Bicycling Los Angeles County Guide Book

by Patrick Brady (Menasha Ridge Press)
Bicycling Los Angeles County  by Patrick Brady

224pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0897329503

This book is the ultimate guide to fun, challenging, and beautiful cycling routes in LA County. From the serenity of beaches to the majestic San Gabriel Mountains and the canyons of the Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles is a cyclist's paradise. Here's your guide to having it all! Each route features invaluable at-a-glance info and commentary, including a route profile and GPS-generated map, elevation changes, road and traffic conditions, possible hazards, and proximity of important services. This book offers you 40 different rides throughout Southern California's most popular destinations. Whether you're a novice or an experienced racer, these routes through the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the San Gabriel and Santa Monica Mountains, star homes of Beverly Hills, and the coastal bike paths will make your derailleurs giddy.

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Trails from the "Bicycling Los Angeles County" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.
... Preview: The Ballona Creek Bike Path is a shortish bike path that, like many bike paths in Los Angeles County, parallels a waterway. In this case, the waterway is Ballona Creek, which empties into the Pacific ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Los Angeles County"
Santa Monica, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Even without a list of the stars whose homes you are viewing, this ride affords you views of spectacular opulence and consumption on a scale many of us can’t fathom, and most of us can’t help but envy ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Los Angeles County"
Beverly Hills, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 22
... Preview: This ride goes into the mountainous desert region north of the Santa Clarita Valley, a surprisingly remote area, given its overall proximity to Los Angeles. The northern end of the course takes riders ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Los Angeles County"
Santa Clarita, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 45
... Preview: The land of the world’s most infamous murder is also known as a paradise for the fabulously wealthy. Though not every home has a history leading to old-time Hollywood’s leading men and ladies, these m ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Los Angeles County"
Santa Monica, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 20
... Preview: El Dorado Park is one of the hidden gems of Los Angeles (Long Beach, in fact) that help make it a more livable place than many people imagine. The route here covers a few roads and some bike paths tha ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Los Angeles County"
Long Beach, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: The only real point to this ride is the challenge of finding out if you can ride up Fargo Street. It’s the steepest street in all of Los Angeles and could easily be the steepest street in California. ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Los Angeles County"
Los Angeles, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: Glendora Mountain Road is a challenging climb up into the San Gabriel Mountains at the far eastern edge of Los Angeles County. What distinguishes this road from other mountain roads is that it is clos ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Los Angeles County"
Glendora, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 45
... Preview: This loop through Griffith Park is a gentle and easy ride through one of LA’s premiere leisure spots. The ride takes you by a golf course, several picnic areas, the Los Angeles Zoo, the Autry National ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Los Angeles County"
Hollywood, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: This longer loop through Griffith Park will take you by the features found in the shorter loop, including the LA Zoo, the Autry National Center, Travel Town, and the golf course and picnic areas. The ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Los Angeles County"
Hollywood, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 20
... Preview: This tour of Hollywood and the Sunset Strip gives you the opportunity to get a sense of Hollywood as a community, where the famous cinemas, hotels, and restaurants are all woven into the fabric of dai ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Los Angeles County"
Hollywood, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: Lake Hughes sits in the high desert north of the Santa Clarita Valley and west of Palmdale. It is one the most sparsely populated regions of Los Angeles County. The ride begins with a flat spin from V ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Los Angeles County"
Santa Clarita, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 62
... Preview: The canyon roads of Malibu haven’t got the reputation of its surf, but they ought to. These asphalt ribbons have it all: steep pitches, dramatic vistas, technical turns, and sweeping, no-brake descent ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Los Angeles County"
Santa Monica, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 57
... Preview: The Little Tujunga Loop takes you through the very western end of the San Gabriel Mountains. While some of the ride passes through an industrial area at the northern end of the San Fernando Valley, Li ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Los Angeles County"
Chatsworth, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 51
... Preview: This route combines some of the most lightly traveled roads in the South Bay and some of the prettiest coastline anywhere in the world. Views take in the cliffs of Lunada Bay, Catalina Island, and hom ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Los Angeles County"
Redondo Beach, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Mount Wilson may be one of the more modest peaks in the San Gabriel range, but its location gives it an unbeatable view of the city. The loop is almost perfectly binary: you climb, then you descend. Y ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Los Angeles County"
Glendale, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 50
... Preview: The canyon roads of Malibu haven’t got the reputation of its surf, but they ought to. These asphalt ribbons have it all: steep pitches, dramatic vistas, technical turns, and sweeping, no-brake descent ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Los Angeles County"
Malibu, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 72
... Preview: Of the exclusive communities that lie at the foot of the Santa Monica Mountains, Pacific Palisades is the farthest west, situated where the mountains meet the ocean. As with the communities of Beverly ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Los Angeles County"
Pacific Palisades, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: This easy route takes riders out of Redondo Beach and into the idyllic seclusion of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. By focusing on the northern side of the peninsula, riders take advantage of shallower gr ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Los Angeles County"
Redondo Beach, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: This is a very scenic ride that takes riders up a climb onto the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Overlooks on the climb will offer milliondollar views of the Angeles Crest and Santa Monica Mountains and Catal ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Los Angeles County"
Redondo Beach, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 12.4
... Preview: Pacific Coast Highway is certainly one of the world’s great coastal roads. For 22 miles, the road rolls and weaves with the coastline. This stretch from Malibu to Point Mugu in Ventura County still ho ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Los Angeles County"
Malibu, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 44

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