Join us for a bicycle ride from North Hollywood through Griffith Park and along the Los Angeles River Bike Path to Polka Polish Restaurant in Eagle Rock.
You must wear a bicycle helmet to ride with our group.
The bike ride is great for intermediate bike riders who can ride 33 miles roundtrip on mostly flat terrain with a few rolling hills through Griffith Park. We will go down underpasses and over bridges on the Los Angeles River Bike Path and on a few streets at 12 to 14 miles per hour.
When we get to Eagle Rock we will have lunch at Polka Polish Restaurant and return back to the North Hollywood Metro Station about 3:30PM.
North Hollywood Metro Station
5391 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
If your plans change and you're not coming on this bike ride please change your RSVP to "No" so we are not expecting you.
Arrive at 9:00 AM to park, and meet with the group at 9:30 AM. We'll go over the ride plan and have a safety talk. We will depart promptly at 10:00AM.
We ride from the North Hollywood Metro Station along the new Chandler Blvd. Bike Path going east. We then turn south on residential Keystone Street and then turn east on Riverside Drive. We then proceed through Griffith Park to Los Feliz Blvd. where we turn left and enter the Los Angeles River Bike Path. After riding down the bike path along the river through the Elysian Park neighborhood we'll turn back along the bike path to exit on Fletcher Drive and continue to the restaurant in Eagle Rock for lunch.
BIKE RIDE PACE:
We will likely be traveling 12 to 14 miles per hour. The bike ride will take around 2 hours from North Hollywood Metro Station to the restaurant in Eagle Rock where we will take a break for lunch.
After lunch at Polka Polish Restaurant we'll return back through the Eagle Rock neighborhood to the Los Angeles River bike path to North Hollywood Metro Station.
BIKE ROUTE MAPS: (please print these out)
Here is a link to the Google Map for the bike ride from North Hollywood Metro Station to Polka Polish Restaurant (19 miles.)
Here is a link to the Google Map for the bike ride from Polka Polish Restaurant back to North Hollywood Metro Station (13.5 miles.)
WHAT TO BRING:
HELMET: Please be advised that you are required to wear a helmet to ride with our group.
SPARE TIRE TUBES: Please bring two spare tire tubes in case you get flat tires, and make sure your tires are properly inflated.
MONEY: A taxi charges plenty of money if you need one to pick you up and drive you back to your car if you have a flat tire and you don't have tubes to replace your flat tire or a patch kit. Also please bring sufficient CASH to cover your lunch.
BIKE LOCK: Do not leave your bicycle unlocked at any time. Please bring your own bicycle lock.
WATER and FOOD: It's going to be hot so make sure you bring water to drink so you don't get dehydrated and a power bar or other food to eat in case you get hungry.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY!
All road rules must be followed by everyone attending, and you must sign a waiver form. All riders must be at least 18 years of age or older and experienced riding their bikes continuously for 4 hours round trip.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY: 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.
Polka Polish Restaurant is located at:
4112 Verdugo Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90065
About the food:
I tried Polka Restaurant recently and was enchanted by the delicious food. From pierogi to goulash, red cabbage, and soup - all the dishes I tried were fantastic.
Pierogi (derelye) are dumplings of unleavened dough – first boiled, then they are baked or fried usually in butter with onions – traditionally stuffed with potato filling, sauerkraut, ground meat, cheese, or fruit. Of central and eastern European provenance, they are usually semicircular, but are rectangular or triangular in some cuisines.
You can see the lunch menu here: http://www.polkarestaurant.com/menu/lunch
The average cost of a complete lunch per person is $16 to $21 plus drinks depending on how much food you order. Please bring CASH to cover your portion of the bill.
Here are some photos of the lunch dishes here:
This event is crossposted in other Meetup groups.
You'll also have the chance to meet:
1 outdoor enthusiasts from "LA Outdoors"
1 Outdoor Adventurers from "Great Outdoors - Los Angeles"
1 Adventurers from "Adventure-Us"
2 Adventure People from "Adventure People"
1 Intrepid Explorers from "Exploring LA like we don't live here"
2 Singles from "(OSS) Outdoor Singles & Socials"
1 Cyclists from "Southern California Cycling Group (and other fun events)"
2 Fun People from "Southern California Gay & Lesbian Club (and Friends)"
1 ACTIVE - Adventurists from "Southern California Outdoor Adventurers on Meetup.com"
A total of 4 people are expected to attend!