Urban Expeditions is C.I.C.L.E.’s year-long series of monthly community-focused bicycle rides aimed at getting more people out of their cars and onto their bikes for a cleaner, greener city.
The Urban Expeditions ride series was developed by C.I.C.L.E. to get more people out on their bikes, exploring their neighborhoods on two-wheels. Shay Sanchez founded C.I.C.L.E. based on the belief that bicycling is a sustainable way to get around town, and a great way to reconnect with your community. Our community-focused rides give all bicyclists–from first time riders, to racers, to commuters, to recreational riders–an opportunity to come together and rediscover their city in a fun, healthy and sustainable way.
What makes cycling “sustainable” are the many benefits that cycling offers — including exercise, fresh air, cutting down on traffic and pollution, and gaining a more intimate connection to your community.
Urban Expeditions, which is facilitated by an all-volunteer team of ride leaders and sweeps, provide a safe and enjoyable riding environment for beginning and experienced riders alike. Rides are typically under 7 miles, are fully supported, and follow all basic traffic laws and principles.
Urban Expeditions rides happen each month, and are free, leisurely-paced, socially oriented, and family-friendly.
What to Bring: A bicycle in good running order (please have your bike inspected and tuned at least once a year at your local bike shop). All participants should be able to ride a bike safely with the ability to brake, change gears, and balance while stopping and starting. All participants under 18 must wear a helmet and be escorted by a parent or guardian. Children under age 9 should be on a tag-a-long, bike trailer, tandem, or other safe child-carrying device. If the takes place at night or during dusk, please equip your bike with a white headlight and red tail light. Bring plenty of water and a snack too.
For more information contact 323.509.4905, or email bike (at) cicle.org.