You probably already know about most of the bike lanes and trails in your own neighborhood. However, the Los Angeles area has a lot more to offer.
You can get to most parts of the city using protected bike lanes. You also have the right to share the right of way with motor vehicles on most surface roadways. Of course, cycling is about more than just getting from point A to point B.
For an adventure
On the LA County bikeways map, you can find a complete list of official bike lanes and trails. This is a great resource because you can also look at upcoming proposals or construction projects.
By far the longest trail is a network that runs from the San Pedro Bay all the way out to the Angeles National Forest. You can start out in Long Beach, following the Los Angeles River Trail, or over on the LA-Orange county line, following the San Gabriel River Trail.
For fun in the sun
Another famous trail runs along the beach from Torrance up through Santa Monica. Officially the Marvin Braude Bike Path, you might just know it as the beach trail.
If you are familiar with LA, then you know that there will be plenty to see on that long of a stretch of California sand. Check out the sights, but please keep your eyes on the trail, too.
Biking is fun, but it can be dangerous. Please remember to wear appropriate safety gear and bring plenty to drink. Also, even if you are not using one of these protected bike lanes or trails, remember that you have rights as someone out there sharing the road with others.