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May 15, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 12:01am - Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 11:59pm

Happy National Bike Month! Join LACBC or renew your LACBC membership for a chance to ride away with a trip for two to Tour de Fat San Diego on September 26th!

Anyone who becomes an LACBC member or renews a membership between May 1, 2015, and May 31, 2015, will automatically be entered into a drawing for a trip for two to Tour de Fat San Diego. The winner and guest, plus their bicycles, will travel on the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train, enjoy two nights at a swanky local hotel, and folly their folly at New Belgium’s Tour de Fat, a bike and beer festival that has no equal.

Join or renew today!

May 1, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 12:01am - Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 11:59pm

May is Bike Month, and we have some events planned for you! Whether you've been commuting by bike for years or want to try for the first time, we want to celebrate and encourage you for using your two wheels to get around.

LACBC's Membership Drive & Tour de Fat San Diego Sweepstakes, all month long

Join LACBC or renew your membership in the month of May, and you'll be entered to win a trip for two to Tour de Fat San Diego in September!

Bike to School Day, Wednesday, May 6
Encourage students to bike to school by attending (and/or organizing) an event at your school or at your kid's school. More info at walkbiketoschool.org.

Metro's "Is Bicycling In Your Future?" Panel Discussion, Monday, May 11, 6:00 p.m., Caltrans Building
What inspires people to bike on L.A.'s streets? Join this panel discussion moderated by KCRW's Frances Anderton with our own Executive Director Tamika Butler, Multicultural Community for Mobility's Maria Sipin, and LAPD Sergeant Mike Flynn. See Facebook event.

Blessing of the Bicycles at Good Samaritan Hospital, Tuesday, May 12, 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Good Samaritan Hospital
Get biking, get breakfast, get blessed. See Facebook event.

LACBC & LAPD Present: Ask an Officer, Tuesday, May 12, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., LACBC Headquarters
Join LACBC and LAPD for an evening of discussion between LAPD and the bicycling community.  Want to know what to do if you get a ticket? What to do if you want to fight the ticket? Join us for this informal discussion designed to help clarify and illuminate. RSVP here.

Metro's City Rides, Wednesday, May 13
Join several guided rides around the County. LACBC will be hosting a lunchtime ride around Downtown L.A. meeting at Union Station at noon. See map for other rides.

Bike to Work Day Pit Stops, Thursday, May 14, morning
Join LACBC and our local chapters for morning pit stops. LACBC HQ will be in Downtown L.A. on South Spring Street in between 6th and 7th with CRANC. Check LACBC-affiliated pit stops, as well as Metro's map of participants.

Bike from Work Handlebar Happy Hours, Thursday, May 14, evening
Come together with bike friends for a Handlebar Happy Hour in Downtown L.A., Claremont, Glendale, Santa Monica, Van Nuys, or Westwood. More info.

Metro's Bike Night at Union Station, Friday, May 15, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Union Station
Join the bike community for a night of food, music, crafts, contests, partners, and party. See Facebook event.

Also, be sure to keep an eye out for other events happening around town as part of Metro's Bike Week and Bike Week Pasadena with CICLE.

 

June 28, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 7:00am - 4:00pm


Designed by Aislinn Glennon of Glennon Graphics.

When: Sunday, June 28, 2015

Where: 2 Start/Finish Locations, 10 Great Rides

Autry Center in Griffith Park: 100-, 70-, 50-, 36-, 25-, & 15-mile rides, plus Kids' Ride

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach: 100-, 70-, & 25-mile rides

 

10 GREAT RIDES: Choose your start/finish! 100-mile, 70-mile, 50-mile, 36-mile, 25-mile, and 15-mile rides, plus a Kids' Ride + Family Bike Expo start and finish at The Autry Center in Griffith Park (Los Angeles). 100-mile, 70-mile, and 25-mile rides start and finish at The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Join over 2,000 other riders, and enjoy a great day of cycling fun, an Eco Expo, raffle, live music, and food. All proceeds benefit the work of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.

Quick Links:

 

Ride Descriptions & Start Times

  • All riders must wear helmets.
  • Refillable water bottle recommended.
  • Technical and medical support available along the ride.

START & FINISH at AUTRY NATIONAL CENTER - 4700 WESTERN HERITAGE WAY

PARKING: Parking will be limited for the River Ride in Griffith Park. All available parking for the River Ride within Griffith Park is reserved for the family and kids' ride participants.  25-, 36-, 50-, 70-, and 100-mile riders must park at the Disney Lot at 1625 Flower St., Glendale, CA. This lot is just over one mile from the start line, secure, and FREE for our participants. Directions to the parking lot: From the 5 Freeway exit, take the Western Ave exit. You will exit onto Flower St., take a right, then take an immediate left into the lot, which is before the park.

100-MILE CENTURY RIDE

If you've never done one, this ride is the perfect time to try it. The profile is very flat, very few inclines and none of them steep. This year's Century ride will be a new path and much improved based on your comments. Registration opens at 6:00 a.m. Ride starts at 7:00 a.m.

Park at 1625 Flower St., Glendale.

The 100 Mile Route is in two segments. If you are starting in Griffith Park, use the Southbound segment first, then use the Northbound segment. If you are starting in Long Beach, use the Northbound segment first, then use the Southbound segment.

Southbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4731317

Northbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4731383


70-MILE PARK-TO-PLAYA RIDE

From Griffith Park to Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, and return. Registration starts at 7:00 a.m. Ride starts at 7:45 a.m.

