Los Angeles Cycling Guide

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Los Angeles by bicycle? While envisioning Los Angeles might conjure gridlocked freeways, long lines to get into Disneyland and sports cars speeding down the beachfront, LA is so much more – especially for those on two wheels. Take a cue from the nearest Mustang and ride down the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH, for the locals), and you’ll stumble upon a shockingly diverse and plentiful collection of climbs snaking through the Malibu canyons and into the Hollywood-worthy Santa Monica Mountains.

Los Angeles Running Guide

Top Cycling Routes in Los Angeles

  1. Latigo to Decker

    • Distance 78.2 mi
    • Elevation 5,354 ft

    Start and finish this ride at Will Rogers Beach.
    Suggest regroup at the 'second top' of Latigo (the second peak on that climb). Suggested stop on PCH Cafecito Organico or the g...

  2. Las Flores to Stunt

    • Distance 51.1 mi
    • Elevation 5,015 ft

    I would start/stop this on San Vicente and Montana (Jamba Juice and Noah's Bagel), but you could alternatively start/stop at Will Rogers Beach.
    Suggested regroup at the top of ...

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  4. TOTS down Piuma

    • Distance 54.4 mi
    • Elevation 4,478 ft

  5. Up Latigo Up Mulholland

    • Distance 49.7 mi
    • Elevation 6,565 ft

  6. Climber's Paradise: Mulholland>Decker>Piuma

    • Distance 89.3 mi
    • Elevation 11,486 ft

    Start the day at Pedaler's Fork in Calabasas with some 10 Speed Coffee and a house made pastry. This is a true cyclist destination with a tasteful cycling themed restaurant and ...

  7. Fernwood-Piuma from PCH

    • Distance 29.5 mi
    • Elevation 4,364 ft

    From PCH climb Topanga Canyon, Fernwood, and Saddle Peak. A nice spot to regroup is at the intersection of Saddle peak, Stunt, and Schueren at the Topanga Lookout as it has a pa...

  8. Encinal from San V and Montana

    • Distance 71.8 mi
    • Elevation 5,955 ft

    Long ride up PCH to Encinal Canyon Rd; back on Mulholland to Old Topanga to PCH. Suggested stops: Cafecito Organico (Point Dume Plaza Shopping Center, Malibu), Rustic Canyon Gen...

  9. Topanga-Old Topanga-Stunt (TOTS)

    • Distance 44.1 mi
    • Elevation 4,102 ft

  10. Oxnard Century

    • Distance 100.0 mi
    • Elevation 3,136 ft

    In-n-Out at turn around. Sometimes coffee stop on the way out.

  11. Mandi + Westridge

    • Distance 20.8 mi
    • Elevation 2,044 ft

  12. PV loop

    • Distance 52.6 mi
    • Elevation 2,503 ft