#DamienTalksSGV 10 – David Diaz and Viva SGV

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This week, #DamienTalks with David Diaz (again), the Programs Director for Bike SGV about this weekend’s two-city open streets event, Viva SGV!

Damien Talks SGV logoThe cities of El Monte and South El Monte have worked together to program a 5-mile open streets event that will run this Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. While the event is not as large as the massive 626 open streets event in two weeks, it will be the largest event of its kind in the SGV to date.

Bike SGV has been working with both cities to create fun programs for the event, and Diaz outlines some of their efforts. The event will be easy to access with or without a car, as both Metrolink and Metro have stations at the north end of the route and Bike SGV is planning feeder rides from Baldwin Park and Pasadena the morning of the event. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Metro will be providing free parking on a first come first served basis at the El Monte Silver Line Station at 3501 Santa Anita Avenue in El Monte.

Also, the article references Baldwin Hills, it should be Baldwin park.

For more information, visit the Viva SGV Website.

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