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City Gems: Guided Tour

C.I.C.L.E.'s Tweed, Moxie, and Mustache Ride


Saturday Jan 19, 2013 (10am)


Valley Village Park




Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange, C.I.C.L.E. invites friends to don their finest weekend threads for a curated eight-mile dress-up bike tour with the Social and Public Art Resource Center, aka SPARC. Stops on the casually paced ride include a half-mile long "Great Wall of LA" mural, with showboaters also cruising to the El Portal Theater. Built in 1926 as a vaudeville house, it's the perfect backdrop for an old-timey photo-op. Stick around for an Old Fashioned at the Federal Bar, where a raffle for a new bike and prizes for best dressed, best mustache, and best hat await. 'Staches and Moxie optional.

Kenneth Hughes, Flavorpill

C.I.C.L.E. says…

Dress in your finest to roll through history for C.I.C.L.E.'s North Hollywood Tweed, Moxie and Mustache Ride on Saturday, January 19th! The ride will begin at Valley Village Park and will make two stops. The first stop will include an introduction and tour at SPARC's The Great Wall of Los Angeles, one of Los Angeles' true cultural landmarks. Curated by Judith Baca, the Great Wall is a half-mile long mural of the region's vibrant history of struggle and resistance. Next, the ride will continue on to El Portal Theater, a historic landmark in the heart of North Hollywood. Originally built as a vaudeville house in 1926, this site will be a perfect photo opportunity for riders dressed in their best tweed! You won’t want to miss this exciting historic ride! C.I.C.L.E. will be raffling a New Belgium Brewing Beach Cruiser and will give out awards for best-dressed, best mustache and best hat! Please bring cash for the raffle. As with all Urban Expeditions, this ride is under 8 miles, family-friendly, and leisurely paced. After the ride, participants are welcome to join C.I.C.L.E. for an after party at the Federal Bar in North Hollywood.