It seems as though everyone is releasing their calendars for Bike Week, it's time for Streetsblog to release ours. In addition to our regular coverage throughout Bike Week, Streetsblog will actively taking part in two events.
The first is actually a pre-Bike Week ride for the Westside. Over the years we noticed that there were no Bike Week events for West Los Angeles outside of a handful of stations on Bike to Work Day. Thus, Streetsblog will be hosting the first annual Westside Ride to the Pier on Saturday, May 14. We'll start at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church at 11555 National Boulevard and ride down Barrington to Venice Boulevard. From there, we'll head east to Abbot Kinney and turn left down to Washington Boulevard. From there it's a straight shot to the ocean.
We'll meet at 10:30 at St. Andrews. Anyone who is interested in returning back to the Westside instead of hanging out at the beach, there will be a return ride that leaves about a half hour after we arrive at the Pier. At the start of the ride, we'll have some goodies from Clif Bar, Luna Bar and Trader Joe's. There's no charge for the ride, but I certainly won't stop someone from donating for Streetsblog.
Our second event is a night of Streetfilms hosted by C.I.C.L.E., REI and the Pasadena Playhouse District as part of Bike Week Pasadena on Monday, May 16 at 6:30 P.M. The DVD's for the event arrived last week, and I watched through the series this weekend. Join us at the Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue in Pasadena at 6:30. You bring the streets, I'll bring the films.