At last year’s valley CicLAvia, I was so excited that I had to catch all the pomp and circumstance before the event. The Mayor spoke, as well as a lot of our local officials because that’s why they have these things.
After the ceremony ended, I immediately headed the family down Lankershim(after strapping CV Jr. in) ready to take it all in. While I was passing the Toyota dealership, I saw a father cycling, leading his two children and enjoying a solitary family moment.
I’d say maybe only 1% of Angelenos would recognize a council member outside their district, but I knew this man was west valley Council Member Bob Blumenfield.
That side of the valley is a bit more spread out than its eastern counterpoint, but Blumenfield has been a good advocate for cycling: voting for the Mobility Plan, supporting Operation Firefly and hosting his annual bike ride.
This Saturday, he will host his third yearly event which only continues to grow. It’ll be a sturdy 9.5 mile ride starting out of the Magnolia Science Academy at 9:00am. It will be an easy pace, so most families should be able to partake.
If you’ve checked the weather forecasts, there’s a possibility of rain tomorrow and if it looks somewhat likely, they’ll cancel it today, but weather.com shows it to be a scant chance.
There will also be a followup workshop where the community can give input into future plans for Sherman Way between Lindley and Wilbur, one of the areas designated by the Mayor’s Great Streets program.
To paraphrase the Militant Angeleno, Mr. CiclaValley may or may not be there marshaling the ride. If you plan to make it out, RSVP here and I may or may not see you.