Ballona Creek Tour

Join us for a Tour of Ballona Creek!

Presenting: Metro’s Bike Path Beach Bash Ride!

For this family-friendly community ride, we will be partnering with C.I.C.L.E. for an awesome adventure. Our ride covers the entire Ballona Creek bike path from the La Cienega Expo Station to Marina del Rey. The ride will be fully supported with tech support at the start and ride marshals throughout and because of the length, we will have 2 pitstops along the way so you can join us in progress. The pitstops will also feature brief talks on the environmental restoration projects along the Creek by Ballona Creek Renaissance docents.

What: Community Ride along Ballona Creek
When: Saturday, June 29
Time: 11:-00 – 2:00 (meet at 10:30)
Where: La Cienega Expo Station, Washington/National MAP
Distance: 14 miles, roundtrip (approx)
Pitstops: For those not wanting to do the entire ride, we will have to additional meetup spots at Overland (11:20) and Centinella (11:45)

Schedule:

  • 10:30 Meetup, sign waivers, introductions
  • 11:00 Ride Start at La Cienega/Jefferson Expo Station
  • 11:20- 11:30: Overland pitstop
  • 11:45 – 11:55:  Centinella pitstop
  • 12:15: Marina del Rey
  • 1:15: Return ride leaves the Marina
  • 2:00: Ride ends at La Cienega/Jefferson Expo Station

Riders should bring a bike in good working condition, helmet, water, snacks and sunscreen. We’ll be at the west end (Marina del Rey or Playa del Rey) for about 60 minutes for lunch.

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 Los Angeles: Metro plays an important role in bicycle planning across LA County, facilitating first mile/last mile connections to transit and supporting bicycle transportation through various policies and programs. From 1993 to 2011, Metro funded 158 bike projects totaling $155.5 million. 8.