Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 4:30pm
LACBC and Red Bull present Flame Your Frame: A Holiday Bike Parade of East L.A. Trim your rims this holiday season and show off in the most Navidad of neighborhoods: East Los Angeles.
When: Saturday, December 21; Meet at 4:30 p.m.
Where: Meet at the parking lot of 4801 Civic Center Way, East L.A. 9002 (Gold Line Stop: Civic Center)
Ride and show your pride through the streets of East L.A. with musical accompaniment. Music, tacos, Red Bull, and champurrado after the ride.The best decorated bikes, as judges by LACBC Luchador El Pedal, will be awarded prizes, including a bike for the 1st place winner.
Join us for this festive and free ride!
Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 8:30am
When: Sunday, December 22; meet at 8:30 a.m., ride at 9:00 a.m.
Where: Union Station in downtown Los Angeles - 800 N. Alameda, Los Angeles, 90012 (Meet in the garden courtyard on the south side of the main concourse of Union Station.)
Route 66, also known as the Mother Road, Main Street of America, or the Will Rogers Highway, is one of our Nation’s first interstate highways. Opened in 1926, it rolls west from Chicago. In our end of the country, it passes through Azusa, Pasadena, downtown L. A., and on to its unofficial terminus at the Pier in Santa Monica. On this tour, we’ll experience a bit of this historic highway by following a bike friendly version of Route 66 (the current official route is on the 101 Freeway from downtown to Hollywood) from Union Station west on Sunset Boulevard, then Fountain Avenue, then Santa Monica Boulevard and a few side streets to the ocean. Along the way, we’ll ride down holiday decorated streets in Silver Lake, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, West Los Angeles and Santa Monica. After a short break at the Pier, we’ll meander back to downtown on Main Street, Abbot Kenney, Venice Boulevard, and another Main Street.
Ride Length: 40 miles.
Ride Duration: Approximately 4-5 hours, including stops.
Difficulty: Recommended for intermediate-level riders, aged 16 and up. We’ll be riding on city streets, sometimes in bike lanes and sometimes on bike friendly streets marked with sharrows. Bottom line: be prepared for riding around automobiles on the last shopping weekend before Christmas. Hardly any climbing.
Weather Policy: Torrential rain, snow, earthquake or fierce wind cancels the outing. Otherwise, we ride.
What to bring: A road-worthy bike, extra inner tubes, a patch kit and pump, plenty of drinking water, a pocket snack (such as an energy bar, banana or trail mix), a helmet, proper clothing, and money for refueling at random espresso bars and for post-ride refreshments.
Parking: There’s plenty of inexpensive parking not far from Union Station in Chinatown. Or, save gas and parking coin—ride a Metro train or a bus to the station.
RSVP: Strongly encouraged, via firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can send you last-minute advisories, particularly about weather.
Touring Los Angeles County with LACBC and Where To Bike Los Angeles is a series of rides that are free and open to every LACBC member, plus one guest. Interested in becoming a member? Join the LACBC online or at a discounted rate at our meet-up point. These rides are co-hosted by Jon Riddle and Sarah Amelar, authors of Where to Bike Los Angeles, a guide to bicycling in Los Angeles County, published by BA Press. Copies are available at local book and bike shops, REI stores and from the LACBC—on line, at its offices, or at the end of these group adventures.