Here at West Coast Sound, we have been following the cross country bike ride of Jeff Castelaz, co-founder of Dangerbird Records. Castelaz took off on this trek to gain support for the Pablove Foundation, which aims to raise awareness of childhood cancer. Castelaz's 6-year old son, Pablo died of cancer earlier this year. On Saturday, as Castelaz rolls into town, he invites cyclists and ordinary people to make the final leg of the journey with him. More than 300 riders are expected to join him on the 51 mile ride from Long Beach to LA, which will culminate in a concert featuring Band of Horses, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and Sea Wolf.

(Info on joining the ride after the jump.)

Info from the Pablove Foundation

NOTE: The ride from start to finish is approximately 75 miles. If you are interested in joining the ride, you may join at any of the 3 meeting points (see below). However, if you are an inexperienced rider, please join the final stretch at Velo Pasadena OR the front gates of Forest Lawn cemetery. Non-riders are of course welcome (and encouraged!) to join us at the conclusion of the ride at Shane's Inspiration.

Here's a map of the actual route (on mapmyride.com).

***All riders must wear helmets and must observe rules of the road. All participants ride at own risk.


Depart Long Beach Aquarium 6:30am

100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802


Arrive Velo Pasadena 8:30am (pick up other riders – depart by 8:45am)

***Riders should assemble by 8:15am

2562 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3744


Arrive Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Cemetery 10:30am

***Riders should assemble at front gate

6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068

END Shane's Inspiration (Griffith Park) 11am

Griffith Park, 4800 Crystal Springs Road, Los Angeles, CA 90027


And of course, that night, we have the Pablove Benefit show at the Avalon. Hope to see you there!

LA Weekly