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Honolulu For Lunch

Sunday, June 7th, 8:30 a.m. 

Start Location: BARNES PARK in MONTEREY PARK.  From San Bernardino Frwy (I-10), off & south on Garfield, R – Newmark, L – McPherrin to the Park. You might want to get there early to get a parking space as the park gets heavy use by morning exercise groups.

For a map and directions to the start, click Start.

Routes:

NOTE: During this time of Covid-19 crisis we will continue to offer our usual ride schedule and leave it to individuals to assess the risk of riding. If you choose to ride, please obey all applicable restrictions regarding group size and “social distancing.” Riders may wish to be circumspect in their choice of lunch options. Some may wish to ride but ride alone. Please respect their wishes.

FURTHER NOTE: Some routes may include portions on bike paths or other public areas which have been closed during this time. Be prepared to navigate alternatives around any such sections.

Today’s destination is Honolulu Blvd. in Montrose. I remember many years ago the first time I ever rode to Montrose on a club ride (I don’t think it was this one). Honolulu Blvd was completely dead and all the businesses were closed. I suspect that back then Montrose had a fairly strict “blue law” prohibiting businesses from being open on Sundays. But over the years things have relaxed. Restaurants are open (and that’s generally what cyclists are looking for) and now there is a large farmer’s market there on Sunday. That’s a good thing since there wouldn’t be much reason to have a ride that goes to “Honolulu For Lunch” if everything was closed. All routes head to Montrose, although despite the title, the long does not have lunch there. The long and medium stay together on a circuitous route up to Montrose where the mediums have lunch. The long continues up and over La Tuna Canyon to circle back to the start. The medium heads back the way they came. The short heads straight to Montrose and then joins the Medium riders on the return. There are several short climbs, but only the long does a major hill (and even that is not so bad with a 4 mile downhill as a payoff). Now that I think of it – I don’t know what these routes did for lunch back when Montrose was closed up on Sundays.

Bike Trails Galore

Sunday, June 14th, 8:30 a.m. 

Start Location: WILDERNESS PARK in Downey.  From the Santa Ana Frwy (I-5) South bound, take the Florence Exit (which is actually off the transition lanes between the 5 and the 605), cross Florence and then go R on Little Lake Rd to park. Park in lot or if it is closed, on the street.

For a map and directions to the start, click Start.

Routes:

NOTE: During this time of Covid-19 crisis we will continue to offer our usual ride schedule and leave it to individuals to assess the risk of riding. If you choose to ride, please obey all applicable restrictions regarding group size and “social distancing.” Riders may wish to be circumspect in their choice of lunch options. Some may wish to ride but ride alone. Please respect their wishes.

FURTHER NOTE: Some routes may include portions on bike paths or other public areas which have been closed during this time. Be prepared to navigate alternatives around any such sections.

I originally wrote this at the height of the Covid-19 closures but even so I believe the river bike trails were still open. Even if they were closed, I believe they are open now. Rules are beginning to be relaxed but social distancing is still required. I’m not sure whether riding bike trails provides a good source of properly social distanced cycling or not. On the plus side, normally the trails are fairly empty and the only time you come close to another rider is when you pass one either going the same direction or coming at you. The paths may not be wide enough to maintain 6 feet of separation while passing, but it’s only for a split second. On the other hand, with other recreational outlets closed, the bike trails may be busier than usual, including more joggers and walkers. You will have to decide for yourself because today’s routes are mostly on bike trails. The long will ride 4 different bike trails. We start with the San Gabriel River trail up to the Santa Fe Dam. Then its the Rio Hondo south to the LA River Trail and the Long Beach Bike Path over to Seal Beach for lunch. Then it’s the San Gabriel Trail again back to the start. The medium is much the same, except it does not go all the way to the Santa Fe Dam. The short is similar to the medium except that it doesn’t go all the way south to Long Beach. The shorter short doesn’t ride with the others but makes a loop on the San Gabriel River and Los Coyotes Creek. All routes provide pleasant riding, with almost no hills. If you are willing to get close enough, it’s easier to talk to your companions on bike trails. So how can you go wrong? You will have fun galore.

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