12th Annual Los Angeles River Ride

REGISTER TODAY!

7 GREAT RIDES: CENTURY, 70 MILE, HALF CENTURY, 36 MILE, FAMILY & KIDS. Join over 2000 other riders, and enjoy a great day of cycling fun, an Eco Expo, raffle, live music and an International Food Faire.

WIN A BICYCLING TRIP TO ITALY

Courtesy of VBT Walking and Bike Tours, this year’s highest fundraiser will enjoy a 10-day biking tour of Tuscany’s spectacular coast, complete with 8 nights of accommodation in 3-to 4-star hotels and a country resort! This prize package includes airfare from New York, most meals, VBT bicycles and helmets, daily route maps and directions, and the assistance of two bilingual trip guides.

Set up your fundraising page when you register on Active.com. If you have already registered, but would like to be a fundraiser, click the link to register again and simply scroll down to the Become a Fundraiser category.  Active will send you an email letting you know when your page is set up and giving you further instructions on Fundraising.

Other high fundraisers will win prizes including a new set of DT Swiss wheels and our beautiful River Ride Jerseys!

NEW THIS YEAR A “REVERSE” 70 MILE OPTION

Well you asked for it, now you have it!  Ride the River Ride in Reverse! Start and finish in beautiful Shoreline Aquatic Park in Long Beach. You will turn around at the Autry National Center. Perfect for those of you living in the southern part of the county. You can sign up for the reverse ride by clicking the Active link below or just download the PDF and mark the 70 mile Reverse option. Registration will open at 6:30 a.m. and the ride will begin at 7:30 a.m. You may register on the day at Shoreline park, but advance registration is HIGHLY recommended.

 

PARKING ALERT: Due to massive DWP construction in Griffith Park, parking will be severely limited for the River Ride. All available parking for the River Ride within Griffith Park is reserved for the family and kid’s ride participants. HOWEVER, we have contracted with Disney to provide parking for the longer rides. This lot is just over one mile from the start line, secure, and FREE for our participants. Directions to the Parking lot: From the 5 fwy exit at Western Ave, from Western turn right on Flower St. The parking lot will be on your left. See map. Be sure to check out this video:

Watch 11th LA River Ride with Austin Nichols: Hardcore – Part II of 3

START/FINISH IN GRIFFITH PARK!

AUTRY CENTER, 4700 WESTERN HERITAGE WAY

THREE WAYS TO REGISTER:

1. Register online at Active.com.
2.  Download the River Ride Registration Form (PDF). Print and fill in the form and send it in along with your check, or you may fax it to 213-629-2259 if paying by credit card.
3.   Pre-register and pre-ride packet pickup will be held at participating REI stores.

Picking up your packet at REI has special benefits!  Not only will you avoid long lines on Ride Day, you will get free swag courtesy of REI and be entered into a special raffle to win a bike commuter package.

Find the nearest REI :Saturday June 2nd 10am-2pm
Manhattan Beach and Northridge REI

Sunday June 3rd 10am-2pm
Huntington Beach, Santa Monica and Arcadia REI

 

 

FEES
Kids 12 and under ride for free for all rides thanks to the County of Los Angeles!

EARLY REGISTRATION
(On or before May 15)
LATE REGISTRATION
(After May 15)
CENTURY $55 $65
70 MILE $55 $65
HALF CENTURY $45 $55
36 MILE $45 $55
FAMILY (15 MILE) $40 $50
KIDS’ RIDE * FREE FREE
ALL KIDS 12 and under FREE FREE
LACBC Member $10 off registration fee
BEST DEAL
RIDE+1 Year LACBC Membership Registration fee + $25 membership (normally $35)
* KIDS RIDE AND ACTIVITIES END AT NOON. PARENTS, YOU NEED TO REGISTER YOUR KIDS. THE RIDE IS FREE BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
PLEASE PRE-REGISTER SO WE HAVE AN IDEA OF HOW MANY KIDS TO PLAN FOR.

SPONSOR THE RIDE:

Last year, the Los Angeles River Ride, with the help of our media partners, reached over 200,000 people in Southern California and beyond. This year your company can be part of this event. Download and/or view the River Ride SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS.
Email JJ Hoffman at lariverride@la-bike.org, or call her at (323) 839-6414 for more information.

 

HOWARD D. KREPACK FUND

This year the River Ride is dedicated to raising awareness and funds to find a cure for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).  Howard Krepack, who is one of our sponsors (GEK Law), a great friend, passionate bicycle advocate and biking enthusiast, has been battling ALS for the past year and a half.  The Howard D. Krepack Fund will have a booth at the River Ride and Howard will be receiving the first annual award for Service to Cycling Please come out to enjoy a great ride and event, and to support our commitment to finding a cure for ALS visit http://community.als.net/krepack

VOLUNTEER FOR THE RIDE:

The LA River Ride could not happen without amazing volunteers!  More information here: la-bike.org/riverridevolunteer

6 GREAT RIDES

PARKING ALERT: Due to massive DWP construction in Griffith Park, parking will be severely limited for the River Ride. All available parking for the River Ride within Griffith Park is reserved for the family and kid’s ride participants. HOWEVER, we have contracted with Disney to provide parking for the longer rides. This lot is just over one mile from the start line, secure, and FREE for our participants. Directions to the Parking lot: From the 5 fwy exit at Western Ave, from Western turn right on Flower St. The parking lot will be on your left. See map…
All riders must wear helmets.
Refillable water bottle recommended.
Technical and medical support available along the ride.
CENTURY (100 MILES)
If you’ve never done one, this ride is the perfect time to try it. The profile is very flat, very few inclines and none of them steep. This year’s Century ride will be a new path and much improved based on your comments. Registration opens at 6:00 a.m. Ride starts at 7:00 a.m.

