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.)

Los Angeles River Bike Tour

CICLE's 2006 Los Angeles River Bike Tour, with Joe Linton at the megaphone, the scenic Glendale Narrows in the background.

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.

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§ One Response to CICLE hosts Creek Freak River Bike Tour

  • Joe Linton says:

    From CICLE: Currently, as of 10:30 AM (on Friday 23), Weather.com is reporting partly cloudy with only a 10% chance of rain for tomorrow. If this forecast holds, the ride will go on. However, a steady rain will cancel the ride.

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