Important riding info for River Ride participantsJune 7, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Posted in LACBC Events | 1 Comment
River Ride is this Sunday, June 10! It’s not too late to join the fun. You can register the day of the ride at the Autry Museum in Griffith Park or at Shoreline Park in Long Beach if you are doing the “reverse 70 mile ride”.
Here are few pointers we want all ride participants to know:
Share the path.
- We do not have the river path reserved. Stay right and be considerate of other path users.
- On the Elysian Valley section (downstream from Fletcher), yield to pedestrians – many of them are elderly residents and their families who have been walking the path for decades.
- Slow down in the presence of children.
We are using open roads.
- The roads are not closed for this ride. We will be sharing the road with normal traffic when riding on the street. Be aware of motor vehicles at all times.
- All California vehicle codes apply. You can be cited by police for violations.
Use your route cue sheet.
- We have marked the route with signs and arrow-stickers to guide you, but this is an urban ride and we’ve had signs stolen in the past. Your cue sheet is your most reliable way of staying on course. Keep it handy and refer to it often.
- Orange signs/arrows direct you south towards Long Beach. Yellow signs/arrows direct you north towards Griffith Park.
- Red signs/arrows are for century riders only, at the beginning of the ride and in Long Beach.
Look for volunteer Ride Marshals and the REACT support team
- We have volunteer marshals riding with you to help with problems and guide you in difficult areas. Look for them. They’ll be wearing bright safety vests.
- The ride will also be supported by an emergency response radio dispatch team called REACT. They will be posted at difficult areas of the ride, wearing grey t-shirts and green vests.
- If you have a mechanical problem or minor injury, if you are lost or want to be transported back to the Autry or a pit stop, look for a ride marshal or REACT member with a radio.
Have fun and enjoy the ride! Thank you for supporting the L.A. County Bicycle Coalition!