Laemmle’s involvement with cycling events such as CicLAvia and Climate Ride stems not just from our love of the sport, but as a way to encourage alternative transportation and inspire creative thinking about our traffic and environmental challenges. In 2014, we stepped up to the plate by creating our own event, the TOUR DE LAEMMLE, a 125-mile bicycle tour of all our theaters led by our very own GREG LAEMMLE.
As an avid cyclist and sustainability advocate, Greg had always dreamed of traveling to each of his venues by bike in a single day. After researching the route, he soon recognized the cultural and historical import of many of the roads, pathways, and landmarks he discovered along the way. Realizing the potential value extended far beyond his original vision, he opened up the ride and invited the community to join him “on a 2-wheeled tour of L.A.’s richly diverse neighborhoods.”
This year, we’re pleased to announce that TOUR DE LAEMMLE is back in the same unplugged, stripped-down, hard-core fashion we pioneered last year. We call it TOUR DE LAEMMLE: VÉRITÉ (after the film movement) and it’s scheduled for Sunday, July 29, 2018!
As in past years, this 5th edition of the tour is FREE to all participants. This year, riders join Greg for the entire route, which starts at the MONICA FILM CENTER in Santa Monica at 7am. Riders can bail out early, but can’t join mid-route. Of course, if you bail out you’ll forfeit your pair of the coveted TDL cycling socks, an enduring testament to your cycling mettle! The full circuit (which returns to the Santa Monica in the early evening) will cover 135 miles throughout the L.A. region.
Departing at 7:00am from the Monica Film Center in West L.A., we’ll visit the following venues in succession:
- Monica Film Center (Santa Monica)
- Music Hall (Beverly Hills)
- Ahrya Fine Arts (Beverly Hills)
- Claremont 5
- Playhouse 7 (Pasadena)
- Glendale 5 (newly opened!)
- NoHo 7 (North Hollywood)
- Town Center (Encino)
- Back to the Monica Film Center around 6 PM (phew!)
Visit our Route Page for information on this year’s adventure through L.A. County. A downloadable Route Sheet will be made available shortly before the Tour commences.
Cyclists can refuel at with refreshments at provided at most theatre stops as well as a few interim pit stops.
Tour de Laemmle: Vérité is not a “supported ride”. Riders ride at their own risk. The tour is recommended for experienced riders only!
WHAT IS PROVIDED
- Route Slips & Departure Schedule
- Theatre Refreshments and treats
WHAT IS NOT PROVIDED
- Route Markers
- Repair or maintenance services.
- SAG or other transportation services.