Sunday, April 5, 2009

Glendale History Bike Ride, April 18th

Yep, a history themed, city-sponsored Glendale community bike ride. How awesome is that? I'm helping put it together with Colin Bogart of the LA County Bicycle Coalition. Docents from the Glendale Historical Society will also be involved to help provide information.

Definite stops include the Southern Pacific Railroad Depot, Grand Central Air Terminal, Brand Park, and The Alex. Casa Adobe De San Rafael and a lunch break at Porto's are likely stops as well. We will be swinging by Glendale's recycling center, where the city will be giving away a bike. It'll be a fun day.

Saturday, April 18th.

Meet at the Glendale Transportation Center (the old Southern Pacific Rail Depot) at 9:30am. The ride leaves at 10am. The route will be 12-13 miles at a slow to moderate pace with numerous stops. Helmets are required. Rain cancels.

I put the flyer together using an old postcard of downtown Glendale and a awesome creative commons licensed photo of bicyclists by Ben Ostrowsky.


Sunroom Desk said...

I noticed you had taken a break - welcome back!

I just read up on your vacation, film noir, the history bike tour, candidate endorsement, and your message to all Glendale voters.

I met Colin Bogart yesterday after he spoke about his new grant work in Glendale to create a safe and healthy streets program.

He told me you were working with him on the Glendale History Bike Tour. Great job on the postcard and the idea itself, especially linking it with Glendale's Earth Day events on Saturday the 18th at the Recycling Center.

I'll be posting soon on Colin's work in the city of Glendale to make the city a safer and friendlier place for pedestrians and cyclists.

Velocipedus said...

How big and how small Los Angeles is: This LACBC cyclist learned about your ride at a dentist's office in Santa Monica. The idea of a history ride has great potential: It is a perfect community event which exploits the place connection of the bike for best effect: It reminds us of a time when cars were less common, and it is an event that every city and every local history society should sponsor. - For more historical material check out the USC archive and search for bicycle: There are many history rides waiting to be illustrated with this rich source of ancient photographs