Chatsworth Orange Line Tour (C.O.L.T. Ride)

While CicLAvia may be the valley’s cycling event of the year, there is another annual ride that should be on everyone’s radar.

Chatsworth01The Chatsworth Orange Line Tour is now in its third year and growing exponentially in popularity becoming an event that all communities should aspire to.

Thanks to the efforts of the Chatsworth Neighborhood Council, the COLT gives cyclists and walkers another reason to tour the various paths and bike lanes in the West Valley.

It all starts at the Chatsworth Train Depot, which conveniently serves as a Metrolink stop and the terminus of the Orange Line. The ride covers nineteen miles by bike, but people are encouraged to walk as well.

Families are highly encouraged to attend, so don’t feel any pressure to complete the entire route as many cut back before turning east on Plummer.

ChatsworthMunchBoxPeople should also be aware of the great pre-race festival, featuring many of the ride’s great sponsors, including Metro, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, Councilman Mitch Englander, Supervisor Mike Antonovich, Fleet Street Bikes and a score of others.

On top off all the booths on hand before the start, after the event people are encouraged to visit the West End Art Walk, which runs from 10am-5pm.

Oh yeah, did I mention all this is FREE?

All you need to do is register and you’re entered in a raffle that will be drawn at 9am, right before the start of the ride. Mark you calendar for this Sunday and bring the family.