Irvine
    15215 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92618
    Bike Lockers: 54
  • Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo
    28200 Forbes Road, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
    Bike Lockers: 20 (12 on the west side of the tracks, 8 on the east side of the tracks) 
  • Orange
    194 N. Atchison St., Orange, CA 92866
    Bike Lockers: 10
  • Santa Ana
    1000 E. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Bike Lockers: 15
  • Tustin
    2975 Edinger Ave., Tustin, CA 92606
    Bike Lockers: 20