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Rose Parade Ride

Monday, January 01, 2018

Television does a pretty good job of covering the Rose Parade but I can say from personal experience, it does not do justice to actually seeing the parade (especially the floats) in person. If you have never seen it in person, you really should. And you are in luck – the parade is held right here in Southern California. “Yeah, but what about the traffic?” you say. You are in luck again. This ride gets you to the parade and avoids all the traffic in and around Pasadena. You make an easy drive to Alhambra and then ride 7 easy miles over to the parade route. Your luck doesn’t end there. Not only do you get to see the parade, but the route takes you down Orange Grove Avenue where the floats all line up prior to the parade and you get to preview the floats up close and personal. Take a selfie with any float that strikes your fancy. Even the thousands of other people watching the parade in person along the route can’t do that. So, if you have never been to the parade, I don’t see how you can pass this up. We are often joined by riders from the San Fernando Club and from Orange County, so you should have plenty of company. The ride is incredibly easy. It’s a fairly flat 7 miles followed by a rest of a couple of hours as you watch the parade and then an easy 7 miles back. Even if you are suffering a hangover from last night, how bad can 7 miles be?  START:  ALHAMBRA PARK.  From San Bernardino Frwy (I-10), off and North on Fremont, R – Alhambra Rd, R – Raymond to Park. (14 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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