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Routes


Here are some routes that we often take as a group or that some of our members have enjoyed. We hope you will enjoy them too and also be able to ride with us on one of these routes sometime!

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Map Title Description Distance Ascent Profile Cue gpx
Lunada Bay LoopThis is a beginner route that is also part of the warm up for most of our club rides. It is as flat as possible in Palos Verdes. It starts at Golden Cove Plaza and goes through Lunada Bay where it turns around and returns to Golden Cove Plaza.7.40 miles419 feet
Beach LoopThis beginner route starts at the Torrance Beach Parking lot near Paseo De La Playa and Via Riviera. It parallels the coast, avoiding the strand with the strollers, roller-bladers, etc, as much as possible on the way to Manhattan Beach Pier where it turns around and returns to the Torrance Beach parking lot.11.30 miles224 feet
Via Campesina LoopThis route is an beginner or easy intermediate ride with some hills. It starts at Golden Cove Plaza with an easy warm-up through Lunada Bay then does some climbing to the PV Golf Course before it turns around and returns by taking PV Dr West.14.20 miles1151 feet
Via Campesina HillierThis route is an advanced beginner/intermediate ride with some hills. It starts at Golden Cove Plaza with an easy warm-up through Lunada Bay then does some climbing to the PV Golf Course before it turns around and returns by taking PV Dr West.15.40 miles1359 feet
Trump LoopThis is a beginner loop that is a bit longer with some rolling hills. Note to be cautious when riding through the Portuguese Bend area. It is an active slide zone where the road undulates and can change from one week to the next. (or not)15.40 miles1105 feet
Whitley CollinsThis is an intermediate/advanced ride which has a couple of steep climbs. It starts at Golden Cove Plaza climbs Hawthorne to Crest to Highridge and Whitley Collins before returning down Via Coronel by way of Via Zurita.19.90 miles2119 feet
PV and Hollywood Riviera (Fat Burner)This route is an intermediate ride that is a good "fat burner". It starts at Golden Cove Plaza with an easy warm-up through Lunada Bay then rides through the north area of PV Estates and then the southern hilly area of Torrance known as the Hollywood Riviera. It returns by taking PV Dr West back to Golden Cove.20.80 miles1775 feetIn Process
Silver Spur Leg BurnerThis route is a "Good Leg Builder" advanced ride. It starts at Golden Cove Plaza with an easy warm-up to Barkentine Rd and returns to Via Coronel where it climbs Via Romero to Via Coronel then on to Via Fernandez with a steep 1/2 mile 9+% hill climb of Silver Spur Rd. to the Peninsula Center where it loops through an adjacent neigborhood before returning down Via Coronel to PV Dr. West and Golden Cove.21.30 miles1962 feetIn Process
Climb, Climb, ClimbThis advanced route starts and Golden Cove and does a lot of climbing through the hills of Palos Verdes Estates before ascending to Highridge Rd and returning to Golden Cove by going down Via Coronel and Via Zurita to PV Dr. West.21.40 miles2116 feetIn Process
PV Hill Clockwise LoopThis advanced intermediate route starts at Golden Cove Shopping Center and circles the hill in a clockwise direction. The route lines in red are areas to be very careful riding through. One is the Portuguese Bend landslide area and the other is riding down PV Dr. East. There are areas that have sunshine peaking though the trees which makes it hard to see bumps in the road.21.60 miles1768 feet
ArcoThis route is an advanced beginner/intermediate ride with some hills. It starts at Golden Cove Plaza with an easy warm-up through Lunada Bay then does some climbing to the PV Golf Course before it takes PV Dr. North to the Arco station at Rolling Vista Dr. It returns by taking Rolling HIlls Rd to Newton, Calle Mayor and PV Dr West.23.10 miles1739 feet
Hawthorne 'Round About to Via CoronelThis is an intermediate/advanced ride where after the warm-up you will climb Hawthorne Blvd for about 2 miles then wend your way around the hill before returning to Golden Cove. The route goes past the peninsula center, then on Crenshaw for about 50 yards before climbing again to Highridge, at which point the descents begin, with only a couple small ascents along the way.23.80 miles1801 feet
SwitchbacksThis is an intermediate/advanced ride that starts at Golden Cove Plaza, warms up through Lunada Bay then returns along PV Drive West and South to the switchbacks on PV Drive East where it ascends to Crest Rd. and returns down Via Colinita through Miraleste to Western and back to PV Dr. South, past Wayfarer's Chapel and back to Golden Cove Plaza.24.00 miles1904 feetIn Process
