Explore art & culture in the San Fernando Valley….. By bicycle!
See art in the Folk Art Everywhere project
Tour the Northeast Valley in a fun, easygoing way
Learn about Native American tribes in the Valley (past & present)
...AND what groups are doing to make the Valley more beautiful
An environmental and Native American themed ride, this Folk Art Everywhere Bike Tour (our 3rd) begins at Rudy Ortega Park, where tour-goers will learn about the history and culture of Native American tribes who preceded European settlers in the San Fernando Valley. Guest speaker, Rudy Ortega, Jr. will provide some background on the site, formerly a Tataviam Village, in what is now the city of San Fernando.
Then the ride will meander through San Fernando and Sylmar, stopping to learn about park development efforts along the Pacoima Wash, from Max Podemski of Pacoima Beautiful. We’ll stop at Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore, and hear from Karina Ceja about this unique community arts space offering books, workshops, art exhibitions, family events, performances and more. Then we’ll loop back to Rudy Ortega Park.
Please arrive no later than 12:15 to hear comments by our first guest speaker.
Total mileage: Approx. 6, with only slight hills. Great for beginning to moderate cyclists. Ride is FREE!