“Pedal to the Port: A Two-Wheeled Wilmington Halloween” led by C.I.C.L.E. and Mujeres Unidas!

Metro Sponsors “Pedal to the Port: A Two-Wheeled Wilmington Halloween” led by C.I.C.L.E. and Mujeres Unidas!

Halloween has long been a walking holiday; enjoy the entire day without a car and swap four wheels for two to visit the Harbor area’s annual waterfront event!

On Saturday, October 25, through a sponsorship by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change thru LIVE Exchange), along with Mujeres Unidas and other community partners, will lead a costumed bicycle ride, “Pedal to the Port: A Two-Wheeled Wilmington Halloween!”

From Banning Park, participants will ride to the Happy Harbor Halloween Festival at the Port of Los Angeles for waterfront festivities, performances, games and more. Local leaders will highlight creative street murals and other community gems along the way.

Grab a front row seat/saddle for this festive event for all ages. Capes and costumes encouraged, for both you and your bike!

As with all C.I.C.L.E. rides, this ride is family-friendly, leisurely paced and will return to the starting point after visiting the festival for one hour. C.I.C.L.E. rides are fully supported, led by trained Ride Leaders, an EMT and volunteers. Prior to the ride we will address safe street riding and group ride etiquette to ensure smooth sailing. This ride is less than 6 miles. Secure bicycle parking will be available at the festival.

When: Saturday, October 25, 2014

Time: Meet at 10 a.m., the ride will leave promptly at 10:30 a.m. The ride will return to

the starting location by 1 p.m.

Where: 401 E. M Street (at Cary Avenue), Banning Park

Wilmington, CA 90744

Accessible by:

Metro Buses: 246 & 232

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 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 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 Mujeres Unidas: Mujeres Unidas is a ChicanaLatina grassroots collective based in Wilmington. We raise awareness for safe and sacred spaces, womyn’s dialogue for support and empowerment, and celebrate the victories and beautiful struggles of Womyn of Color today. Through cycling we promote a more healthy and active lifestyle.

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