Ride or run into the future at
Arroyo Seco Via

Saturday, September 28, 2013
Bikes: Hahamongna Watershed Park, 8:00am
Runners: Garfield Park, 8:00am


Arroyo Seco Via is an exciting community event hosted by the Arroyo Seco Foundation that will span the Arroyo Seco from Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena to Marsh Park in Elysian Valley. It will consist of a bike ride and run between these two parks, where there will be fun and educational presentations and activities.

Arroyo Seco Via will also feature a contingent of runners, underlining that there's much to see in the Arroyo on foot. Runners will meet at Garfield Park in South Pasadena and depart at 8:00am

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Goal: A Dedicated Bikeway

The goal of Arroyo Seco Via is to promote a dedicated bikeway between downtown Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley by highlighting the incredible cycling opportunities the Arroyo presents and unique places accessible along the way for commuters and recreational users and to promote aware of Arroyo and LA River restoration programs.

Arroyo Seco Via is very much in the spirit of CicLAvia, where hundreds of thousands of Southern Californians have been able to ride, walk and enjoy the streets of Los Angeles. While there will be no street closures for this ride, Arroyo Seco Via has a more definite focus: promotion of the development of a dedicated bikeway along the Arroyo Seco that will provide recreational benefits as well as serve as atransportation alternative to clogged freeways.

The Arroyo Seco

The Arroyo Seco has been called the most celebrated canyon in Southern California. This spectacular corridor with a gentle river flowing through it links downtown Los Angeles with Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley.

The Arroyo Seco is ideally suited to feature a bicycle path as a viable transporation alternative as well as a recreational route. It's a gentle downhill ride of about ten miles from Pasadena to the downtown Los Angeles filled with scenic hightlights and cultural landmarks. The path would parallel the Gold Line train with six nearby stations so that bike riders could take the train one way and ride the other in the spectacular natural setting of the Arroyo Seco.

It's a fun, refreshing and healthy alternative to freeway congestion.

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