Long Beach to Venice & Back

Distance

70.15

miles

Bike Ride

CLIMB
2882 ft

Begins in:
Long Beach, CA, United States
Created By:
Doug Bradley Best Time: 5:36:34
Description:
Not a bad route, but not a recommended route. It'll get you there, and safely, but there are prettier ways to go. I got a bit lost wandering around up by the airport. Starts at Drake Park in Willmore-Drake neighborhood of Long Beach, gets to Venice pier & turns around. Nice long ride. Uh, one more thing: Wicked steep climb up Hawthorne, the hard way: only 1.4 miles, but 7% average grade, 15% max. That is the only real challenge on this route (other than the distance), but it's a humdinger, so be ready. On the coast north of Palos Verdes, many alternate routes parallel this route, some of them nicer. Best bet is outbound to use the route designated here for the return. But, like I said: This will get you there, and safely. It's all paved roads.
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Rating Start/End Points Length Start/End Elevation Avg Grade
Cat 2 5.85 mi/12.51 mi 6.66 mi 29 ft/1110 ft 3.1%
Cat 4 53.65 mi/59.32 mi 5.66 mi 55 ft/520 ft 1.6%

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