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Councilman Hosts 2nd of Five Community Bike Rides

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Tonight is ride number two for Councilman Tom LaBonge's cutely name "Tour LaBonge" bicycle ride series where constituents are invited to come along. At 6:15 p.m., riders will meet at the Mulholland Fountain (Riverside Dr./Los Feliz Blvd.) and embark on a 10-mile ride along the LA River and in Griffith Park. Half way through, it's ice cream time at Travel Town, which is near where a brush fire ignited on Sunday afternoon, and then back towards the fountain. LaBonge, along with Councilmen Eric Garcetti and Ed Reyes, is a passionate cycling advocate, but some criticize his backpedaling on bicycle rights at the annual Festival of Lights. Nevertheless, the larger bicycling discussion continues as drivers and cyclists learn to share the road. Future LaBonge bicycle rides will be on August 6 (City Hall), August 13 (Toluca Lake) and August 20 (Hollywood).