East Road, West Road – All Around Downtown Metric Century

Distance: 63 miles and 1600 feet of elevation gain (mapping software)

This metric century starts with the full century by heading directly to downtown for a ride through the heart of the city in the early morning hours. We then do a gentle climb up to the Alhambra area (the  peak at 17 miles on the profile below). We then proceed east to West Covina where the route leaves the full century. We then head south to Whittier for lunch. After lunch, it is pack west with a second trip through downtown and back to the start. As you can see by the profile, although there are several small hills, the only major climb is the gentle climb from the start up to Alhambra at the beginning of the ride. The last 15 miles is mostly a gentle downhill back to the start.

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