The Los Angeles Metropolitan area is an amazingly diverse place to ride. With the Santa Monica Mountains to the West, the San Gabriel and San Bernadino Mountains to the North and the Santa Ana Mountains to the South, one of the largest urban areas in the world is a cycling playground as good as any in the world.
Doheny State Park
Some of the best road climbs in the country surround the area with local icons like Latigo, Rockstore, Oak Glen, Onyx and Glendora Mountain Road offering moderate fun while the big climbs of of Palomar Mountain and the world famous Mt. Baldy offer a challenge to even the strongest riders.
The climb up Double Peak in San Diego is a local favorite that will get your heart rate up.
Along with the world class road riding, there are thousands of miles of epic mountain bike trails throughout the area in the National Forests and wilderness parks that both surround and mix in with the urban sprawl that is dominant in the region.
Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
These trails wind through mountain forests at 7000′ and through the Mojave and Colorado Deserts that lie below sea level. Epic adventures abound on both the road and dirt.
With a rich ranching history, there are miles of abandoned ranch roads waiting for gravel riders.
And while most people think of Southern California as beaches, city and suburban blight, mixed within the area is one of the largest networks of Class I & II bike trails in the country.
Mount Rubidoux Park
These trails range from the Aliso Creek National Recreation Trail to the numerous rail, river and beach trails that stretch throughout the region. When you add in the 300+ days of sunny weather each year, Southern California easily ranks as one of the top riding areas in North America.
The world is yours.