The Expo Ride is a non-competitive community ride associated with the Brentwood Grand Prix criterium bicycle race on Sunday August 2, 2015. The ride starts at 9:30 a.m. and is about 11 miles long. The route is here: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/9491690
The Expo Ride will visit the future Metro EXPO Line Phase 2 Stations in Santa Monica including Bergamot Art Center and the Terminus at 4th and Colorado, We will make a brief stop at the new Tongva Park for refreshment & bathroom break before returning to the Brentwood Grand Prix. Wristbands will be given out to ride participants for rewards back at the Brentwood Grand Prix The goal of the ride is to get community members to come learn about cycling options on the Westside of Los Angeles, and particularly about how the Expo Line train can help get you where you want to go.
We "ride down memory lane" as we learn historical information about the Red Cars that used to travel along the same route as our journey. Join the community and show you support more transit options for Los Angeles, and have a great time along the way!
At the Bretnwood Grand Prix Expo you can not only watch the exciting bike races and enjoy the great food available, but will be able to learn about cycling safety and laws as well as about cycling products of all types.
All finishers will get a great food prize when they return to the Expo and you can park your bike at the Bike Valet offered by LA County Bicycle Coaliation.
At the Expo you can also get screened for skin cancer, as both the Brentwood Grand Prix and the Expo Ride are raising money to fight melanoma for the Melanoma Research Alliance. You can help to raise money for MRA as well as the Bicycle Coalition as a part of your registration for the Expo Ride.
See you there!
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The Expo Ride is Sunday August 2, 2015. It starts and finishes at the Expo at the Brentwood Grand Prix. Please check in at least 30 minutes before the ride. The ride departs at 9:30 a.m. Look for the Registration Table near Barrington & San Vicente. Everyone will need to sign a waiver, if you have not done so online, and to check in.
The ride is non-competitive and not timed. There will be leaders from LA County Bicycle Coalition. There will wristbands given out at the checkpoints and if you collect the wrisbtands you will get a great reward back at the Expo!
You can ride to the event or parking the VA Parking Lot, wtih the entrance on Wilshire Blvd.
Please wear whatever is comfortable and safe, but you MUST wear a helmet on the ride. You probably should have a cell phone and a patch kit, a spare tube an a pump as well as always ride with ID.
Also, always wear sunscreen and don't miss the opportunity for a free skin cancer screening at the Expo area, which is part of our fundraiser for the Melanoma Research Alliance.
See you there!
The Metro Expo Line