The first-Friday-of-the-month evening group bike rides known as RIDE-Arc are back tomorrow after a two-month hiatus. Organized by members of the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) community and inspired by the Midnight Ridazz, RIDE-Arc rides tour a loosely referenced architectural theme that rolls its riders past places that have shaped and are shaping our urban landscape.
Blogging.la’s Eecue wrote about the fun he had with the last RIDE-Arc to take place in November. I’ll be doing my first one tomorrow night. Here are the details:
WHERE: The gathering/starting point will be the Mobil Station on the southwest corner of Sunset and La Brea in Hollywood
WHEN: Friday, February 3 at 9 p.m.
THEME: “Sex, Sexuality and Love” – RIDE-Arc founder Alex Amerri tells me “the route is themed around sexuality expressed in architecture (male vs. female buildings/architectural spaces), places that are centered around that ever-present human need to find love, and the variations in expression of love (singles, couple, children, families, (lust?)).”
ROUTE: Roughly 16 miles ending where it started at Sunset and La Brea; a few slight hills
FOR MORE INFO: [email protected]
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: “There are no requirements of ability or skill to ride with everyone, just bring your own bike! Any bike! Road, MTB, Fixed Gear, BMX, Cruisers, Choppers, Lowriders… even recumbants. Really!! A helmet is a good idea if you’ve got one, but it is optional and we ride safely. If you’ve got a light, bring it lit up – the more the better. No rider left behind! “