(Ed. note: Though I was invited to this event, I will sadly be out of town over the weekend. Instead, I wanted to pass the invitation on to all readers of LADOT Bike Blog.)
The East Side Bike Club will be celebrating their second year in existence with the “2nd Gear Bike Ride”. Led by Carlos Morales AKA Chapulin, the East Side Bike Club has been organizing group rides for the last two years throughout East LA, Highland Park, Lincoln Park, Boyle Heights, and elsewhere on the east side, the East Side Bike Club provides community and camaraderie for east side bicyclists.
The celebrations will be taking place on Saturday, June 26th at Lincoln Park in Lincoln Heights. Starting at 2 PM, the East Side Bike Club will lead two different group rides throughout the neighborhood. One ride will be an easy family-oriented ride, while the other ride will be longer and more adventurous. Chapulin encourages riders to dress themselves and their bikes in red, white, and blue to help ring in the upcoming July 4th holiday early.
After the group rides return to Lincoln Park, there will be a BBQ, a raffle, live bands, DJs, and even a fireworks show.
If you want to contact Carlos about the ride, you can do so at firstname.lastname@example.org