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Bike Summit Panel: Safety in the Inner City

8:46 AM PDT on March 13, 2009


Thanks Again Josef Bray Ali and DJ Chicken Leather

(editor's note: I'm told to expect more of these videos from the Bike Summit and as they are finnished, I'll post them here at Streetsblog.)

My favorite panel from last week's Bike Summit, "Bike Safety in the Inner City," featured a group I'd never heard of, City Lites, sponsoring and event so large it rivals the Bike Coalition's River Ride.  After the panel, I was mystified, how could a group be doing something so large in my coverage area and I was completely clueless about them?

For those of you that aren't going to make the time to watch the entire 52 minute video, although if nothing else you should watch the introduction, allow me to sum it up for you.  Citi Lites is an organization in South Los Angeles that, amongst other things, is trying to get children and young adults on their bikes by holding a twenty one and five mile community bike ride on the weekend after Memorial Day.  The purpose of the ride is to have people ride in their communities, so the twenty one mile ride begins and ends in South L.A.'s Jesse Owens Park.  Sixteen miles into the ride, they meet up with the smaller children for the five mile ride to the finish at Magic Johnson Park.

This year's ride is May 30th.  For more information on the ride or to sign up to either participate or volunteer, click over to their website.

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