Touring LA County with LACBC & Where to Ride: Lighthouses

November 21, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 8:30am

Touring Los Angeles County with LACBC and Where To Bike Los Angeles

Lighthouses: The Palos Verdes Coastline and Historic San Pedro

When: Sunday December 9; Meet at 8:30 AM, Ride at 9:00 AM
Where: Playa del Rey: west end of Convoy St. at Pacific Avenue. (map)
Meet in the public parking lot at the basketball court.

Wide, flat beaches may seem like quintessential LA, but this County’s long stretch of coastline (comprising 10% of California’s oceanfront) is actually far more varied. Our ride takes in a range of coastal experiences. For the first and last 10 miles (the warm-up and wind-down), we’ll coast through beach-cruiser territory, before continuing into the rugged, sea-carved Palos Verdes Peninsula. We’ll pass two remarkably different historic lighthouses en route to the vibrant working port of San Pedro (a spectacle in its own right)

Ride length: 50 miles
Ride duration: About 4-5 hours, including stops.
Ride difficulty: Recommended for intermediate-level riders, age 16 and up. The total elevation gain is roughly 2,000 feet over the course of the ride — no big hills, just rolling terrain between 10 flat miles at the tour’s beginning and end. Much of the journey is on the Marvin Braude Bike Path or bike lanes.

What to Bring: A road-worthy bike, an extra inner tube, a patch kit and pump, drinking water, a pocket snack (such as, an energy bar, banana or trail mix), a bicycle helmet and money for “refueling” stops
and post-ride refreshments at Tanner’s Coffee.

RSVP: Highly recommended, but not absolutely required. To RSVP (or to volunteer as ride support), email Jon and Sarah at