The Strand – Best Bike Path in CaliforniaBlog, Redondo Beach
Stunning views, wide lanes, eye-catching scenery, unique culture and dining along the ride make this wonderful bike path the best in California. While amazing roads and dirt singletrack abound in the Golden State, sometimes it’s nice to roll along on a purpose-built bike path and soak up the sun.
Officially the Marvin Braude Bike Trail, the Strand is quintessential Los Angeles. The 22-mile path stretches from Will Rogers State Beach in Pacific Palisades to Torrance County Beach. Along the way, you’ll pass through Santa Monica, Venice, Manhattan, and Redondo. You’ll see wide beaches with volleyball courts, and all the color and mayhem you’d expect from the City of Angels. Enjoy the view from the pier at Santa Monica or Redondo Beach, both of which have restaurants and shops on offer. The brand new $4.7 million dollar improvement project on the Redondo Harbor Gateway make the southern tip one of the nicest in the world. There are plenty of restrooms, restaurants, snack stands, bike rental and repair shops, and path access along the entire route.
On weekends, you can expect a crowd, so come prepared for a leisurely cruise rather than a record-breaking time trial. Its a great ride.