Route Overview

Fargo Street Hill Climb

Sunday, March 26th, 9:00 a.m.

Start Location: THE “CORNER”, Olympic Blvd, 1 block west of La Cienega in Beverly Hills.  From the Santa Monica Frwy (10), off & north La Cienega 1 miles, L – Olympic 1 block to R- Le Doux.

For a map and directions to the start, click Start  or press the Start Location button in the Sunday Routes *menu on the right.

Routes:

  • Medium – 24 miles – 900 feet of elevation gain (barometric)
  • Short – 19 miles – 700 feet of elevation gain (mapping software)

This annual event dates back to the 1970s, but is almost as popular today as ever. It is dedicated to the truism that most cyclists have never seen a hill they didn’t want to climb. The question today is, “Can you do it?” And the second question is, “If you can, how many times can you do it?” The hill in question is Fargo Street, reputably the steepest hill in Los Angeles. It’s only a couple of blocks long, but at over a 30% grade, it’s quite a feat if you can climb it. Many will just want to see if they can make it up the hill at all. Amazingly, others vie to see how many times they can make it up the hill in one day. The record is now well over 100. Even if you don’t feel up to the challenge, many show up just to watch the others try. So, come out to cheer them on and maybe you will be inspired to give the hill a try yourself. Its a thrill either way. You don’t have to worry about how to get there  We have rides to take you there which leave from the Corner. Both go directly to Fargo, but the longer returns through downtown to join the traditional post-hill climb celebration at Philippes near Olvera St. The shorter route goes straight back. Neither is very long or difficult (unless you ride Fargo too).

For details of the route including interactive maps and elevation profiles as well as complete route sheets, click on one of the ride links in the Sunday Routes *menu on the right.

For possible announcements such as road closures, weather conditions or any other related comments, look for the matching event by ride name on our Facebook pages using the links below.

Los Angeles Wheelmen Bicycle Club

 Los Angeles Wheelmen Bicycle Club Grand Tour

* To access the menu from the mobile website, scroll to the top of the page then tap   images   in the top right hand corner.                                                     

NOTE:

All routes will now contain elevation gain data.  If this data is obtained through actual experience with a barometric altimeter (more accurate), this will be indicated. If this is based on mapping data (less accurate and usually higher), this will be indicated.