Weekend Update: Tour De Ballona a Success

Streetsblog will have much more on this ride on Monday, but on behalf of the Livable Streets Network’s Concerned Byclcists of Ballona Creek, I wanted to thank the nearly 60 riders, dozens of people who dropped by, and half dozen organizations that helped make today’s event such a success. 

In particular, thanks to Anthony Perron who led the ride and Maria Massa and Joseph Pritchard who did everything from designing the posters to manning the tables today.  While a lot of people helped out, there’s just no way this ride would have been the success that it was without these three.

Above you can see a story from last nigth’s KTLA news promoting today’s ride.  Anyone intereseted in seeing some images from today’s ride should check out Streetblog’s page on Flickr.  If you’re bummed out you missed the ride, don’t be.  There will be another one soon, and for "Bike Saturday" there’s still the awesome Bike Town Beta event this evening.

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