Notices
Southern California Regional Rides and Events Southern California

Arroyo Fest 2023

Old 06-29-23, 12:41 PM
  #1  
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2022
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 9

Bikes: early 60's Allegro is my main ride, also own a Trek for off-road, and adopted a friends nice 80's era Bottechia

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Arroyo Fest 2023

momoman first alerted us to the possibility of this great event: closing down the Pasadena Freeway (route 110) for a few hours on Sunday, October 29. Folks will walk, skateboard, and ride up and down the thoroughfare that was originally designed as a bike path. The logistics of shutting down a freeway must be daunting: Caltrans, City of Pasadena, City of LA, everyone had to be brought on board. Come out and enjoy the morning! More details and specifics at 626goldenstreets dot com.
Allegro Doug is offline  
Old 10-27-23, 11:05 PM
  #2  
Full Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: SGV SoCal
Posts: 250

Bikes: 2013 Wilier Gran Turismo, 1983 Trek 760, 80's Colnago Super, 90's De Rosa SLX, 2009 Waterford 22 Series Singlespeed, 85 Medici Pro Strada, De Rosa Alumino frameset, Dave Molten Fuso frameset, 70's beater Peugeot PX10, Zizzo Liberte, 2022 Yoeleo R12

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 121 Post(s)
Liked 198 Times in 91 Posts
Itís happening this Sunday. My guess is thatís itís going to be a free for all and not much of a ride, unless you get there very early and line up at the front.

Read Item #6

20 yrs ago this is what it looked like. Just imagine more people going in BOTH directions! Iíll be there early with my blue De Rosa SLX and Molteni wool jersey.


This was in 2003. There will be a 10k race first, then walkers in BOTH directions will be in the southbound lane.

There will be cyclists in BOTH directions in the northbound lane this time.


Unlike 2003, cyclists and skaters will be on one side of the freeway, and runners, walkers, strollers will be on the other side. Both sides of the freeway will have bidirectional traffic.
momoman is offline  
Old 11-02-23, 12:44 PM
  #3  
Newbie
 
facewizard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2023
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 7

Bikes: 2022 Kona Rove, 2012 Trek Earl

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 2 Posts
I took a group of folks here starting around 9 AM. It was unbelievably crowded! I saw several crashes, most involving small children getting tangled up under their parents.

Not sure how I really feel about the decision to put all the bikes on one side of the freeway--or the decision to keep volunteers off the actual riding area. This meant that it was very difficult to enter the route while going south--you had to cross an endless stream of bike traffic without any Ciclavia-style volunteers to do traffic coordination. It was also very difficult to exit the riding area via the freeway exits while going south. Zero volunteers on the road also made it difficult to know where the hubs were located.

I hope they get a chance to do this again--and I hope they choose to put a large number of Ciclavia-style volunteers in place to handle traffic and react to crashes and accidents. I didn't see anyone reacting to the several accidents I saw.

I had a great time but the event did make me think once again about what a masterfully run event Ciclavia is. I've been aware this whole time that Ciclavia is a huge accomplishment and very impressive, but seeing something a bit more slapdash really drove it home, haha. Luckily the folks who ran Arroyofest can learn best practices locally!!
facewizard is offline  
Old 11-08-23, 06:24 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
malcala622's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Pico Rivera, CA
Posts: 4,295

Bikes: 1983 Basso Gap...2013 Colnago CX-1...2015 Bianchi Intenso

Mentioned: 89 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1189 Post(s)
Liked 1,295 Times in 701 Posts
Originally Posted by momoman
There will be cyclists in BOTH directions in the northbound lane this time.


Unlike 2003, cyclists and skaters will be on one side of the freeway, and runners, walkers, strollers will be on the other side. Both sides of the freeway will have bidirectional traffic.
tmnguuyen Is that you in this pic on right side in what looks like the Bianchi jersey I sold you?
malcala622 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.