Thursday, December 4, 2008

Ride A Bike, Give A Toy

All City Toy Ride
(Stevo at last years All City Toy ride)

Wow it's hard to believe it's almost that time of year again, time to deliver toys on bicycles in mass. In the fledgling state that my blog was in last year I briefly wrote of my experience at last years Midnight Ridazz All City Toy Ride. It's a great event, in which toy packing cyclists from all corners of Los Angeles organize rides to converge at the Olvera Street Plaza. From there they ride to a delivery drop off point for The Alliance for Children's Rights and have F.U.N. at the after party.

Marcus of Funderstorm fame helped lead the West Side contingent last year, directing riders from behind a dolphin mask with a megaphone wearing a Santa hat. I love the holidays.

For more info, check out the ride listing, and note that additional details about satellite rides are likely to be added or changed leading up to the event. Here are the details for the West Side Ridazz:

Friday December 12th
West Los Angeles (Culver City) [route map]
Helms Bakery Parking Lot
Venice Blvd. a block or 2 east from National
Meet at 8pm.
Depart at 8:30pm Sharp!

The meeting time for all rides to converge at Olvera Street for the conglomerated super ride, is 10 PM.

Alternatively, or additionally depending in your dedication to delivering holiday cheer on bikes, C.I.C.L.E. is hosting the next morning, their third annual Toys & Mittens ride in Pasadena. This one is a shorter distance and more family friendly, so if wondering Los Angeles with a bunch of crazy people isn't your thing, you might be more into their event. If you can swing it, why not do both and have ultimate cycling karma.

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