A River Used to Run Through It: A Hydrophilic Tour of Eagle Rock

Don’t worry, you won’t need a paddle or boat on this tour of Eagle Rock. Just saddle up on your bicycle and join C.I.C.L.E.’s Urban Expeditions at 5pm on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at Eagle Rock Park. Urban legend, historical documentation and stories from Eagle Rock old timers create the framework of this bicycle ride that will reveal where springs, creeks, and seeps once existed. Along the tour, riders will get a crash course in “streamseeking”—looking for clues in the contemporary landscape that point to where water once flowed, and learn more about the thriving community of Eagle Rock. The League Certified Bicycle Instructors of C.I.C.L.E. will partner with expert local guides to highlight what few others know about the area.

This ride is a recreational social event open to all skill levels. The ride will begin at the Eagle Rock Park at N. Figueroa St. and wind through old river and stream beds. The pace of the ride is relaxed and easy, and beginning bicyclists should feel free to join the ride. The ride is lead by experienced cyclists. The ride will end back at Eagle Rock Park. Riders are reminded to bring water and have their bikes inspected for safety.

Where:Eagle Rock Park on N. Figueroa St. (aka Scholl Canyon Rd) just north of the 134 freeway. (MAP) tinyurl.com…

When:Saturday, July 19. Ride meets at 5 PM. Departs 5:30 PM sharp.

What to Bring: A bicycle in good running order (please have your bike inspected and tuned at least once a year at your local bike shop). All participants under 18 must wear a helmet and be escorted by a parent or guardian. Children under age 9 should be on a tag-a-long, bike trailer, tandem, or other safe child-carrying device. If the takes place at night or during dusk, please equip your bike with a white headlight and red tail light. Bring plenty of water and a snack too.

** If you'd like to ride with us to a local establishment for post-ride socializing, be sure to bring a bike lock too.

For more information contact Liz or Shay at 323.478.0060, or email info (at) CICLE.org, or visit www.CICLE.org

The ‘River Used to Run Through It’ ride is a part of Urban Expeditions program, a monthly ride series of community-focused bicycle rides aimed at getting people out of their cars and onto their bikes for a cleaner, greener city. The Urban Expeditions series is made possible in part by REI.