Let’s Ride Catalina!

The Catalina Flyer is doing another 50% deal for the boat ride to Catalina ($35).  This gives us one chance during the spring season to ride on Catalina Island.  Catalina is just an awesome place.  Those who’ve ridden there with me before know it’s a tough ride.  But the views are spectacular and being 26 miles away from the rest of the world in the middle of the ocean is an awesome, relaxing feeling.  This is the ride we usually do:

Avalon Vista Loop

http://www.3fbc.com/blogs/rides/catalina-island/catalina-avalon-vista-loop/

Some photos from our 2012 trip:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/108058005086650506539/albums/5742014717018310929

The latest Catalina Flyer deal will sell out quickly.  The boat ride is good through 5/22/2014 so we have plenty of time to plan out a great day or weekend in Catalina.  Get your ticket here:

http://local.amazon.com/south-orange-county/B00I84O21S

To ride the back country, you’ll also need a pass.  The cost is $35 for an annual “Freewheeler” pass. If you plan well enough ahead, you can buy your pass on their website: go to Join / Engage >>> Become a member >> and then select the “Friend” option to buy your pass.  Get it here:

http://www.catalinaconservancy.org

If you plan on doing the 2014 Gran Fondo, May 17th, this is a great chance to get a cheap boat ticket.