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Critical Mass Bike Ride the Streets at Night-no stops at signals w/police escort

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Critical Mass Bicycle Ride

This is a fun bicycle ride giving you the freedom to ride the streets of Los Angeles with thoursands of cyclists without having to stop for signals. The police block off the intersections, and we ride the streets with police escorts.

Each month the ride takes a different route which is part of the fun. LA Critical Mass rides are on the last Friday of each month. Previous rides have covered Downtown, WeHo's Santa Monica Bl., Hollywood Blvd. between Highland and Western Ave, Thaitown, Little Armenia, Mid-Wilshire, Koreatown, East Los Angeles and many other neighborhoods.

LA Critical Mass monthly rides are approximately 30 miles with a speed around 10 miles per hour. There are always at least two brief stops. For more info visit their website (http://www.LACriticalMass.org) and Facebook page Los Angeles Critical Mass (https://www.facebook.com/groups/losangelescriticalmass/).

STARTING LOCATION AND TIME:

Our meeting time is at 7:00PM and the ride starts at 7:29PM. We meet in front of the CLEANERS near the stairs at the rear northeast corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Western Ave.

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ENDING LOCATION AND TIME:

The ride ends around 11:00PM to Midnight at Sunset Blvd. and Western Ave. conveniently near the Metro Red Line Station at Hollywood Blvd. and Western Ave. Note that the starting location and ending location are different!

PARKING:

Park on a street near Sunset Blvd. and Western Ave. and then take a bus or ride down to Wilshire Blvd. and Western Ave. where the ride starts. Another option is to take the Metro to the Wilshire Bl. and Western Ave. stop on the Purple line. To see a map of the Red Line and Purple Line Metro stops CLICK HERE (http://www.metro.net/riding/maps/red-line/).

DINING AFTER THE RIDE:

After the ride or at possibly at 10:30PM before the ride ends we will bike to a local Hollywood restaurant. One possibility is Sanamluang Thai Restaurant at 5170 Hollywood Blvd. at N. Kingsley Dr. which is open late. The restaurant is 4 blocks from the Hollywood Blvd. and Western Ave. Metro Station on the Red. Line. The last Metro Train is around 12:30AM.

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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.

You'll also have the chance to meet:

78 Creative Explorers... from "A Downtown Los Angeles and Los Angeles Metro Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/downtownLAandLAmetro/events/117507922/)"

78 Intrepid Explorers from "Exploring LA like we don't live here (http://www.meetup.com/explorelalikeatourist/events/117284152/)"

78 Adventurers from "Adventure-Us (http://www.meetup.com/adventure-us/events/117284002/)"

79 Fun People from "Southern California Gay & Lesbian Club (and Friends) (http://www.meetup.com/GayandLesbian/events/117283692/)"

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