The Glendale History Ride two weeks ago was fantastic. 77 riders came along on a tour of historical and scenic spots in Glendale and Atwater Village. Big thanks to Colin Bogart, Marc Stirdivant, and Marty Braccioti, who helped organize, and ace ABC7 photographer Martin Orozco for taking most of the great photos below. Also thank you to ride volunteers Jennie Rickert, Nathalie Winiarski and Jen from The Cave Wine Storage. The ride was sponsored by The Glendale Historical Society, LA County Bicycle Coalition and the City of Glendale Community Services and Parks Department.
Here are ride reports by George Larios (who was nice enough to help me out at the beginning of the ride) at Montrose Patch and by new blogger Somebody Walks.
Selected photos are below, and I posted the full set on Flickr here. Most of these are by Martin Orozco, a few are by Marty Braccioti, and I think one or two are Marc Stirdivant's. I was too busy to take many photos of my own.
Group photo before the ride
Departin the Glendale Train Station. Photo by Martin Orozco
Riding along the scenic LA River Path. Photo by Martin Orozco
Speaking about the history of the Grand Central Air Terminal.
I took this photo looking back at the group on Glenoaks. Don't make a wrong turn!
Riding through the Kenilworth Tunnel under the 134. Photo by Martin Orozco
At the Goode House. Photo by Martin Orozco
Exploring the nooks and crannies of The Cave Wine Storage, in the historic Hotel Glendale. Photo by Martin Orozco
Speaking at the Richardson House, former home of Tropico founder W.C.B Richardson. The oldest wood-frame home in Glendale.
Exploring the tiny Cottage Grove Historic District near Adams Hill. Photo by Martin Orozco