Beach Loop with HillsThis beginner intermediate route starts and ends at Golden Cove Plaza. It warms up through Lunada Bay then takes PV Dr. West to the Torrance Beach Parking lot near Paseo De La Playa and Via Riviera. It then parallels the coast, avoiding the strand with the strollers, roller-bladers, etc, as much as possible on the way to Manhattan Beach Pier where it turns around and returns to the Torrance Beach parking lot and then climbs PV Dr. West back to Golden Cove Plaza.24.10 miles1149 feetIn Process
Sleepy Hollow - ARCOAn intermediate ride that starts out with a nice warmup through the Sleepy Hollow area of Torrance, then up through some hills of the Riviera and into PV Estates. Ride PV Dr. North with a couple of little side trips in Rolling Hills Estates on the way to the turn-around point of the ARCO gas station on PV Dr. North. A stop at the Yellow Vase for some lattes and/or brunch then return to the Torrance Beach Parking lot.24.20 miles1740 feet
Forrestal - Via ColinitaThis intermediate advanced ride has a couple of steep climbs before descending the beautiful, winding Via Colinita through Miraleste to Western Ave. and returning to Golden Cove.24.60 miles1930 feetIn Process
Pt. FerminThis route is an beginner intermediate ride with rolling hills and a couple of short steep climbs. It starts at Golden Cove Plaza with an easy warm-up through Lunada Bay then turns back and rides past Terranea, through the Portuguese Bend slide area to the Pt. Fermin Lighthouse in San Pedro.24.70 miles1748 feetIn Process
Via CoronelThis is an intermediate/advanced route which climbs Via Coronel and turns around at Del Cerro Park, returning down Via Zumaya and PV Dr. West.25.10 miles2146 feetIn Process
Via Del MonteThis is an intermediate/advanced route which climbs Via Del Monte and turns around at Del Cerro Park, returning down Via Coronel and PV Dr. West.25.30 miles2343 feetIn Process
PV CCW Loop and Domes, Malaga CoveThis is an intermediate advanced to advanced ride that starts at the fountain in Malaga Cove and goes around the Palos Verdes Peninsula in a counter-clockwise direction. It also includes an additional spur up to the radar domes at the top of Crest Rd. 25.90 miles2341 feet
PV Hill Counter-Clockwise LoopThis advanced intermediate route starts at Golden Cove Shopping Center and circles the hill in a counter-clockwise direction. It has an optional warm-up loop in green, that adds about 6 miles to ride. The route lines in red are areas to be very careful riding through. One is the Portugese Bend landslide area and the other is riding down PV Dr. East. There are areas that have sunshine peaking though the trees which makes it hard to see bumps in the road.27.40 miles2057 feet
USS Iowa - CCW PV LoopThis is an intermediate ride which starts and finishes at the end of Hawthorne in Rancho Palos Verdes. It does a complete counter-clockwise loop around the peninsula and passes by Terrenea, Trump National Golf Course, the Pt. Fermin lighthouse and the USS Iowa moored in San Pedro before returning via Western, PV Dr. North and PV Dr. West.28.50 miles1602 feet
DomesThis advanced route has a lot of hill climbing and miles. it starts at Golden Cove Plaza and first goes north to Via Campesina and the PV Golf Course. It then turns around and goes along PV Dr. West and South before it climbs the switchbacks of PF Dr. East and finally to the Domes at the top of Crest Rd. It returns by going down the beautiful Colinita Dr through Miraleste to Western and back to Golden Cove.35.70 miles3175 feetIn Process
Ballona CreekThis is an beginner intermediate which from Palos Verdes to the bridge at Ballona Creek on the border between Playa Del Rey and Marina Del Rey. It is flat if you start at Torrance Beach, or a little hilly if you start at Golden Cove.36.80 miles1238 feet
Intelligencia CoffeeThis route is an advanced beginner or easy intermediate ride with some hills. It starts at Golden Cove Plaza with an easy warm-up through Lunada Bay then heads down to the coast where it parallels the ocean avoiding the strand as much as possible (and strollers, roller-bladers, etc) and ends at the amazing Intelligencia Coffee house before returning to Golden Cove Plaza. Note: You could also start at the Torrance Beach parking lot instead for a nice flat ride.44.00 miles1406 feetIn Process
Newport Back Bay from Long BeachStart at the Los Alamitos Marina parking lot on E. Marina Dr. South of E. 2nd Steet. (Free parking all day). This routes is an advanced beginner/intermediate ride. It is long but flat. It goes along the coast then circles the nature preserve at the Newport Beach Back Bay before returning to Long Beach.45.70 miles686 feetIn Process
Mandeville CanyonThis routes starts at the Torrance Beach Parking lot near Paseo De La Playa and Via Riviera. It parallels the coast, avoiding the strand with the strollers, roller-bladers, etc, as much as possible before ascending the 5 mile Mandeville Canyon Rd. in the Santa Monica mountains above Brentwood.55.20 miles2013 feetIn Process