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Join Metro for a free group bike ride along the L.A. River Sat. Aug. 31

Metro’s Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Program is sponsoring a free nature-exploring bike ride, “Bikes, Birds, and Brunch on the L.A. River” on Saturday, August 31 from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Riders will meet at the Artesia Metro Station to begin the ride. Friends of the L.A. River will lead the naturalist and bird-watching portion of the ride through the Lower L.A. River path, stopping at DeForest Park for a nature walk, and concluding at the Dominguez Gap Wetlands. The group will finish the ride at noon with a bring-your-own-brunch picnic.

For more details and to sign up for this free event, go to www.lakewoodcity.org/BikeRide

The route is approximately five miles and is mostly flat, making it suitable for beginning and intermediate riders. View the route at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30660526

Riders under 18 must use a helmet. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Bikes with training wheels are not permitted, but children are welcome if pulled in a trailer or on-bike child seat. 

This event is a joint project of Metro Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, in partnership with Friends of the LA River. Metro’s Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Program currently offers bike classes at locations throughout the county. If you are interested in taking classes at the next level or joining a community bike ride, check out the full event calendar.

For more info on how to ride a bike in L.A. County, visit metro.net/gobike.