Sign Up Now for April 5th’s Citywide Transit Race

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Don’t Worry, These Transit People Aren’t You’re Competion in April

Transit People, a local non-profit that provides field trips for area grade and high school students, is hosting a city-wide transit race for adults as it’s first annual fundraiser.  Given the low cost of attending the event, a modest five dollars, it also seems as though they’re goal of exposing young people to transit to people of all ages.  A transit race is a somewhat unique, way of exposing adults to the idea that transit is a safe, viable and dare I say fun way of getting from place to place.  True, it’s not a free trip to the Long Beach Aquarium like the kids get, but isn’t it worth it to know you’d be helping Transit People take more people with them in future years?

The basics of the race are simple, five competing teams will race from Hollywood, Pasadena, Echo Park, the Wilshire District and a surprise destination using only transit agencies; all to raise money for one of Los Angeles’ most unique non-profit agencies.

If you’re interested in finding out more or want to sign up go to Transit People’s site for the event and check them out.  I’m hoping we can get a Streetsblogger on each team to do a recap later in the week.  If you’re interested, either send me an email at damien@streetsblog.org  or leave a note in the comments section.

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