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CicLAvia Community Ride 07/10/2011

July 11th, 2011 at 16:17
CicLAvia Community Ride 07/10/2011

CicLAvia Community Ride Route

Since the CicLAvia originally planned for July 10, 2011, would not be happening, CicLAvia organizers invited folks to come for a community ride in Los Angeles. Unlike CicLAvia, the streets would not be blocked off.

Fred Flores relaxes

Caffe Racer Fred Flores relaxes before the ride

Sarge, Fred Flores, and I rode to Los Angeles on the 9:13 am Metrolink train from the Antelope Valley, which arrived at Union Station at 11:20 am. Metrolink instituted a $10 weekend pass last weekend, which allows travelers to ride from Friday evening until midnight Sunday, all on the same ticket.

We rode from Union Station to Hollenbeck Park and waited there as other riders gathered for the start of the ride.

joni yung

joni yung, host of Yoga Chat with the Accidental Yogist, and fellow L.A.Legger

Sarge with flag

Sarge ready to ride with the U.S. flag, of course

We ride

We ride . . .

There were 200 to 300 riders. We took the right-hand lane and obeyed all traffic laws. The first stop was the African-American Firefighter Museum at the corner of Central and 14th.

Old-time fire engine at the African-American Firefighter Museum

We then rode through the fashion district, into Little Tokyo, and passed City Hall, stopping again at El Pueblo, where there was Native American dancing and drumming.

Mariachis at Mariachi Plaza

Mariachis play for us at Mariachi Plaza

Our last stop before returning to Hollenbeck Park was Mariachi Plaza, where mariachis played for us.


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