Ride and Reinvent Watts with GOOD LA
Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
What hidden potential is there in South LA? GOOD LA invites you to play the role of the explorer and designer in Watts to consider its potential for the future.
Grab your bike and head out for a group ride to discover, learn, and celebrate Watts. Could a corner lot become a pop-up community center? Can we find a great street for a neighborhood block party? Let's discover how local partners and community stakeholders are working to make Watts an even more vibrant part of the greater landscape of Los Angeles. GOOD LA invites you to play the role of the explorer and work together with community designers in Watts to activate Los Angeles's full potential for the future.
The ride will be hosted by two Watts-based bike groups, East Side Riders and Los Ryderz, who will lead the adventure through one of LA's most dynamic communities. The day's events will be cover not only bike safety and tour but a chance to join the conversation with leaders from Watts who are building the movement to build a stronger and more vibrant South LA.
Schedule of Events:
3:00-5:00pm Group Bike Ride
- Bike Safety 101 - A quick workshop for all levels of bike riders to celebrate commuting by bike in South LA and stay safe.
- Community Tour - Watts is full of historic and notable landmarks, how many of them do you know about? This tour will focus on the amazing in South LA that are accessible by bike and also begin the conversation about the hidden community potential in underutilized lots, incomplete streets, and access to healthy foods and recreational spaces.
- Conversation and Brainstorming Session - Once we've pedeled, talked and explored we invite attendees to sit down and share in the conversation with Watts community leaders on strengthening South LA.
Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC), 10950 S. Central Ave., Watts, CA 90059. Eco-friendly arrival: Metro Blue Line, 103rd Street / Watts Towers Station. Limited parking is available at WLCAC.
DON'T FORGET TO BRING YOUR BIKE!
Thank you to our partners:
*Please note that we may be taking photographs and/or videos as this event. By attending, you agree to be filmed or photographed for the purpose of being featured in video or photography about GOOD Local. If you are not comfortable being filmed or photographed, please contact the event organizer.
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GOOD Los Angeles
GOOD Los Angeles is a locally-organized chapter of GOOD. GOOD Local chapters bring people together to learn and do good things in cities around the world.