L.A. County Metro Sponsors The Street Mural Ride, led by C.I.C.L.E.!

May 3, 2014   11:00 am   
Union Station 800 North Alameda Street Los Angeles, CA
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L.A. County Metro Sponsors The Street Mural Ride, led by C.I.C.L.E.!

Combine creativity and pedal-powered movement to celebrate Union
Station’s 75th Anniversary with a curated art tour of street murals in L.A., on two wheels!

On Saturday, May 3, through a sponsorship by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change thru LIVE Exchange), with the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, will lead a community bicycle ride, “The Street Mural Ride.” The 75th Anniversary Bike Ride will start and end at Union Station. The ride will be approximately 6 miles and will loop through neighboring artist communities surrounding Union Station. The ride will make stops at the downtown Arts District and El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

Participants will hear from experts about how the work of artists helps build community and a sense of place as well as preserves the history of the city. Bike valet will be provided at Union Station, courtesy of Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC). Ride Participants are encouraged to park their bicycles for FREE and partake in the Union Station 75th Anniversary and National Train Day festivities prior to the ride.

Following the ride there will be an optional dining opportunity at 643 North. Through a Metro Destination Discount Partnership, ride participants will receive a 10% discount off food purchases. The restaurant is within walking and biking distance to Union Station.

As with all C.I.C.L.E. rides, this ride is family-friendly, leisurely paced and will return to the starting point after the event. C.I.C.L.E. rides are fully supported, led by trained Ride Leaders and volunteers. Prior to the ride we will address safe street riding and group ride etiquette to ensure smooth sailing.

When: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Time: Meet at 11 a.m., the ride will leave promptly at 11:30 a.m. and return by 1:30pm.

Where: Los Angeles Union Station, 800 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles CA 90012

The ride will meet and depart close to the intersection of Alameda Street and Cesar Chavez Blvd.

RSVP Required: Tickets are FREE. Please RSVP at http://ow.ly/ur3Vw

What to bring: Bring water, a 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.

About Metro: Metro is the planner, operator and builder of LA County’s expanding public transportation system. The agency plays an important role in bicycle planning across LA County, funding more than $155.5 million for bicycle projects since 1993, facilitating first mile/last mile connections to transit and supporting bicycle transportation through various policies and programs. Metro’s sponsorship of C.I.C.L.E. events helps fulfill the agency’s goals of encouraging bicycle trips and promoting safe cycling skills.

About the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles: In 1987, a coalition of artists, public art advocates, city and state officials, and restoration specialists came together to establish the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles. Its mission today is the same as it was then: to restore, preserve, and document the murals of Los Angeles. In its role as public art advocate, MCLA works to protect the legal rights of artists and the community to prevent the loss of significant works of public art. MCLA is committed to preserving the artists’ heritage of Los Angeles as one of the mural capitals of the world.