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First EYCEJ Bike Toxic Tour of 2015!

Bike Toxic Tour

First EYCEJ Bike Toxic Tour of 2015!

Happy New Year from EYCEJ! We had a great start welcoming this new year with our first Bike Toxic Tour of 2015! Won in our Live Auction at our annual Planting Seeds of Change year-end appreciation brunch for members and allies, Executive Director mark! Lopez led a private Bike Toxic Tour.

The EYCEJ Bike Toxic Tour takes participants to various toxic/hazardous sites that are adjacent to homes and communities, demonstrating the negative impacts on our local communities (and entire region) in the form of health & quality of life issues. EYCEJ Bike Toxic Tours also invite participants to learn more about local issues and how they can get involved in making a difference.

Below are what two participants shared about their experience on the Bike Toxic Tour:

“January 3rd, 2015, a group of us hit rubber to pavement and rode bikes throughout the City of Commerce to explore the environmentally racist infrastructure that affects families of color throughout Los Angeles. We saw oil rigs, incinerators, heavy truck traffic (common for an industrial area which much of the nations goods passes through). We learned about the victories of East Yards Communities for Environmental Justice (EYCEJ). We went into the history and the future of this area and how communities are at the forefront of fighting for life and building resiliency in the face of state violences manifested through multinational companies present throughout this region.” David De la Cruz

“Although this picture is all smiles, it was a good reality check — I’m grateful I had the opportunity to be a part of this bike ride and talk about the environmental racism that’s going on right in our back yards.” Maryann Aguirre

For more information or for upcoming Bike Toxic Tours visit our Events tab or use the EYCEJ Bike Toxic Tour pamphlet for a self-guided tour.

*Photo Credit: David De la Cruz 

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