Cycling Adventures In L.A.: Tweed Ride Jan. 19

Tweed ride cyclists at Union Station

Bringing back Yesteryear: cyclists at 2009 Tweed ride which started at Union Station.

One of the funnest and most unique bike rides in L.A., the Tweed Ride is a hoot for a everyone interested in dressing up in old tymey garb and riding classic bicycles (or not). Here’s the press release for this Saturday’s ride in North Hollywood:

C.I.C.L.E. Presents: Urban Ex! Tweed, Moxie & Mustache Ride!

Dress in your finest to roll through history for C.I.C.L.E.’s North Hollywood Tweed, Moxie and Mustache Ride on Saturday, January 19th!

The ride will begin at Valley Village Park and will make two stops. The first stop will include an introduction and tour at SPARC’s The Great Wall of Los Angeles, one of Los Angeles’ true cultural landmarks. Curated by Judith Baca, the Great Wall is a half-mile long mural of the region’s vibrant history of struggle and resistance. Next, the ride will continue on to El Portal Theater, a historic landmark in the heart of North Hollywood. Originally built as a vaudeville house in 1926, this site will be a perfect photo opportunity for riders dressed in their best tweed! You won’t want to miss this exciting historic ride! C.I.C.L.E. will be raffling a New Belgium Brewing Beach Cruiser and will give out awards for best-dressed, best mustache and best hat! Please bring cash for the raffle. As with all Urban Expeditions, this ride is under 8 miles, family-friendly, and leisurely paced.

After the ride, participants are welcome to join C.I.C.L.E. for an after party at the Federal Bar in North Hollywood.

When: Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Where: Meet at Valley Village Park, 200 Westpark Drive, North Hollywood, California 91601

When: Meet at 10:00am. Ride Leaves promptly at 10:30am.

What to bring: Bring water, snack and a bicycle in good working order. This ride is FREE and open to anyone, but all participants should be able to ride a bike safely with the ability to brake, change gears, and balance while stopping and starting. All participants under 18 MUST wear a helmet and be escorted by a parent or guardian. Children under age 8 should be on a tag-a-long, bike trailer, tandem, or other safe child-carrying device to participate in the ride.

About SPARC: SPARC is a community-based non-profit arts organization founded in 1976 by muralist Judith F. Baca, filmmaker Donna Deitch, and artist Christina Schlesinger. SPARC is dedicated to producing, presenting, and preserving public artworks in Los Angeles, nationally, and internationally. SPARC remains committed to helping individual communities find their voice, giving it public expression, and to breaking down barriers both real and perceived between communities. SPARC is located in the Old Venice Police Station at 685 Venice Bl, Venice, CA 90291. For more information visit sparcmurals.org or call 310-822-9560.