Ivan’s Ride (Long)

Distance: 46 miles and 3200 feet of elevation gain (barometric)

Today all three routes are somewhat similar. One way to look at it is that the medium is the basic ride. The long route adds a little to it in the middle and the short route subtracts a little. All routes are together for the first 10 miles as they make their way west over to Sepulveda and then ride to the top of Sepulveda. This long splits off here. It crosses over the Frwy to pick up Mulholland Drive heading west. It then makes the death-defying plunge down Encino Hills Dr. and then takes a zigzag course northeast into the Valley to rejoin the medium and short routes in Van Nuys. Together all three routes then ride past the Mural in the Tujunga Wash and continue east to have lunch in Studio City. After lunch all routes start back on Cahuenga. The long and medium turn to ride up and along Mulholland Drive west to Deep Canyon. For the long riders this is the 2nd steep plunge of the day. This brings the route back down into Beverly Hills and a short hop back to the start. On the map below, the blue indicates the common route with the medium route and the red indicates the separate additional miles done by the long. As you can see by the profile, there are two major climbs – up Sepulveda early in the ride and up Mulholland late in the ride.

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