Since March 22nd, two days after the LA Marathon, I’ve been training. I’ve run 1,429.8 miles, all of them in preparation for the Long Beach Marathon. But then when I heard that the Long Beach Marathon is the same day as CicLAvia – October 9th – I said screw the marathon, I’m going to CicLAvia. Why? Because it’s awesome, because Bikeside will be there in spades, and because I’m not tough enough to run a marathon and do CicLAvia in the same day.
It’s gonna be rad. To help it be more rad you can kick $$ for CicLAvia events at Kickstarter, where CicLAvia is raising money to make it a badder and radder event than in April.
Now this is where it gets complicated. Bikeside is also raising money – we’re raising funds to support our general operation, and to support our work on elections. Right now we’re working on the special City Council election in Council District 15. We’re pushing those candidates hard to commit their support for CicLAvia, and come out to the October 9th event. In the end, we think this push will be a game changer, redefining the politics of City Council to be far more supportive of open streets events.
And now, PHOTOZ of CicLAvia Episode 1 (101010) and Episode 2 (CicLAvia Strikes Back!) :