Watermelon Ride (Short)
Distance: 29 miles and 500 feet of elevation gain (mapping software)
Both routes are different today right from the start. This short heads to the coast via Ballona Creek. It then heads north along the beach all the way to where the bike path ends at Temescal. It then returns to Santa Monica and Venice before heading back inland through West Los Angeles and then south back to the start in Culver City. There is an optional lunch stop along the way, but remember to save room for Watermelon at the park. As you can see by the profile, the route is very flat until the return inland at which point you do a gradual climb of about 200 feet.
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