Pickles, surfboards and all things bikes! Enjoy a ride along the L.A. River and learn about places that manufacture and create goodies in L.A. at the next Metro sponsored, C.I.C.L.E. led bike ride “Made in LA” along the L.A. River.
The free bike ride meets at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 21. The meeting location is accessible from the Metro Gold Line Lincoln/Cypress Station or Metro Bus 90/91, 94, 794, 84/68, 251, 751. Use Trip Planner for more options.
Here’s the full press release from C.I.C.L.E.:
On Saturday, September 21, through a sponsorship by Metro, C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change thru LIVE Exchange), with the LA River Corp, will lead a community bicycle ride, “Made in LA” along the LA River. This expedition, open to all cyclists, will pedal through and around Cypress Park and expose riders to businesses that make products right here in Los Angeles. Participants will visit Grain Surfboards, Kruegermann Pickle Factory and swrve (stylish urban bicycling apparel designers). Cyclists can see, taste and experience products made for and by Angelenos!
As with all C.I.C.L.E. rides, this ride is family-friendly, leisurely paced and will return to the starting point at the end of the evening. C.I.C.L.E. rides are fully supported, led by trained Ride Leaders and volunteers. The ride is under 8 miles. Prior to the ride we will address safe street riding and group ride etiquette to ensure smooth sailing.
When: Saturday, September 21, 2013
Time: Meet at 10:30 a.m., the ride will leave promptly at 11 a.m.
Where: Los Angeles River Center and Gardens
570 W. Avenue 26
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Neighborhood: Cypress Park
Accessible by Metro Rail and Metro buses: Metro Gold Line Lincoln/Cypress Station and Metro bus lines 90/91, 94, 794, 84/68, 251, 751. Plan your trip at metro.net.
Special note: Meet in the front parking lot. Weddings will be taking place in the gardens. Please be respectful of other users of the property.
What to bring: Bring water, a 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 C.I.C.L.E.: Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange (C.I.C.L.E.) is a nonprofit organization working to promote the bicycle as a viable, healthy, and sustainable transportation choice.
About Metro Los Angeles: Metro is the planner, operator and builder of LA County’s expanding public transportation system. The agency plays an important role in bicycle planning across LA County, funding more than $155.5 million for bicycle projects since 1993, facilitating first mile/last mile connections to transit and supporting bicycle transportation through various policies and programs. Metro’s sponsorship of CICLE events helps fulfill the agency’s goals of encouraging bicycle trips and promoting safe cycling skills.
About the LA River Revitalization Corporation: LA River Corp is a non-profit venture charged with catalyzing responsible real estate and related economic development along the L.A. River. Our mission is to transform the L.A. River to improve people’s lives by carrying out sustainable land use projects, advocacy for river friendly policy, and programs for community benefit. Our major campaign, Greenway 2020, works with public and private partners to complete a continuous 51-mile Greenway along the L.A. River by the year 2020.
I live next to the Centinela Creek. Centinela Creek connects to La Ballona Creek. Parallel to Centinela Creek there is a wide concrete/dirt patch. Eastern portion of Centinela Creek goes subterranean at La Cienega Blvd. and 405 FWY. L.A. County, SCAG and other impacted cities hace produced a study/plan for La Cienega Blvd. (grade seperation from Fairfax Blvd. to the 405 FWY) http://www.scag.ca.gov/corridor/pdf/lacienega/LaCienega-CorridorImprovementFINAL093010.pdf LACMTA is involved in expanding bicycle lanes in the county. LACMTA is building Crenshaw Line with a funded station at Hindry/Florence Ave. Centinela Creek subterranean part starts at La Cienega Blvd. and 405 FWY which is less than a quarter mile from pending Hindry Station. Therefore, in the interest of connectivity, La Ballona already has a bike path, extended a new-bike path along Centinela Creek. Then at La Cienega Blvd. and 405 FWY continue new bike path/lane along LaCienega Blvd. to Florence Ave. then to pending Hindry/Florence Station. Are various government agencies considering and coordinating this option?
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