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Sunday, October 01, 2017

Once upon a time there was no Long Beach Bike Path (the path running along the beach in Long Beach) If you wanted to ride from the end of the LA River over to the San Gabriel River you had to ride through downtown Long Beach. And back then, downtown Long Beach wasn’t such a nice place. How things have changed. Today you can ride between the two rivers on the Long Beach bike path and never use streets, and even if you did ride the streets, downtown Long Beach has undergone renewal and isn’t really such an unpleasant place to ride. Today’s routes were created shortly after the bike path was opened in order to take advantage of this new wonder. The long route makes a big loop almost entirely on bike trails by heading north on the San Gabriel to Whittier Narrows, south on the Rio Hondo/LA River trail, along the beach on the Long Beach trail and then back up the San Gabriel. Since its almost entirely on bike trails, you climb less than 1000 feet in the entire ride. The short and the medium both head to Seal Beach and then take the Long Beach bike path to the LA River and head up river before cutting across on streets back to the start. The only difference between the two is that the medium takes a more roundabout way to Seal Beach. Riding bike trails can be pleasant for club rides. No traffic and increased opportunity for conversation. So why not join us for a pleasant day in Long Beach. START:  EL DORADO PARK in Long Beach.  From San Diego Frwy (405), off and North/East on Studebaker 1 mi. to Park.  Park in Library lot on right just before Spring St. (Long 53 mi and 800 ft, Medium 39 mi and 500 ft, Short 29 mi and 400 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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