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Ride the San Gabriel River Bike Path to Lunch & visit the largest Chinese Temple

Bike from Encanto Park in Duarte to Whittier for Lunch and then visit the largest Chinese Temple in Hacienda Heights - 40 miles)

This is a very scenic bike ride covering many interesting sites.

We'll be traveling from Encanto Park down the San Gabriel River Bike Trail over the Santa Fe Dam to Whittier Narrows Dam.  We'll continue on the Whittier Greenway Trail for a lunch stop in Whittier and then continue to Hacienda Heights to the largest Chinese temple west of the Mississippi River, the Hsi Lai Temple.

After a brief stop at the Hsi Lai Temple and their museum we'll travel through Hacienda Heights back to Encanto Park.


This excursion is for all bike riders who are comfortable riding on streets and experienced riding their bicycles for at least 40 miles at a speed of 12 miles per hour

You must wear a bike helmet to join us for this ride!


We will meet at the Encanto Park Parking Lot at 751 Encanto Parkway, Duarte, CA at 9:00AM for introductions and a safety talk, and we'll depart promptly at 9:15AM. 

RSVP:  If you change your mind and are not coming on this bike ride, please change your RSVP to "No" so we are not waiting for you.



Please print our your own directions and maps (links below) and bring them to the ride.

Encanto Park, 751 Encanto Parkway, Duarte, CA down the San Gabriel River Bike Trail to the Whittier Greenway Trail (with a stop for lunch in Whittier) continuing to the Hsi Lai Chinese Temple and Museum in Hacienda Heights.

Bike Route:  (26 miles)

Enter San Gabriel River Bike Trail 

The Whittier Greenway Trail

After a lunch stop continue from Whittier to the Hsi Lai Chinese Temple in Hacienda Heights.

Return from the Hsi Lai Chinese Temple to Encanto Park.

Return Bike Route:  (15 miles)


 All routes and times are approximate and are subject to change. 



RSVP: If your plans changed and you're not coming please change your RSVP to "No" so we are not expecting you.

HELMET: Please be advised that you are required to wear a helmet to ride with our group.  

SPARE TIRE TUBES: Please bring two spare tire tubes in case you get flat tires, and make sure your tires are properly inflated.  

MONEY: A taxi charges plenty of money if you need one to pick you up and drive you back to your car if you have a flat tire and you don't have tubes to replace your flat tire or a patch kit.  Also please bring sufficient CASH to cover your lunch.

BIKE LOCK: Do not leave your bicycle unlocked at any time. Please bring your own bicycle lock.

WATER and FOOD: It's going to be hot so make sure you bring water to drink so you don't get dehydrated and a power bar or other food to eat in case you get hungry.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY: This Meetup group, it's organizers and members take no responsibility for any injuries nor accidents that may occur during events. By joining this ride you take full responsibility for your own safety. Please ensure that you are in good health before participating and understand that there is risk involved in your participation. This Meetup group does not certify the qualifications of any of it's organizers or trip leaders, and they are not responsible in any way for your safety. We are all just participants, nothing more.


This ride is also posted on Facebook on the Southern California Cycling Group 



This event is crossposted in other Meetup groups.

You'll also have the chance to meet:

3 Foodies from "L.A. Foodies"

1 Adventure People from "Adventure People"

1 Adventurers from "Adventure-Us"

1 outdoor enthusiasts from "LA Outdoors"

1 ACTIVE - Adventurists from "Southern California Outdoor Adventurers on"

1 Foodies from "L.A. Asian Foodies"

1 Intrepid Explorers from "Exploring LA like we don't live here"

1 Singles from "(OSS) Outdoor Singles & Socials"

1 Creative Explorers... from "A Downtown Los Angeles and Los Angeles Metro Meetup"

3 Cyclists from "Southern California Cycling Group (and other fun events)"

A total of 6 people are expected to attend!

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  • Louis

    Excellent bike ride with some challenging hills and a beautiful temple visit.

    February 15, 2014

  • Sevag

    I don't have a bike... how shall I join??

    February 13, 2014

    • Louis

      Sorry, I don't know how you could get a bike to take this ride unless you went to a bike shop and rented one.

      February 13, 2014

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