From top to bottom, the Arroyo Seco is home to an amazing array of historic and cultural features. Riders will pass by the San Gabriel Mountains, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Rose Bowl, the Colorado Street Bridge, the South Pasadena Nature Park, the Audubon Center at Debs Park, Sycamore Grove Park, the Lummis Home, Heritage Square, and the Arroyo Seco's confluence with the Los Angeles River.
On Saturday, September 28 you will ride by or near all these landmarks and make a statement about the potential of a dedicated bike path to link the communities of the Arroyo Seco from downtown Los Angeles to the San Gabriel Mountains.
Arroyo Seco Via will link up downtown Los Angeles with Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley in a fun and festive ride to promote the implementation of a protected bike path for commuting and recreational use.
Building on the excitement of CicLAvia, riders will depart from Hahamongna Watershed Park, nestled at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains in Pasadena, and proceed along the scenic Arroyo Seco to the Confluence of the Arroyo Seco and the Los Angeles River. From there, riders will proceed up the LA River Bike Trail for approximately 2 miles to Marsh Park where they will join the LA River Rally.
After the River Rally you can proceed back to Hahamongna or head over to the Cyclocross event at the Los Angeles State Historic Park (The Cornfield) near downtown LA. The ride will be about thirteen miles each way, perfect for riders of every skill level and with easy access opportunities to Gold Line stations for tired riders.
The Arroyo Seco has been called the most celebrated canyon in Southern California. This spectacular corridor with a gentle river flowing through it links downtown Los Angeles with Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley.
The Arroyo Seco is ideally suited to feature a bicycle path as a viable transporation alternative as well as a recreational route. It's a gentle downhill ride of about ten miles from Pasadena to the downtown Los Angeles filled with scenic hightlights and cultural landmarks. The path would parallel the Gold Line train with six nearby stations so that bike riders take the train one way and ride the other in the spectacular natural setting of the Arroyo Seco.
It's a fun, refreshing and healthy alternative to freeway congestion.