LA Chinatown Firecracker 19/50-Mile Bike rides
L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5K/10K Run/1K Kiddie & PAW’er Dog Run/Walk & 19/50-Mile Bike Ride — Celebrating 46 years, the L.A. Chinatown Firecracker is one of the largest and oldest running races in the U.S. with its upcoming Lunar New Year run, walk, cycling and dog walk events held over the weekend of February 24-25, 2024, at the historic Los Angeles Chinatown Plaza.
FIRECRACKER EVENTS ARE IN PERSON AND VIRTUAL
Celebrating 46 years with the Year of the Dragon!
New for 2024: Fun Ride/Half-Century through historic Los Angeles Chinatown and surrounding neighborhoods in person or virtually in a course near you
Proceeds from the events are donated to local elementary schools and non-profit organizations
BIKE RIDE FINISHERS WILL RECEIVE
Ultra-soft commemorative short sleeve t-shirt
CHINATOWN, LOS ANGELES RIVER PATH
The short route takes advantage of the recently renovated LA River Bike Trail that is protected from vehicular traffic. It also starts in Chinatown and enters the restored Los Angeles River that has been transformed into a sanctuary for a wide variety of birds and other wildlife. View the architectural bridges, cafes and even a bike shop that has sprouted up along the river. This is an easy and relaxed route that is perfect for beginners and intermediate riders. There are multiple restrooms along the route and a large staffed and stocked rest stop with a picnic area will be waiting for you at the ½ way point.
50 MILE HALF-CENTURY
EAST SIDE NEIGHBORHOODS
We collected feedback from riders of past events and designed a better route with improved rest stops that are more cyclist friendly. The new route goes through Downtown LA, The LA River, Glendale, Eagle Rock, Pasadena, Altadena, San Marino, South Pasadena, El Sereno and Lincoln Heights. We start in historic Chinatown with a backdrop of City Hall, ride pass Los Angeles State Historic Park, Autry Museum, LA Zoo, Travel Town, LA Equestrian Center, Bette Davis Park, Verdugo Mountains, JPL/NASA, Christmas Tree Lane, Eaton Canyon and much more. This is a fantastic way to experience the sights, smells and diversity of Los Angeles County on 2 wheels with fellow cyclists, route signage, SAG support and 3 stocked/staffed rest stops. This is a mix of bike path, bike lanes and urban streets.