East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice – Los Angeles River Bike Toxic Tour 2015 and Art Exhibit

Received by email from EYCEJ – great pictures and an upcoming LA River art exhibit!

We ride together, we fight together, we build community together, we win together!
Los Angeles River Bike Toxic Tour 2015!

We would like to thank all of the EYCEJ members, staff, allies, family and friends that made our 1st LA River Bike Toxic Tour possible and to the 100+ cyclist that joined us despite reaching 100+ degree temperature!


The ride started at the East LA Civic Center, with supporters joining along the way in Bell Gardens, Maywood, Bell, Lynwood, Paramount and Long Beach! We toured the LA River, Sleepy Lagoon, 710 Freeway (formerly known as the Los Angeles River Freeway), rail yards, and discussed its historical significance to communities of color. 

As a group we also visited locations highlighting the improvements that have been made and what the community could look like if we continue to push with community voice and participation.

But to take on this and other battles, we need your support! Help us keep up the momentum by supporting future Bike Toxic Tours in our communities with a tax-deductible gift: Donate today!


We then closed with a BBQ and music by LA Hip Hop group Inner City Dwellers and cumbia band Buyepongo at Cesar Chavez Park in Long Beach.


Help us sustain Bike Toxic Tours and programming by making a donation today:
Donate Here!
Visit our blog post for more information.
Visit our LA Bike Toxic Tour 2015 Album for more pictures of the ride!
But the work is not over yet! We would like to invite you to our upcoming event:

“Reclaiming the LA River Photo and Film Exhibit”

Saturday, September 26 5:30PM
Location information and to RSVP on our FaceBook please visit: Reclaiming the LA River

EYCEJ youth will exhibit photographs and films focusing on reclaiming the dignity and respect for the LA river for the South LA river communities. Films and a photo exhibit will demonstrate the history of the LA River to all communities living alongside the LA River as well as the potential we see in the LA River. All films and photography will be original work from EYCEJ Youth summer program and for the communities of South East LA. Films will also be used as a public comment tool to push forward in supporting Community Alternative7 for the 710 Freeway project. 
For Folks Riding: Meet up at 5:00PM, Ride out by 5:30PM, Meet up locations:

East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice

2317 Atlantic Blvd, Commerce CA 90040


Bell Gardens High School

6119 Agra St, Bell Gardens, CA  @ 6:00PM

For folks who would like to walk there, meet at
Hollydale Park by 6:30pm and
you will be walked to the location.

(Address: 5400 Monroe Ave South Gate CA 90280)