Bicycling Against 710 Freeway Expansion
March 16, 2011 § 2 Comments
** Updated 25 March 2011: POSTPONED – due to rain predicted! **
The Coalition for Environmental Health and Justice (CEHAJ) is hosting a bikeathon event on the Lower Los Angeles River on
Saturday March 26th 2011. The event’s slogan is “Communities Over Freeways.” The goal is to raise awareness and funding – in opposition to the widening of the 710 Freeway. It’s a fairly short bike ride (about 8 miles) and all on bike path, so almost anyone can do it! Suggested donation is $5.
There are two starting points (both register 9:30am, depart: 10am) :
- Los Angeles starting point: the Atlantic Boulevard entry point of the South County Los Angeles River Bike Trail – at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and District Boulevard (in the city of Vernon, near Maywood.)
- Long Beach starting point: Ocean Boulevard entrance to the LARIO L.A. River Bike Trail – next to the Golden Shore Wetlands, on Golden Shore Drive, just south of where the 710 Freeway crosses under Ocean Boulevard.
Organizers are looking for a few volunteers to assist with basic bike repair duties – if you can help out, email mark [at] cbecal.org.