The 38 mile route started at The Queen Mary, went along the Shoreline Bikepath, through the Peninsula and Naples, through Seal Beach and Sunset Beach and then turned around at the Huntington Beach Pier.
The ride was created by women for women and it was evident in the thoughtful touches throughout the tour.
At the start, the riders seeded themselves based on their anticipated speeds.
We quickly identified our section by the 'PACE 'Chillin' ? mph' sign.
The course was well marked with Beach Babe Bicycling Classic signs and there were also plenty of volunteers directing traffic.
About 10 miles into the tour, at Eisenhower Park in Seal Beach, we stopped at the well stocked rest stop for some refreshments and snacks.
We got to enjoy turkey sandwiches, salad, and fresh fruit with ice cold lemonade before we headed back to the start.
When we got to the Finish, we each received a Beach Babe Bicycling Classic medal.
I dropped Lexa off at the Bicycle Valet and then we all sat down and enjoyed the live entertainment while we ate some more food.
The event was extremely well organized and they were clearly prepared for riders of all abilities and experience.
Now that Lexa and I have some tour riding experience, I am feeling more confident about next month's Tour DaVita.