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Catalina - Avalon Trailhead - #Catalina
Catalina - Avalon - Los Angeles County - #Catalina
Ferry to Avalon from Long Beach, San Pedro, Newport, Dana Point. Ride from Avalon to Airport 10 miles Airport to Little Harbor 10 miles Little Harbor to Two Harbors 10 miles return same way or Ferry from Two Harbors to San Pedro
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#5
Fare Warnin - Arg, enjoy da island but stays ta yer side, south o tha two harbors, for we pirates roam tha lands to the north. Aaar, and they be dragons there too.
a scurvey pirate riding a sunken galleon from EB
Posted on 03/05/03 Alert moderators of this post
#4
Avalon to 2 Harbors...all of it - The climb out of Avalon to the airport is what warms ya up!!! I
have taken my bike to Catalina several years during the Oct
JAZZTRAXX Jazz Fest. We ride from Avalon to 2 harbors,
detouring thru the canyons to the Airport. That is about 15 or
so miles, then we ride into 2 harbors. By the time I finish the
total ride, about 32 miles, I'm overwith!! Then we catch the
boat back to Avalon. The total elevation gain has got to be
well over 3000 feet between the UPS and downs during the
course of this ride. YES, not technical at all, but fabulous
views, complete (well except for the Bofo's) solitude and fresh
air indeed. Then back to El Gallion the restaurant in Avalon for
a pig out! It is worth doing once for sure, but DON'T skip the
ride from Avalon to Airport, taking the dirt road thru the
valley. There is an Eagle in a cage that is real neat to see!
Ride rating: Intermediate
Ride distance: Many miles Elevation change: 3000+
Dirt Road=70%
mtbchip a 45 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a on a Catamount MFS (outdated but still grand!) from San Diego, is there anywhere else to be from? E-mail:this user
Posted on 03/05/03 Alert moderators of this post
#3
Airport to Two Harbors - I took the ferry over solo one Sunday to check out the riding. I took a shuttle bus up to the airport from Avalon. I recommend this as it's a very steep, windy, paved road that will kick your a$$ before you've even hit the dirt. Not fun.

The dirt road was 16-17 mi. to Two Harbors, according to my computer. Same distance back, plus you can fly down the paved roads back into Avalon. A scenic ride, but not very challenging. Bikes are NOT allowed off the dirt road. Vehicles also will be driving on this road with you. Two Harbors is good for a rest & re-fuel. The high point for me was riding within 10-20 yds of huge buffalo staring at me with nothing between us. "Easy there big fella..."

I probably wouldn't do this again, unless it was with a group and we just wanted to do some miles, take it easy and enjoy the views of the ocean.

PS - BE SURE TO GET YOUR BIKE PASS FROM THE CONSERVANCY OFFICE BEFORE YOU RIDE ON DIRT! Lots of water, too.
Ride rating: Intermediate
Ride distance: 34 miles Elevation change:
Dirt Road=100%
Jeff a 38 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Klein hardtail from L.A.
Posted on 03/04/03 Alert moderators of this post


#2
Airport Elv. - I have yet to ride here, but the airport is at 1632' above msl. So it is really a 1600' gain. Not a big difference. I'm just picky....
Posted on 11/12/02 Alert moderators of this post
#1
Interior Ride - Bring: water, tubes, pump, food, helemet, conservancy pass Airport in the Sky has full resteraunt 8-5:00pm Two Harbors has resteruant and general store Little Harbor campground beach, phone, porta potty
Ride rating: Intermediate
Ride distance: Elevation change: 1200
Dirt Road=60% Paved Path=40%
Solo/Catalina a 27 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Hardtail xc from Avalon
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