Ride your bicycle for love on Saturday, Feb. 15

"Ride 4 Love" will stop at the iconic Watts Towers. Photo: Ryan Dickey via Flickr Creative Commons

“Ride 4 Love” will stop at the iconic Watts Towers. Photo: Ryan Dickey via Flickr Creative Commons

Forget the traffic horror of Jamzilla and head to “Ride 4 Love,” the East Side Riders Bike Club led bicycle ride that will explore the changes in Watts on Saturday, Feb. 15. The ride will be sponsored by Metro and supported by C.I.C.L.E.

Meet at the Watts Labor Community Action Committee center (10950 S. Central Avenue, Los Angeles) at 9:30 a.m.; the ride will leave promptly at 10 a.m. The meeting location is accessible via Metro Bus 53, 55, 117, 120, 202, 355, Dash Watts, Metro Blue Line 103rd Street/Watts Towers Station and Metro Green Line Avalon Station.

“Ride 4 Love” is free and open to all cyclists and will make three stops at Watts community projects, housing developments and the iconic Watts Towers. “Ride 4 Love” is an annual event started by The East Side Riders Bike Club.  ESRBC is an all-volunteer, grassroots bicycle club founded in 2008. The purpose of the ESR is to prevent youth from joining gangs and/or taking drugs, but also to engage youth who have a desire to enrich the community through recreational activities, specifically focusing on bicycle riding.

The ride is 10 miles. Prior to the ride, safe street riding and group ride etiquette will be addressed to ensure smooth sailing. Riders are encouraged to bring water, a snack, and a bicycle in good working order. 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.

8 replies

  1. Ride 4 Love is a East Side Riders event supported by C.I.C.L.E and Metro. That should be corrected by Anna. Other than that come on out and explore the Changes in Watts at #ride4love2014.

  2. Mr. Watts & Sahra,

    We’re getting this fixed asap. I’m very sorry about this oversight. The East Side Riders have a deep history of leadership in Watts and originated the Ride 4 Love. CICLE is in the support role on this ride and we’re thankful for being part of the event! Again, my sincere apologizes.

    Dan
    C.I.C.L.E.

  3. This is time time City of Watts needed to be clean. Every metro bus stop, street corner, every street is sad to see a nice city not be clean at all. Metro where’s the benches for the ppl waiting on a bus stop in south LA?
    Bikers please keep Watt clean and make the area , community stay clean. It beautiful to see C.I.C.L.E. & METRO bring program like this to South LA. Thank u

    • Hi El V,

      Just to clarify, Metro does not have jurisdiction over the bus stops. Please write to your local city councilmember or representative regarding issues such as bus benches.

      Thank you,

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

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