Cruisin’ Westlake, Mulholland and the Malibu Hills

A beautiful 20-mile beginner/intermediate ride around Westlake Village and Agoura Hills. You’ll see lovely sights on Lakeside Drive and Mulholland Hwy, including a segment with views of Malibu Lake and extravagant neighborhood homes.

A beautiful 20-mile beginner/intermediate ride around Westlake Village and Agoura Hills. You’ll see lovely sights on Lakeside Drive and Mulholland Hwy, including a segment with views of Malibu Lake and extravagant neighborhood homes – you’ll ride past many private roads with driveways that could be KOM’s! But you will get in some serious climbing towards the end of the route, with a speedy descent to the finish.

ParkingSheraton Carlsbad Hotel & Spa
Distance50 miles
Ride TypeCoastal, Straight, Non-Technical
Route TypeRoad
Climbing3121 ft'
DifficultyCoastal, Straight, Non-Technical
Estimated Ride Time2-4 hrs
LinksStrava Route

You can start and finish anywhere in the Westlake Village area, but we chose The Stonehaus, a winery and restaurant on Agoura Rd, as our home base. A lunch on the patio of The Stonehaus is a great way to wrap up this ride. They are a local favorite for their pizza and wine, and they also partner with local cycling events like The Westlake Village Century.

The climbing will take a toll on the beginners, feel familiar to intermediates, and be no problem for the advanced (and those riding electric). This is also a possible training route for one of the road events that roll through the area.

Turn by Turn Directions

0.01 mi Turn left onto Agoura Rd
3.43 mi Turn right onto Cornell Rd
6.05 mi Pass Mulholland Hwy and go straight onto Lake Vista Dr for a scenic detour
6.74 mi Head west on Lake Vista Dr toward Sugarloaf Dr
7.47 mi Turn left onto Mulholland Hwy
12.83 mi Slight right to stay on Mulholland Hwy
13.75 mi Head northwest on Mulholland Hwy toward Bodle Peak Mtwy
15.23 mi Turn right onto CA-23 N
17.01 mi Head north on CA-23 N/S Westlake Blvd toward Sycamore Canyon Dr
17.72 mi Head northeast on S Westlake Blvd
19.31 mi Head northeast on S Westlake Blvd toward Triunfo Canyon Rd
20.00 mi Turn right onto Agoura Rd to head back to The Stonehaus

Notes: Though there aren’t bike lanes on segments of the route, Bicycles May Use Full Lane definitely applies here and traffic is minimal or bare on most days. Many cyclists we’ve spoken to have had all positive experiences with the drivers on the road, but it’s good to stay cautious.

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Strava

Westlake Village Century

Malibu Gran Fondo

Phil’s Fondo, Malibu Gran Cookie Dough

Winter Road Press Camp

 

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