Riding Along the Water, Riding Along the Freeway for a Sunday FundayMay 3, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Posted in LACBC Events | 1 Comment
Tags: Sunday Funday
This past Sunday, we met at Echo Park Lake for the Historic Northwest and Northeast LA Sunday Funday Ride that traveled through some central, east, and northeast Los Angeles neighborhoods. Roughly thirty-five members (including a few stray riders that we picked up along the way) joined together for a stellar ride in glorious weather! Members traveled from across the County, including West LA, Sherman Oaks, and Pomona.
Snow on the San Gabriel range could be seen throughout the day. We passed by the historic Victorian homes of Angeleno Heights and Montecito Heights, rode the Arroyo Seco bike path to South Pasadena, and stopped for breaks in Debs Park and at the Bike Oven and the Flying Pigeon (thanks to Chicken Leather for opening up the Oven and the good folks at the Flying Pigeon for being so friendly and accommodating). We rode adjacent to the Metro Gold Line in Highland Park, by the foot of Mt. Washington along Marmion Way, and finally along the 110 freeway path which carried us over the LA River “alongside” northbound cars traveling 70 mph. Due to the Dodger traffic, we were actually riding faster than the southbound traffic, and some of the traffic officers on the street actually helped us make a few safe right and left turns (gracias)! We also explored a relatively flat ascent through Chinatown along New Depot Street and came back to Echo Park Lake.
Thanks to everyone who came out, and thanks to Mr. Villavaso for leading such a fun ride to start of Bike Month!
If you missed out on this ride, you can view our route map here (in old school format). We have photos up on our Flickr and Facebook. Sunday Funday rider Harry Dougherty has also shared some of his excellent photos from the ride.
About Sunday Funday rides:
Created this year after hearing from our LACBC members that you all wanted more social opportunities and events spread across the County, each Sunday Funday Ride is led by a different person, has a different personality, and covers a different region of LA County. Sunday Funday rides are free to all LACBC members and their guests. They are held on the first Sunday of each month, with the exception of June due to the LA River Ride on June 5th (a Sunday Funday Ride to top all others!). We hope to see you all on June 5th for the LA River Ride, and then Sunday Funday Rides will resume on July 3rd!