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Skateboarders leave Hollenbeck Park in Boyle Heights on the five-mile route.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Skateboarders leave Hollenbeck Park on the five-mile route.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Skateboarders cruise through downtown Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Skateboarder take over part of 6th Street.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Police officers give citations to skateboarders during the five-mile run.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

A skateboarder is flanked by bike officers as he prepares to take part in Wild in the Streets.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Skateboarders perform tricks at Lafayette Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Skateboarders watch one another perform tricks at Lafayette Park after concluding the run.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Skateboarders take over a portion of the 6th Street bridge en route to Lafayette Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

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Skateboarders gathered in Hollenbeck Park in Boyle Heights to start the seventh annual Wild in the Streets skateboard ride Tuesday. Hundreds of skateboarders took the five-mile route through the city, finishing at Lafayette Park.

Read the full story: Hundreds in L.A. celebrate Go Skateboarding Day

5 Comments

  1. June 21, 2011, 7:24 pm

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  2. June 22, 2011, 10:03 am

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  3. June 22, 2011, 12:23 pm

    The pictures are beautiful, the cause is wonderful, the exercise is necessary, and there were no problems, so this is a positive story, right?

    HELMETS ARE REQUIRED WHEN SKATEBOARDING UNLESS YOU ARE OVER 18.

    As an emergency room social worker, I look at these pics, full of happy smiling faces, AND NO HELMETS of any kind (other than on the bike police).

    I am so glad the event was a success. I am more glad that every participant survived without head injury. Perhaps next time the organizers will consider this issue.

    Also, per my attending MD, skateboarding without a helmet leads to falling down, going boom, coming to an ER via ambulance and getting an extremely uncomfortable rectal exam (it's one of the ways we check for spinal cord injury).

    HELMETS, PLEASE!!

    By: Ruth Gurwitch
  4. July 4, 2011, 11:39 pm

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