-Chinatown Firecracker 30 Miler-

Charity bike rides are great. Especially when they don't cost very much, have a t-shirt included, have lunch provided, have a fun but challenging route that is manned with volunteers at all of the important road intersections. So it was with the Chinatown Firecracker 30 Mile bike ride. Over 800 bikers participated this year as well as five Moorpark Riders. The generally feeling was that this ride is well worth your time, if you do not expect to bike fast. Due to some of the tough hills in Elysian Park, Griffith Park, great photo opportunities and many beginner bikers it was difficult to get a consistently fast pace. But, what the heck, it was fun biking by Dodger Stadium, Disney Studios, ABC Studios, Tuloca Lake, University City, Los Angeles River and Chinatown. Click on "Firecracker Photos" to view the selection of photos from our iphone.