Yesterday morning a group of us gathered together and rode the CicLAvia ride in LA. There was a 7.5 mile (one way) route that was temporary closed so that runners,walkers, skaters, and cyclist could enjoy a day of taking over the roads without the worry of cars. Riding through DTLA was fun. It was great being amidst all of the beautiful old architecture and a great way of seeing great street art. We spotted some Sheperd Fairy pieces on our ride as well... We started at Orange 20 Bikes at 10am and ended at Hollenbeck Park one way was 7.5 miles and returning back to Orange 20 Bikes was another. Adding the math it was a total of 15. The staff and volunteers were amazing and the LAPD were great at directing the traffic. There were some aread where there was traffic but for the most part it was sans the cars. Here are a few pics from our ride.. Next ride is in June 2011! Can't wait! Through perusing group rides similar to those like Critical Mass that we used to ride I found a monthly Rose Bowl vintage bike ride... This ride is 25 miles which is better!!
We ended our ride at Tomato Pie Pizza Joint in Silver Lake where we consumed back the calories we just burned..