This yearly convergence of several rides starting at various points around the city will bring hundreds and hundreds of toy-bearing cyclists together December 10 at 10 p.m. at the historic Plaza de Los Angeles gazebo to donate their gifts to a worthy organization serving children in need.
This year that organization is The Alliance for Children’s Rights, and all participants are asked to bring an unwrapped toy valued at $5-$25. The celebration will then continue after the toy collection at the shhhhhhecret after-party with delicious food, seasonal brew, and music.
The 10 (and counting!) rides presently organized are as follows, so find the one nearest you and get yourself some of the most unique holiday spirit to be found in town:
- San Gabriel Valley
- North Hollywood / San Fernando Valley
- Long Beach
- Northeast Los Angeles / Highland Park*
- South Los Angeles
* I’ll be joining this ride in full Electric Santa regalia. If anyone from the Silver Lake/Echo Park area wants to come with me in getting there (and isn’t embarrassed to ride with a middle-aged dude outfitted in a light-studded santa suit), meet me at Brite Spot in Echo Park at 7:45 p.m.