SAFETY EDITIONS: GP To Glenwood
by Daniel Noguera·
When I first started riding, I found it immeasurably difficult to get around LA in a way that felt safe and accessible. Over the years, I’ve compiled a laundry list of short cuts, detours, and locals-only shoots that have allowed me to piece together rides spanning LA proper while still maintaining a threshold of safety from cars and pedestrians alike.
This series is a mission to disseminate this information and help LA riders and commuters (especially new ones) stay safe.
If you have any cuts that you love to use to find bike lanes, avoid cars, traffic, or anything dangerous, please DM us so we can feature them.
La Tuna Canyon is one of my favorite training climbs on the east side - it’s a perfect distance and features a super steady gradient throughout. Getting there though, can be really awful. There’s a long strip of the ride that’s through really busy city roads up through the valley, and finding Glenwood as a way to navigate past that was a huge breath of fresh air.
Coming from the LA River or Griffith, hop off and take Sonora Ave until Glenwood. Glenwood is a secluded 2-way/2-lane strip where cyclists are able to take the full lane. Further, there are only stop signs, and almost no traffic at any hour of the day.