It’s no Crank Mob (read Los Angeles Cyclist for his account – over 400 people showed up last Saturday night!), but the Concerned Bicyclists of the Ballona Creek Bike Path have announced their 2nd Tour de Ballona. As they write:
This group bicycle ride, which is free for all to participate in, will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2009 and begins at 11:00am at the Culver City Park (corner of Duquesne Ave and Jefferson Blvd).
This Tour de Ballona will be a true “tour” as participants will be stopping at 5 locations along the Ballona Creek Bike Path to hear from organizations working to improve and protect the Ballona Creek area. Confirmed speakers include representatives from the following organizations: Ballona Creek Renaissance, Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority, Culver City Public Works, LA County Bicycle Coalition, Mar Vista Family Center, and Friends of the Ballona Wetlands.
This tour will function as a loop, starting and ending at the Culver City Park (approximately 11 miles round trip). At the half-way point participants will have a short break on the Pacific Ave. Bridge over Ballona Creek, before heading back to Culver City Park.
The goal of this Tour de Ballona is to raise awareness and appreciation of this unique recreational resource as well as to inform bicyclists of what other groups are doing to improve the Ballona Creek.
See Streetsblog for more details.