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Join AARP Los Angeles in Helping Transform Transportation for People of All Ages!

Posted on 09/28/17 by Shea McCaslin, AARP Blog Author

November marks the one-year anniversary of the passage of Measure M, the transportation ballot initiative that will deliver on $120 billion worth of improvement projects to relieve traffic, fix sidewalks and potholes and help improve the quality of life in the Greater Los Angeles area.

To commemorate this important milestone, AARP in Los Angeles invites you to celebrate with us at one or all of these upcoming local events:

Receive a fun giveaway at each event if you pre-register online or by phone at 866-448-3614

COMPLETED EVENTS:

October 8, 2017: CicLAVia Heart of LA

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM |1718 Mariachi Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90033

What would major streets in Los Angeles County look like without vehicles? Join us at CicLAvia on October 8th to find out. See the Heart of Los Angeles in a whole new way! Catch a ride on AARP’s FREE pedicabs and bike, walk, skate, dance, and play through car-free streets. Also make sure to stop by AARP’s Play Zone so you can challenge your family and friends to your favorite board game! Learn more and register HERE.

October 21, 2017: Northwest Pasadena – Envisioning and Building More Together

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | 1787 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, California 91103

Join the North Fair Oaks Empowerment Initiative, a grassroots, community coalition of neighbors seeking to make Northwest Pasadena safer and more livable for people of all ages and abilities, as they celebrate recent City Council wins for safer crosswalks and other beautifying and traffic slowing measures! There will be music, FREE food, a fashion show, and family-friendly activities! Learn more and register HERE.

October 24, 2017: The 2nd Annual Older Adult Transportation Expo

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | 800 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, California 90012

Come participate in AARP and Metro Los Angeles’ On the Move Riders Club at the 2nd Annual Older Adult Transportation Expo. You’ll have the opportunity to learn everything there is to know about using public transportation and other mobility options. Programming will include services geared toward the older adult audience and a free lunch will be provided for registered attendees. Learn more and register HERE.

November 4, 2017: Taste of the Red Line

9:30 AM – 2:00 PM | 5357 Lankershim Blvd, Los Angeles, California 91691

Ditch the car, ditch the Bus! Let’s go underground to taste Los Angeles! From Downtown to Koreatown to Hollywood, this tour will swoosh through tunnels on LA’s Red Line Subway, transporting attendees to secret spots for food and culture. The group will meet inside the North Hollywood Subway station at the ticketing area where an AARP sign will mark the spot. The tour is FREE for AARP members, includes food, and a special AARP commemorative Metro TAP Card! Space is limited. Learn more and register HERE.

November 5, 2017: Women on Wheels (WoW) Multigenerational Nature Bike Ride

8:30 AM – 1:30 PM | 10909 Mulhall Street, El Monte, California 91731

AARP in Los Angeles and Women on Wheels (WoW) invites women of all ages and abilities to join our Multigenerational Nature Ride. The ride will go from Jeff Seymour Family Center in El Monte, visit the Arcadia Gold Line Station and continue onto the Los Angeles County Arboretum for a nice picnic and nature walk. There will be 2 trishaws, also known as “Cycling without Age” bikes, available for any woman with mobility limitations or who would simply prefer to sit. Learn more and register HERE.

November 5, 2017: Sunday Funday Ride

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | 900 W. Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90007

Love LA? Want to see more of the county from a bike’s eye view? Want to meet other bike lovers from all over our magnificent far-flung metropolis? Then join AARP in Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) for a Sunday Funday ride that allows you to discover the Expo Line Bike Path. Learn more and register HERE.

November 6 & 8, 2017: Travel Training 101 Classes and Tours by On the Move Riders Club

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | 800 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

This event will provide AARP members an opportunity to learn more about Metro Los Angeles’ On the Move Riders Club and the public transit system, as well as become familiar with local and regional transportation and system and connectivity within LA County. Each day will also include an educational tour with hands-on practice and invaluable information to travel confidently on fixed routes. Space is limited. Learn more and register for one of the days HERE.

November 9, 2017: Special Telephone Townhall for CA Veterans & Their Caregivers

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | By Telephone (Live & Recorded)

In November we honor the veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country. We are also grateful for those who care for our veterans when they return from duty. Join a live telephone town hall featuring Major General (Ret.) Tony Taguba for a discussion about family caregiving for veterans and their caregivers. You will learn about caregiving resources and receive information and guidance. Learn more and register HERE.

November 18, 2017: Downtown LA Food Bike Tour Presented by CicLAvia

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM |525 S Hewitt St., Los Angeles, California 90013

Join AARP and CicLAvia on a food-filled bike tour of the downtown area. While traveling along previous CicLAvia routes, you’ll stop at some of Los Angeles’ best food destinations while enjoying active transit. Space is limited. Learn more and register HERE.

November 18, 2017: Learn-to-Bike Classes

8am-10am & 10am-12pm | 10900 Mulhall Street, El Monte, 91731

Don’t know how to ride a bicycle, but want to learn? Now is your chance to join AARP and Bike San Gabriel Valley by participating in a FREE 2-hour Learn to Bike class. It’s never too late or too early to learn how to ride. Don’t own a bike? No problem! Register and reserve a rental bike for free. Learn more and register HERE.

November 18, 2017: Transportation Gala

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM | 800 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, California 90012

The month-long celebration will culminate in a fun black-tie (optional) event held at Los Angeles Union Station. You don’t want to miss the fun-filled evening of music, dancing, food, prizes and more! Attendees are also encouraged to use public transportation to get to the event. There is a recommend $10 donation.  All proceeds raised will go to the Disabled Americans Veterans charity to support transportation services for disabled military veterans of the United States Armed Forces in the Los Angeles area. Learn more and register HERE.

November 19, 2017: Explore the San Gabriel Valley Greenways

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM | 10900 Mulhall St., El Monte, California 91731

Explore the history of the Emerald Necklace and other greenway projects, while enjoying a scenic, 17-mile bike ride along the Rio Hondo and San Gabriel River paths. There will be educational stops along the route to inform you about the history of the Emerald Necklace, current efforts, specific greenway projects and opportunities, Measure M funding for the greenways ($231 million set-aside), and opportunities for the public to get involved. Learn more and register HERE.

Learn more about AARP’s livable communities work at aarp.org/livable-communities. Find AARP California on Facebook  (AARPCalifornia) and Twitter (@AARPCA).

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