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Old 01-27-16, 11:03 PM
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LA River Bike Trail, or (MIA)

Hi all,

Rode the LA river bike trail today. Open from Victory/134 gate only to the N. Zoo Drive OC. Had to cross over to the park.
Continued to Los Feliz and tried to reenter the trail.
The Baum bridge was blocked off on both sides. Couldn't even use it to cross over Los Feliz.
Duh!
Returned to Riverside DR. and continued downriver to Fletcher via Riverside and reentered the LA River Trail and rode to the end. Not a pleasant trip on riverside.
Signage suggest city of LA and Army Corps of Engineers have closed the path for an "interim" period for flood control.
WT!
What a boondoggle! Why is it necessary for this El Nino and not any of the others? Why no public hearings? Where is the bicycle advocacy groups?
Bummer. With what passes for government these days it will probably be closed until July.

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Originally Posted by JBsome
Hi all,

Rode the LA river bike trail today. Open from Victory/134 gate only to the N. Zoo Drive OC. Had to cross over to the park.
Continued to Los Feliz and tried to reenter the trail.
The Baum bridge was blocked off on both sides. Couldn't even use it to cross over Los Feliz.
Duh!
Returned to Riverside DR. and continued downriver to Fletcher via Riverside and reentered the LA River Trail and rode to the end. Not a pleasant trip on riverside.
Signage suggest city of LA and Army Corps of Engineers have closed the path for an "interim" period for flood control.
WT!
What a boondoggle! Why is it necessary for this El Nino and not any of the others? Why no public hearings? Where is the bicycle advocacy groups?
Bummer. With what passes for government these days it will probably be closed until July.

JBsome

yeah pretty much bull****. i heard it should be open by summer as you guessed.
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Old 05-02-16, 07:03 PM
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Hi Everyone,

Here is the latest good news on a poor choice from the Corps of Engineers.

https://www.spl.usace.army.mil/Media/NewsReleases/tabid/1319/Article/746717/corps-to-begin-removal-of-temporary-barrier-on-la-river.aspx

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Old 05-03-16, 10:19 AM
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There's a way to rejoin the LA River Bike Path just south of the Baum Bridge and it's legal. There is a park on the south east corner of Los Feliz and Crystal Springs/Riverside. Ride through the park, go on the path between the tennis courts and there is a foot bridge over the freeway. That drops you off on the bike path, at the northern end of the closure. Bike path is open south from there, all the way to its end near the 5/110.

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Checked out the trail today from Victory/135 Bridge.The trail was open from the Victory gate to the N. Zoo Drive OC.New rather robust fence across the payment.The trail was blocked north of the Baum Bridge at Los Feliz.However the bridge was open at both ends.South of the bridge was open all the way with just some heavy equipment connected with the cleanup operating.


I asked one of the workers when he thought the work would be completed and he thought in about three weeks.

So that means July.

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Originally Posted by jbsome
checked out the trail today from victory/135 bridge.the trail was open from the victory gate to the n. Zoo drive oc.new rather robust fence across the payment.the trail was blocked north of the baum bridge at los feliz.however the bridge was open at both ends.south of the bridge was open all the way with just some heavy equipment connected with the cleanup operating.


i asked one of the workers when he thought the work would be completed and he thought in about three weeks.

so that means july 2017.

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There's a way to rejoin the LA River Bike Path just south of the Baum Bridge and it's legal. There is a park on the south east corner of Los Feliz and Crystal Springs/Riverside. Ride through the park, go on the path between the tennis courts and there is a foot bridge over the freeway. That drops you off on the bike path, at the northern end of the closure. Bike path is open south from there, all the way to its end near the 5/110.
I used this entrance this past weekend and it worked perfectly. Never would have figured it out by myself unless I took it the first time I was an exit.

The path is still closed just north of the Baum Bridge, but it is extremely easy to bypass. Approaching from Los Feliz Blvd, continue going north on the path until you hit the actual closure. About ten feet before the end, there is an opening in the fence along the river. As long as you can hold your bike with one hand, you can walk on a small platform until the other end. Once again, there is an opening in the fence, provided you can crawl under the five foot high railing. Once the other cyclists saw how I went around, they all followed. Feel sorry for the father towing a hitch, he wasn't getting around.
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Old 05-26-16, 07:47 PM
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I rode the path today so that I can document with pictures how to avoid the closure, only to find that the path is now open.

Spoke to the crew and they said they still will be working on it for the next few weeks, but the path is traversable. Needs a good cleaning, but riding at slow speeds is doable.
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I got on the path at Victory this morning and expected it to be closed, but it just kept going. Still some sandbags that need removing near the horse tunnel and lots of sand on the path, but it's open!
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So now it's open but i have a question. When you get to the wnd of the 8 mile stretch how do you get back on to continue riding it down to the beach? I hear somewhere in china town or something but i couldnt find it..
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So now it's open but i have a question. When you get to the wnd of the 8 mile stretch how do you get back on to continue riding it down to the beach? I hear somewhere in china town or something but i couldnt find it..
It 'continues' way down in Vernon, entrance on District Blvd off of Atlantic.
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Here is the latest,



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