BIKE CARMAGEDDON! C.I.C.L.E.'s Orange Line Valley Ride
In anticipation of the 405 Fwy closure on September 29th and 30th, stay out of your car, zip past traffic jams, shop local, and join C.I.C.L.E.’s Carmageddon Valley Ride on Sunday, September 30th. This ride is generously supported by Metro’s Bike Program whose mission is to make bicycling more viable in L.A. County.
The 8 mile bicycle ride will begin at the Balboa Orange Line Station and follow the Metro Orange Line Bus Way Bike Path between two great community spaces. The ride will take place along the Bike Path through the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Center and will stop at the Japanese Gardens to enjoy the Garden of Water and Fragrance and experience complete tranquility. The Japanese Garden will provide complementary admission to bicyclists joining the ride. The ride will loop over to the ONEgeneration Encino Farmer’s Market where participants can purchase tasty, energizing snacks.
Don’t miss this car-free community event! Participants are encouraged to take public transit to the beginning of the ride to facilitate a truly car-free experience. As with all of C.I.C.L.E.’s rides, this ride is under 10 miles, family-friendly, leisurely paced and led by experienced ride leaders.
When: Sunday, September 30th from 10am-1pm
Where: Meet at the Balboa Orange Line Station in the park and ride lot. 6338 Balboa Boulevard, Encino, CA
Time: Meet at 10am. Ride leaves promptly at 10:30am and returns by 1pm.
What to bring: Bring water, a snack (or purchase one at the Farmers Market), and a bicycle in good working order. This ride is FREE and open to anyone, but 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 8 should be on a tag-a-long, bike trailer, tandem, or other safe child-carrying device to participate in the ride.