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Looking for rides in the Los Angeles area Dec 25 – Jan 3.(13 posts)

Looking for rides in the Los Angeles area Dec 25 – Jan 3.toronto-rider
Dec 10, 2003 7:22 AM
Will have to pay $160 to take my bike on a plane, so I am looking for great rides with people in the LA area. I will be staying in Culver City and already plan on joining La Grange for one of their group rides on the weekend. I know there have been other posts requesting similar ridding info, but I am looking for a person/people to ride with. I know my location is not the best place to start a ride and plan on having some transportation to get to the better ridding places. I am mainly looking for hilly rides or something along the coast and a group ride on Jan 1. I requested similar info a couple of yours ago on without bringing my bike, and managed to hook up on 2 epic rides with people on that site. Now that I am a roadi, I hope the rbr community will not let me down.
re: Looking for rides in the Los Angeles area Dec 25 – Jan 3.Dave Hickey
Dec 10, 2003 7:31 AM
Gary, I'm not from LA but I get out there on business quite often. If you want a good solo ride, drive down to Seal Beach and park. Head south on PCH to Dana Point and back. It's a very scenic ride along the coast. There are plenty of rolling hills. This was taken this spring in Laguna Beach
How far is Seal Beach?toronto-rider
Dec 10, 2003 8:17 AM
I remember when you posted that, over here in Toronto it was still very cold. How far is Seal Beach from, say Santa Monica by car (drive time, not distance - in LA distance means nothing)
How far is Seal Beach?No_sprint
Dec 10, 2003 8:40 AM
Seal Beach is just South of Long Beach.
How far is Seal Beach?Dave Hickey
Dec 10, 2003 8:40 AM
I did it early on a Saturday morning and it look me about 20-25 minutes. As you know, all bets are off on a weekday. I was staying just south of Culver City. I would have ridden it but the ride takes you through parts of Long Beach that I wasn't comfortable with;
How far is Seal Beach?mrrun2fast
Dec 10, 2003 8:47 PM
Seal Beach is too far from Culver City. If you want to get down there, you would have to go on heavily traveled roads. I suggest you go westbound on either Culver Rd. or Washington Rd. You will hit the beach path with either road. Riding along the beach is amazing. You can either take the path south to Palos Verdes (nice scenic views and climbs) or go north on path to the Pacific Coast Highway and ride to the LA County line or some canyon roads.
I would offer to go riding with you, but I'm going back east for christmas. Have fun.

new years day ride....bestT
Dec 10, 2003 8:23 AM
There is a massive new years day ride (>300 riders). Leaves from PCH and 2nd(?) in Long beach (8am), goes south to about Dana Point, then inland to loop back. >100miles, pace varies from parade to ultra fast. Your LaGrange friends should know about this ride and the start details. Don't party too hard on New Years Eve!
What's wrong with Culver City?fracisco
Dec 10, 2003 9:51 AM
From Culver City you can get to the bike path that runs along Ballona Creek. That bike path will take you to the beach, and then you can either ride south to Palos Verdes, or north to PCH/Malibu/Santa Monica 'mountains'. For the LaGrange Sunday ride you will have to ride up either Overland or Westwood to get to the start point, but there is very little traffic that early on a Sunday morning.

Let's hope that the weather is good.
Where exactly is the bike path?toronto-rider
Dec 10, 2003 11:40 AM
Could you tell me the street intersection (So that I can look it up on a map)
Look at Ballona Creek on a map of LADave Hickey
Dec 10, 2003 12:07 PM
It runs east/west from Marina Del Rey. The path runs right next to the creek. When I'm out in LAX, I ride it every day after work.
There are so many...No_sprint
Dec 10, 2003 10:34 AM
Check out Simi if you're in for serious hurtin'. Donut is great. LaG are great. Groups go out of SV and Ocean all the time. Montrose is great. Amgen ride, etc. etc. etc.
re: Looking for rides in the Los Angeles area Dec 25 – Jan 3.cipolini2b
Dec 10, 2003 11:02 AM
Be at this place -griffith park- (where los feliz blvd meets the 5 freeway) on tuesdays and thursdays at around 8:45-8:55am. Nice group, sometimes as big as 30-40 on nice days but usually around 20. The ride goes up chevy chase, and there are always guys attacking up front, and the majority of riders have their own group a few minutes back. They regroup on top of hills, and total mileage is usualy about 40 (depending on where you start). Above all, good people...
Jan 1st, Annual Mt. Wison Ride!! 20+miles of climbing!853
Dec 10, 2003 12:03 PM

Scroll down to Annual rides and read abot the MT Wison Ride.
See ya there!