Los Angeles Free Friday

Mar 26, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Riding in Long Beach

Do you have plans for this weekend? Well, we might have a few ideas for you, but only if you’re into turning off the lights, riding your bike, learning about the climate, and even seeing a car magically change into a bike.

What say you, Los Angelenos, are you ready?

  • Have you ever wanted to see an old car turn into a fully-operational bike? Well, now is your chance.  “Cars into Bicycles” will be at Bergamot Station Arts Center on Saturday, March 27th, from 11am-5pm, or if you can’t make it this Saturday, it’s also running the following week, on the same day and same time. And if you’d like to have a chance to ride the bike, mark your calendar for Saturday, April 10th.
  • If you want to learn more about the effects of greenhouse gases and clouds on climate, the difference between weather and climate, the role of the ocean in global warming, and how scientists study the Earth’s climate from space, then off to the Pasadena Convention Center you go. On this Saturday from 9am to 3pm, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory will be hosting "JPL Climate Day 2010." To round out the event, JPL Climate scientists will be on hand to answer your questions.
  • Cheerio, if you’d like, let’s put on our tweed suits and ride our bikes over to Hollywood High for the Second Los Angeles Tweed Ride. Sponsored by C.I.C.L.E. The Los Angeles Tweed Ride is less than 10 miles long and tailored toward the beginner to intermediate bike-rider level. (That’s where I fit in.) So, on Saturday, March 27th, at 12 noon be at Hollywood High for tea and scones, where the ride departs at 1pm. (One would think it would be the opposite, but such are the mysteries of the universe.) Dress in your finest duds and mingle alongside some of the most dashing characters comprising Los Angeles’ bikecycle riders–this is destined to be an instant “classic” as well as an annual event.
  • This Saturday night, it doesn’t get any better than saving energy while attending a free event.  Join over 1,000,000,000 people and turn off your lights for Earth Hour. At 8:30 local time, Earth Hour begins. To help get you motivated, here’s a look at how it all started:

Travelin’ Local’s staff is busy bringing you more and more of the fun, interesting, and cool things throughout the Southland for you to enjoy.

So we wish you all a fun and safe weekend, and suggest you help to save a little of the planet by riding Metro at least one time.

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