Friday, July 2, 2010
Sunset Blvd. Bike Lane through Silverlake to Echo Park and Silverlake Bicycle shops
The Sunset Blvd. bike lane begins at Fountain Ave and runs on both sides of the street all the way to Echo Park. By LA standards this is a good one. It is well traveled and it feels pretty safe to me. I didn't time my ride and I made many stops but it seemed to be around a half hour or less.
At the end of this ride this view is your reward - Echo Park and lake. If your visiting LA this is the place for a great bikeside view of the city skyline.
Traveling along Sunset Blvd. towards Echo Park there are dozens of restaurant's and eclectic shops including the popular Sunset Junction stretch.
Silverlake has a healthy bicycle scene and there are two bike shops along the Sunset Blvd. bike lane.
Bike Sales, Repairs & Rentals
3320 Sunset Blvd.
Owner Issac Gonzalez
Spotted this colorful bike on the way ...turned out to be owned by Alison from the LA County Bicycle Coalition.
She had this sign on the back which let car drivers know to keep their distance.
Speed Works Bike Shop
3112 W. Sunset Blvd.
Its owned by Omar and he started out as a car audio shop got so much business for repairing bikes he combined the two.
Spotted this lady with this unusual looking bike cruising along and she agreed to pose for a photo-- Thanks for sharing with us!!
ECHO PARK AND LAKE
Lady of the lake?
Don't know much about this statue overlooking the lake.... she was looking a little down with some damage to her hands so I gave her a little makeover with a palm frond hairdo/headdress.
This is why you should make this ride!
Make sure your camera lense is clean though!