Some Local News...

Beginning the month that starts tomorrow (March) permits for parking at both the older south parking lot and the new north lot at the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park will be by permit only. Claremontonians can obtain a resident permit at city hall, out of town visitors can purchase an annual permit from city hall. Daily metered permits can also be purchased on site. On street parking, such as the lines of cars along Mt. Baldy Road seen below, will be reduced at the same time. Get your permits, or be prepared to pay your fines. Complete information can be read at the City's website.

Park hours have also been established (you may recall that they used to be the rather vague dawn to dusk). Now, though a little convoluted, the hours are exact. If you are caught in the park after hours, you may be cited:

6:30am to 5:00pm  January
6:30am to 5:30pm  February
6:30am to 6:30pm  March
6:00am to 7:30pm  April
5:30am to 8:00pm  May
5:30am to 8:30pm  June
5:30am to 8:30pm  July
6:00am to 8:00pm  August
6:30am to 7:00pm  September
6:30am to 6:00pm  October
6:00am to 5:00pm  November
6:30am to 5:00pm  December

Bicycling residents of La Verne have organized themselves in an effort to "create a more bicycle-friendly city with safer riding conditions." Even it you do not live in La Verne, but are local to the region, you likely ride through the City at some point or another, and may want to follow them on Facebook to keep informed.

This is not technically bicycle related but, the Claremont Folk Festival is returning this year, and how folksy would it be to see everyone riding to the grounds with guitars, ukeleles, banjos, and what not, on their backs. What is even more fantastic, the festival this year will be held at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (where parking is limited). This is a great day of music and arts, so get your tickets and save the date - June 15. Follow along on the festivals' Facebook page.