DOWNLOAD the .gpx route here
GBC will be playing tour guide as our next Send It will weave through the historic neighborhoods of northeast LA highlighting a number of landmarks and hidden dirt to connect them.
And yes! We will be riding on a freeway as part of this route…..thanks to pairing with the 20th Anniversary of Arroyo Fest that involves the shutdown of the 110 to vehicular traffic!
Some important details to review for the ride:
- This isn’t our most difficult ride, but there are patches of climbing. Please be ready for the efforts.
- Meet for coffee at 8am. The ride will instructions promptly at 8:30am. Helmets required.
- There will be a number of regroups, but once everyone’s back, we roll! We will be stopping for historical tidbits along the way.
- We will be riding on urban roads for a portion, so please be comfortable with that.
- Parking can be found in the neighborhood streets, but get there early and don’t leave valuables out.
- Make sure to bring your own tubes and a couple of water bottles(we will stop a couple of times for water). Everyone rides at their own risk.
- We will regroup at the South Pasadena Metro Station around 9:20. The exact time will be given in the instructions.
- This is a road bike capable route, but there will be a few short sections of dirt included.
- This will not be race pace as it’s a group ride. At the same time, you have to be in the good shape range to do this ride. If you’re just getting back into riding, I suggest you read Rule #1 again.
The route will cover roughly thirty miles with some climbing along the way, but only 2,100 feet of gain. You can download the route here:
Some of the ride’s highlights include Elysian Park, Red Car Trolley artifacts, Mount Washington Railway, the LA River Path and a number of other landmarks.
We will also be stopping in front of Eldred Street, the steepest in LA which won’t be a required climb, but also a fun watch.
Afterwards, we’ll be post-gaming around Frogtown, so plan on a longer day!