Explore new routes in Temple City by returning to the city’s roots!
On Saturday, May 10, through a sponsorship by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change thru LIVE Exchange), along with the Eastside Bike Club, will lead a community bicycle ride, “Old Roots, New Routes Ride!” As part of the Rosemead Boulevard Grand Opening (GO) celebration, participants will explore Temple City’s past, present and future by riding through Los Angeles County’s newest cycle tracks to explore it’s unique history. This ride will make one stop at Temple City Park for an open-air museum exhibit curated by the Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum.
As with all C.I.C.L.E. rides, this ride is family-friendly, leisurely paced and will return to the starting point after the event. C.I.C.L.E. rides are fully supported, led by trained Ride Leaders, an EMT, and volunteers. Prior to the ride we will address safe street riding and group ride etiquette to ensure smooth sailing. This ride is under 4 miles and will return to the festival in time for participants to enjoy the remaining festivities.
When: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time: Meet at 10:30 a.m., the ride will leave promptly at 11 a.m. and will return by 12 p.m.
Where: Rosemead Boulevard, south of Las Tunas Drive, Temple City, CA 91780
Accessible by: Metro buses 78, 79, 266, 378, 487 and 489
What to bring: Bring water, a snack, 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 age 8 should be on a tag-a-long, bike trailer, tandem, or other safe child-carrying device to participate in the ride.
About C.I.C.L.E.: Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange (C.I.C.L.E.) is a nonprofit organization working to promote the bicycle as a viable, healthy, and sustainable transportation choice.
About Metro: Metro is the planner, operator and builder of LA County’s expanding public transportation system. The agency plays an important role in bicycle planning across LA County, funding more than $155.5 million for bicycle projects since 1993, facilitating first mile/last mile connections to transit and supporting bicycle transportation through various policies and programs. Metro’s sponsorship of C.I.C.L.E. events helps fulfill the agency’s goals of encouraging bicycle trips and promoting safe cycling skills.
About Eastside Bike Club: ESBC is a Family Friendly community Bike Club in Northeast Los Angeles founded by Carlos Morales in June 2008 with eight members. Morales weighed 400 lbs. at the time, and credits cycling for saving his life. The group has evolved to over 400 members & supporters of all ages and abilities. ESBC holds weekly rides and offers a bike safety education program. Morales has followed his passion for cycling, and is now the owner of STANS BIKE SHOP in Monrovia, CA located in the San Gabriel Valley, with an emphasis on changing peoples lives by creating a chain reaction one mile at a time.