Distance: 49 miles and 1200 feet of elevation gain (mapping software)
We start by riding south through the beach communities down to Palos Verdes. This varies from some other similar rides because it does not use the beach bike path at all. Once there, while the long and medium continue on to lunch at the top, this short simply stops at Malaga Cove for lunch. After lunch it rejoins the long and medium for the return. The trip back to the start uses a slightly different route from the trip down, but still runs close to the coast. Near the end of the route, the course rides the relatively new bike path parallel to the Expo Line. This is our only regular ride to use this path. As you can see by the profile, compared to the other routes, this short is mostly flat generally staying below 300 feet above sea level.
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