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Old 06-21-14, 08:35 PM   #1
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Coming to So-Cal for a week....rides from Carson area?

Coming to So-Cal for the Jr Track Nats and I have some time to ride...Any 1.5-2.5 hr rides close by? I don't know there area so any tips would be great!

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Old 06-21-14, 09:06 PM   #2
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Starting from Carson, go west across Torrance till you get to the ocean. There is a bike route that goes all the way from Rancho Palos Verdes to Malibu. You can get to Santa Monica and then go inland to see Beverly Hills and Hollywood (though this may be longer than 2.5 hr round trip).
If you want climbing, there are some good hills in Rancho Palos Verdes, and lots of climbing inland from Malibu, though that is likewise going to be more than 2.5 hr.

You can also go east to LA River and then take the bike path that runs along the east side of the river to Long Beach and then take PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) south as far as you want.

What you _don't_ want to do is go north or northeast (going directly from Carson to Hollywood might look like a good idea, but it really isn't.)
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I second hamster's motion. If you want a good route through PV look at the ship-to-shore tour de cure route. I *loved* the PV portion. Beautiful roads, some really nice climbs... look into it. Here's the route: Tour de Cure Century Route - A bike ride in L.A., CA basically between mile 15 and 45 is fabulous.

The LA River trail is a shockingly unscenic path along the "river" but it's good riding. You can also cruise down to seal beach and go down and back on PCH as far as you desire.

If you want a longer ride, you can motor down LART to long beach, and then over to seal beach, head up San Gabriel River Trail, which connects back to the Rio Hondo river trail at the whittier narrows natural area, which dumps you into the LART.

Lots of options - if any of them sound appealing hit me up and I'll pound out a map for you.

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The PV loop look perfect....bringing my own road bike.....THX!

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Had 4 good rides around the PV area, thanks for input....one you get off some of the main roads, there is some good riding there....

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Starting from Carson, go west across Torrance till you get to the ocean. There is a bike route that goes all the way from Rancho Palos Verdes to Malibu. You can get to Santa Monica and then go inland to see Beverly Hills and Hollywood (though this may be longer than 2.5 hr round trip).
What would be the best street to take from Carson. I work in Carson and live in Long Beach, usually commute LA River to Beach path to get home but I'd love to check this route out after work sometime.
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What would be the best street to take from Carson. I work in Carson and live in Long Beach, usually commute LA River to Beach path to get home but I'd love to check this route out after work sometime.
I think East Del Amo Blvd to Torrance Blvd is the most popular.
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I think East Del Amo Blvd to Torrance Blvd is the most popular.
Cool I work off Santa Fe close to Del Amo, will have to check this out. Thanks!
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