Distance: 18 miles and 900 feet of elevation gain (barometric)
The short does not go to Sierra Madre like the long and medium. Instead it rides to Montrose for a break and then returns. The route to Montrose is the same as the long and medium use for the beginning of their rides. Basically, it climbs up Verdugo to Montrose. After a break there, the return is similar to the ride up. As you can see by the profile, the route is mostly up on the way to Montrose and mostly down on the way back. The climb is really a fairly gentle grade.
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