Slow Riders bearing gifts for local kids in need. Spread the joy with us!
Calling all walkers, riders, neighbors & interested folks! Join Los Angeles River Communities for Environmental Equity (LARCEE.org) at the Women’s Center for Creative Work, Sunday, December 2, from 12-2pm to talk about the LA River Greenway shared path and next year’s Elysian Valley Slow Ride.
The Slow Ride was founded December, 2016, when an elderly Elysian Valley resident was struck and critically injured by a speeding cyclist. The Slow Ride is a monthly gathering that brings together cyclists, pedestrians, and community members to help keep the LA River Greenway shared path safe for everyone.
On Sunday, December 2, we will be planning the 2019 rides and we want your input! Is your organization interested in collaborating with us? Do you have a great idea for a ride? Can you think of some creative ways to bring awareness to the Metrolink diesel pollution issues in our community? Come share your vision!
A light lunch will be served.
Please RSVP to LARiverCEE@gmail.com so we can be sure to have enough for everyone.
Slow your roll…
and feed the hungry.
Starting & finishing at the Lewis MacAdams Riverfront Park, we ride along the LA River Greenway shared path Saturday, November 10th and the second Saturday of each month to promote safety for everyone - young and old, walkers and riders. The November Slow Ride is also sponsoring a Virtual Food Drive through the Los Angeles Food Bank. We will happily collect non-perishable, shelf-stable food items in our panniers, but donating online will enable them to provide the food most needed to hungry children, families & homeless in our city. Click here to join our team or make a financial gift to put food on a few tables this season.
Slow your roll…
& Support Los Angeles Teachers!
Join us Saturday, October 13th and the second Saturday of each month for the Elysian Valley Slow Ride. The LA River shared path is made for everyone, but sometimes speeding cyclists make it difficult for other riders and walkers to enjoy. The Slow Ride sets a steady, pedestrian-friendly pace, while claiming space on the path for cyclists of all skill levels. This is a kid-friendly event, and training wheels are welcome! This month we will be riding in support of Los Angeles teachers efforts to make LAUSD provide the kinds of schools our kids deserve. We will have information as well as buttons, bumper stickers and signs available to you too can show your support for keeping public education truly public.
For anyone coming from far away, Lewis MacAdams Riverfront Park has ample free parking!
Find us on Newell Street for the Frog Town Art Walk, Saturday, September 22nd 4pm. Take the Clean Air Day pledge! Sign up to receive a free air sensor through the Coalition for Clean Air, and discover AEG Technology, whose diesel hood tech - if implemented at the Metrolink Central Maintenance Facility - could greatly improve air quality in Northeast Los Angeles.
Slow your roll...
and say goodbye to summer, this Saturday, September 8 as we close our 2nd Saturdays Summer Series with Friends of the LA River. On foot or by bike, the Elysian Valley Slow Ride is made for riders, walkers and runners of all ages and skill levels. This is a leisurely 6.5 mile ride along the LA River Shared Path in Elysian Valley, culminating in a potluck brunch back at Lewis MacAdams Riverfront Park (formerly Marsh Park). Join us on September 8th and the second Saturday of every month. This path is our path!
Slow your roll...
Only two summer rides left as part of the Friends of the LA River Summer Series! Catch us Saturday, August 11th, 10:00am at Lewis MacAdams Riverfront Park. Ride, walk or run with us as we enjoy a leisurely trip along the Los Angeles River shared path in Elysian Valley. This is a family-friendly event, appropriate for all ages and skill levels.
Slow your roll...
On foot or by bike, running or skating - the Elysian Valley Slow Ride is for you! We bring walkers, riders and nieghbors together to help make the LA River Shared Path safe for all users. For the summer months, we are proud to partner with Friends of the LA River for their Second Saturday's Series. We do a 6.5 mile loop of Elysian Valley (aka Frog Town) heading south from Lewis MacAdams Riverfront Park to Egret Park, then north to Fletcher before returning to MacAdams Riverfront Park.Shorter, northern loops available for kids and pedestrians. Bring some food to share if you are so inclined, as we will gather at the park with FOLAR after the ride.
We have a right to clean air. We have a right to clean water. We call for a full 5-year review of the LA Health Atlas, which highlights the gross pollution issues of Cypress Park, Glassell Park and Elysian Valley - communities that share a diesel-polluting neighbor - the Metrolink CMF.
This is a family-friendly event, and kids are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Come to the river!
Slow your roll with us this summer, as we join forces with Friends of the LA River for their Second Saturdays series. For June, July, August and September, we will start and end the ride at Lewis MacAdams Riverfront Park (formerly Marsh Park). There will be lots to do in addition to the Slow Ride, including yoga with REI and family friendly activities in FOLAR's River Rover. Find out more about why we ride here!