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Fargo Street Hill Climb

Sunday, March 26, 2017

This annual event dates back to the 1970s, but is almost as popular today as ever. It is dedicated to the truism that most cyclists have never seen a hill they didn’t want to climb. The question today is, “Can you do it?” And the second question is, “If you can, how many times can you do it?” The hill in question is Fargo Street, reputably the steepest hill in Los Angeles. It’s only a couple of blocks long, but at over a 30% grade, it’s quite a feat if you can climb it. Many will just want to see if they can make it up the hill at all. Amazingly, others vie to see how many times they can make it up the hill in one day. The record is now well over 100. Even if you dont feel up to the challenge, many show up just to watch the others try. So, come out to cheer them on and maybe you will be inspired to give the hill a try yourself. Its a thrill either way. You dont have to worry about how to get there  We have rides to take you there which leave from the Corner. Both go directly to Fargo, but the longer returns through downtown to join the traditional post-hill climb celebration at Philippes near Olvera St. The shorter route goes straight back. Neither is very long or difficult (unless you ride Fargo too). START: THE “CORNER”, Olympic Blvd, 1 block west of La Cienega in Beverly Hills.  From the Santa Monica Frwy (10), off and north La Cienega 1 miles, L – Olympic 1 block to R- Le Doux. (Medium 24 mi and 900 ft, Short 19 mi. and 700 ft)

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Club: Los Angeles Wheelmen click for this clubs Click for Rating

Type: Road  Where: Southern CA

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