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
Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 8:30am
Save the Date for Our Next Sunday Funday Ride to Welcome California by Bike Surf N Turf Riders
Organized by Santa Monica Spoke, LACBC, and CalBike Board member Cynthia Rose, this ride will be a little different from other Sunday Funday Rides, as we will be riding up Pacific Coast Highway to meet with the CalBike's California by Bike Tour Surf N Turf. We'll ride to Nicolas Canyon Beach in Malibu where we will join CalBike for lunch ($10 catered lunch or bring your own). Snacks will be provided.
After lunch we will ride as a group back to the Santa Monica Pier where we are planning a Happy Hour nearby where all are invited! Ride is 26.3 miles in each direction (52.6 total)
When: Sunday, November 2; meet at 8:30 a.m., Roll at 9:00 a.m.
Where: Meet at Santa Monica Pier, top by the Canon
RSVP: RSVP here, with an option to purchase lunch for $10. Lunch purchases must be made by Thursday, October 30th.
This is not a roadie race; we will travel at an easy pace but ask riders to stay focused and make the effort keep the group together. Use your judgement if you think you can make this trip. Please do not hesitate to inquire if you have questions or concerns. There is the option to return on Metro 534 from Trancas (4.3 miles from south of Nicolas Beach lunch stop). Because of the route, children cannot participate unless they are attached to adult rider bike or they are capable of keeping up a reasonable pace.
More info to be updated at SMSpoke.org.
We've extended our application deadline to Friday, November 7!
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.
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 · email@example.com · (213) 629-2142 ext.112
RSVP: The deadline to purchase tickets has now passed. Thanks to all who have purchased tickets; we'll see you on Thursday!
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.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 7:00am - 8:00pm
P Is for Parks! Support Prop P This November
LACBC is proud to endorse Proposition P this fall, which replaces an expiring tax that provides $54 million per year for parks, greenways and open space throughout Los Angeles County. Proposition P is a $23 per parcel special tax that will fund many park improvement, water quality and maintenance projects for 30 years.
Many of our favorite parks and bike path amenities were funded by Prop P's predecessor, including pit stop locations for our LA River Ride, greenways along the Ballona Creek bike path and the Emerald Necklace in the San Gabriel Valley. Prop P will provide critical funding to complete the LA River Greenway by 2020, and build new trails along its tributaries. All for less than $2 per month! To find out more about Prop P, read this Fact Sheet or attend an information session near you.
Vote P for Parks on November 4th!
Check out our other resources, including candidate surveys for Sheriff and 3rd District Supervisor, at la-bike.org/vote
Get general info, see if you are registered, find your polling place, etc. here: http://lavote.net/
We're proud to announce that the upcoming season of Operation Firefly is sponsored by the Laemmle Charitable Foundation. The foundation benefits nonprofits agencies working to improve life in Los Angeles through addressing social and environmental issues critical to the region.
Operation Firefly (Operacíon Luciérnaga) is an education and bike light distribution program intended to make sure people riding bikes in Los Angeles are riding safely at night.
Join the Laemmle Charitable Foundation in Sponsoring Operation Firefly
Join the Laemmle Charitable Foundation in helping to make this next season of Operation Firefly bigger and better, so we can reach even more night-time bicycle riders.
We also have some fun levels at which you can join Team Firefly and receive a premium. (Lights, hats, and vests will ship beginning the first week of November 2014.)
You can also make a general donation to the Operation Firefly program. Did you know that donating $10 means that 1 more person will soon be riding around at night with lights? Donate $50 and 5 more people will be a little safer. $100 and that number jumps to 10.
Learn more and make your donation at: la-bike.org/OperationFirefly