Have you ebiked in So Cal?

Ebike4life

New Member
I am trying to find fun places to ride in Southern Cal with my son. We both have fat-tire ebikes. Has anyone done Catalina Island? Thanks for the replies!
 

The duke

Active Member
I live in SoCal...can see Catalina Island from the telescope on my balcony...but have never thought about biking out there. How old is your son? Good luck!
 

Ebike4life

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I live in SoCal...can see Catalina Island from the telescope on my balcony...but have never thought about biking out there. How old is your son? Good luck!
He's 15. We used to share my my rad mini. Now I got him his own so we can finally venture off together. So much to explore!!
 

Rincon

Active Member
You don’t need a fat bike for Catalina, but it will work. A gravel bike will do too. Bikepacking.com has a weekend gravel ride documented with GPS tracks, and this video. Get campground reservations beforehand.

 

Ebike4life

New Member
Great info! I enjoyed the video. I hadn't considered staying overnight but bikepacking and camping sounds like an ideal adventure for my son and me.
 

Rincon

Active Member
@Ebike4life,

You can book a room at Two Harbors and Avalon. No need to camp if the weather isn’t cooperating. It can get wet on Catalina in the fall. Stop at Sky Harbor Airport for a buffalo burger lunch. You’ll have a great time. Cheers!
 

ABOMINATION

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I tried to get me and my ebike out to Catalina. The ferry will not take an e bike due to the battery being considered hazardous. This was in February 2019. Has anyone ever taken or figured out a solution to getting out there with one of these bikes?