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    Biggest climb routes around LA county

    sorry to bother guys,,but just wondering if anyone here knew routes or rides that will cover 15k of elevation gain total just in one ride maybe a century type kind of routes around LA county,Im bored of hill repeats though,,,really appreciate you help ,,Thanks..

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    This would get you 11,500ft of climbing with no repeats:
    Bike Ride Profile | GMR->Dawson Saddle near Glendora | Times and Records | Strava

    Alternatively you could do GMR->Ski lifts twice and get 15k feet in about 104mi:
    Bike Ride Profile | GMR to the lifts near Glendora | Times and Records | Strava

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    THANKS jMX ,,is the first route total including the return route from starting point? and if it will connect if i start at encanto park at Asuza,CA via Crystal lake route ?,,

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    Big climbs

    Start at Encanto--go to Dawson--then down to the East fork, up Little GMR, to the Village or the ski lifts, and then down GMR back to Encanto.
    Without the ski lifts, it's 118 miles/19k climbing. With the ski lifts, 130 miles/22+ k of climbing.

    The loop up 39 to Hwy 2 and back down 2 will give you 15k feet in about 105 miles (make sure you visit Crystal Lake café for a snack and the extra 700 feet).

    You can also climb Hwy 2 to Dawson, and descend 39. Go via Little GMR for an extra boost.

    I have many of these routes plotted on MapMyRide if you want to take a look (username bitingduck).

    Enjoy!

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    In the Santa Monica Mountains you can easily do 15K in a day. The mountains go along the coast for 30 miles and there are 11 major ascents and a lot of smaller ones.

    Here's a blog from a cyclist that did some crazy climbing in one day:
    Steve Edwards 2002 Results

    And here's a database of inclines, mainly in the Santa Monica's:
    Bike Climbing Database

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