River Wild Fest Beckons Bikers to the L.A. River Sunday

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A map of where the festival will take place (Photo courtesy of Riverwild.la)

Screw the rain. We’re biking the L.A. River Sunday morning with River Wild, a pop-up festival happening along the Los Angeles waterway.

Taking place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at mile marker 24.7 on the Los Angeles River Bike Path, just outside the RAC Design Build, the festival will encourage visitors to bike along the river path, offering rentals to those without bikes. (Head to 3048 N. Coolidge Avenue if you’re driving there.) The festival has been taking place intermittently since August, Los Angeles Magazine says.

Here are some of the festivities planned:

-9:30 a.m.: An ethnobotany tour of the L.A. River
-10:30: Tae Kwon Do class
-11:30: Rain-or-shine bike ride to a pop-up park at a former bridge on Figueroa Street, where supporters hope to build a park like the High Line in New York.
-1:30 p.m.: Music by Maadwest

Additionally, there will be booths championing river-related causes, coffee by Cafécito Organico served out of a tiny 1920s hut on the path, hot dogs from Let’s Be Frank, juice and bike-churned ice cream from Peddler’s Creamery. And, since it’s all done by 2, you’ll have plenty of time to get home, have a drink and watch Jennifer Lawrence being awesome at the Oscars.