73.1 miles, 4:19 moving time, 1,782 ft elevation gain.
Perfect SoCal day for a ride to Long Beach. I met friends in Sierra Madre. We rolled down to Arcadia Golf Course and picked up a few more fiends. Then, we took the Rio Hondo Trail south to the LA River Trail to Long Beach. The group broke up into small groups. As we crossed the 91 Fwy to LB, the headwinds picked up and made us work. We grabbed a snack at Starbucks and headed back. The ride back north, we sailed up. We made a potty stop at the Bosque Del Rio Hondo, in Whittier at the transition to the Upper Rio Hondo River Trail. Beautiful picturesque nature walk there too. The final push home was sunny and warm. Great ride.