4730 Crystal Springs Dr
los angeles, California 90027

Urban Expeditions: The Griffith Park n’ Ride

Saturday, Sept. 19 in Griffith Park

Open that garage; dust off the old bike and get set for a family-friendly bicycle adventure through the 10th largest park in America: Griffith Park. Urban Expeditions presents the Griffith Park n’ Ride on Saturday, September 19th. 10:00 am.

The festivities will kick-off at the Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round Park Center where we’ll meet the “Mayor of Griffith Park”, Louis Alvarado. Alvarado will speak about the park’s rich history and also tell us why Mayor Richard Riordan dubbed him the “Mayor of Griffith Park”. From here we’ll hop on the saddle and venture to Travel Town, at the northwest corner of the park. Steam engines, cabooses, passenger rail cars and old LA trolleys are free to climb, play and explore. Put your engineer cap on and call out all aboard for this fun interactive stop for all ages. Next, we will travel to LA’s Old Zoo. With a notorious past, the original location of the LA Zoo is considered one of the top abandoned sites in the U.S. And, it’s actually open to the public. Learn about its spooky past, its famous celebrity animals and get a feel for what it’s like to be a caged animal attraction from the inside perspective. Kids are sure to dig this jungle gym, and so will you. To end the event we will return to the Merry-Go-Round, and around we’ll go. Take a ride on this historic and kitschy attraction for 2 bucks-a-pop and enjoy socializing with the C.I.C.L.E. peeps during an informal BYOP (bring your own picnic!).
C.I.C.L.E.’s Urban Expeditions program is made possible with support from REI. Visit www.CICLE.org or call 323.478.0060 for more information.

The Info:

Date: Saturday, September 19th

Time: 10:00 am

Location: Meet at the Merry-Go-Round in the Park Center located near the Cedar Tree Picnic Grounds between Crystal Spring Dr. and Griffith Park Dr.

Map Link: http://tinyurl.com/griffith-park-ride

Price: Free. (If you would like to ride the merry-go-round, tickets are two dollars a person.)

What to Bring: A picnic. Your bicycle, in good running order. (Please have bike(s) inspected and tuned at least once a year at a bike shop.) All participants under 18 must wear a helmet and be escorted by a parent or guardian. Children under age 8 should be on a tag-a-long, bike trailer, tandem, or other safe child-carrying device to participate in the ride around the Rose Bowl.

Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange (C.I.C.L.E.) is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization that works with individuals and communities to promote the bicycle as a viable, healthy, and sustainable transportation choice. C.I.C.L.E. projects include Bike Week Pasadena, lifestyle focused and skill-building safety workshops, and Urban Expeditions, a monthly community-focused bicycle ride aimed at getting more people out of their cars and onto bikes. www.CICLE.org :: 323.478.0060

Added by C.I.C.L.E. on August 30, 2009

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