I posted this upcoming ride on some of the major bike calendars but wanted to spread the word to Bici Blog readers as well:
Having paid my first-ever visit to the historic and culturally significant Watts Towers this Presidents Day I was deeply moved by the magnificent creation of Simon Rodia and the fact is I can't wait to go back and to get to there by bike. If you've never been to these monumental towers of power and always wanted to go or if you've been and wanted to go back, this is going to be an excellent opportunity to do so and I encourage you to come along.
The ride will gather next Sunday, February 25 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at The Cornfield (aka Los Angeles State Historic Park) at 1245 N. Spring Street (map). At noon we will depart traversing a simple southerly course to the Watts Towers State Park (map). Docent-led tours of the Watts Towers are offered every half hour until 3 p.m. If you wish to particpate in a tour the cost is $7 per person.
After the tour we will then proceed back up to the Cornfield (please see the route map for specific streets involved). Total distance: 21.5 miles. Canceled in the event of rain.
IMPORTANT: There is a half-distance option you should be aware of. Should you not feel motivated and/or energized enough to do the entire round-trip but you still want to participate, don't forget the MTA Blue Line train. You can bike down from the Cornfield to enjoy the landmark and then get back to downtown from the 103rd Street Blue Line station only a short distance from the Watts Towers. More Blue Line info at mta.net.