The Legendary Fargo Street Hill Climb!
The LA Wheelmen have held this celebration of steepness every March since the 1970s.
You can go with BCI members to LA & watch (or try it)
The Metrolink 661 Train (9:08 Irvine, 9:14 Tustin - $10 round trip all day weekend pass!) gets you to Union Station by 10:30 - ride 3.2 miles to Fargo Street & check it out...then return to Philippe with the Wheelmen for lunch ( bring your bike right inside!) wander Olvera Street back to Union Station for the 2pm south bound 664 train... back in Irvine by 3:06!
or if you are riding or driving up - join the LA Wheelmen as a guest for their 24 mile group ride to Fargo Street and Philippe for lunch. see http://www.lawheelmen.org/overview-of-rides/
They meet at 8am - bring signed waiver and ride at 8:30 to Fargo Street & lunch at Phillippe
Their Ride Start: THE “CORNER”, Olympic Blvd, 1 block west of La Cienega in Beverly Hills. From the Santa Monica Frwy (10), off & north La Cienega 1 mile, L – Olympic 1 block to R- Le Doux.
BCI members Steve Devore & Bill Sellin got a "moment of fame" when interviewed with others in 2003 when Huell Howser produced an episode of Visiting with Huell Howser. It will give you a sense of what this hill and event is like!