Park at 1625 Flower St., Glendale.

70 MILE RIDE “Park to Playa to Park”
From Griffith Park to Shoreline Aquatic Park, Long Beach, and return. Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. Ride starts at 7:30 a.m.

Park at 1625 Flower St., Glendale.

NEW THIS YEAR A “REVERSE” 70 MILE OPTION

Ride the River Ride in Reverse! Start and finish in beautiful Shoreline Aquatic Parkin Long Beach. You will turn around at the Autry National Center. Registration will open at 6:30 a.m. and the ride will begin at 7:30 a.m.

HALF CENTURY (50 MILES)
From Griffith Park to the City of Paramount and return. Registration starts at 7:00 a.m. Ride starts at 8:00 a.m.

Park at 1625 Flower St., Glendale.

 

36 MILE TRAINING RIDE
From The Autry to Maywood Riverfront Park and back. You’ll spend 8 miles on the river path and detour through downtown for the remaining miles. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Ride starts at 8:30 a.m.

Park at 1625 Flower St., Glendale.

15 MILE FAMILY RIDE
This ride is perfect for families as the entire route is on a dedicated bike path on the river. For ages 7 and up. Kids 12 and under ride for free thanks to Paramount City Parks and Recreation. All Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration starts at 10:00 a.m. Ride starts at 11:00 a.m.

Park in Griffith Park.

KIDS’ RIDE AND FUN FAIR **
This year the Kid’s Ride is FREE thanks to Paramount City Parks and Recreation. The ride will introduce young children to important bike safety lessons through fun, interactive activities. Kids 6 and under will practice their riding techniques on a festive bike loop. Bikes and trikes are welcome – all riders must wear a helmet. Prizes and t-shirts for all registrants. Registration and festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. to allow families the option to also join the Family Ride at 11 a.m.

Park in Griffith Park.

Photos by Brian Minami

http://www.minamipictures.com
REST STOPS with Music, Food, Fun!
Elysian Valley (mile 8), Hollenbeck Park (mile 13), Maywood Riverfront Park (mile 18), Dill’s Park in Paramount (mile 25) and Long Beach Shoreline Park (mile 35)

LA RIVER RIDE JERSEYS

Don’t forget to order your new 2012 LA River Ride Jersey! Ordering takes place during the registration process, either through the Active website or the PDF submission.

Sizing charts are available here and here.
MAPS & MORE INFORMATION:
Start/finish location MAP (MapQuest).
Freeway directions, start/finish & rest-stop/turn-around MAP.
Route Map* (100 mile ride)
Route Map* (15 – 70 mile rides)
Check out the L.A. River Ride FAQ
* Route maps are for reference only. The route for the 15 – 70 mile rides is the same, it’s just a matter of where you turn around. Do not use these maps for your ride, official route slips will be distributed at the start/finish on ride day.

** KIDS RIDE AND ACTIVITIES END AT NOON. PARENTS, YOU NEED TO REGISTER YOUR KIDS. THE RIDE IS FREE BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. PLEASE PRE-REGISTER SO WE HAVE AN IDEA OF HOW MANY KIDS TO PLAN FOR.

PARKING ALERT: Due to massive DWP construction in Griffith Park, parking will be severely limited for the River Ride. All available parking for the River Ride within Griffith Park is reserved for the family and kid’s ride participants. HOWEVER, we have contracted with Disney to provide parking for the longer rides. This lot is just over one mile from the start line, secure, and FREE for our participants. Directions to the Parking lot: From the 5 fwy exit at Western Ave, from Western turn right on Flower St. The parking lot will be on your left. See map…
PREORDER YOUR RIVER RIDE PHOTOS AND SAVE!
Save 60% by requesting your photos with your registration, and give back to LACBC! PhotoCrazy will take YOUR picture at several places along the route and the finish. That guarantees you at least 3 to 6 quality pictures. Order any two pictures for only $20 with your registration – that is a 60% savings over the online price of $25 per picture. PhotoCrazy will give a portion of your payment to LACBC. PhotoCrazy offers an unconditional money back guarantee for any reason!

YOUR RIDE MAKES A DIFFERENCE!
SUPPORT THE COMPLETION OF THE L.A. RIVER BIKEWAY

The L.A. River Ride is the signature event of Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, the only non-profit organization representing the over 3 million bicyclists in L.A. County, working county-wide to improve conditions for bicyclists while building community life in the area.

Your participation makes a significant contribution to LACBC’s efforts to complete the L.A. River Bikeway from the San Fernando Valley to Long Beach, and to make bicycling safe and enjoyable for everyone. The river ride also benefits : Eliya and Moms In Motion.

DID YOU KNOW?
L.A. County ranks number one nationally in traffic congestion and fuel waste with an annual cost of $10.7 billion. And, L.A. ranked 3rd in America’s fattest cities in 2006 by Men’s Fitness magazine, while L.A. County’s children are tied for the most obese in California.

BUT, by using a bike instead of a car just one day a week, the average American would save $609 in gasoline, maintenance and depreciation costs per year, reduce emissions by 24 pounds per week, and burn an extra 1315 calories at a 12mph pace! (Bicycling Magazine)

“Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.” H.G. Wells

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