The Altadena Bicycle Club and Altadena Heritage will be hosting the 3rd Annual Altadena Golden Poppy Bicycle Ride on Sunday, May 28th. The event, which is open to cyclists of all ages and abilities, is part of a community initiative to promote the enjoyment of Altadena’s award-winning native plant gardens.
The ride will be led by Dorothy Wong, a notable figure in the local cycling community and a member of the Altadena Bicycle Club. With a social pace that accommodates all riders, the tour is expected to last between 1 to 2 hours, with refreshment stops included along the route.
The tour will offer riders an opportunity to see many of the winning gardens in Altadena Heritage’s Golden Poppy Awards, a recognition given to local gardens that excel in native plant use and environmentally friendly gardening practices. “This is a wonderful opportunity to appreciate the beauty of our local flora, all while enjoying a leisurely bicycle ride,” said Wong.
Participants are asked to meet at Altadena Triangle Park, located next to the Sheriff’s Station, at 8:30 a.m., an hour earlier than originally scheduled. From there, a feeder ride will lead the group to the starting point of the Golden Poppy Bicycle Ride.
Organizers encourage interested individuals to RSVP for the event through the website provided: https://bit.ly/GOLDEN-POPPY-RIDE2.
The event is free of charge, making it a perfect weekend activity for families and individuals alike who enjoy outdoor recreation and are interested in local horticulture.