Christmas Ride Downtown

Distance: 44 miles and 2600 feet of elevation gain (barometric)

We start off with a climb up to Mulholland on Benedict Canyon. As you can see by the profile below, this is by far the biggest climb of the day and you hit it while you are fresh. We then ride east along Mulholland and down to Griffith Park. The LA River trail is closed so we’ll ride through the park and onto Riverside Dr. and over to Elysian Park. There is a pretty good climb here (the bump on the profile at mile 28) but nothing like Benedict. After the park, we head over to Echo Park for the trip along Carroll Ave. There is a short but steep climb here, but viewing the homes is worth it.  After that, we ride through downtown and take a break in Chinatown. Then it is a fairly straight ride back to the start past the many nice homes on 4th street.

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