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Riding out of Marina Del Rey...(4 posts)

Riding out of Marina Del Rey...OwenMeany
Aug 22, 2003 5:34 AM
I am moving from the valley to Marina Del Rey...I have gotten to know many, many morning rides from my house, Grifth Park, Mullholland etc...

Any one know if decent 20-30 mile loops out of MDR..preferablly with some hill work and "relatively" traffic safe...

Thanks, jb
re: Riding out of Marina Del Rey...mrrun2fast
Aug 22, 2003 8:21 AM
Hi, you can take the bike path South to Palos Verdes. There are some decent hills down there. OR you could take the bike path north to Santa Monica and then hop onto the Pacific Coast Highway to Pepperdine. Once you're at Pepperdine, you can ride the Topanga (I can't remember the exact name)Canyons, where you could climb the Santa Monica Mountains. I would not recommend going alone on the PCH, since you will be riding on a busy highway, where there are a lot of motor vehicle to cycling accidents.

Check local club websitesfracisco
Aug 22, 2003 8:59 AM
Both LaGrange ( ) and the South Bay Wheelmen ( ) have some maps of organized rides that they do, that you can use for yourself.

A nice ride to do is to get to Main St. Santa Monica (I wind my way there by taking Ocean from MDR north to the traffic circle and then right on Main), then left on Colorado, right on Ocean (along the cliffs in S.M.). Ride up to San Vicente and then cruise up to Brentwood. Or take a left on 26th, down to Sunset, make a right, and then make a left on Mandeville and take that 5 miles up the canyon. It's no fun to ride on Sunset, but it's only about 1/4 mile.
you can cut through the vet's cemetery.dr hoo
Aug 22, 2003 9:42 AM
From san vincente, go through the va, and wind around to the UCLA campus. From there you can wind towards Palms and Culver City on mostly residential, with a one mile downhill on a slightly busy at rush hours street, and pick up a bike path that heads to Marina del Rey. I can't remember all the street names, since i left LA 4 years ago, but that is about a 20 mile loop. ( I can dredge my memory and try to find my Thomas guide if need be). Throw in some climbing in the Santa Monicas in Brentwood and you can get 30 easy.

You can also cut under sunset in the VA complex, then cross Sepulveda, but that's not as nice a way to go, imo.