Bike Week Day 3: 2nd Annual Downtown Bike Ride

5_19_10_caltrans.jpgThis group has just passed City Hall on the right with Caltrans/LADOT coming up on the left. Photo: Carter Rubin/Flickr

Always wish you could participate in Critical Mass, Midnight Ridazz, or Crank Mob, but are more of a morning person?  Then today's Downtown LA bike ride was for you.  At 8:30 this morning, roughly 100 bicyclists, Metro Staff, and yours truly took an scenic tour on the streets of Downtown. 

Dave Sotero describes the course over at The Source:

"With the help of LAPD bicycle escort, cyclists moved through several downtown districts at a healthy pace, from El Pueblo to Civic Center, Financial District, Historic Core, Little Tokyo/Arts District and back.  The approximately four-mile bike procession passed five Metro Stations and numerous Metro and Dash bus lines along the way."

For more pictures, check out this Flickr stream.  Additionally, KTLA has video coverage of the event here.

Don't forget, tomorrow is Bike to Work Day around the County.  That means free transit rides for cyclists (bring your bike) and "pit stops" with free goodies.  For a list or participating transit agencies, click here.  For a map of the pit stops, click here.  And, be sure to send any great pictures (or video!) from your commute to damien@streetsblog.org  for publication in our Bike to Work story!