LA River Bike Toxic Tour 2015!
We would like to thank all of the EYCEJ members, staff, allies, family and friends that made our 1st LA River Bike Toxic Tour possible and to the 100+ cyclist that joined us despite reaching 100+ degree temperature!
The ride started at the East LA Civic Center, with supporters joining along the way in Bell Gardens, Maywood, Bell, Lynwood, Paramount and Long Beach! We toured the LA River, Sleepy Lagoon, 710 Freeway (formerly known as the Los Angeles River Freeway), rail yards, and discussed its historical significance to communities of color.As a group we also visited locations highlighting the improvements that have been made and what the community could look like if we continue to push with community voice and participation.
We then closed with a BBQ and music by LA Hip Hop band Inner City Dwellers, cumbia band Buyepongo and Carlos Se rocking at Cesar Chavez Park in Long Beach. Overall, a beautiful day being able to witness hundreds of riders reclaim the streets. To view more pictures visit our Facebook page: LA River Bike Toxic Tour 2015 (album)
Thank you all for your support throughout the years — we do this because we believe everyone deserves the right to live in a safe and healthy environment. Help us continue our programming like the LA River Bike Toxic Tour by making a donation today!
We ride together, we fight together, we build community together, we win together! #FightingForLife
Also, join us for our upcoming event:
September 26, 2015 6:00-9:00PM @ Maywood River Front, Walker Ave, Maywood, CA 90270
EYCEJ youth will be presenting photography and film exhibit focused on reclaiming the dignity and respect of the LA river for the South LA river communities. For more information visit our FaceBook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1386580138307385/