FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
In partnership with Councilmember Englander, C.I.C.L.E. Presents: Wild, Wild West Chatsworth Ride!
Four legs and two wheels! Join C.I.C.L.E. for a western themed ride through Chatsworth and share the road with more than just cars! Grab your hats, boots, chaps and lassos for this dusty, western ride!
The ride will start at the Chatsworth Depot Metrolink Station where participants can enjoy light snacks, explore historic memorabilia and will be provided with a presentation on horses and equestrian safety, an integral component of navigating the community. We will make several stops. The first stop will be at the pioneer-era Homestead Acre and Chatsworth History Museum for an introduction and tour. Other stops will include the Munch Box, a roadside hamburger stand from the 1950s that is now a cultural historic landmark, as well as the ranch where the 1950’s TV show “Mr. Ed” was filmed. You won’t want to miss this exciting, western ride! As with all Urban Expeditions, this ride is under 8 miles, family-friendly, leisurely paced and will return to the starting point.
This community bike ride is in partnership with Los Angeles Councilmember Mitchell Englander, whose district includes the scenic Chatsworth area, whose rocky hills and equestrian ranches served as the backdrop of countless western films. The bike ride is the February “CD 12 Year of Healthy Living” activity, Councilmember Englander’s monthly series of community events and activities meant to offer families in the community a fun way to get healthy. The events range from community hikes, walks and bike rides, to informational events on nutrition, healthcare and financial health.
We will be raffling off prizes. Please bring cash if you would like to enter to win! Free snacks and refreshments provided by Alliance Beverage Partners, Western Bagel of Chatsworth, and a raffle prize generously donated by REI Northridge.
When: Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
Where: Chatsworth Metrolink Station, Devonshire St. parking lot.
10046 Old Depot Plaza Road, Chatsworth, CA 91311.
Time: Meet at 10:00 am. Ride leaves promptly at 10:30 am.
What to bring: Bring water, snack 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 age 8 should be on a tag-a-long, bike trailer, tandem, or other safe child-carrying device to participate in the ride.
About C.I.C.L.E.: Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange (C.I.C.L.E.) is a nonprofit organization working to promote the bicycle as a viable, healthy, and sustainable transportation choice.