It’s not just a ride, it’s a movement for the safety of all on the streets of Los Angeles.
Finish The Ride started after bicyclist Damian Kevitt was dragged nearly a quarter mile under a car. It was a gross hit and run crime, which is a common occurrance in Southern California. Having barely survived, he vowed to get back on a bicycle and FINISH THE RIDE -- not just for himself but to help make the streets of Southern California safe for ALL.
Now the event is not just about Damian's triumph over tragedy but about finishing for the nearly 6,000 other people in LA County who have been severly injured in hit and run crimes. By just participating, you are helping Finish The Ride raise awareness and handle the epidemic of hit and run crimes, thereby making the streets safer for you, me and everyone else.
Check out FinishTheRide.org for videos and information about the amazing beginnings of the movement.
Finish the Ride, Run Walk n Roll starts in historic Hollywood, California, tracing the route Damian took on that fateful day in Feb 2013. The route continues into Griffith Park which is an oasis with ideal roads and paths for runners, walkers and bicyclists. With full streets closures to ensure highest safety for all, it's a great event for the whole family. The event includes:
- Ride = Four routes ranging from 6 to 50 miles with a 200 to 3,500 foot elevation gain
- Run = 10K
- Walk and Roll = 10K
- Cool goodie bag and free t-shirt with registration
- Great live music and dancing
- Free festival and safety expo with giveaways, raffles, prizes and activities for the kids. Feel free to bring the whole family!
Join FTR 2015 not only for yourself, but for those who survived, those who didn't and the safety of ALL!
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For more information on the event itself or how you can help, e-mail us at register@FinishTheRide.org.
Event details and schedule
6 Mile Mass Fun Ride
22 Mile Nice and Easy Ride
27 Mile Leg Burn Ride -- 2,500 ft elevation gain
Killer Half Century -- 3.500 ft elevation gain
Finish The 10K Run
Finish The 10K Walk/Roll
Event schedule and times
When: Sunday April 19th
Where: Check in at 4810 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90027
Finish line and Expo at The Autry Museum, Griffith Park
Parking available nearby or come on the Metro Red Line, exit Vermont and Sunset. Free Shuttle Service available back to the starting area after the event.
6:00 AM Check-in opens
7:30 AM Celebrity and VIP speakers
8:00 AM - 8:45AM Staggered starts for each activity
The finish line will be at The Autry Museum in Griffith Park. There will be a free festival and Safety Expo with great food, live music, dancing, giveaways, raffles, prizes and activities for the kids! Bring the whole family!