Distance: 39 miles and 500 feet of elevation gain (mapping software)
While the long does its own thing today, the medium and short routes are somewhat similar. Both head down to Seal Beach and then ride the Long Beach Bike Path along the beach north (west actually) to the LA River. They both then ride the LA River North to Lakewood where they cut across on streets to the San Gabriel River. They both stop for lunch along here. Then it’s a short trip down the San Gabriel River back to the start. The only difference between the two routes is that this medium starts with a loop to the east and back before coming back to Seal Beach while the short heads directly down the San Gabriel River to Seal Beach. As you can see by the profile below, this route is very flat.
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