Road Bike Rental Los Angeles
May 8, 2017
Global Cycle Rides provide a number of options for either road bike rental in Los Angeles, or guided rides with our ride leaders, or a combination of both.
If you are not accustomed to driving on the right side of the road, its great to follow a local ride leader while you get the hang of it for safety reason. You can book onto one of our daily rides, and then extend the bike rental for a number of days or weeks. Simply email us at info@GlobalCycleRides.com and let us know what you would like to do, and we can arrange it for you.
Here is a video of a few of our ride leaders in LA, cycling around the Hollywood Hills.
Explore the best cycling LA has to offer with the locals ride leaders who know it best and ride it almost everyday. GCR provide two different rides in LA. The Mandeville Ride is 40km and the Topanga Ride is 77kms, but if you would like an even longer ride of 125Km, just contact us and we can arrange it for you.
Mandeville Ride – Book Here
A local favorite, Mandeville Canyon is a popular out-and-back climb near Santa Monica. Our local ride leaders will guide you through, to get the most of out this ride during your trip. This ride includes Road Bike Rental Los Angeles, with other options and durations available by emailing us at info@GlobalCycleRides.com. We roll-out from Santa Monica Boulevard and take some quiet neighborhood streets up to the Veterans Park, before jumping on to the tree-lined San Vincente Blvd with it’s wide bike lanes.
This is LA, so you might get to see a famous actor! as the route takes you on some familiar sounding streets such as the famous Sunset Boulevard, although, we understand GCR Riders are much too cool to be star spotting… it’s all about the ride!
After a very brief visit onto Sunset Boulevard, which is often traffic heavy, we start the climb, which takes us up and through a quiet residential area with plenty of tree cover. We descend back down to Sunset before heading down to Ocean Boulevard via some great iconic views of the Pacific. The return route has plenty of café options, then it’s back to San Vincente.
Topanga Ride – Book Here
Topanga is situated in a canyon in the Santa Monica Mountains, just off the coastline. We include road bike hire in Los Angeles for this ride. Additional road bike hire durations and options are available by emailing us at info@GlobalCycleRides.com.
The area has a laid back, alternative vibe and it has been said that when you see the beautiful cliffs and trees and smell the air in Topanga your blood pressure lowers about five points… although that may not be the case when you are giving it your best up some of the hills on your bike!
The canyon roads wind and twist through the mountains, so the climbs are tough and the descents challenging, making it a popular route choice for the local cyclists. Via Santa Monica, past the city’s amusement pier, with its carousel and neon Ferris wheel, the ride rolls out on Pacific Highway 1 (towards Malibu) before turning right on to Topanga Canyon Blvd.
There is a tough climb up the canyon before heading out to Mulholland Highway. There are some technical descents, on quiet roads but riders should ride within their capabilities. We loop around on Mulholland before joining the Old Topanga Canyon Road climb back towards Topanga Canyon Road, and then descend back towards the Pacific Highway. The Pacific Coast Highway can be busy, but generally traffic is light on this route.
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Ride Leaders in Los Angeles
Paul is a Scotsman living in LA. Working in creative industries has seen him living (and riding) in some great locations including London, Houston and Den Haag. He‘s a Cat 1 mountain biker and has also road-raced for several years in the UK and US. He’s a veteran of classic rides such as The Etape du Tour and Marmotte in France, and Colorado’s Leadville. Paul’s other passion is filmmaking, so when he’s not riding up and down the beaches or hitting the Hollywood Hills and Topanga Canyon, he’s probably behind a camera or working with his production team. Paul is passionate about riding in Los Angeles, and he knows the best coffee stops for those early morning kick starts!
Jesse is a well travelled professional musician and free lance visual artist who enjoys a lifestyle catered to cycling! (Wouldn’t we all want to say that!) Growing up in New England it was all about mountain biking but when he moved to San Francisco he fell in love with single speed and track bikes then road bikes. When he’s not painting or playing music, you can find him wrenching on bikes, studying maps and climbing the canyons of Los Angeles. He prides himself on having fun and seeking adventure as a cyclist and now he is really keen to share his passion for showing cyclists new terrain and routes on the amazing roads and views in the city of LA.