Scripps Ranch is a suburb in northeastern San Diego, named after settler E.W. Scripps who settled the region just south of Poway. Scripps Ranch is a scenic community that offers approximately 1,200 acres for fishermen, hikers, motorcyclists and bicyclists looking to enjoy sunny Southern California.
Scripps Ranch is a perfect getaway for cyclists, offering trails through its parks and plenty of roads and neighborhoods to explore. Scripps Ranch holds an annual Fourth of July Run & Ride, which offers rides and runs for cyclists and runners of all levels of intensity and experience, including a 50-mile bike ride.
Scripps Ranch is generally considered to be a safe community, but it is not free from bicycle accidents. Some of the roads through Scripps Ranch have marked bicycle lanes, but not all of them.
Safety experts recommend that cyclists always ride defensively. Never assume that motorists can see you. Equip your bicycle with lights and reflectors and have it checked by a professional for regular maintenance. Ride in bike lanes when possible, and of course, always ride with an NHTSA-approved bicycle helmet.
Did you know?: Approximately 17,000 cyclists are injured or killed in accidents every year.
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