Off To The Races (Long)

Distance: 69 miles and 2800 feet of elevation gain (mapping software)

All routes are the same for the first 16 miles down to Manhattan Beach. This is a fairly direct route over to Culver City where you pick up the Ballona Creek trail to the beach and follow the beach bike path to Manhattan. This long and the medium continue the bike path all the way down to Redondo and Palos Verdes. This long makes a loop around the Peninsula including a trip up the switchbacks on Palos Verdes Drive East. You swing back north into Torrance. After a lunch stop, you return north to Manhattan Beach and to the races. After watching the races, you rejoin the short route on the trip back to the “Corner.” This pretty much retraces your route down, with a few variations. As you can see by the profile, the only significant climbing is the trip up and over Palos Verdes in the middle of the route.

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