As soon as I heard that it was possible to ride the entire length of the Los Angeles River on a bike, it had to be done! I took Amtrak from San Diego to Los Angeles and then the Los Angeles Metro Red Line to Studio City where I linked up with my friend Josh. Over a few cocktails we discussed our plan of attack for the following day. There are basically two sections of the Los Angeles River Bike Path, and in between them is Downtown Los Angeles.

TIP: Start early in the day to make sure you have enough time to make it to Long Beach before the sun goes down. Many sections of the ride take you through some pretty ‘rough’ neighborhoods. One of these ‘rough’ neighborhoods is Compton.

CHECK OUT: A great resource for information on biking in Los Angeles is the Los Angeles County Bike Coalition site.