‘LA Sucks for Riding’? Mountain Bike Pros Bust the Myth

In the latest entry to Canyon’s ‘Diamonds in the Dust’ series, three pro riders tell us a different story about LA’s bike scene.

Los Angeles is known for a lot of things — Hollywood, the Lakers, I-405, etc. But it’s not known for its bike trails. In fact, some folks might tell you it’s a terrible destination for cyclists.

All three of these Canyon athletes moved to LA for different reasons: to build a career, grow a relationship, or be close to family. They didn’t move out West for the cycling, nor did they expect much from the city’s bike scene — at first.

As you’ll see in “LA Sucks for Riding,” the City of Angels has plenty of options for all riding styles, from hard singletrack to wide urban canals. Take a peek.

Runtime: 7 minutes

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Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing — and life would never be the same. She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and other outlets within the AllGear family. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.

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