LA’s 1st Bike Corral Finally Set to Open in Highland Park!

February 11, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Posted in Bike News, LACBC Events | 5 Comments
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Perhaps you’ve heard that LA’s first-ever bike corral is set to debut in Highland Park next week! Well we want to celebrate! There will be an official ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 AM on Friday, February 18, at the new bike corral, located in front of Cafe de Leche on the corner of York Blvd and Avenue 50.

A rendering of the future bike corral by Matt Schodorf

This historic event has been two years in the making, and at certain points, it seemed like the project might never move forward. Last April, we reported the unanimous decision by the LA City Council to install this bike corral but were cautious about celebrating too early. There were still plenty of obstacles to overcome, including LADOT’s own concerns about the project. But thanks to the efforts of the corral’s advocates—including Matt Schodorf and Cafe de Leche, City Councilmember Jose Huizar and his staff, C.I.C.L.E., Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council, Flying Pigeon, LACBC, Ramon Martinez, and Joe Linton—the first ever bike corral in Los Angeles will finally be open for public use!

To celebrate, a few rides are being organized around the area, starting around 8 AM and ending at the new corral in time for the ribbon cutting ceremony at Cafe de Leche with Councilmember Huizar.

The Event:

LA’s 1st Bike Corral Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

When: Friday, February 18, 9:00 AM

Where: Cafe de Leche – 5000 York Blvd., Los Angeles

The Rides (see map of meeting points):

LACBC will lead a ride starting from the Bicycle Kitchen at 706 N. Heliotrope Drive (cross street is Melrose). Meet up with us at 7:30 AM, and we’ll be departing at 7:45 AM. (Facebook Event)

The Flying Pigeon will host a ride starting at their shop at 3714 North Figueroa St. Meet up with them at 8:00 AM, and they’ll depart at around 8:30 AM. (Blog)

C.I.C.L.E. will host a ride that will pick up riders at 3 points: 1) Memorial Park in Pasadena (Gold Line stop) at 7:15 AM, 2) the Pasadena Mission Station (Gold Line stop) at 7:30 AM, and 3) the flag pole at Figueroa and York Blvd at 8:00 AM. (Facebook Event)

Come join any of these rides, or lasso your friends together and create your own ride to celebrate LA’s first bike corral at the dedication ceremony!

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