This year, they’llÂ begin and endÂ at Laemmleâ€™s completely revampedÂ Monica Film CenterÂ on 2nd StreetÂ in Santa Monica, including aÂ post-ride bashÂ upstairs inÂ the theaterâ€™s swanky new mezzanine lounge.Â Plus, those who complete all 125+ miles will receive a free pair of officialÂ Tour de LaemmleÂ cycling socks!
If you joined themÂ last year, the route will be familiar. However, theyâ€™ve made several enhancements including more time on bike pathsÂ and lanes. Stay tuned for the official route sheet, but in the meantime, check out theÂ highlights and points of interest. Â Thereâ€™s loadsÂ to see along the way, including a cornucopia of good eats!
Laemmleâ€™s involvement with cycling events such asÂ CicLAviaÂ andÂ Climate RideÂ stems not just from our love of the sport, but as a way to encourage alternative transportation and inspire creative thinking about our traffic and environmental challenges.Â In 2014,Â GregÂ stepped up to the plate by creatingÂ their ownÂ event, the TOUR DEÂ LAEMMLE, a 125-mile bicycle tour of allÂ theirÂ theaters led byÂ theirÂ ownÂ GREGÂ LAEMMLE.
As an avid cyclist and sustainabilityÂ advocate, Greg had always dreamed of traveling toÂ each of hisÂ venues by bike in a singleÂ day. Â After researching the route, he soonÂ recognized the cultural and historical import of many of the roads, pathways, and landmarks he discoveredÂ along the way. Â Realizing the potential value extended far beyond his original vision, he opened up the ride andÂ invited the communityÂ to joinÂ him â€œonÂ a 2-wheeled tour of L.A.â€™s richly diverse neighborhoods.â€
As in past years, this 3rdÂ edition of the tourÂ is FREE to all participants. Riders may join Greg for the entire route, which starts at theÂ MONICAÂ FILM CENTERÂ in Santa MonicaÂ at 7am, or for one or more of the ensuing legs. The full circuit (which returns to Santa MonicaÂ in the early evening) will cover 125+ miles throughout the L.A. region.
Departing at 7:00am from theÂ Monica Film Center, theyâ€™ll visit the following venues in succession:
- Monica Film Center (Santa Monica)
- Music Hall (Beverly Hills)
- AhryaÂ Fine Arts (Beverly Hills)
- Claremont 5
- Playhouse 7 (Pasadena)
- Glendale 5 (under construction)
- NoHoÂ 7 (North Hollywood)
- Town Center (Encino)
- Back to the Monica Film CenterÂ around 6Â PM (phew!)