Founded in 1998, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) works to build a better, more bike-able Los Angeles County. LACBC is the only membership-based nonprofit organization working exclusively for the millions of people who ride bikes in Los Angeles County. Through advocacy, education and outreach, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition brings together the diverse bicycling community in a united mission to make the entire L.A. region a safe and enjoyable place to ride.
News and Events
Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 7:00am - 10:00pm
Help make Los Angeles a more bicycle friendly city, cut down on vehicle emissions, and promote health and well-being. On June 22nd, Whole Foods Market, Beverly Hills, will be holding its bi-annual 5% day. 5% of the net sales from this day will be donated directly to the LACBC in support of our outstanding efforts to improve Los Angeles!
5% Day at Whole Foods Beverly Hills
When: Saturday, June 22; 7 AM to 10 PM
Note to River Riders: if you participated in the River Ride on June 9th, check your goody bag for sfree gelato coupon, to be used at Whole Foods Beverly Hills on Saturday, June 22!
Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
No cars, open streets and the opportunity to explore one of the most legendary boulevards in Los Angeles by foot, bike, skates or other non-motorized transport marks the June 23 CicLAvia – Iconic Wilshire Boulevard… the most walkable CicLAvia route ever!
CicLAvia is open to the public and free of charge.
The CicLAvia – Iconic Wilshire Boulevard route will connect One Wilshire in Downtown Los Angeles to Fairfax Avenue along Miracle Mile. These two anchor hubs will feature pedestrian zones with performers, activities sponsored by several fantastic museums, programming by some of our community partners, food trucks and more. Additional hubs along the route include MacArthur Park, Koreatown and Mid-Wilshire.
Find LACBC at our roving advocacy trailer or at our booth at One Wilshire in Downtown L.A.!
The green Spring Street bike lane's fate will be determined at a council meeting on June 19th! Can you make it? Despite Parklet Studies' report showing a 40% increase in ridership along the downtown corridor since last year, City Council may let the green fade away permanently.
Take action! We need you to sign our online petition and attend the city council meeting on Wednesday, June 19th (this item was previously scheduled for June 14th, and then June 18th, but has been postponed AGAIN).
When: Wednesday, June 19; 10 AM
Where: Los Angeles City Council Chambers - 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, 90012
The film industry continues to express concern about repainting the bike lane and wants to further discuss options on a green bike lane that is fading away, becoming an eyesore and has lost its most important safety component - its color. We believe the bike lanes are in jeopardy and we need you to come and show your support!
For the summer of 2013, LACBC and Metro are proud to offer a series of FREE bicycle safety classes. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
There will be two different classes to choose from. "Street Cycling Skills" is an in-depth 8-hour course that will teach you how to safely ride in all traffic conditions, check your bike for common mechanical problems, and covers a range of bicycle handling skills including emergency maneuvers. "Bicycling on the Road: Need to Know" is a 3-hour class that covers the essentials of safe riding. All classes are led by certified instructors and include classroom instruction as well as instruction on the bike. All students will receive a free helmet, bike lights, and educational materials. Pre-registration is required for all classes.
Go to our Bicycle Safety Classes page for more details and to register for a class today! We will be adding more classes throughout the summer, so keep checking back for new dates and locations!
For more information on classes offered through the OTS Grant awarded to METRO, please visit http://www.metro.net/bikes/bikes-metro/upcoming-bike-metro-events.
Congratulations to the Team LACBC Climate Riders for biking 320 miles and raising over $30,000 for LACBC! Here are a few profiles of our riders:
Our first post features Lisa Liberati. She is an avid cyclist that has an interesting goal of riding 50 miles in 50 states on her 50th birthday! She is currently working really hard preparing for this ride on top of pushing towards her fundraising goal.
Our second post features Laurie Gelardi. Laurie has been with the LACBC for the past two years and hopes to accomplish more advocacy and raising more awareness for bicycle lanes from this ride. On top of this she is also riding with her partner, Kathy. Both are preparing hard for this and also working on their fundraising goals as well.
Our final post featured Michael Rippens, one of the winners of the Laemmle Theatres Contest. A longtime LACBC volunteer and member, we're excited to have Michael on our team. Read more about him on the LACBC blog!
Thank you to the whole LACBC Climate Ride Team: Ride on, Lisa Liberati, Laurie Gelardi, Kathy Gelardi, Marc Horwitz, Leonard Laub, Yvonne Ascher, John Cork, Michael Rippens, and team captain Greg Laemmle!