Distance: 37 miles and 1000 feet of elevation gain (barometric)
Today the long and the medium routes are somewhat similar, but use different streets much of the time. They both first go to the Overlook in Pacific Palisades to take in the view and then they both head down to the Marina for a break and then both head back to the start. But, for reasons that aren’t always clear, they do these 3 things by slightly different routes. So, don’t make a mistake and follow the wrong riders.
This medium actually takes a slightly longer route to the Palisades, but slightly less hilly, than the long route. The trip down to the Marina for the medium is via the beach bike path while the long takes surface streets. After the Marina, this medium takes a similar, but slightly shorter route back to the start. So take your pick – total distance and elevation gains are about the same – just two different ways of doing the same thing. As you can see by the profile, there are a few climbs, but these never get much above 300 feet above sea level.
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