Pacific Coast/Marvin Braude Bike Path
This is one of the most stunning paths in Los Angeles county in our opinion. This bike path mixes salty fresh ocean air, striking views of mountains, sand, and sun. Riding along the Pacific Coast is one of the greatest pleasures in life. This 22-mile path stretches from Pacific Palisades to Torrance Beach. Bring your family to this one if you want since the conditions can be super mellow and the ride is flat. Do be aware that the path is interrupted twice in Marina Del Rey and in Hermosa. The best way around this is to take Washington Blvd. in Marina Del Rey and The Strand in Hermosa.
With all the hype surrounding the opening of the Metro Expo Blue line extension to Santa Monica, one amazing addition was slightly overshadowed. There is a new bike path that runs parallel to the Expo line! It runs from Culver City to Palms, and then there's a gap nearly a mile long before it picks up again at Overland Avenue. From there it continues to 17th Street in Santa Monica. It’s not perfect with the gap and the city is working diligently to fix this problem. For the time being it’s a safe ride that lets you travel through the Westside like you weren’t able to before.
Fairfax to Downtown Bike Path
This bike path has it all! You get to ride the bustling streets of Los Angeles, and experience the stillness of the residential parts of the city. It’s a great way to enjoy the city alone or with friends. Ride it to midtown just before MacArthur Park then go south and follow 7th Street into Downtown. Definitely make sure you map this one out on your first try so that you aren’t caught off guard in traffic with the merging bike paths along this route.
Griffith Park Bike Loop
Did you know Griffith Park has a tree lined nine-mile bike loop? It’s another one of Griffith’s greatest features like The Autry, the Old Zoo, the Actual Zoo, Griffith Observatory, and the Merry-Go-Round. There are rental bikes inside the park if you don’t have your own. You can start at the northern end by Riverside/Zoo drive or the southern end at Crystal Springs drive at Los Feliz. This path converges with the Los Angeles River Bike Path inside and depending how much energy you have there are stunning river views the higher you climb.
It's summer so get out there and enjoy the city and it's stunning views with your family and friends. Don't forget to jump on the Bistro Planet app when you get hungry. There are food trucks all over the city waiting to fill you up with gourmet street eats. Remember pickup is ready in 5 minutes when ordering from the app and you get to skip the food truck line when you arrive. No one needs lines on a gorgeous day of cycling!