Two Bike Ride Routes to Choose From - 20 Mile Ride Course and 30+ Mile Challenge Course
For 2014, The Firecracker Bike Ride will offer cyclists the choice of a 20 mile or a 30+ mile route.
Please observe the parking time limit on the parking meters in Chinatown on Saturday...the meters will be enforced. A better choice would be to come to the Ride on Metro...there is a Metro station not more than a block away from the start of the Ride. A free bag check will be available for all registered riders.
The 20 mile route will be geared more towards families and casual riders. A major portion of the 20 mile ride will be along the LA River on the LA River Bike Path which is away from traffic and will have great views of the LA River. A 10 mile per hour pace is advised for this route.
The 30+ mile route will feature challenging hills in Elysian Park, Griffith Park, and a loop around the Silverlake Reservoir. There will be some great view spots along the way. The 30+ mile ride will be completely on City Streets. Both routes will have a rest stop where water, snacks, and fruit will be available. Porta- potties will be available for all at the rest stops. Please check back later for route maps and route directions. Bring your hill climbing legs for this route. There will be some elevation to accomplish!
There will be a free Bag Check and Bike Valet near the registration area. All registered riders will be given a finisher medal at the conclusion of the ride. A carbo load snack will be available after the conclusion of the ride. All registered riders will get a Goodie Bag with various items and an event t-shirt. Please come early to guarantee that you get the size shirt you need.
An image of the 2014 Year of the Horse Firecracker Bike Jersey will be posted in November, 2013. If you would like a Firecracker Bike Jersey, please order one when you register online for the ride. Go to Voler.com for sizing information. We will offer the Club or Racer cut in both men's and women's sizes. To guarantee delivery of your Bike Jersey on the day of the Ride, please order no later than December 27, 2013. A few jerseys will be available for sale on the day of the ride...no guarantee on size availability. Jersey orders submitted after December 27th may be picked up on the day of the ride if we have extra jerseys on hand. If there is no inventory in the size you need, your jersey will be sent to you in April of 2014. Please order by December 27th if you wish to have a jersey in time for ride day.