DTLA is best experienced by bike. Starting at Grand Central Market, L.A.'s 103 year old food hall, we will see the vintage theaters of Broadway, step inside the Victorian era Bradbury Building, famous filming location, and cruise through the Historic Core. Built in the turn of the century Vaudeville era, the former Wall Street of the West, is morphing in to luxury lofts and a nightlife destination, complete with its own Banksy. Its still a little gritty like NYC in the 80's, but we'll point out the best spots to return for a night out. Next we'll take a protected bike lane to Olvera St., LA's founding site; we break here for a little exploration on your own, shop, enter LA's oldest home, Plaza De Cultura or Our Lady Queen of Angels church. We enter the 1940s grandeur of Union Station, before heading over to Chinatown. Next is (Gotham) City Hall, and a pleasant ride though pedestrian/bike only Grand Park. Finally, the museums and performing arts venues of Grand Avenue, the Gehry designed Disney Hall, and The Broad, then cruise downhill back to Grand Central Market. Throughout the tour you will hear history, politics, individual narratives, film locations, restaurant recommendations mixed in with the founding, 1700's to 1800's, turn of the century, roaring 20's, pre and post WWII, and current status of DTLA. This tour has 9 of Lonely Planet's top 10 sites for downtown
Art Deco, Mid Century Mod, cowboys, classic cars and Noir are just a few of the things that drew me to Los Angeles 24 years ago. I've spent summers on self supported cycle tours all over the world. Living, teaching and cycling in Downtown Los Angeles, I realized that DTLA was ready for its own bike tour. As a high school teacher, I've developed an academically researched tour, delivered in an entertaining way, on a flat route. Together with my artist friend Jenna, we run Handlebar Bike Tours in DTLA. Check out our other tour of the Arts District https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/245776 or Twilight Tour: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1325490
8-speed Pure City Bike, Bell helmet and amplified, guided tour. Luggage storage is available.
Downtown is the origin story of Los Angeles. Los Pobladores founded LA at Olvera Street. The Historic Core is going through a rebirth as Beaux Arts office buildings transform into lofts, Vaudeville theaters reopen as concert venues, old banks morph into eateries, and prewar speakeasies are refurbished for a new generation. Yet Downtown still retains its Bukowski grittiness. We hit the top sites of DTLA, and secret spots not in any guide book.
最多可有8位年满12周岁的参与者参加。 Guests should be able to ride a bike on streets with and without bike lanes, and helmet provided must be worn. Guests must sign a liability waiver. L.A. weather is warm, you will sweat a little, but our ride is mostly flat, with a…
Guests should be comfortable riding on streets with/without bike lanes. Guide's voice will be amplified, and there are 10 narrated stops, with a break half way through. Flat route, 8 miles. Please arrive 10 minutes prior.