… Those of us who were riding through the five beach cities had the easy route. From RAT Beach in Torrance to Redondo Beach, we were on the beach bike path.
The day was tailor-made for a coastal bike cruise. No wonder El Segundo Mayor Eric Busch and his wife Andrea rode their electric bikes down to join us from the start.
As we reached each new city limit line we picked up more riders. Councilman Duclos joined us at Hermosa Avenue and 35th Street. So did Redondo Beach City Councilman Steve Diels who had his young son in the seat behind him.
More riders joined us in El Segundo as we tackled the only hill on our route heading up Grand Avenue from the beach.
We reached Main Street at the same exact moment as our east-to-west riders were arriving from Gardena and Lawndale. They were rolling in with a sheriff’s department escort of a cruiser and a deputy on motorcycle.
Ride leader Mariano was pulling his young son in a bicycle children’s trailer and Lawndale City Councilman Jim Osborne was riding with that group, along with John Felix and other members of Gardena City staff….