CicLAvia V. This year, my parents came into town to partake in the festivities. And since neither of them have bikes, I decided to walk the majority of the route with them. But first, a ride to Boyle Heights with the Bodacious Bike Babes.
The Mayor’s press conference.
Kelly and Andrea of BBB on the 4th St. Bridge.
I then took the Gold Line to Union Station to pick up my parents, who took the Metrolink in to Los Angeles from Orange County.
First stop, the 5th Annual Feria de Los Moles Festival at the Olvera Street.
On the 101, before a photo.
Amy Kim and Ryan Upton!
My parents and I, after walking from Union Station, down Spring, then west on 7th, ended up meeting up for walkLAvia with Los Angeles Walks. We walked from 8th and Figueroa all the way to the terminus at Exposition Park.
Figueroa and the 10 Freeway!
AAA on Figueroa
Exposition Park. I bought my parents a bacon-wrapped hot dog here. They liked it.
After the 5 mile walk, my parents requested ramen. So we took the Expo Line to the Red Line, and exited Civic Center at the Grand Park where they are re-constructing the exit plaza. Then walked to Little Tokyo for my favorite ramen place, Koraku!
My dad loves the Popeye Ramen at Koraku. He had two bowls.
After seeing my parents off on their Metrolink train back to Orange County, I headed to the LA State Historic Park for Nat’s birthday party!
Gretchen’s bike can hold 30 beers!
Grilled Cheese Cart, on the back of a bike.
Happy Birthday Nat.
Cyclocross Race Course at the LA State Historic Park.
Cat’s handle bar air plant.
Gas-free day! Everyday!
Alexis on Sunset Blvd.! We biked from the LA State Historic park in Chinatown to the free Culture Collide block party in Echo Park.
Bodacious Bike Babes dance party in the beer garden!
Ending the night at the El Flamin Taco Truck. Epic day. I love LA.