The Rides

Every month United in Peace takes to the streets spreading a message of unity and peace in our communities. More than simply riding motorcycles and cars in the name of something, the Peace Rides travel into the very heart of our communities to embrace and engage local residents in this popular peace movement. Bikers and lowriders offer the peace materials to one and all—orange United in Peace bracelets, The Way to Happiness booklet, Million Man March pledge (see pages 18-21). At the conclusion of each ride, there is a Festival where everyone is invited out to celebrate with a concert featuring professional acts in hip-hop, R&B and gospel, alongside local talent. This isn’t just entertainment, it’s “edutainment”—educating and entertaining at the same time. 

Many of the neighborhoods and parks visited by the Peace Rides aren’t used to outsiders appearing on their streets and that’s the entire point. By dropping exaggerated, false ideas of how we’re different and divided from one another—whether for different neighborhoods, colors, races or religions—we achieve greater unity as a people. Through the unity of the Peace Rides, we take an important first step toward accomplishing peace.

 Locations the Peace Rides have visited:

CITIES & NEIGHBORHOODS

Athens
Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw
Broadway-Manchester
Carson
Chesterfield Square
Compton
East Compton
Florence-Firestone
Gardena
Grammercy Park
Green Meadows
Exposition Park
Florence
Harbor Gateway
Harvard Park
Hawthorne
Hyde Park
Inglewood
Leimert Park
Long Beach
Lynwood
Manchester Square
Signal Hill
Vermont Knolls
Vermont-Slauson
Vermont Square
Vermont Vista
View Park-Windsor Hills
Watts
West Carson
West Compton
Westmont
Willowbrook

 

 

COMMUNITIES

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
Carmelitos Housing Project
Centennial High
Darby-Dixon
Imperial Courts
Jordan Downs
Nickerson Gardens
Scottsdale Estates
The Jungle
Wilmington Arms

 

PARKS

Campanella Park
El Dorado Park
Hemingway Park
Houghton Park
Jesse Owens Park
Leimert Park
Lueders Park
Magic Johnson Park
Martin Luther King Jr. Park
Rancho Cienega Park
Saint Andrews Park
Stevenson Park
Tragniew Park