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.

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November 24, 2014 Event 0 Comments

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

We hope you'll join us our Annual Open House to learn about what we've been up to this year, bid farewell to our executive director Jen Klausner, mingle with your bike buddies, and look forward to 2015.

We're excited to announce that we have music from DJ Starskee Suave, drinks from Angel City Brewery, appetizers from the Border Grill, cake from Sweet Lady Jane and our awesome volunteer Trent Whittaker, and a photo booth to capture the night's merriment!

Please RSVP! The event is free for LACBC members and $10 for the general public (please pay at the door). Not a current LACBC member? Sign up or renew online and get in for free!

When: Thursday, December 04; 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Where: LACBC Headquarters, 1st Floor - 634 S Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90014

RSVP here!

November 19, 2014 News 0 Comments

With the time change in early November, the 2014-2015 season of Operation Firefly is under way with bike light distributions all across the County! Team Firefly has already distributed lights in North Hollywood, Pacoima, and Atwater.

Thank you to the Laemmle Charitable Foundation for its sponsorship of the season. 

We'd also like to thank our Team Firefly volunteers for distributing lights and bringing light to riders!

Volunteer for Operation Firefly

Join Team Firefly and volunteer to help distribute lights throughout the season and throughout the County. If you're interested in volunteering, please sign up here. We several have bike light distributions coming up in December in Watts, West L.A., Highland Park, and Huntington Park, and we need volunteers like you to help double the number of people we serve this season.

Donate to Operation Firefly and Help It Grow

Operation Firefly is an education and bike light distribution program intended to make sure people riding bikes in Los Angeles are riding safely at night. According to 2012 data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 48% of bicyclist fatalities in the U.S. were at night and 69% were in urban areas. The importance of night-time visibility for bicyclists is clear.

Help make this season of Operation Firefly bigger and better, so we can reach even more night-time bicycle riders. Last winter, we served 1,000 people during the Operation Firefly season. This year, we want to double that number to 2,000 people, county-wide. This means more street distributions, more lights and materials, and more funding that will be needed. Help us meet our expenses for running the Operation Firefly program.

There are several fun levels at which you can join Team Firefly and receive a premium - buy a set of lights and give a set for $25. Or, buy a set, give a set, and get an Operation Firefly bicycling cap for $50. You can also make a general donation to the Operation Firefly program. No amount is too small, or too large! Every donation helps and we need your help. Give the gift of light today!

Learn more and make your donation at: la-bike.org/OperationFirefly

 

November 18, 2014 News 0 Comments

In 2013, Team LACBC became the top fundraising team and brought home the coveted top fundraising pint glasses by raising over $35,000 for Climate Ride and LACBC. Last year, Team LACBC rocked Climate Ride again! We raised over $74,000 for Climate Ride and LACBC and were easily the top fundraising team. We're coming back to raise some dough, 3-peat as the fundraising champions, and ride along the scenic Northern California coast!

Climate Ride California takes place from May 17th through May 21st, 2015, and is a gorgeous cycling adventure that begins in California's historic Redwood Empire near Eureka, travels along the scenic coast, and ventures into the famed Russian River Valley before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco.

Climate Ride participants must raise at least $2800 by May 11th, 2015, in order to participate, and if you're part of Team LACBC, we'll receive a portion of your raised funds.

Join Team LACBC today! Register by December 1st to save 25% on the registration fee! If you have any questions, email Kelly Martin at kelly@la-bike.org.

November 17, 2014 Event 0 Comments

Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 5:30pm

Walk Bike Glendale Holiday Ride

When: Sunday, December 14; meet at 5:30 p.m., ride at 6 p.m.
When: Meet at Nibley Park - 1103 E Mountain St, Glendale, 91207

Save the date! Join local chapter Walk Bike Glendale for a holiday ride through the Rossmoyne neighborhood to admire all the beautifully decorated homes. We will ride around the neighborhood with a pit stop for some hot cocoa. About 5 miles total round-trip. With CicLAvia happening the first Sunday in December, this will be our Sunday Funday ride for December. Check back for more details

November 10, 2014 Event 0 Comments

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

The next CicLAvia is coming up on December 7th, and it's coming to South L.A.! This new route will connect beautiful Leimert Park with historic Central Avenue, traveling along Martin Luther King Boulevard. Check out the new route and get ready for our favorite block party.

Find LACBC at the Exposition Park Hub and the Central Avenue Hub. If you're interested in volunteering with LACBC, email volunteer@la-bike.org.

Find out more information about CicLAvia South L.A. here.

 

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