Best Bike Rides Los Angeles  by Wayne D. Cottrell

Best Bike Rides Los Angeles Guide Book

by Wayne D. Cottrell (Falcon Guides)
Best Bike Rides Los Angeles  by Wayne D. Cottrell
Best Bike Rides Los Angeles offers descriptions of forty- five rides in the L.A. region, including twenty- three for road bikes and twenty- two for mountain bikes. The area of coverage is a rough 25-mile radius around central (downtown) L.A., skewed a bit toward the west. Because of its heavy urbanization, L.A. lacks distinct geographic regions. There are rivers, valleys, hills, mountains, and other enclaves; but the extensive development has led them to effectively merge into one another, or be “paved over.” Using area codes, this guide divides L.A. into four regions: central and southeast, north and northwest, northeast, and west and southwest.

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Trails from the "Best Bike Rides Los Angeles" Guide Book
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Ahwingna Pahe Mahar, loosely translated from the Gabrielino- Tongva language, means “Ahwingna Three Five.” The title is a reference to the Ahwingna Trail, which in turn is a reference to the ancient A ...
Hacienda Heights, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.65
The Azusadora 39 Classic is an adventurous 32.7-mile road ride that starts and ends in the mountainside suburb of Azusa. The ride travels up San Gabriel Canyon along SR 39, turns to head eastward alon ...
Azusa, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 32.7
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The Baldwin Hills Hahn- wind is a 3.35-mile jaunt through Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area in the Los Angeles community of Baldwin Hills. Although the ride is short, it offers a little bit of ever ...
Los Angeles, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.35
The Beverly Hills Brevet is a pleasant 11.3-mile loop up and back down the hills above Beverly Hills. A brevet is typically a long- distance cycling event, but this route is short and sweet—although, ...
Beverly Hills, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 11.3
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The Big Tujunga Canyon Epic is an exciting ride for which the label “epic” is not an overstatement. The ride features a long climb via the “back way” to Angeles Crest in the San Gabriel Mountains and ...
Burbank, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 36.2
The Catalina East End Eco- Ride is an extremely scenic, somewhat challenging tour of Santa Catalina Island’s east end. Avalon is situated near Catalina’s east end, so the ride starts and ends in town, ...
Avalon, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 13.3
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The Cheeseboro- Comado Canyons Chug is a pleasant off- road ride through picturesque Cheeseboro and Palo Comado Canyons in the Agoura Hills, far western Los Angeles County, and part of Ventura County. ...
Agoura Hills, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.7
The Circuito de Calabasas, a nifty 23.6-mile loop on the north side of the Santa Monica Mountains, starts and ends in the city of Calabasas. The ride leaves the city and enters an unincorporated area ...
Calabasas, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 23.6
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Urban mountain bike routes are not easy to find, especially in a dense, heavily developed city such as Los Angeles. Trails are often restricted to foot traffic only, as is the case in some of L.A.’s p ...
Beverly Hills, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.05
The ride title, “Emerald Necklace Cruise,” may conjure up images of a Frederick Law Olmsted landscape of greenery and bodies of water, all connected by a parkway. This, however, is the L.A. version: T ...
Los Angeles, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 35.5
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The Ernest Debs MASH Ride starts and finishes in Ernest E. Debs Regional Park, which is located north-northeast of central Los Angeles. The route covers trails and roads in the park, the adjacent Mont ...
Pasadena, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8
The Glendora Mountain Trails Traverse takes advantage of the city of Glendora’s short but nifty trails system, making a clockwise loop on a mixture of dirt trails and paved roads. This was the only ri ...
Los Angeles, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.3
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The Glendora Ridge Stage ride is an epic loop that starts in Glendora; climbs Glendora Mountain to Glendora Ridge; rides along the ridge (which features an additional 1,000 feet of climbing) before dr ...
Glendora, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 39.4
The Hahamongna Watershed Shred is a nifty 8.7-mile clockwise loop up and down the slopes of the lower San Gabriel Mountains in and above Altadena. The course is excellent for a beginner mountain biker ...
Altadena, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.7
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Similar to other rides in the Central/Southeast Los Angeles region, the Hollywood Ride of Fame is truly an “urban” ride. Expect there to be plenty of traffic signals, motor vehicles, pedestrians, buse ...
Glendale, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 20.8
The In & Around Avalon Tour is a road ride that is essentially a grand tour of Avalon and its immediate environs. Although 88% of Santa Catalina Island is owned by the Santa Catalina Island Conservanc ...
Avalon, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 10.6
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At 5,646 feet, Josephine Peak is not the highest in the San Gabriel Mountains, but along with Mount Wilson, it may be the most accessible by bicycle. The route is quite simple—strictly an out- and- ba ...
Sunland, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8
The L.A. River Ramble & Echo Park Challenge starts and finishes in the Chavez Ravine parking area of Elysian Park, which is located near Dodger Stadium, immediately north- northwest of downtown Los An ...
Los Angeles, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 17.6
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According to a legendary 1960s Jan and Dean song, Colorado Boulevard attracts speeding drivers who are “terrors” of the road. This ride uses Colorado Boulevard—albeit in Eagle Rock (L.A. community), n ...
Pasadena, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 17.5
The Malibulldog MASH 4077 Tour is a popular loop ride that travels from Malibu Creek up into the mountains above the canyon, then plunges into the canyon for a special ride through the old M*A*S*H TV ...
Calabasas, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 16.65
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