From downtown Santa Barbara, I had to cross over the freeway that intersects the town.
There are bridges and tunnels for this purpose, and the safest and closest one is on Junipero street.
Riding along Modoc road is quite pleasant except for the weird car parking rules. Motorists are restricted from parking in the bike lane between 7am and 6pm, except Sundays.
Luckily, the road is not very busy it's okay to use the car lane while they use the bike lane. Weird, right?
It's very relaxing! But watch out for pedestrians and dogwalkers. The path ends with a few turns toward the University of California, Santa Barbara.
I happened upon a cheerleading practice on my way through campus.
It's pretty awesome. The racks are empty, waiting for the new students to arrive.