CicLAvia Feeder Rides – Join One or Create Your Own!
If you’re not an ultra-intrepid bike rider, bicycling to CicLAvia on your own may be daunting… so folks are hosting feeder rides. Riding in a group is more comfortable, safer, and, of course, more fun! If you’re driving in, drive a bit less, get easier parking, and join a feeder ride. If you’re bicycling, meet up with other like-minded folks on your way. These rides aren’t created by CicLAvia’s organizers – they’re self-organizing, by folks wanting to ride to CicLAvia together. Below are the rides that we know about so far – Eagle Rock, Downtown L.A., Highland Park, San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, South L.A. and UCLA! Some of these crop up at the last minute – and some change at the last minute, too – check with organizers! Some of these are long, some short, some faster some slower – if you’re unsure if a specific feeder ride is for you, please check in with organizers. We’ll keep an as-up-to-date-as-possible listing on our How To Get to CicLAvia page.
If you’re interested in leading a feeder ride – pick a meet-up location and a departure time, and leave it in the comments here – or, even better, add it on the CicLAvia activities page. If you want, publish your route, and folks can join up along the way, too!
Eagle Rock – Occidental College’s Urban and Environmental Policy Institute will host a feeder ride – email gpasciuto [at] oxy.edu
Downtown Los Angeles – Meet at Downtown L.A. Bicycles at 1626 South Hill Street. Shop will be open at 8am, and will be doing free safety checks and simple tune-ups. The 10-block feeder ride is very short very family-friendly – departing 9:30am. For more information: danny [at] downtownlabicycles.com
San Fernando Valley – CSUN Bike Collective rides to Van Nuys then along the Orange Line Bike Path to the North Hollywood Metro Red Line Station. Multiple departures, more information as we get it. Meet CSUN 7:30am, depart 8am. Meet up at the Van Nuys Orange Line Station at 8:30am, roll out shortly after the CSUN group arrives. Information at facebook event and via CSUN Bike Collective facebook page.
South L.A. – TRUST South L.A., SAJE, Mercado La Paloma and other folks working on CicLAvia South L.A. expansion are meeting at Exposition Park, in front of the Swim Stadium at 3980 Menlo Avenue. Ride departs at 8:30am and goes north on Central Avenue. Information via South L.A. Ride facebook event.
UCLA – meet at Ackerman Turnaround at 9am. For information, email ngaber [at] ucla.edu