See the Rose Parade the fun and easy way!! No traffic hassles getting in and out of Pasadena and a chance to preview the floats up close before the parade starts. It's a ride that anyone can do as it is only 15 miles.
We will park at Alhambra Park, departing at 6:40 am and cycle 4 miles to the staging area where we will see and smell the floats up close. When the parade starts at 8:00 am we will then ride to a viewing spot, lock up our bikes and find a place to stand (be prepared to stand for 2 hours, but it's worth it!!) When the parade is over, we jump on our bikes and pedal 5 miles away from the traffic and gridlock to lunch at In-N-Out Burger.
What to bring: Dress in layers, bring a backpack with change of shoes, extra gloves and/or a jacket or hat and a lock for your bike. Bathrooms and snacks are available near our viewing spot.
Directions: From OC: North on 5 to the 710 Freeway North (exit is on the left toward Pasadena). Travel 4.4 miles and exit onto W. Valley Blvd. Turn right onto W. Valley Blvd. Travel approx. .6 mile to Fremont Ave. Turn left on Fremont and travel 1.5 miles to Alhambra Road. Turn right on Alhambra Rd and go about 5 blocks. Right on Raymond. Alhambra Park is on your right. Parking is on the right. You will see other bike clubs there. Travel time from Irvine: 50 minutes.
Questions, carpooling or general concerns: Call Penny Poorman (949) 697-0778