Everyone knows the LA River. You may remember the large, trapezoid-shaped concrete river bed, topped with rows of high voltage power lines from such films as Grease and Terminator II. Mostly channelized in the 1930s, the once meandering LA River is experiencing a rebirth. Agencies up and down the river are working to bring nature and people back to the river. One project, funded by Measure M and breaking ground in 2023, will enable recreational and transportation use of the river by closing an 8-mile gap to create a 32-mile-long continuous bike path, completely separated from automobile traffic. The project will not just knit together the path – it will connect all of the communities in between. Elysian Valley, Union Station (Los Angeles’ regional transit hub), Boyle Heights, Vernon and Maywood will be connected by the completed path. Join us on a ride of the existing LA River Path to discuss the opportunities and challenges of closing the gap.
This tour is limited to the first 40 riders who register via Eventbrite.