Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-18-12, 12:46 PM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: NW Arkansas, USA
Bikes: 2012 Giant Sedona Hybrid
Posts: 872
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Any good info on the SART?

I was contemplating visiting by brother in So. Pasadena CA and don't really want to do any touristy stuff while out there. I have wanted to ride on the SART (Santa Ana River Trail ). I ride a hybrid bike and have done over 60 miles in a day.

The SART site is pretty lacking in information. Can anyone point me to a better site? Best places to get on it? Topography of the trail? Bike rentals nearby? Motels nearby to stop at? Hints on the flattest sections? Hilliest sections? Sections to avoid?

My wife does not ride and I really don't want to haul my own bike that far, so hence the rental. I had thought of having her drop me off at one point, continue on to a predetermined point and get a motel and I meet her there. I think 2 days of easy riding would do it, I don't want to bore her too much.
Rootman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-12, 04:46 PM   #2
Mobile 155
Senior Member
Mobile 155's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: So Cal
Bikes: 72-76 Peugeot, 89 Klein Quantum Road Bike,2011 CF Specialized Tarmac road bike. 2013 Haro FL Comp 29er MTB.
Posts: 4,167
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 657 Post(s)
can't help with the rental question but as for the rest, the path is about as flat as it gets. Assuming you are talking about the paved section. If you start at Green river golf course it is about 30 miles to the beach and 30 miles back. Longer if you include dirt. There will be runners, walkers, skaters off an on while you are on the path. There is water and restrooms along the way and places you can leave the path and stop at a 7/11 or Circle K if you need to.

And just a small point. In Pasadena you will be far closer to SGRT next to the 605 rather than the 91. I know very little about the San Garbiel River Trail. The SART is in the Inland Empire and OC. Pasadena is in LA county.

Last edited by Mobile 155; 09-18-12 at 04:54 PM.
Mobile 155 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-12, 07:30 PM   #3
Flying Merkel
Senior Member
Flying Merkel's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Costa Mesa CA
Posts: 2,644
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Post in the Socal regional section & watch the info roll in.

I live about 1/2 from SART. It's a big drainage ditch with a path or two on the side. Convenient for getting from North to South Orange County. Scenery is limited. Mild slope toward the ocean, steady wind to push you inland. Don't ride through the Santa Ana section at night, roughly the area between the 405 & 22 freeways.
Flying Merkel is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:34 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.