Recap from the 12th Annual Los Angeles River Ride

June 14, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Posted in LACBC Events | 4 Comments

This past Sunday, June 12th, we celebrated our 12th Annual Los Angeles River Ride! Beginning as a small ride a dozen years ago, this ride has grown to become LACBC’s biggest event and biggest fundraiser with over 2,000 participants from LA County and beyond! Your ride fees help support the creation of a better, more bike-able LA County.

All of these would not be possible without the riders, sponsors, volunteers, and supporters that make it all possible. We have a lot of people and groups to thank this year.

Photo by Brian Minami

Photo: Brian Minami

Photo: Brian Minami

Photo: Allan Crawford

Photo: Allan Crawford

A great big thanks to REACT security. These guys were all over the route looking out for everyone’s safety. They are an amazing group of radio aficionados who are putting their hobby to good use.

Thanks to GEKlaw and Howard Krepack, recipient of the Howard D. Krepack Service to Cycling Award. This award will from this day forward be given once a year to someone who, like Howard, gives so much of themselves towards making a better bike-able Los Angeles County.

Thanks as well to Specialized, Incycle, Cynergy Cycles, and the County Supervisors Don Knabe, Michael Antonovich and Zev Yaroslavsky for not only the gifts of the bicycles to children living in foster care, but for making the ride free to kids 12 and under. We couldn’t do it without them!

Thanks to the Laemmle Foundation, Tern Bicycles, and Locke Lord LLP. These folks not only sponsor the event, but they also have given hours and hours of their personal time helping LACBC fight the good fight.

Tern Bikes is responsible for the newest ride this year, the Reverse 70-Mile Ride out of Long Beach and back!  They–along with the City of Long Beach, Women on Bikes, and Walk ‘N Rollers–made everything at Shoreline Aquatic Park materialize. Thank you to the Long Beach crew!

Thanks to our good friends at Metro, New Belgium, CLIF Bar, and REI. Their longtime support has made these institutions synonymous with LACBC. Adding to that longtime support, thank you YES sports, Cafecito Organico, Sparklett’s, I.Martin and Helen’s Cycles.

Thank you to The Autry National Center for hosting the event. And thanks to the neighbors at Warner Brothers studios. They generously offered to buy tickets for their employees so they could enjoy the ride. Wonderful!

Thanks to the City Council Members Eric Garcetti, Tom La Bonge, and Ed Reyes.

Thanks to KOA and CH2MHill. These guys not only donate, but they ride 70 and 100 miles. They mean business!

Thank you to VBT for donating a biking tour of Tuscany to our high fundraiser.

Thanks to Books, Bikes, and Bananas for all the volunteer help! Thank you to Major Motion, Crankin Time, “The King” and all of our other “vest worthy” River Ride Marshals, Route Markers, Pit Crews and SAG support team.  Excellent job, one and all!

Thanks to Amgen, Tour of California, DT Swiss, Yelp, and 100.3 The Sound. We love you!

You can check out photos from the LA River Ride on our LACBC Facebook Page.

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