Whether you’re looking to keep off the holiday pounds or looking for a new ride route, here are 10 popular and well-travelled routes for every Southern California cyclist.
From coastal routes to climbs, these are routes in San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles recorded by hundreds of riders on Strava.com. To get you in the mood for the San Diego Century we also included our popular climbs: the Three Witches Climb and the Purple Monster climb.
Grab your GPS phone or your Garmin, record your ride and upload it on Strava.com to see how you compare to other riders.
The 10 Bike Ride Routes for a Friendly Holiday Challenge
SAN DIEGO: In San Diego see where you stack up agains the 25,000 rides now logged on the Torrey Pines Hill Challenge. Or set your benchmark for the San Diego Century on Three Witches or the Purple Monster.
ORANGE COUNTY: Test your speed on the stoplight-free Santa Ana River trail in OC, tour the beautiful Santiago Canyon, or set your sights on some incredible Palos Verdes coastline near a popular Palos Verdes TT segment.
LOS ANGELES: If Los Angeles riding is the ticket then Travel Town Hill in Griffith Park will set your status among 11,000 recorded rides. And to see how you compare to professional grade, two challenges for everyone are the Mulholland Rock Store climb and the “True Latigo Climb”.
We look forward to seeing your tracks on Strava.com and Happy Holidays!