Photo by Marc Ritzema                                                                                                                 

Photo by Marc Ritzema                                                                                                                

We are partnering with LA history experts, Esotouric, for this special bike ride through Hollywood's Culture and Lore. Esotouric is an actual tour company that knows the dirty secrets of LA and we are so happy to be collaborating for their first bike tour. It's going to be such a rad day!  Here's the synopsis: Floods of actors arrived in Hollywood for a chance at the bright lights.  We'll explore their dreams and desires for fame and the tragedies that plagued them along the way.  You'll see Hollywood with new eyes and intriguing new stories to share during barstool conversations.

Artwork by the talented Lyle Wessels

Artwork by the talented Lyle Wessels

Meet with your bicycle and friends at The Cat and Fiddle Pub (6530 Sunset Blvd)  3pm for an afternoon to explore the streets of Hollywood.  Starting at The Cat and Fiddle Pub couldn't be more appropriate, as portions of the Oscar-winning film, Casablanca, was filmed here.  Our story-telling partner for this ride is Esotouric, and these guys know all the best stories- crime, fame, murder, ghosts- you name it!  Did we also say these are true stories?  Yep!  So we’ll get some miles, cool photo ops for Instagram, and definitely some jaw-dropping to tell your friends before ending the ride at Blue Palms Brewhouse (6124 Hollywood Blvd) around 6:45pm for another round of beers.  Folks, these are going to be fun times.  You'll just need to grab a ticket to join us.  Just so you know to feel warm and fuzzy inside-this is a fundraiser for our ride partner, CICLE.

Skill Level:  Any

Length of Ride: Less than 10 miles

Parking: If you need to drive to the ride, there is free street parking on the side streets around Cat and Fiddle. 

What to Bring:  Bike in good working order, your id, lock, lights, and water.

Tickets:  Pre-purchase tickets below.  If any remain, you can also register the day of at Cat and Fiddle Pub.

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About Esotouric: There's never been a bus tour company quite like Esotouric. Since 2007, married social historians Kim Cooper and Richard Schave have taken their passion for Los Angeles on the road, unearthing the hidden threads that connect the region's architecture, literature, true crime and culture. From the lost girls of The Real Black Dahlia to the cinematic visionaries of The Birth of Noir, the sex-crazed rocket scientists of Pasadena Confidential to the skid row serenade of Charles Bukowski's L.A., a ticket on an Esotouric tour will reveal Los Angeles like you've never seen it before. Come ride and see for yourself!

About C.I.C.L.E.: Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange (C.I.C.L.E.) is a nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles working to promote the bicycle as a viable, healthy, and sustainable transportation choice.

We believe that our cities can be places that support an overall high quality of life–where people can enjoy clean air, calm and friendly streets, and closely connected and diverse communities.

Cat and Fiddle Pub and Blue Palms Brewhouse have been great partners to work with and we are looking forward to some cold brews with them.  Thanks to New Belgium for buying the first round!