June 29, 2013 · 8:30 AM
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A flat, easy ride, suitable for all!
We'll head down Algonquin to Warner, turn right to PCH and take PCH into Long Beach, PASSING 2nd Street, and up to Loynes Drive. Left on Loynes a couple of blocks, then across the intersection to the bike path. Along the bike path to Eliot, and through the Marine Stadium Parking lot (if there's an event underway we bypass the lot and cross to Appian Way). Either way, ride down to Bayshore and turn right. Stay on Bayshore, across 2nd street, and jog left at 54th Pl. to Ocean Bl. where we pick up the bike path on the beach. Stay on the bike path to Shoreline Village, go through the parking lot, restaurant row, past the aquarium to the Lighthouse.
The return route will follow the same path in reverse, UNTIL reaching Bayshore Dr. and 2nd St. Turn right on 2nd St. and proceed to Marina Dr. A right on Marina Dr., continue past Studebaker to next stop sign and turn left over the bridge into Seal Beach. A right turn on 1st St. to Ocean, left on Ocean to Seal Beach Bl., and back to PCH. Right on PCH, past Surfside, and turn right on Anderson (at the water tower), to Pacific. Left on the one-way southbound side of Pacific to Warner, and then up Warner to Algonquin and the starting point. All in all a 26 miler.
Please make sure that your bike is in good working order and ready to go BEFORE Sat morning, and that you have a spare tube, water, and your helmet!
Route Map: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2071336