Long Beach Boogie (Long)

Distance: 64 miles and 2700 feet of elevation gain (barometric)

Today the long and the medium routes are the same for the first 13.4 miles and come back together shortly before lunch and then return on the same route after lunch. They start by riding over to the southern end of the Coyote Creek trail and then riding it to its northern end  Shortly after that, this long splits off to ride north through Whittier, over Colima (the first peak on the profile below) to Hacienda Heights. The route continues east along Pathfinder to the top of Brea Canyon Cutoff (the 2nd peak on the profile below). Then it’s down Brea Canyon and back west to rejoin the medium route for lunch along Alondra Blvd. After lunch, both routes pick up the San Gabriel River trail south to Seal Beach and make a brief tour around Long Beach before returning to the start. Neither of the major climbs today is excessively steep, but do go on for a few miles each.

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