Park at 1625 Flower St., Glendale.

The 70 Mile Route is in two segments. If you are starting in Griffith Park, use the Southbound segment first, then use the Northbound segment. If you are starting in Long Beach, use the Northbound segment first, then use the Southbound segment.

Southbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4722362

Northbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4731148

50-MILE HALF-CENTURY RIDE

From The Autry in Griffith Park to the City of Paramount and return. Registration starts at 7:00 a.m. Ride starts at 8:00 a.m.

Park at 1625 Flower St., Glendale.

Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4722272

36-MILE TRAINING RIDE

From The Autry in Griffith Park to Maywood Riverfront Park and back. You'll spend 8 miles on the river path and detour through downtown for the remaining miles. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Ride starts at 8:30 a.m.

Park at 1625 Flower St., Glendale.

Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4703887

25-MILE EXPLORER RIDE

From The Autry in Griffith Park to the Boyle Heights and return. Registration starts at 7:45 a.m. Ride starts at 8:45 a.m.

Park at 1625 Flower St., Glendale.

Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4703825

15-MILE FAMILY RIDE
This ride is perfect for families as the entire route is on a dedicated bike path on the river. For ages 7 and up. Kids 12 and under ride for free thanks to the County Supervisors. All Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Ride starts at 10:30 a.m.

Park in Griffith Park.

Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4703645

 

FIRST 5 LA KIDS' RIDE AND FUN FAIR **

Parents, teens, and young children are invited to the Family Bike Expo that features a variety of health and safety workshops designed to empower families who ride bikes. Teens and kids who complete our age-appropriate series of Education Workshops - led by Licensed Cycling Instructors - will receive a special certificate and prize.

The Kids Safety Ride is perfect for kids 3-8 years old who are still developing their biking skills. The ride will introduce young children to important bike safety lessons through fun, interactive activities. They will practice their riding techniques on a bike loop within the enclosed Autry Center parking lot through a series of obstacles, street signs, etc. Bikes and trikes are welcome - all riders must wear a helmet. Skuut push bikes will be available. The 2 mile Kids Ride will take riders between the ages of 5 and 10 (suggested) on a 2 mile journey on the LA River Bike Path. Bikes and push bikes welcome but please no Tricycles. All Kid's rides are FREE! Prizes and t-shirts for all registrants. Registration and festivities begin at 8:00 a.m. and go to 11am.

Park in Griffith Park.

Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4731275

START & FINISH AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC IN LONG BEACH

PARKING: Participants are encouraged to go Metro to the Aquarium of the Pacific at 100 Aquarium Way in Long Beach, or to use the Aquarium parking structure on the water side of Shoreline Drive between Chestnut Place and Aquarium Way. All-day parking is $8 with an event ticket, so pick up a parking ticker at River Ride registration to get the $8 price. To get there:

  • From the 710 Freeway, follow direction signs to the Aquarium. The entrance to Aquarium parking is on the right on Shoreline just before the roller coaster bridge at Aquarium Way.
  • From the south, take Shoreline Drive to Aquarium Way. Left on Aquarium Way. The entrance is on the right, 100 feet beyond the dolphin fountain.
  • Additional parking: When the Aquarium lot is full, you will be directed to The Pike parking structure. The entrance is on Chestnut and Shoreline, just across the street from the Aquarium’s main lot.

 

100-MILE LB CENTURY RIDE

If you've never done one, this ride is the perfect time to try it. The profile is very flat, very few inclines and none of them steep. This year's Century ride will be a new path and much improved based on your comments. Registration opens at 6:00 a.m. Ride starts at 7:00 a.m.

The 100 Mile Route is in two segments. If you are starting in Griffith Park, use the Southbound segment first, then use the Northbound segment. If you are starting in Long Beach, use the Northbound segment first, then use the Southbound segment.

Northbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4731383

Southbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4731317

70-MILE PLAYA-TO-PARK RIDE 

Ride the River Ride in Reverse! Start and finish at the beautiful Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. You will turn around at the Autry National Center. Registration will open at 7:00 a.m. and the ride will begin at 7:45 a.m.

The 70 Mile Route is in two segments. If you are starting in Griffith Park, use the Southbound segment first, then use the Northbound segment. If you are starting in Long Beach, use the Northbound segment first, then use the Southbound segment.

Northbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4731148

Southbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4722362

25-MILE LONG BEACH LOOP

Start at Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach and do a scenic tour of Long Beach.  Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and the ride begins at 8:30 a.m. 

Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2543119

Photos by Brian Minami http://www.minamipictures.com

Rest stops with food, fun, and music: Elysian Valley (mile 8), Hollenbeck Park (mile 13), Maywood Riverfront Park (mile 18), Dill's Park in Paramount (mile 25) and Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific (mile 35)

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What does our River Ride jersey look like? When is my start time?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions section.

 

YOUR RIDE MAKES A DIFFERENCE: SUPPORT THE COMPLETION OF THE L.A. RIVER BIKEWAY

The L.A. River Ride is the signature event of Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, the only non-profit organization working county wide to make all of LA healthy, safe and fun for bikes.

Your participation makes a significant contribution to LACBC's efforts to complete all 51 miles of the L.A. River Bikeway from the San Fernando Valley to Long Beach by the year 2020.  We are partners in Greenway 2020.

 

Thank You to Our River Ride Sponsors

                       

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