92 miles with 8,700 feet of climbing
Gran Fondo Beverly Hills • Climbs
Gran Fondo Beverly Hills • Description
Gran Fondo Beverly Hills is a beautiful and challenging ride through the Santa Monica Mountains.
The ride starts on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills and follows Wilshire Boulevard and San Vicente Boulevard to Pacific Coast Highway. After a few miles on PCH, the route enters the Santa Monica Mountains. It climbs Topanga Canyon followed by Old Topanga Canyon, which turns into Mulholland Highway.
Mulholland Highway leads up the famous Rock Store climb (photos). Kanan Road leads down to Agoura Hills, passing through two tunnels.
Agoura Road turns into Las Virgenes Road, which turns into Piuma Road, the timed hillclimb. Schueren Road ascends to Stunt Road, which descends to Mulholland Highway.
The route then passes through an urban area, including the cities of Woodland Hills, Encino, and Sherman Oaks. Sepulveda Boulevard climbs to Mulholland Drive, and Coldwater Canyon leads back down to Beverly Hills.
Gran Fondo Beverly Hills • Interactive Map
Gran Fondo Beverly Hills • Pictures
Start in Beverly Hills
Pacific Coast Highway
View from Piuma Road
The mass start on Rodeo Drive and police escort to Malibu was very cool. The day was perfect for a ride in the Santa Monica Mountains, with some awesome volunteers out there. I also enjoyed the post-ride meal and massage.
It was good seeing representation of The Life Ride.
By: Bernd Straehle
See Also: Gran Fondos & Centuries