The Orange Line Special—All Aboard for Chatsworth
The co-authors of Where to Bike Los Angeles lead the first Sunday Funday ride of the New Year, 2013. We’ll explore the Orange Line Bike Path that parallels Metro’s Orange Line Busway from NoHo west across the San Fernando Valley, all the way along the recently completed four-mile long extension from Warner Center in Canoga Park to Chatsworth. We’ll hit a handful of sights along the way: the Great Wall of Los Angeles, the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area, the Encino Velodrome, the Pierce College Farm Market, and the famous Munch Box snack stop.
When: Sunday January 6, 2013; Meet at 8:30 AM, ride at 9:00 AM
Where: Meet at the Metro Red Line’s North Hollywood Station — 5391 Lankershim Blvd.(at Chandler Blvd). See map. There’s plenty of free parking at the Metro Station, or you can take the Red Line to NoHo.
Ride Length: About 40 miles
Ride duration: Approximately 4 hours (including stops)
Difficulty: Easy to moderate. Beginners are welcome. The Orange Line Bike Path is very flat, free of cars (except at crossings) with only a few small inclines. The beginning of this ride is the only portion on bike lanes, instead of bike paths. Shorter options will be offered — or you can choose to bike one way and return by the parallel Orange Line bus.
What to bring: A road-worthy bike, helmet, an extra inner tube, a patch kit and pump, drinking water, a pocket snack (nuts, raisins, banana, power bar, GU, etc.), a bicycle helmet and a few dollars for snack stops/lunch/bus fare.
Weather Policy: Heavy rain cancels or postpones the ride, but with light rain or a drizzle, the ride will go on!
RSVP: To RSVP or volunteer as ride support, please contact Carol Feucht, LACBC Membership & Communications Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Sunday Fundays: Sunday Funday Rides are free to LACBC members plus one guest. Interested in becoming a member? Sign up for membership online or become a member at the ride at a discounted price.