CicLAvia is one of the greatest regular community events in the city, when normally congested streets are closed to all traffic but pedestrians and bicycles. April's route runs along Venice Blvd. all the way to the beach, but the Eastbound side will be open to vehicles. We're celebrating the day in our own fashion, with an all-scooter-friendly in-city ride from Venice to Downtown LA.
RSVPs for this Meetup will open Friday, April 5 at noon.
This is an easygoing, urban route through city streets, making this a good meetup for newer members without group experience. 50cc scooters welcome!
We'll start the day at 9:30am with coffee and chitchat at Deus Ex Machina, local HQ of 2-wheeled cool. Parking in the Deus lot. Come early if you want to browse the shop. Coffee service starts at 7, the shop opens at 9.
Kickstands up at 10am.
We'll follow the CicLAvia route along Venice, then cut out on our own, cruising through Culver City, the Wilshire corridor, then up into Elysian Park and around Dodger Stadium. We'll wind up in Downtown LA, crossing the CicLAvia route again, then stopping for lunch at vegan and carnivore-friendly Würstküche. (Immensely popular with the gang last time we rode there!) Anyone who's so inclined can then join us across the street for a slice of heaven at the Pie Hole.
Thanks to Claude, who suggested this Meetup!
A few notes:
Folks should plan their own route home from DTLA.
This won't be a fast ride and we'll encounter a lot of lights and traffic. Those yearning for open roads should wait for the next Meetup (TBA soon!), which will have many.
Würstküche and Pie Hole will likely be crowded and we'll have to spend some time standing in line. More time for socializing.
Würstküche serves beer. If you haven't yet read our policy on drinking and riding, please do so.
Because this is an in-city route with a lot of traffic, this Meetup is limited to 25 members. Only RSVP for additional scooters, not passengers, please. For questions regarding group size and RSVPs, see our RSVP Policy: http://www.meetup.com/LAScooterGroup/messages/boards/thread/24399262
Looking for someone to ride to Venice with? Check out the Pick Up rides board or post one yourself, then post a link in the comments on this page:
Please read our official Policies and Group Riding Guidelines before attending an LASG ride: http://www.meetup.com/LAScooterGroup/messages/boards/forum/1490159