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Carmageddon: The Valley Ride

9:41 AM PDT on September 17, 2012


Public Event By:  CICLE L. A.

SundaySeptember 30, 2012

10:00 am until 1:00 pm in PDT

Metro Orange Line Balboa Station

6340 Balboa Blvd, Encino, California  91316


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Carmageddon II is coming. Freeway closure isn’t a catastrophe, but a great opportunity to stay local and explore your neighborhood by bike.  This ride is generously supported by Metro’s Bike Program whose mission is to make bicycling more viable in L. A. County.

In anticipation of the 405 Fwy closure on September 29th and 30th, stay out of your car, zip past traffic jams, shop local, and join the Metro-sponsored C.I.C.L.E. Carmageddon Valley Ride on Sunday, September 30th. This ride is supported by Metro’s Media Relations and Metro’s Bike Program, whose mission is to make bicycling more viable in L.A. County.

The 8 mile bicycle ride will begin at the Balboa Orange Line Station and follow the Metro Orange Line Bus Way Bike Path between two great community spaces. The ride will take place along the Bike Path through the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Center and will stop at the Japanese Gardens to enjoy the Garden of Water and Fragrance. The Japanese Garden will provide complementary admission to bicyclists joining the ride. Afterwards, the ride will loop over to the ONE generation Encino Farmer's Market where participants can purchase tasty, energizing snacks.

Don't miss this car-free community event!  Participants are encouraged to take public transit to the beginning of the ride to facilitate a truly car-free experience.  As with all of C.I.C.L.E.'s rides, this ride is under 10 miles, family-friendly, leisurely paced and led by experienced ride leaders.

Where:  Meet at the Balboa Orange Line Station in the Park and Ride Lot

6338 Balboa Boulevard, Encino, CA

Time:  Meet at 10:00 am. Ride leaves promptly at 10:30am and returns by 1pm.

What to bring:  Bring water, a snack (or purchase one at the Farmers Market), and a bicycle in good working order.  This ride is FREE and open to anyone, but all participants should be able to ride a bike safely with the ability to brake, change gears, and balance while stopping and starting.  All participants under 18 MUST wear a helmet and be escorted by a parent or guardian.  Children under 8 should be on a tag-a-long, bike trailer, tandem, or other safe child-carrying device to participate in the ride.

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