Join us by bike or on foot, Saturday, August 12th, 2017 and the second Saturday of each month to meet your neighbors and enjoy the gritty wonders of the Los Angeles River while promoting safe speeds for all users on the shared path. Riders and walkers will depart from Riverdale Ave. entrance to the Los Angeles River Path, then head to south to Osos, loop north to Fletcher, then head to Gilroy & Ripple for coffee and conversation at the Cafecito Organico. This month’s topic: Understanding Air Quality. Elysian Valley’s stretch of the Los Angeles River shared path is critically impacted by freeways and the persistent problem of noise and air pollution from Metrolink’s Central Maintenance Facility on San Fernando Blvd in Cypress Park. We celebrate the opportunity to bring awareness to dangerous pollution from diesel particulate matter -- making “the invisible visible” –- by connecting our communities to the California Coalition for Clean Air’s monitoring system . This is the next step to effectively fighting Metrolink’s negative impact on our neighborhoods.