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    LA River Ride

    Has anyone here done the LA River Ride in the past? Worthwhile event? Thinking of signing up for the 1/2 century...


    http://la-bike.org/events/los_angele...ide.html#rides

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    I've done this ride and have volunteered as well. It is well organized and with the funds being used in the right way, it is worth the price paid.
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    I've ridden for the past three years. Very enjoyable ride. I was planning on this year, my fourth, but cannot due to a collision. I recommend you do the 70 because it's only a bit longer than the 50 and you get to ride all the way down to Long Beach instead of turning around at a park.

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    Looks a lot like riding the colon of industrial Los Angeles.

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    Hey, it might be a "colon", but it's OUR colon...


    I had fun when I did this ride. This year will no doubt be the biggest ever.
    May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alicestrong View Post
    Hey, it might be a "colon", but it's OUR colon...


    I had fun when I did this ride. This year will no doubt be the biggest ever.
    Yes, thanks to the LA Marathon not having a bike tour this year. May there be many more non-profit bike rides to come!
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    I did it last year, and I had a blast, even though my training partner had to drop out at the last minute. Made for a very easy first century, too. Can't do it this year, but I may do it again in the future to support LACBC.

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    What is the route on the century ride? Does it include San Gabriel River as well?
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    Here's the 2009 LA River Ride Century Rte. Looks like they do 2 loops around GP. I've never done it. You should come up here and try it.

    http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united...24450620670212

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    This will be my third time.
    That which does not kill me has made a massive tactical blunder.
    Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen. Louis L'Amour
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    Rode the half century at the LA River Ride today. Other than a flat tire around mile 30 had a great ride. Thanks to the LA Bike Coalition, the Bicycle Kitchen, Cycleworld, and the rest of the sponsors who do such a great job putting on a quality ride, and especially all the volunteers who took a Saturday off to help out - you guys rock!!
    Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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    Here's the wrap-up from LACBC...anybody else got anything to report?
    May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

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    The parking situation sucked out loud. No one really knew where to send us to park, since the big lot in front of the Zoo is limited due to a construction project. I was sincerely appalled at the number of cyclists who couldn't seem to read the "No River Ride Parking" signs.
    That which does not kill me has made a massive tactical blunder.
    Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen. Louis L'Amour
    '07 Giant Cypress WSD "Radagast the Beige-and-Black" * '97 (?) Bianchi Premio "Orion" * '09 Trek Allant "The Black Pearl"

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