BEST Ride: Lunar New Year Slow Roll to Hsi Lai Temple

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Hacienda Heights Community Center

1234 Valencia Avenue

Hacienda Heights, CA 91745

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Join BikeSGV for a Lunar New Year bike ride to the Hsi Lai Temple sponsored by Metro's Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Program. We are celebrating sustainability in 2019 and our first bike train will take us back to Hsi La Temple to enjoy their beautiful gardens and vegetarian fare.

Please note: Those that don't plan on dining can explore the temple grounds. Please see Hsi Lai Temple's rules below. Lunch is not provided, please bring $8 in cash if you wish to purchase food.

All punctual participants will receive a free raffle ticket.

Date: Saturday, February 23

Timeline:

  • 9:30am - Sign-in and early-bird raffle

  • 10:00am - Ride Departs

  • 11:00am - Arrive at Hsi Lai Temple

  • 11:00am-12:30pm - Temple Welcome, free roam and vegetarian buffet.

  • 12:30pm - Depart Hsi Lai Temple

  • 1:00pm - Arrive at Hacienda Heights Community Center

Start/Finish: Hacienda Heights Community Center (1234 Valencia Avenue, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745)

Route: 6.9 miles; slight incline one-way with some hills. Route map: https://goo.gl/maps/s9qkDE5q4Ft

**Please note: the route is a slight incline but is not difficult. It is strongly recommended that you have a bike with gears! There will be about 10 minutes of walking from the bike parking including some stairs up to the Temple.**

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Experience Level: Easy/Beginner

What to Bring | Please Note:

  • A functional bicycle or wheeled device (highly recommended with gears)

  • A helmet is required if under 18

  • Water Bottle (with water)

  • Bikes with training wheels are not permitted, but children are welcome to attend if pulled in a trailer or on-bike child seat

  • Cash (at least $8 if you wish to purchase lunch)

Additional Guidelines | Hsi Lai Temple:

  • No pets allowed on the ride and on temple grounds. Service animals are permitted.

  • Meat, fish and/or poultry prohibited on the property.

  • Dress code: no sleeveless shirts/blouses, tank tops, shorts, shorts skirts, slippers/flip-flops inside the main halls.

  • Bicycles, scooters, skateboards, and other wheeled devices are not allowed inside the parking lot due to the one way direction and steep grade. (They have opened up a parking area downhill for us to secure our bikes)

  • Click here for full guidelines on visiting Hsi Lai Temple.


*** PLEASE NOTE: All ride participants must sign this waiver to participate. A parent or legal guardian is required to sign for any minors under 18 participating in the ride. ***


**RAIN POLICY: In the event of a rain forecast, we will contact you 24 hours in advance to confirm or cancel the class**




This event is made possible by Metro Los Angeles, Bike San Gabriel Valley (BikeSGV) and the Hsi Lai Temple.


Metro's Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Program currently offers bike classes at 4 different levels—Bike 1, 2, 3 & 4. If you are interested in taking classes at the next level or joining a community bike ride, check out the full event calendar. For more info on how to ride a bike in LA County, visit metro.net/gobike.

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