Celebrate L.A.’s 232nd birthday with a bicycle ride!

On August 31st, the city will celebrate its 232nd birthday with a bicycle ride (or walk) along the same historic route that our founders undertook in 1781. The 9 mile route transverses the same trail that L.A.’s founding settlers took from the Mission San Gabriel to El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles.  This will be the first annual celebration that includes a bicycle ride in addition to the walk. The event kicks off from the San Gabriel Mission at  428 S. Mission Dr. San Gabriel, CA. Walkers should arrive at 6:00 and be ready to depart at 6:30. Bicyclists will meet slightly later in the day at 7:30 and depart at 8:00. At El Pueblo visitors will have a a chance to check out museums, catch some live performances and participate in arts and crafts. You can even adopt a fruit tree while you’re there (limit one per household). From 11:30 until 1 pm a shuttle will be available to escort walkers back to the Mission San Gabriel. However, bicyclists will need to make personal arrangements for getting back to the ride’s starting point. See the attached flier for more information and r.s.v.p. on facebook.

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A more detailed look at the route


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  1. Marty
    Marty says:

    Hi Eve,
    A few questions:
    1) I’d love to do this bike ride, but need a way back to the Mission San Gabriel. Would the DOT consider shuttles?
    2) What is the condition of the route regarding bicycle-friendliness? Are there bike lanes, slow roads, etc. If the route is friendly enough, I’d consider riding back to the Mission SG. So please let me know.
    Thank you,


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