C.I.C.L.E.’s Creek Freak Bike Tour – this Saturday February 20th
February 16, 2010 § 6 Comments
This Saturday, C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange) will be hosting our more-or-less annual Urban Expeditions Creek Freak Los Angeles River Bike Tour. The fun new thing on this year’s ride is that bicyclists will get a chance to ride on the new Elysian Valley L.A. River bike path nearly completed.
Did I mention that the event is FREE? You can become a C.I.C.L.E. member if you’re so inclined (and if you join in February 2010, you could win a fun gift pack from New Belgium Brewery.) It will be a leisurely-paced ~2-hour ride, a little riding on streets, but mostly on the Los Angeles River bike path through the scenic tree-lined Glendale Narrows. The soft-bottom Glendale Narrows is a little less green, and a little more brown, gray and yellow, in keeping with the winter season… but still lots of ducks, coots, cormorants, egrets, herons guaranteed. The ride will stop at a half-dozen scenic and historic locations with short talks on the flora, fauna and other fun facts. Ride guides include LA Creek Freak’s Joe Linton (me) and fish biologist Sabrina Drill. Sabrina Drill helped shape and execute FoLAR’s 2008 study on fish in and fishing on the L.A. River.