Pasadena Passion (Long)

Distance: 63 miles and 2300 feet of elevation gain (barometric)

Both the long and the medium stay together for the first 26 miles. They both head east through the San Gabriel Valley travelling along the northern edge of the valley. Once they get to San Dimas, the two routes split. This long does a loop taking you further east to Pomona before circling back to rejoin the medium route in Covina.  The long has a separate lunch near Diamond Bar while on this loop. The trip back west across the valley is by a more southerly route.  There are quite a few hills on the route, but as you can see by the profile below, most of the route is within a 500 foot range, so none of the hills are very long or steep. On the map below, the blue portion is the common route with the medium route and the red indicates the separate loop on this long route.  NOTE: There is a trivia question at the end of the long route asking if you can name all the cities you have passed through. No fair looking at the map before the ride.

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