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05/05/2010: "Stitching the River Ride, 5th Edition"
Mark the day on your calendars: Saturday, May 15th, at 11:00AM, we'll be heading off on Bicycle Fixation's fifth Stitching the River Ride.

This is a fairly short but occasionally strenuous ride over the Art Deco bridges of Downtown Los Angeles, including the iconic but threatened 6th Street Bridge. This is always the best attended of our rides, and some of the sights will surprise even downtown regulars!

We'll gather in Chinatown at 10:30 by the statue of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen in the Central Plaza and then ride over the Broadway, 6th Street, Mission, and other classic LA bridges, returning to Chinatown for snacks afterwards.

The ride is a little over twenty miles and mostly flat, but there are some short, steep climbs over some of the bridges and up to the bluffs on the east side of the river. Also, this is a heavy industrial area, so don't bring your most delicate tires!

The Plaza is just around the corner from the Metro Gold Line's Chinatown station, and there are parking structures scattered around Chinatown for those that must drive.

Meet at 10:30, ride at 11:00! This is a social ride on city streets among motorized traffic, and we will follow all California Vehicle Code regulations. We will also stop for photos, interesting buildings, flats, bonks, and regrouping, so don't expect a paceline workout. Do expect a great time!

Here's a map.

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