The 7 miles ride from LA Zoo to the Observatory in Griffith Park is literally breathtaking. The road is so steep that my heart rate goes through the roof as we get closer to the top of the hill. The secrets to a smooth steep ride are to take deep belly breaths and to keep the lungs moist by drinking lots of water while biking, which requires some practice!
However, the effortless all-downhill ride back from the Observatory through Cromwell Ave in Los Feliz with gorgeous single family residents on both sides of the road is by far my favorite part. We take this route every Thursday at 10:00 am. Shoot me an email if you want to join in.