Pasadena Roving Archers

Best Archery Range, August 2012

With all those arrows flying around in movies like The Hunger Games, The Avengers, and Brave, archery is enjoying a renaissance in the era of GPS. You can sign up for a $30 class at the (indoor) Archery Outpost in Los Alamitos, which also rents equipment. Still, its warehouse setting doesn’t compare with the rambling Arroyo Seco, where the Pasadena Roving Archers has been loosing arrows since 1935. Adults can sign up for free instruction on Saturdays at 7:45 a.m.—it’s best to secure a spot at the crack of dawn. President Gary Spiers runs the operation like a drill sergeant, so wear closed-toe shoes and pay attention. » 415 S. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena.