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LA Critical Mass Bicycle Ride & Late Night Thai Dining @Ruen Pair~ Hwd

  • Aug 30, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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It's Group Ride & Dine Time Again!

This is a fun and whacky ride with a few riders in crazy costumes and all kinds of interesting people and bikes. While it is a long ride, it's at a very social pace and there's very little uphill... it's almost all flat land and the pace is slow to moderate as this is a huge group. Spring and Summer, the group gets gigantic and as large as 3,000 cyclists! Let's meet at the Station and try to ride together.

The ride ends around 11:00pm to Midnight at the Sunset/Western intersection and from there, we will bike to a local Hollywood restaurant. If we pass by the restaurant @ 10:30pm or later, let's skip the finish and head to our chosen dining venue. This way, anyone using the Metrorail after the ride will be able to join us for our well deserved after ride meal.Tonight we will dine at:

Ruen Pair
5257 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

After the ride, we will hit Ruen Pair which is open until 4am. They sell beer/wine.

The last Metro Train is around 2:30am on Fridays so that everyone can enjoy the late night eats before heading home if you are taking the Metro.

Tonight's ride, they are expecting around 3000 cyclists, a full 50-60 LAPD escort and it will be a blast rolling through the red lights like  Prez Obama. January, we rode all over Downtown, Little El Salvador, WeHo's Santa Monica Bl. and along Hollywood Blvd between Highland and Western Ave, not stopping for any red lights with our police escort and during the Friday Nite's prime hours when normally the traffic is horrific... We also rode thru Thaitown, Little Armenia, Mid-Wilshire, Koreatown and all points between while the group takes over the streets of L.A. and it's so much fun! The ride does start EXACTLY on time... 7:29pm. If you are fashionably late, you will miss the ride! So... get here at around 7pm and be ready to ride at 7:29pm.

FYI 3+ hours of moderate biking will burn around[masked] calories so you should bring a couple energy bars, water, windbreaker, gloves, bike lock, helmet, spare tube etc. If the weather is hot, bring extra water.

Here's a video I shot of a rider doing tricks

Rain Cancels ~ Check the weather here the morning of the ride

Meeting Location is UNDER THE CLEANERS SIGN, in front of the Cleaners near the Stairs

Below is the websites Press Release:

Come prepared to have FUN and pedal with others in the largest bicycle ride in the City of Los Angeles, LA Critical Mass. Our rides have over 3000 cyclists and include a Los Angeles Police Department Officer presence on bicycles, and on motorcycles.

Each month the ride takes a different route, that is part of the fun. LACM rides are on the last Friday of each month.  Riders meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Purple Line Station, on the NE Corner of Western Avenue and Wilshire Blvd. and the ride rolls at 7:29 p.m.  Parking is conveniently available if needed.

LA Critical Mass monthly rides are approximately 30 miles with a speed around 8-10 miles mph, enabling riders of all ages and nearly all levels of experience to join in the fun and pedal together as a mass. Nearly 20% of riders are women.  Groups of friends and entire families can participate together.

There are always at least two brief stops, and often times three. It is always a good idea on all rides to bring something to eat, drink, wear a helmet, have front and rear lights, a brake and in case of flat, (tube, levers, pump, patch kit).

Los Angeles Critical Mass ends around 11:00-Midnight, and ends at Sunset Blvd. and Western Avenue very convenient to an open Metro Red Line Station. 

Come out meet new people, discover new parts of the great city of Los Angeles, have FUN and ride with a purpose.

Ride Daily, Celebrate Monthly. LA Critical Mass, we ride the last Friday of every month.  Ride LACM we do riding right.

For more info visit www.LACriticalMass.org and on Facebook join Los Angeles Critical Mass

Great NEWS! We have just been informed Los Angeles Critical Mass is now the Largest Community Ride in the United States.

Although the rides are already inclusive positive experiences for all, the ride experience continues to become even better. More riders join us each month to discover new areas of the LA area and celebrate and encourage cycling as a leisure activity, as a sport or as a means of transportation. As we roll into the summer even better ride experiences are coming.

Join together with thousands of other cyclists when we next ride on Friday, May 25th. Invite the members of your family, your friends, or make new ones. Share information about the rides with others by posting or promoting the ride elsewhere so even more will join the rolling conversation. Ride Daily, Celebrate Monthly.

 

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys we're at the Thai place now. Corner of Hobart and Hollywood

    August 30, 2013

  • Darrell

    Sorry gang, too much to do today, so I'm going to have to pass myself. Louis is gonna have to take over hosting duties... he's got about 100 people signed up from various other groups...

    August 30, 2013

  • Karin

    Sorry, changing to no. With the heat and my health I am going to have to catch the next one.

    August 30, 2013

  • Karin

    Hi all, I am now tentative. I've been sick for 2 weeks. I finally got meds and am on the mend, but I wonder if this might be too much exertion and too late for me right now. I will see how the day goes and let you know later.

    August 30, 2013

  • Lee A.

    Bummer bummer... I need to head north Friday afternoon so must cancel. I'll try for next month... Darrel and Daryl - sorry I keep missing you guys!

    August 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I love this ride!!!

    1 · August 5, 2013

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