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Old 05-17-11, 03:28 PM
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What are the best rides around N. Fontana, CA 92336

Thanks in advance.

I'm going to ride with my cousin this weekend in his neck of the woods, and I'm trying to find the best places / routes to ride around the area.

We can drive if needed, but we'd like to stay around the area. Would be great to find something long and relatively flat (rollers are fine). Trying to get about 40-60 miles in before a bday party.

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For that type of mielege w noat much climbing, I would head west on Baseline. 20 miles should put you around Glendora, I believe that should put you somewhere into San Dimas. I've never ridden Baseline and don't know which is better, but you could probably come back on Baseline or vice versas. You can also head into Devore along the old route 66 and into San Bernandino. I think the Devore part is a nice ride, but not the San Bernandino part.
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Depending on where you are coming from go west on Banyon/Lemon/19th/baseline. From the 15/210 interchange to the hill on baseline in La Verne is almost exactly 20 miles. You will find a lot of cyclistest on this route. Though in Baldy Road to the first turn of and you have a nice quick ride with one big hill. If you dont want the hill you can back track to teh verizon /glen helen amphatheater.
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Thanks for the replies. Based off of our feedback is this a good route? https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/34631008

I really like going up the hill on Cherry, so hills of that caliber are cool. Also how hard is N. Mountain road? I just thought that i would throw that in to round out our ride.

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Mountain isn't that hard, gentle climb. The short section, 100 yards or so right before you make a left onto Baldy Rd is a bit steep at the crest but not bad if you've done some climbing.

But as a rider who is looking to avoid hills, the part right above 24th St (San Antonio Heights) is going to kill you!
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Looking over your route, it is much safer if you continue straight on Banyan rather than descending Haven.

Continue straight on Banyan another half mile

left on Hermosa about 1/4 mile

right on Lemon (about 3 miles)

left on Saphire descend 1 mile

then a right on 19th
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It's much safer, very little traffic on wide residential areas. Few stop signs, nothing like the fwy onramps, signals etc you wil hit on Haven and easterns section of 19th (very small bike lane and fast traffic)
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Thanks Mr. Beans, I've made the updates per your recommendations.

Just to clarify I'm not looking to avoid hills, I'm just not very proficient at riding up them. So I'm just trying to be smart about the hills that I choose to tussle with, but I do have my sights on riding up GMR one day.
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Originally Posted by eyevan
Thanks Mr. Beans, I've made the updates per your recommendations.

Just to clarify I'm not looking to avoid hills, I'm just not very proficient at riding up them. So I'm just trying to be smart about the hills that I choose to tussle with, but I do have my sights on riding up GMR one day.
I can tell you that the climb I mention is much tougher than anything on GMR.

As an alternate, MANY riders would turn onto 21st or 23rd, cross over to Mountain Ave (head east a couple miles) then climb up from there. It's still a good climb but nothing like the San Antonio Heights section.

The difference in the two climbs (click for larger image)


MtnVsEuclid by mrbeanz1, on Flickr

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Thanks everyone for the recommendations especially Mr. Beanz. The route was really good, and I was surprised of how bike friendly the area is.

Thanks again
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Originally Posted by eyevan
Thanks everyone for the recommendations especially Mr. Beanz. The route was really good, and I was surprised of how bike friendly the area is.

Thanks again
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