This year, they’ll begin and end at Laemmle’s completely revamped Monica Film Center on 2nd Street in Santa Monica, including a post-ride bash upstairs in the theater’s swanky new mezzanine lounge. Plus, those who complete all 125+ miles will receive a free pair of official Tour de Laemmle cycling socks!
If you joined them last year, the route will be familiar. However, they’ve made several enhancements including more time on bike paths and lanes. Stay tuned for the official route sheet, but in the meantime, check out the highlights and points of interest. There’s loads to see along the way, including a cornucopia of good eats!
Laemmle’s involvement with cycling events such as CicLAvia and Climate Ride stems not just from our love of the sport, but as a way to encourage alternative transportation and inspire creative thinking about our traffic and environmental challenges. In 2014, Greg stepped up to the plate by creating their own event, the TOUR DE LAEMMLE, a 125-mile bicycle tour of all their theaters led by their own GREG LAEMMLE.
As an avid cyclist and sustainability advocate, Greg had always dreamed of traveling to each of his venues by bike in a single day. After researching the route, he soon recognized the cultural and historical import of many of the roads, pathways, and landmarks he discovered along the way. Realizing the potential value extended far beyond his original vision, he opened up the ride and invited the community to join him “on a 2-wheeled tour of L.A.’s richly diverse neighborhoods.”
As in past years, this 3rd edition of the tour is FREE to all participants. Riders may join Greg for the entire route, which starts at the MONICA FILM CENTER in Santa Monica at 7am, or for one or more of the ensuing legs. The full circuit (which returns to Santa Monica in the early evening) will cover 125+ miles throughout the L.A. region.
Departing at 7:00am from the Monica Film Center, they’ll visit the following venues in succession:
- Monica Film Center (Santa Monica)
- Music Hall (Beverly Hills)
- Ahrya Fine Arts (Beverly Hills)
- Claremont 5
- Playhouse 7 (Pasadena)
- Glendale 5 (under construction)
- NoHo 7 (North Hollywood)
- Town Center (Encino)
- Back to the Monica Film Center around 6 PM (phew!)