Finish the Ride Event in Griffith Park
Finish the Ride Event takes place in Griffith Park, which is right in the heart of Hollywood. There are plenty of fun things to do in Griffith Park, from visiting the Los Angeles Zoo to hiking to the Hollywood letters. Furthermore, aside from getting the opportunity to experience a beautiful park, this event will allow you to take part of an amazing cause. Finish the Ride Event was created to help Streets are for Everyone (SAFE), a non-profit organization. This organization builds campaigns and visits schools to educate on the safety of driving and pedestrians. Their movement is focused on making the streets of California safer for bicyclists. It all began with a Los Angeles local, Damian Kevitt, who was struck by a mini van while riding his bicycle along with his wife by the LA Zoo. As a result from this accident, Damian had to get his right leg amputated. He turned this tragic incident into something great for the city of Los Angeles. Four months later he launched Finish the Ride along with the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC).
This is a major Hollywood event in which over 700 cyclists and hundreds of supporters gather up to either ride a bicycle, run, walk, or roll (wheelchairs). You have the option to choose between running or walking 5k or 10k. You can ride your bicycle 2, 6, 20, or 30 miles or you can roll the 10k. Prices for registration are between $30-$70, which include a goodie bag, a free t-shirt, and a medal. At the finish line there will be a festival with food and entertainment for all ages. This is an extraordinary event for a great cause.
When: May 21, 2017
Where: The Autry Museum, Griffith Park: 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Registration opens at 6:00am, and it is recommended that you arrive at least 30 minutes before your event start to register and 15 minutes before your event start if you are already pre-registered to pick up your bib. Noteworthy, if you need a place to stay, Dixie Hollywood Hotel is a few mins away from Griffith Park.