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Sunday Funday Along the L.A. River

  • Lincoln/Cypress Station 370 W Ave 26 LA CA 90031 (map)

The Slow Ride is mixing it up with the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) and Metro BEST to bring you a family-friendly mini-tour of Elysian Valley and sneak preview of the 19th Annual LACBC Los Angeles River Ride.

Presented by Metro Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Program, we really recommend wheels for this river adventure, as we will be exploring the unique corners and parks of the Elysian Valley Community.


This ride is a slow-paced, beginner-friendly ride along the LA River Path, beginning and ending at the Lincoln/Cypress Gold Line Station. There will be several rest stops and regroup points along the route. LARCEE and the Elysian Valley Slow Riders will share knowledge about the plants and wildlife in the Elysian Valley Community at Gateway Park.


Date: Sunday, May 5th

● 9:30 AM - Meet @ Lincoln/Cypress Gold Line Station parking lot
● 10:00 AM - Ride departs
● 10:45 AM - Stop 1: Lewis McAdams Riverfront Park
● 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM - Stop 2: LARCEE Gathering at Elysian Valley Gateway Park
● 12:00 PM - Stop 3: Elysian Valley Community Garden
● 12:10 PM - Stop 4: Jardin Del Rio Garden
● 12:30 PM - Ride ends at Lincoln/Cypress Gold Line Station

START/END: Metro Gold Line - Lincoln/Cypress Station (370 W Ave 26, Los Angeles, CA 90031)


We strongly recommend taking Metro to the ride start. If you plan to drive a car to the ride, we suggest parking near another Gold Line station and taking Metro to the starting location. Neighborhood parking is available but limited.

ROUTE: Mostly flat, approximately 7 miles. Route Map:

EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Beginner / Family-Friendly


  • A functional bicycle or wheeled device.

  • A TAP card (if you plan to use Metro)

  • A helmet is required for anyone under 18.

  • Children 15 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

  • Bikes with training wheels are not permitted, but children are welcome to attend if pulled in a trailer or on-bike child seat.

  • In the event of a rain forecast, we will contact you 24 hours in advance to confirm or cancel the ride