Fun Bike Events

Ride, run or walk to support #finishtheride

NOTE: Our friend Damian Kevitt, is the survivor of a horrible hit and run in Griffith Park. His story, subsequent amputation and transformation into a hero of recovery turned something awful into an incredible mission to make the world a better place. It remains one of the most awesome things we’ve had the honor of being a small part of. We hope that you make time this Sunday, to participate as a cyclist, runner or walker. Go Damian!!

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Finish the Ride, Run, Walk ‘n Roll

LISTEN!! Finish the Ride is happening…again!  What was a single event to commemorate a terrible event has turned into a movement, for safe city streets and ending hit and run crimes. A movement to support walking, bike riding, running, skateboarding, and having fun without fear of becoming roadkill. 

It starts at 7:30am in Hollywood with VIP speakers, including the LA DOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds, Councilman Busciano, Councilman O’Farrell and a very special guest you’ll want to see.

The Run, Ride and Walking events roll at 8 AM. From 6 easy miles all the way up to 50 miles, a 10K Run, 10K Walk and 10K Roll.  Yes, EVERY form of active transportation is represented, skate-boarders, roller-blades, roller-skaters, even unicyclists.  Full support with activities, water and rest stops, SAG wagon, etc. 

The event is kid friendly and dog friendly. Please no cats or iguanas. 🙂

Everything finishes at The Autry Museum south lawn in Griffith Park with food, live music, dancing, BBQ, beer, ice cream, beer, yoga, free t-shirt, finishing medal (or ribbon, depending on the event), great goodie bag with free swag, raffle, silent auction, free stuff and good times.

Did you know that between last year’s event, awareness campaigns, legislation and a lot of work, we dropped hit and run crimes by 16%. It all started with a little bike ride a year ago.

Have a great time. Help make LA a safer place to live. What are you waiting for? REGISTER!

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Learn to Bike on LA City Streets!

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Interested in riding bikes, but intimidated by LA streets or just not sure how to ride with the confidence of an experienced urban bike rider? You’re in luck! This class is designed to teach adults how to use a bicycle with confidence and competence for pleasure, utility and sport under various practical conditions.

[Please RSVP to the facebook events page so we can know how many to anticipate.]

From 9am – 10am we’ll have classroom based instruction at R5Y7: a bicycle gallery located at 4357 Melrose Ave. Close to the Vermont/Santa Monica Red line and LACC.

The Basics
• The Bicycle
• Maintenance Basics
• Clothing and Equipment

Bicycling in Traffic
• Your Role in Traffic
• Avoiding Crashes
• Hazard Avoidance Maneuvers

From 10am – Noon we’ll finish our classroom (gallery) overviews and do some guided on street riding. Starting with the bike lane on Heliotrope and progressing as people are comfortable.

Co-Taught between the legendary Dorothy Wong, a UCI certified instructor and director of SoCalCross with Siobhan Dolan, cook at LA’s bicycle kitchen and organizer of the LA Ladies Bicycle Brunch series.

This workshop is geared towards adults who have little or no experience riding a bike or who need help learning the skills and confidence to begin riding in urban traffic.

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LA Bike Trains: CicLAvia to the Wolfpack Crit

This cicLAvia is all about walking in LA! That’s awesome… but we’re kinda into… bikes. We’ll be going CRAZY at all the free open art museums along museum mile, then leaving from La Brea Tar Pits (across from the Folk Art Museum!) and leisurely heading to the K-Town hub. Our Ultimate Destination is the Wolfpack Hustle Civic Center Criterium Race. There will be food trucks, awesome bike vendors and the amazing chance to see road and fixed, women’s and mens’s extreme bicycle racing around gorgeous LA city hall! Whoot! It’s rad to be a spectator with something this special. Join us!

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L.A. Bike Trains Special Event Route: CicLAvia to the Wolfpack Crit.

Join us for a leisurely ride along the cicLAvia iconic Wilshire Blvd route, stop to enjoy some of the local activities and ride as a group through some open streets before enjoying an afternoon of live bicycle races around beautiful LA city hall.

 

Meet:
La Brea Tar Pits (Wilshire/S. Curson)
Departure Time: 11:30am

Meet:
K-Town Hub
3700 Wilshire (corner of S. Oxford)
Departure Time: 12:40pm

Meet:
Fitness Hub (Figueroa/Wilshire)
Departure Time: 2:10pm

Finish:
Wolfpack Hustle Civic Center Criterium
https://www.facebook.com/events/164860623670468/

 

About LA Bike Trains:
http://labiketrains.com/about/

Need to get to work in Los Angeles? Wish your commute was super fun instead of a drag?

We provide a rolling party along select routes run by Conductors – experienced urban cyclists – to harness the safety of riding in a group while kicking it up a notch by making the ride a fun social experience.  And it’s totally free!

 

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