July Community Tour Ride a Big Success
Last Sunday’s CicLAvia Community Ride wasn’t quite a CicLAvia, but was still a lot of fun. Just over 200 cyclists (and three rollerbladers!) rode an 8.5-mile loop from Boyle Heights to South L.A. to the Fashion District to Chinatown and back to Boyle Heights. The ride focused on three community landmarks that we plan to connect CicLAvia with on October 9th 2011: South L.A.’s African American Firefighter Museum, Chinatown’s the Plaza (at El Pueblo), and Boyle Height’s Mariachi Plaza.
Among the highlights of the ride were an awesome brief mariachi concert at Mariachi Plaza, the phenomenal views from the nearly mile-long historic 6th Street Viaduct, and a look into L.A.’s civil rights and civil service history at the African American Firefighters Museum.
If you missed the ride, you can re-live it through Will Campbell’s time-lapse video documenting it (above), which first ran at his “ShhhhhhcLAvia” article on Blogging Los Angeles. Will’s great CicLAvia timelapse vids have set the standard… we watch them over and over!