Los Angeles, CA, April 10, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- The annual Finish The Ride, Run Walk 'N Roll event will be held this coming Sunday, 10 April, at Griffith Park.
The event will include a 5K/10K/Half-Marathon, beginning/family bike rides, intermediate to intense Half Century or Metric Century ride, Rollerblades, Roller-Skates, Skateboards and fun walks - the event is open to and accessible to everyone!
Finish the Ride is a project under S.A.F.E. - Streets Are For Everyone. Their mission is to use sensible, proven strategies to prevent hit and run crimes and the events leading up to them, thus making city streets safe for all users – pedestrians, bicyclists and motor vehicles.
The City of Los Angeles has now adopted a policy shift in traffic safety called Vision Zero, that promotes smart behaviors and roadway design that anticipates mistakes so that collisions do not result in severe injury or death. Several cities throughout the U.S. have also adopted the Vision Zero goal, including New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Chicago, San Jose, and San Diego. S.A.F.E. is working with the City of LA to accomplish this goal.
Who: SAFE Founder Damian Kevitt
Seleta Reynolds, General Manager LA Department of Transportation
Andrew Said, Deputy City Attorney, specializing in Pedestrian and Bike Cases
Sabrina Green, Assistant Principal Renaissance Academy
What: Ride, Run, Walk 'N Roll
When: Sunday, April 10, 2016
6am Check-In Opens
7am Half Century Start
Where: The Autry Museum, Griffith Park:
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027
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 has become a common occurrence in 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 California safe for all.
Now the event is not just about Damian’s triumph over tragedy but about finishing for the nearly 7,500 other people in LA who have been severely injured in hit and run crimes. Participants are helping Streets Are For Everyone (SAFE) raise awareness and handle the epidemic of hit and run crimes, thereby making the streets safer for everyone.