With mild temperatures most of the year, Los Angeles is an ideal location for exploring the outdoors on two wheels. The city has miles of dedicated bike paths, many of them on relatively flat surfaces, that take rides on hybrid bikes for sale away from the gridlock of LA traffic. For beginning cyclists, there are options for shorter rides on paved surfaces, as well as leisurely beachside cruises. Here are some of the best bike trails around Hollywood for beginning riders.
Griffith Park is home to more than 70 miles of hiking trails, as well as landmarks like the Greek Theatre and Griffith Observatory. There are many challenging trails that take riders up obstacles like Mount Hollywood, but there are also options for beginners. The Mount Hollywood Loop takes you around the lower edge of the mountain. Hop on a women’s bike and ride part or all of this 7.2-mile loop. You’ll have a few steady climbs followed by chances to coast on flat sections or cruise downhill. Or, you can ride around the perimeter of the park for an option with no hills. Start at the northern end of Zoo Drive and pedal to the Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round, then turn around and come back. There are options for rides of various lengths in the park, so beginner cyclists can work their way up to longer distances as they go. Start an easier path and add on extra miles or hill climbs as you build strength.
This 2.8-mile trail is built on an old railroad track and has been open since 2004. The last part of the trail goes into North Hollywood. Take a bicycle for men for a spin on this beginner-friendly trail to enjoy the natural beauty and take in the lush scenery around Burbank. There are also opportunities to view public works of art and murals.
Orange Line Bike Path
Ride this path along the Metro Orange Line on hybrid bikes for sale for a chance to explore the San Fernando Valley. There’s no outside traffic allowed on the two-lane bus highway that this trail runs next to, so you won’t have to worry about cars darting across your lane. This trail connects to the Chandler Bikeway and runs through the Lake Balboa area.
Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Trail
While it’s closer to the beach than to Hollywood, the Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Trail offers beginning riders a can’t-miss opportunity to soak in Pacific Coast scenery. Ride a portion of this 22-mile trail that runs between Will Rogers Beach and Torrance Beach. You’ll enjoy beachside views and plenty of opportunities to take in the ocean. This trail connects with the Ballona Creek Bike Path, meaning you can take this trail on a ride all the way along the coast.
Having a top-quality bike will make your Hollywood bike ride even more enjoyable. Rely on a trusted vendor of hybrid bikes for sale to find the best option to meet your riding plans and style preferences. Add accessories like a quality helmet or fenders to make the experience more comfortable.