If you live in Pasadena or South Pasadena and work in downtown L.A., this is a great route to commute. Easy pace of about 12-14 mph (because it’s downhill) means you will arrive to work with minimal sweat.
Meet Thursdays at 7 a.m. in front of Buster’s Coffee next to the Mission Street Gold Line Station. We ride to the Arroyo Seco River Bike Path where we see ducks and the occasional hawk exiting into Montecito Heights near the Lummis House. Going into Lincoln Park, we will pass the Heritage Square Gold Line station on our way into downtown. Then onto Main Street past the Chinatown Gold Line Station to the Spring Street buffered bike lanes, and ending at the 7th and Metro Station.
Meet Fridays at 7:45am at Coffee + Food before setting off on a gorgeous route through the iconic residential Hancock Park, the palm tree lined streets of Koreatown and a few rolling hills before arriving in downtown Los Angeles. Majority of the route is on sharrows/bike lanes.
Meet Tuesdays at 7:45am at Sunset Triangle Plaza. This route is takes us all the way across Los Angeles via Fountain Ave and then through West Hollywood, Beverly Hills along Santa Monica Blvd and finally into Santa Monica along Arizona Ave. This is a long route, but anyone just making part of the journey is welcome to take part in any section of the ride. Note: The majority of this route does not have bike lanes, so we will be sharing the road with automobiles.;
Meet Thursdays at 8:00am at Caffe Vita on Sunset near Hillhurst and the Vista Theater. This route uses bike lanes on Sunset Boulevard, Rampart Boulevard and 7th Street to take us from Los Feliz/Silverlake past beautiful MacArthur Park to Downtown Los Angeles, ending at 7th and Grand where you can refuel at Bottega Louie if the ride leaves you with a sweet tooth. Majority of the route is on bike lanes, but we will share the road with automobiles for brief sections. We’ll keep it low-stress and low-sweat; this is more of a trolley than high-speed rail. Even still, we’ll make the trip in about 30 minutes!
Meet Thursdays at 8:30am at the Yellow House Cafe. This route takes us to Westwood via 4rth and smaller residential streets, such as quaint, San Diego Way. This route will end at the entrance of UCLA’s north campus, at Charles E Young Drive, near the School of Public Affairs. Kate is a graduate student in Urban Planning at UCLA and can be found bike camping in her spare time.
Roll-out every Tuesday 8:30 am at Starbucks, 9718 W. Washington Blvd.
Arrive @ UCLA: 9:05 a.m.
*Special Thursday May 14th ride for Bike-to-Work day* departing Culver City at 8:30am
Other days of week available, upon request. Get in touch with conductor for more details.
9718 W Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA
From Starbucks we take: Hughes N – Venice W (bike lane) – Motor N (bike lane) – National NW- Westwood NW (some bike lanes). Join anywhere along the way!
Tina has a solid thirteen years of urban cycling experience, making her a good guide for beginners and a great buddy for experienced riders.
Route 009 is SUSPENDED until we find a replacement conductor.
Meet Thursdays at 7:15am at Café de Leche. This route travels along Avenue 50 towards Marmiom Way, then heads south on a leisurely stretch that runs parallel to the Gold Line. We will then make our way through Cypress Park and Chinatown, finally arriving at Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles. Most of the route is light to moderate traffic. Please note that there are a few small inclines on Avenue 50. The estimated arrival time in Downtown Los Angeles is 8:00 am.
Meet Thursdays at 6:15am at Cafe Intelligentsia. We will ride into the sun rise toward Pasadena, mostly on bike lanes. This route rolls through the historic neighborhoods of Eagle Rock and Highland Park before winding along the Arroyo Seco Watershed. The final destination is JPL; feel free to hop on and off as your commute requires.