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Two Great So-Cal rides to start the New Year!

It's a tradition to get out and ride on New Year's Day and cyclists in Southern California never had it so good 

There's three really great rides that take place that attract hundreds of cyclists.

For those looking for a flatter ride, the Long Beach New Year's Day Ride is one for you. The New Years Day Ride bicycle ride in Long Beach has been a tradition for cyclists over the years looking to ring in the New Year. It starts in Long Beach and cruises south down the PCH, picking up riders along the way expanding into a colorful pack of 400 or so riders. The ride starts off slow and friendly and increases speed near Huntington Beach. The ride continues south to Dana Point, at which point you can double back on PCH or head inland and loop back to the start. Approximately 90 miles for the entire bike ride

For those looking to test their climbing legs, the annual Mt. Wilson New Years Day Bike Ride will go for the 48th year in a row! The annual Mt. Wilson New Years Day promises to reach new heights this (next) year, since Angeles Crest is finally open,you will be able to go all the way to Mt Wilson. More than 100 plus riders are expected to begin their attempt to climb to the 5700′ summit nearly 40 miles away.

2020 California Cycling Calendar

Click here for a comprehensive listing of 2020 cycling events in California, both on the road and on gravel too, over 130 events and growing as we confirm more dates.

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Booking an early season winter training camp could help kick start your season. In North America you can head south and west, where the weather is better.

Just recently announced is the seventh edition of the Malibu Gran Fondo, taking place March 7th 2020.

Fondly known as “America’s 5-Star Gran Fondo” by Peloton magazine, the Malibu Gran Fondo is renown as cycling experience that aligns with those who train regularly, enjoy participating in challenging events, and demand something better than what is out there.

Southern California is famously laid-back, supportive, and open-minded. Malibu GranFondo riders are passionate and competitive, yet also encouraging and welcoming to riders new to cycling and new to the area.

This year sees the start hosted by the King Gillette Ranch, just off the legendary Mulholland Highway in the Santa Monica Mountains. The one day event features two distances including the longer CLASSICO and short MEDIO Gran Fondo.

Rising straight up from the sea, the Malibu Gran Fondo’s climbs feature amazing climbs and twisting roads that top pros frequently use for training.

Pro-level course support includes fully marked routes, fully stocked real-food and staffed rest stops provided a bag drop service and unparalleled customer service.         

Afterwards rider can swap stories and celebrate a great day at the finish line party with gourmet locally-sourced fresh food and cold beer, live music, and the famous Prize Raffle and awards ceremony!

The Malibu GRANFONDO is designed for those who train regularly, love to travel and enjoy making new friends from around the world. The event draws athletes from Canada, Germany, Italy, UK and numerous outlying States - all seeking warm weather, premium riding terrain, and great camaraderie.

The Malibu GRANFONDO celebrates all that is great about the world of cycling; beautiful landscapes, long arduous climbs rewarded with incredible views and healthy food and plenty of it!

Early registration is recommended as the event will SELL OUT in ADVANCE as per previous year. Rider’s number are strictly limited to around just 250 riders.

Athletes who register before February 6th, 2020 can sign up at low early-bird prices.

Early Bird registration includes custom 2020 event T-shirt for registrations before 3/12/20.

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