Join us for a bicycle ride from the North Hollywood Metro Station to Chinatown.
When we get to Chinatown we will have lunch at Hong King BBQ Restaurant (formerly known as Sam Woo Restaurant.) The ride is very pleasant and is suitable for all levels from beginner to advanced.
North Hollywood Metro Station
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Please arrive at 9:00 AM to get ready.
MEETING TIME IS 9:30 AM on the Plaza above the Metro Station near the escalator entrance down to the station.
We will depart promptly at 10:00 AM.
You can either travel to the North Hollywood Metro Station starting point on your bicycle or by driving your car. There is free parking at the North Hollywood Metro Station. If you arrive by Metro, the North Hollywood Metro Station is at the north end of the Red Line. Please allow at least one hour or more for the Metro ride to the station because the trains run infrequently on Saturday morning.
From the North Hollywood Metro Station we will take a 16 mile leisurely bike ride to Chinatown. We ride from the North Hollywood Metro Station along the new Chandler Blvd. bike path - transitioning through a couple of peaceful residential streets to the Los Angeles River bike path. We will be passing by Griffith Park and the Elysian Park neighborhood, and suddenly after going over a bridge and then a sharp turn we arrive in Chinatown! Since we are riding along the bicycle path most of the way there is very little traffic to deal with.
We won't set any speed records and will likely be traveling around 10 miles per hour. The bike ride will take around 1 hour and 30 minutes.
After lunch you can decide to join us riding back on bicycle to the North Hollywood Metro Station, or call it a day and return back to the North Hollywood Station via the Red Line Metro from Union Station. If time permits you can make a short detour and walk down Olivera Street, one of the oldest cobblestone streets in Los Angeles with many interesting booths and snack stands on each side.
- North Hollywood Metro Station to North Keystone Street along Chandler Blvd bicycle path (2.5 miles)
- N Keystone Street to West Riverside Drive (1 and 1/2 miles)
- West Riverside Drive to Los Angeles River Bike Path (2 miles)
- Los Angeles River Bike Path to Riverside Drive (7.5 miles)
- South Avenue 19 to Pasadena Avenue (1 mile)
- North Broadway to Chinatown (1 and 1/2 miles)
Here is a link to the Google Map: http://goo.gl/maps/RV62i
- Comfortable bike, spare tube, small pump or CO2 cartridges
- Bike lock
- Small camera and cell phone
- $1.50 or TAP card for return Metro ride
- Money for lunch (Hong Kong BBQ accepts CASH ONLY)
Please be advised that a helmet is required, and you must be at least 18 years old to ride with our group. Bicycle riding has risks of injury, and you are responsible for your own safety.
After 16 miles of bicycling (and to fuel for a possible additional 16 miles,) we'll be ready for lunch at Hong Kong BBQ Restaurant. You may want to try their congee and noodle dishes or a variety of other Cantonese dishes including roast duck, fresh Talapia fish, Chinese broccoli, and more. You can order either family style and share dishes - or you can order your own meal separately.
Hong Kong BBQ Restaurant
803 North Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
See Yelp reviews of Hong Kong BBQ Restaurant at http://www.yelp.com/biz/hong-kong-bbq-los-angeles Last time we had a banquet of dishes for just $14 per person (including tax and tip.)
Here are some of the dishes available at Hong Kong BBQ Restaurant:
Freshly Steamed Live Whole Tilapia Fish with Cilantro and Green Onions in a tasty sauce
Black Pepper Butter Shrimp
Preserved Veggies with Pork Belly
Whole Roast Duck
Chow Fun (Rice Noodles) with Beef and Tender Greens
Roast Duck Noodle Soup with Won Tons
Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce
Black Shiitake Mushrooms with Mustard Greens
Congee (Rice Porridge)
Note: This event is crossposted on other Meetup groups. RAIN CANCELS THIS EVENT.
Disclaimer: This Meetup group, it's organizers and members take no responsibility for any injuries nor accidents that may occur during events. By joining this ride you take full responsibility for your own safety. Please ensure that you are in good health before participating and understand that there is risk involved in your participation. This Meetup group does not certify the qualifications of any of it's organizers or trip leaders, and they are not responsible in any way for your safety. We are all just participants, nothing more.
Please adhere to the following rules:
- Always wear a helmet when riding a bicycle.
- Make sure your bicycle is in good working condition with front and rear lights, tires properly inflated and the chain lubricated prior to the ride.
- Bring food and power bars to eat and water to drink.
- Bring spare tubes, a pump or CO2 cartriges, levers and a patch kit in case of a flat tire.
- Learn and use standard hand signals for group rides.
This bicycle ride will be repeated on May 18, 2013.
You'll also have the chance to meet:
11 Adventurers from "Adventure-Us"
12 Fun People from "Southern California Gay & Lesbian Club (and Friends)"
9 Outdoor Adventurers from "Great Outdoors - Los Angeles"
9 Intrepid Explorers from "Exploring LA like we don't live here"
9 ACTIVE - Adventurists from "Southern California Outdoor Adventurers on Meetup.com"
11 Cyclists from "West Los Angeles Cycling Club"