Ladies and gents, dress in your finest and roll through history on two wheels!
Help make the streets of Los Angeles more spiffy and elegant, at least for a few hours. Tweed Rides combine dapper style, exercise, sociability, sight-seeing, and green transportation. Break out your tweediest attire, don your jauntiest cap and perhaps a monocle for C.I.C.L.E.'s latest tour, this one in the Arroyo Seco area. This genteel jaunt, less than ten miles in total, will stop at Judson Studios, creators of unique hand-crafted architectural glass since 1897; the Lummis Home, a distinctive landmark Craftsman house dating back to the late 19th century; and the Audubon Center at Debs Park, a conservation center within Los Angeles’ fourth largest park. Vintage bicycles are encouraged; panache is essential.
As with all C.I.C.L.E. rides, this ride is family-friendly, leisurely paced and will return to the starting point after the event. C.I.C.L.E. rides are fully supported, led by trained Ride Leaders and volunteers. The ride is under 10 miles. Prior to the ride we will address safe street riding and group ride etiquette to ensure smooth sailing.
When: Saturday, January 18, 2014
Time: Meet at 10:30 a.m., the ride will leave promptly at 11 a.m.
Where: Highland Park Gold Line Station
203 N. Avenue 58, Los Angeles CA 90042
Accessible by Metro Gold Line; Metro Buses 81, 83, 256, and Dash Highland Park/Eagle Rock
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: 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 C.I.C.L.E. events helps fulfill the agency’s goals of encouraging bicycle trips and promoting safe cycling skills.