Rio Hondo bicycle path

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Rio Hondo bike path between El Monte airport and Rosemead Blvd
Rio Hondo bike path at San Gabriel Blvd

The Rio Hondo Bike Path is a Class 1 bicycle path that parallels the Rio Hondo (creek) through the San Gabriel Valley, in eastern Los Angeles County, California. [1] The bicycle path is gently graded, and has sections with more greenery and mature trees than other bicycle paths in the area. [1]

The proximity of the Rio Hondo Bike Path to the major regional transit hub at the El Monte Bus Station, including the MetroLink Silver Line, makes it one of easiest routes to access a variety of bike paths and local parks.

Route[edit]

The northern start of the Rio Hondo Bike Path is at the Peck Road Water Conservation Park in the southern Monrovia area. [1] [2]

From there the southbound path follows along a rural stream bed through the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area. One can connect to the San Gabriel River bicycle path via the Legg Lake bicycle path here.[1] The Rio Hondo bike path continues south and joins Los Angeles River bicycle path at the confluence of the Rio Hondo and Los Angeles River in South Gate. The L.A. River bike path continues to downtown Long Beach, ending by the Pacific Ocean. [1]

Conditions[edit]

The Rio Hondo bicycle path's condition and access have improved, due to efforts by local non-governmental organizations. These improvements include increased accessibility, construction of rest stops with water fountains and restrooms, new interpretive signs, and the planting of many California native plants in wildlife gardens and habitat restorations.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e L.A. Bikepaths-R.Hondo . accessed 6.16.2012
  2. ^ Northern end: On Peck Road about 1/2 mile south of Live Oak Avenue (which becomes Myrtle Avenue just North of Live Oak Avenue as it enters Monrovia), on the west side of the Peck Road.

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