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Old 07-07-13, 02:19 PM
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LA to Seal Beach

I'm looking for a good route from LA to Seal Beach. I did some research and it seems either the SGRT or riding down along the coast are good options. My starting point doesnt really matter as long as its somewhere in the LA vincinity.
I'll be riding solo next Saturday morning and safety is a concern (in terms of minimal traffic and exposure to punks trying to jump me).

Any suggestions?

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Old 07-07-13, 02:42 PM
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SGRT is your best bet.
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SGRT is your best bet.
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Old 07-07-13, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by MoreBlackSwan View Post
I'm looking for a good route from LA to Seal Beach. I did some research and it seems either the SGRT or riding down along the coast are good options. My starting point doesnt really matter as long as its somewhere in the LA vincinity.
I'll be riding solo next Saturday morning and safety is a concern (in terms of minimal traffic and exposure to punks trying to jump me).

Any suggestions?
SART is a good path if that's close to your starting point.
You said somewhere in the LA vicinity but LA is quite a large area.
I ride from Torrance area to Seal Beach once in a while.
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exposeure punks? What is that?
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exposeure punks? What is that?
lowlife thieves targeting cyclists on bike paths - I read of it happening on SART and SGRT
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Originally Posted by JTGraphics View Post
SART is a good path if that's close to your starting point.
You said somewhere in the LA vicinity but LA is quite a large area.
I ride from Torrance area to Seal Beach once in a while.

Sorry if I wasn't clear, I'd prefer to start as close to Downtown LA as possible. It's looking like SGRT is my best bet. Does it go all the way down to Seal Beach?
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Originally Posted by MoreBlackSwan View Post
... It's looking like SGRT is my best bet. Does it go all the way down to Seal Beach?
Yes.
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Old 07-08-13, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by MoreBlackSwan View Post
Sorry if I wasn't clear, I'd prefer to start as close to Downtown LA as possible. It's looking like SGRT is my best bet. Does it go all the way down to Seal Beach?
From Downtown LA would you not be looking at the LART and not SGRT, that takes you directly to LB but from their you can get to Seal Beach quite easy.
If you go to LB find Broadway go east make a right on Alamitos Ave. male a left on 1st make a left on Eculid Ave. right on 2nd St. go over the canal right on Marina Dr. follow it around to N. Mariana Dr. over the SGRT your in Seal Beach right on PCH to Main St. you can get to Main St. other ways (small streets) but this is easiest.
Good Luck and enjoy. We are heading out to Seal Beach Sunday with a few guys that have never been out from were we are starting from so nice slow pace this day.

Myself I don't think I'd travel down that from LA solo just me I guess other may fill its ok.
To me south of the 91 fwy is ok north can be a little risky but doable.
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SGRT terminates at Seal Beach but it starts way up by Azusa... not really local for you. it's not clear from your post if you plan on driving to your take-off point or not.

If you really want to start down town, the LA River Ride might be a good route to emulate - here's a link I found (this isn't me but it looks about right)

https://app.strava.com/activities/63948706
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
SGRT terminates at Seal Beach but it starts way up by Azusa... not really local for you. it's not clear from your post if you plan on driving to your take-off point or not.

If you really want to start down town, the LA River Ride might be a good route to emulate - here's a link I found (this isn't me but it looks about right)

https://app.strava.com/activities/63948706
Thanks for the info. I am able to drive to my start point but I'd prefer not to.
I'm thinking SGRT is my best bet. It's actually not too far from my office in Monterey Park and will allow me to make it in one shot
(I'm new to road cycling and still getting used to riding on roads with crazy LA drivers).

I'm just hoping I won't get mugged in some of the rougher areas. I'll be riding solo Saturday morning.
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Well, that's different - SGRT is pretty close to Monterrey park. I've used it plenty of times and never been nervous, particularly not on a Saturday morning. That doesn't mean you shouldn't exercise common sense but I think SGRT is a pretty nice path for riding.

Have fun out there.
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Originally Posted by MoreBlackSwan View Post
Thanks for the info. I am able to drive to my start point but I'd prefer not to.
I'm thinking SGRT is my best bet. It's actually not too far from my office in Monterey Park and will allow me to make it in one shot
(I'm new to road cycling and still getting used to riding on roads with crazy LA drivers).

I'm just hoping I won't get mugged in some of the rougher areas. I'll be riding solo Saturday morning.
I live in mpk and have ridden rio hondo connecting to sgrt, then down to seal beach many times. Sat mornings should be pretty safe.
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