Bike Day Saturday: LACBC’s Paleta Bicicleta

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(It’s certainly no surprise to anyone that reads this blog, or that lives in Southern California, that this area is hardly known as a haven for bicyclists.  But, that doesn’t stop creative and dedicated cyclists from devising their own ways to make Los Angeles a bike town of our own.  This week we’ll profile four unique bike events that will be happening on one day this Saturday, October 25.  For those that know where to look, every weekend is full of rides and events.)

This Saturday the Los Angeles County Bike Coalition sponsors a short family ride that will explore the county’s ice cream culture.  Riders should congregate at 10:30 A.M. at Maywood Riverfront Park and replaces LACBC’s "Bicycle Sundae."  The four mile ride will be slow paced to encourage some of the younger riders to stay in the pack.

To read LACBC’s press release for the event, read on after the jump.  Oh, and for anyone curious about news of LACBC’s other bike ride, the 2009 River Ride will take place on June 7.

Join Los Angeles
bicyclists and foodies on a short two-wheel tour of Maywood’s finer
Paleteria’s and glance at parks and bikeways past, present, and future
in Maywood, and other southeast Los Angeles County Cities.  Registration
begins at Maywood Riverfront Park at 10:30am Saturday October 25th,
“Paleta Bicicleta” takes over from the LACBC’S annual “Bicycle
Sundae” in exploring the county, and sampling LA’s finest and unique
icy treats.  There will be more than 40 flavors to choose from.

When asked
about the decision to bring the ride to Maywood, Councilwoman Ana Rosa
Rizo remarked "We are happy to support a healthy environment through
family-friendly events like this one. Bike safety is very important
to us and we encourage more people to ride their bicycles as a way of
making our community more sustainable.  It is exciting to have the opportunity
to showcase the delicious paleta shops that sweeten the lives of so
many residents in our community. Enjoy!" 

Matheson Tri-Gas
is sponsoring the event.
  Participating
shops include Que Delicious and Paleteria Limon.  This ride is
perfect for younger and inexperienced riders.  For the more experienced
rider the LACBC has suggestions to extend the mileage. 

Registration is free for kids
16 and younger and just $5 for adults 17 and older, that includes two
full servings of paleta, route map, and bike support. Participants can
register the day of, October 25th, at 10:30am onsite, at Maywood Riverfront
Park. The tour leaves at 11 am.  Parking is available at the park. 
Maywood Riverfront Park is located at Slauson and Alamo very convenient
to the 710 fwy.  For the stalwarts, a fun bike trip can be made
by biking down Randolph from the MTA Blue Line Slauson or up the LA
River bike path. 

Ride will cover approximately
4 miles. 

Ride level: very easy with
rest and ice creams breaks. 

For more information and for
suggestions for a longer ride, the LACBC has two great suggestions for
a longer path.  Please go to
www.la-bike.org or call 213-629-2142

Bring your taste buds along
with lots of water!

Paleta Bicicleta is one of
a series of bicycle rides by the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
that promotes the pleasures of bicycle riding in Los Angeles.