Metro Sponsors “Glendale: The Jewel City Tour,” Led by C.I.C.L.E. and Walk Bike Glendale!

On Saturday, September 27, through a sponsorship by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change thru LIVE Exchange), along with Walk Bike Glendale, will lead a delicious and bedazzled bicycle ride, “Glendale: The Jewel City Tour.” Riders will pedal to the city’s beloved Porto’s Bakery, the iconic and regal Alex Theater and Golden Road Brewing. Participants will enjoy a sweet treat from Porto’s to jumpstart the ride and will jump into the history of each establishment along the way.

As with all C.I.C.L.E. rides, this ride is family-friendly, leisurely paced and will return to the starting point after the event. C.I.C.L.E. rides are fully supported, led by trained Ride Leaders, an EMT, and volunteers. Prior to the ride we will address safe street riding and group ride etiquette to ensure smooth sailing. This ride is approximately 7 miles.

When: Saturday, September 27, 2014

Time: Meet at 9:30 a.m., the ride will leave promptly at 10 a.m. The ride will return to the start by 12:30 p.m.

Where: Glendale Metrolink Station
400 W. Cerritos Avenue.
Glendale CA 91204

Accessible by:
Metro Buses 183, 94
Metrolink
Glendale Beeline Buses 1, 2, 11, 12

What to bring: Bring water, a snack, and a bicycle in good working order. 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: Metro is the planner, operator and builder of LA County’s expanding public transportation system. The agency plays an important role in bicycle planning across LA County, funding more than $155.5 million for bicycle projects since 1993, facilitating first mile/last mile connections to transit and supporting bicycle transportation through various policies and programs. Metro’s sponsorship of C.I.C.L.E. events helps fulfill the agency’s goals of encouraging bicycle trips and promoting safe cycling skills.

About Walk Bike Glendale: Walk Bike Glendale formed in 2011 and is a local chapter of Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition. Our vision is to make Glendale a city where everyone feels safe to walk and bike!

Contact:
Julia Lippe-Klein
Program and Marketing Coordinator
Cyclists Inciting Change Thru LIVE Exchange
323-509-4905
bike@cicle.org