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
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 12:01am - Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 11:59am
Join LACBC or renew your membership by October 18th, and enter to win a trip for two to CicloSDias on November 9th.
The winner and guest, plus their bicycles, will travel aboard the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train, enjoy two nights at the swanky Omni San Diego Hotel, and experience CicloSDias, San Diego's open streets event.
See complete rules here.
As many of you know, our Executive Director Jennifer Klausner will be stepping down at the end of the year to pursue new adventures. Thanks to the support of our many members, donors, volunteers, and supporters, LACBC is in terrific shape. Our search committee has begun looking for our next leader.
We’re looking for a leader who will direct our team to achieve more for bicycling in L.A. than we ever have before. This person will be our main spokesperson, strategist, and facilitator.
See the full job description here and share it widely.
You can also check out our jobs board at la-bike.org/jobs.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 7:00am - Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 1:00pm
Your help is needed once more! But you must be thinking, don't LACBC and L.A. Walks do counts every other year?!
Our official 2013 counts were an enormous undertaking, and we thank our hundreds of volunteer for their help! The results are available in our report that has reached many elected officials and guide the way we advocate for more bike improvements.
This year we are at it again. We have a team of interns looking at specific corridors to understand the needs of those travelling by bike and on foot. We hope to conduct bike and pedestrian counts for the following streets and have reports/recommendations by the end of the year.
- Anaheim (San Pedro)
- Broadway (Chinatown)
- Central (Little Tokyo/South LA)
- Hollywood (Hollywood)
- Westwood (Westwood Village)
- Virgil (East Hollywood/Koreatown)
Doing these bike counts is a massive undertaking and we hope that you can participate this year as well. Can we count on you next month?
Sign up here using Volunteer Spot. These are the count shifts you will be selecting from:
- Tuesday, October 7th; 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday, October 11th; 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Tuesday, October 14th; 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday, October 18th; 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All volunteers (except for those who attended a training for last year's bike and pedestrian count) must also attend a mandatory training on Monday, October 6th at 6 p.m.
Those who participate will be entered into a drawing to win River Ride jerseys and other cool prizes!
Questions? Email Alek Bartrosouf at email@example.com.
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 7:00am
The exclusive 1st Annual El Grande Fondo de Los Angeles Crest travels through the classic high country of the San Gabriel Mountains along scenic Angeles Crest Highway and up to historic Mt. Wilson. This super-sweet event, a partnership between LACBC and National Forest Foundation, is one you will want to say, “I was there for the first one!"
This epic ride travels through the unbelievable vistas of the Angeles Forest. Starting with a climb up secluded Big Tujunga Canyon, it then traverses Angeles Crest Highway. The ride includes:
- a full century (100 miles)
- a metric century (62 miles)
- 30 mile route
The full century will travel under majestic pines for a summit finish at Islip Saddle and a picturesque vista of the Antelope Valley. The full century and the metric century will include a final ascent to Mount Wilson and a sneak peak of the incredible panorama of Los Angeles before coasting back to Crescenta Valley Park. The 30 mile route will wind up clear creek canyon for a scenic summit finish and a wonderful descent to Crescenta Valley Park.
This ride benefits the National Forest Foundation and Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.
Interested in volunteering? Sign up here.
Visit http://grandefondoangelescrest.com to register.
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Purchase your tickets here!
The First Annual Awards Gala
Celebrating a Bright Future for LA County
Named out of its timing with the seasonal launch of Operation Firefly, an education and bike light distribution program of LACBC, the Firefly Ball is a light-filled evening of art, music, food and drink. Celebrate with us as we honor community members doing good bike work while raising much needed funds for LA’s largest, full service bike advocacy nonprofit--the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition!
This year's honorees are:
- Andy Leeka — Passionate Pedal Award
- Alex Baum — The Alex Baum Award for Achievement in Advocacy
- Suja Lowenthal — The Innovator Award
Join us at 6 p.m. for a cocktail hour and silent auction (in your classy, business attire) in our bicycle art gallery. At 7 p.m. we move into the Merchants Bank for our dinner program with music by Historic Filipinotown's best swing time jazz band, the HiFi Honeydrops.
WHEN: Thursday, October 30; 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
WHERE: Farmers and Merchants National Bank - 401 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90013
CONTACT: Kelly Martin · firstname.lastname@example.org · (213) 629-2142 ext.112
RSVP: Please RSVP and purchase your ticket here.
MEDIA KIT: For everything you need to know about being an event/table sponsor look here.
TRIBUTE JOURNAL: Unable to attend, but want to place an ad in our tribute journal? Select one of three sizes here.
DONATE: Can't make it, but still want to help? Donate here.