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Marvin Braude Bike Trail: LA’s Long, Sandy Road To Torrance Beach

Although it technically constitutes one long, sinuous 21-mile path, LA’s famed Marvin Braude Bike Trail can essentially be divided into two parts: the northern half from Will Rogers Beach to the Venice Pier, and the southern half from… Read More

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Ballona Creek Bound: Cycling LA’s Unsung Ballona Creek Bike Path

Just south of Marina del Rey there’s a concrete riverbed, dutifully draining its modest share of the LA Basin into the bottomless bowels of the Pacific. And while you may have heard of the Los Angeles River, and… Read More

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Amalfi Drive To San Vicente: Biking Santa Monica’s Scenic Amalfi Loop

If you’ve ever driven along the Italian coast from Sorrento to Amalfi, your senses captivated by the chiseled green Lattari Mountains above and the azure waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea below, Santa Monica’s “Amalfi Loop” might seem a… Read More

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Ocean Ave Santa Monica: A Classic Bike Ride To LA’s Marina Del Rey

So you’d like to pedal your rental bike from Santa Monica to Marina del Rey but you’d rather avoid the crowds on Marvin Braude, is that right? Well you’re in luck because, as it turns out, one of… Read More

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Mandeville Canyon: A Bike Ride Up The Longest Climb In Brentwood, LA

When it comes to distance riding on the weekends, LA road cyclists have long turned to the Santa Monica Mountains. The range’s hidden trove of rugged climbs, back-road descents, and breathtaking coastal views make it ground zero for… Read More

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Venice Pier Trail: Biking The Strand From Santa Monica To Venice Beach

Santa Monica likes to keep things simple: sun, sand, and the kind of cultural diversity that would make Portland feel like an L-train ride through East Brooklyn. The same can be said for its must-sees, which number in… Read More

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Point Dume: Biking The Legendary PCH From Santa Monica To Malibu

California’s Pacific Coast Highway. It’s a road that has long captivated the imaginations of cyclists and road trippers alike. So much so, in fact, that the PCH is consistently ranked among the most beautiful drives in the United… Read More

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LA River Ride: Cycling The Los Angeles River Path To Long Beach

It’s hot. The Southern California sun beats down relentlessly as, beneath you, iconic scenes from Drive and Terminator 2 play out on a gully of barren, sun-bleached concrete. 18 miles to go, you tell yourself; just 18 more… Read More

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Long Beach Bike Path: A Sandy, Shoreline Trail In Southern Los Angeles

Welcome to Long Beach – a city that, while technically still in LA County, somehow feels worlds away from coastal stretches like Venice and Santa Monica. Maybe it’s the lack of surf (the harbor breakwater prevents waves from… Read More

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Palos Verdes Peninsula: Biking LA’s Stunning Palos Verdes Donut Loop

Every once in awhile, a cyclist stumbles upon his/her “it” ride. Of course, no two riders’ tastes are identical, but in general the criteria are fairly consistent across the board: invigorating inclines, long, winding descents, minimal street traffic,… Read More