CICLE hosts Creek Freak River Bike Tour
January 16, 2009 § 1 Comment
Coming up on Saturday January 24th will be the LA Creek Freak River Bike Tour. The tour is hosted by Cyclists Inciting Change Through Live Exchange, known as CICLE. They’re an excellent organization that celebrates bicycling, helps newer riders get more comfortable riding, and more. (CICLE also hosts excellent classes that give beginners the skills needed to be confident in traffic – their next Traffic Basics class is scheduled for Saturday January 31st.)
The upcoming river tour will meet at 11am at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens in Cypress Park (570 West Avenue 26, Los Angeles, CA 90065.) There are driving directions here, or take your bike on the Metro Gold Line and exit the Lincoln/Cypress Station. From there, turn left onto Avenue 26 and go three blocks and the River Center is on your left.
The event is FREE (though you can donate, and/or buy raffle tickets.) It will be a leisurely-paced ~2-hour ride, nearly all on the Los Angeles River bike path. Creek Freak’s very own artist, author and champion procrastinator Joe Linton will lead the tour, stopping and talking about the river’s history, flora, fauna, and plans for the future. The ride will showcase the Glendale Narrows – the very nicest soft-bottom part of the river, with plenty of tall willow trees, fish, birds, and more. It will be an excellent introduction to the river, and an easy group ride for newer and less confident bicyclists.
For more information, see CICLE’s website.