Special Bike Trains to L.A. Grand Prix

When
November 23, 2013   4:00 pm   

Did you know that the L.A. Bike Trains has a route, led by conductor Christopher Lovejoy, that runs from Westlake/MacArthur Park to Long Beach via the amazing LA River Bike Path on Wednesday mornings?
(http://labiketrains.com/route/route-005-westlake-to-long-beach/)

Come out and ride this Special Bike Train along portions of Route005 with conductors Christopher Lovejoy (route005) and Michael MacDonald (route008). They’ll be ending at the LA Velodrome in Carson to watch some world-class racing at the LA Grand Prix; riders get $10 discounted tickets!

SATURDAY, 11/23
Special L.A. Bike Trains : to the Los Angeles Grand Prix
4PM @ Union Station
Downtown LA to the LA Velodrome in Carson
via the LA River Bike Path (part of Route005)

Bring:
- water
- bike tubes / pump
- lights (it will be dark heading back)
- TAP card for those riding the Blue Line back

Some Important Notes :

- For those who want to stay and watch the LA Grand Prix, there will be $10 Discounted Tickets for attendees who arrive on a bike!

- Meet at 4:00 at Union Station. Roll at 4:30 sharp!
Ride or Metro Blue Line back to Union Station after the race.
Race begins at 6:30 pm at Velo Sports Center

- The LA Grand Prix will also feature a WolfpackTrack Invitational, hosted by our friends at Wolfpack Hustle. https://www.facebook.com/events/650395494983200/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

- The ride will be approximately 22.8 miles, along both paved city streets w/out bike lanes, and bike/pedestrian only lanes along the river.http://goo.gl/maps/BI4ym Make sure you’re comfortable riding in these conditions. Ask our conductors if you have any questions.

- Do a quick check of your tires, brakes, and chain tonight to make sure you are in working order. Your tires should be firm, brakes should grab the tire rim without straining your hands, and chain should run smoothly if the pedals are spun backwards. If you anything doesn’t feel right, take your bike to your local bike shop for a quick checkup.

- If you have any questions about this ride, please let us know!

About the L.A. Bike Trains:
Need to get to work in Los Angeles? Wish your commute was super fun instead of a drag? We provide a rolling party along select routes run by Conductors – experienced urban cyclists – to harness the safety of riding in a group while kicking it up a notch by making the ride a fun social experience. And it’s totally free! www.labiketrains.com

About The VELO Sports Center
The VELO Sports Center is the only-permanent, indoor, world-class velodrome in the United States. It is located at StubHub Center in Carson, CA, and is owned and operated by AEG. The 250m track, steeply banked at 45 degrees, is an Official US Olympic and Paralympic Training Site and training site for USA Cycling’s national track cycling program. The VELO Sports Center is committed to the growth of cycling both locally and nationally. It is open for all ages and ability levels to try, and to train. Visit velosportscenter.com to learn more.

About the LA Grand Prix:
The best cyclists in the United States and around the world will descend upon Los Angeles for the Los Angeles Grand Prix at The VELO Sports Center on November 22-24. The UCI Class 1 event serves as an opportunity for world-class cyclists from the United States, Canada, France, Mexico and others to earn points for upcoming World Cup events this season. The last UCI events held in the U.S. were the 2006-08 UCI World Cups, and 2005 UCI World Championships—all also held at The VELO Sports Center. The competition will also serve as the 2013 U.S. Paralympics Track Cycling National Championships.
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