1. Your neighborhood. Getting to know your beach cruiser before heading out on a trail with other riders, skaters or walkers is a good idea. Get to know how your bike rides, the speed your bike goes easily and how you handle the bike. Cruising your own neighborhood is also a nice way to get out a see where you live instead of driving your daily route to get somewhere quickly.
2. Coronado Bike Path – This 17.1 mile bike path is a nice cruise between Coronado ferry terminal and Imperial Beach. This path is relatively flat with a nice wide path for easy riding. The path can be busy on weekends with runners, in line skaters, other riders and walkers also use the path. This path can also be windy on most afternoons. The path runs around the outskirts of Coronado and then down Silver Strand. The Pacific Ocean is one side and San Diego Bay on the other side of this ride. The path is well maintained in most areas. The San Diego side of the trail gets a little bumpier as the path has a few more cracks.
3. Mission Bay Bike Path – 11.4 miles are around beautiful Mission Bay. This path tends to have heavy traffic on weekends as bikers, runners, walkers and in line skaters also use the path. This has many starting points along Mission Bay. The elevation change is minimal which makes this ride an excellent ride for a single speed Beach Cruiser as well. This path also takes the rider along the San Diego River and SeaWorld.
4. Mission Beach/Pacific Beach Boardwalk Path – Approximately 3 miles of fun along the Pacific Ocean. There is a speed limit on this path along the beach. It can be crowded during heavy tourist season. There are no elevation changes along this route. There are a lot of places to stop and take in the Pacific Ocean, grab a bite to eat or have a drink. Belmont Park is an amusement park in the area that is home to a wooden roller coaster.
5. State Route 56 Bike Path – This 10.3 mile long route goes from Del Mar to Sabre Springs neighborhoods of San Diego. There are some food places on either end of the path but not much in the middle. There is one significant quarter mile long uphill when going west to east. This route is not a popular tourist route but is popular local among bike riding enthusiasts and runners.
Above are some cool central San Diego bike rides for the Beach Cruiser enthusiast in all of us. Beach Cruisers can be used for more than just a cruiser along the beach. However if a cruise along the beach is what you are looking for those are listed as well.