EPA bike tour of LA County cities:
The west coast head of the EPA, Jared Blumenfeld and the head of LA County Department of Health Services – Mitch Katz are going to be doing a bike tour of a few LA County cities on Tuesday, Feb 1st. Santa Monica Spoke worked with the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition to organize and promote a press event originally planned in Santa Monica at City Hall. Mr Blumenfeld will not arrive in Los Angeles until Tuesday morning so the schedule and starting point had to be changed.
The event will now begin at bike bridge over Ballona Creek in Playa del Rey at 9:15am. The goal of this bike tour is to draw attention to cycling through the lens of helping the environment and improving public health. Jared and Mitch would like to draw attention to the importance of creating more bike-able communities for both environmental and public health reasons. We’d love for you to join us on the bike tour.
When: Tuesday, February 1
Where: Meet at bike bridge over Ballona Creek in Playa del Rey
- Meet: 9:15am at the bike bridge over Ballona Creek in Playa del Rey
- Start Ride: 9:45am (route map)
- 1st Stop: 10:20am Linwood Howe Elementary School
- 2nd Stop: 11:45am MacArthur Park – NW corner of 7th and Alvarado
- 3rd Stop: 12:05pm CCC Bike Wrangler Space – 1205 W 6th St at Lucas
- Final Stop: 12:45pm LA City Hall
Join in for all or any part of the ride by meeting at one of the stops.
Every 1st Sunday LACBC ride:
Starting this year LACBC will be leading a ride on the first Sunday of each month in different areas of LA County. February (6th) is “I ♥ the WESTSIDE”. The ride will focus on the “beauty and romance” of the Westside.
Ted Rogers, LACBC board member and writer of one of the quintessential LA Bike Blogs Biking in LA will lead the ride. We will meet at the Santa Monica Pier and head south-west to explore the Sharrows on Abbot Kinney, on to the Marina bike path and follow Ballona Creek to Culver City. We’ll then go up through Beverly Hills and back through Westwood and Brentwood, back to the coast and end at the Pier. The ride will last about 3 hours and be roughly 30-35 miles of mostly flat terrain at a moderate pace, suited for intermediate riders.
Free to all LACBC members plus one guest. Interested in becoming a member?
Sign up to be a member of LACBC / Santa Monica Spoke at the event.
To view the event on Facebook, click here
I ♥ the Westside Ride
Date: Sunday, February 6, 2011
Time: Meet at 9:30 A.M.; Ride at 10:00 A.M.
Location: Meet at Santa Monica Pier at 200 Santa Monica Pier
Note: Rain will result in postponement or cancelation of the ride.
Culver City Bicycle Coalition, (CCBC) starts a last Sunday of the month ride. For more information on those rides and this Regional Chapter of LACBC visit their web page.
Culver City Bicycle Coalition