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
LACBC takes seriously our duty to defend bicyclists' rights to the road. Today, we called on the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to stop improperly ticketing bicyclists who are legally controlling the lane and establish a Bicycle Task Force responsible for improving deputy training. Read our letter below. If you have been improperly pulled over and/or cited for CVC 21202, please get in touch with planning & policy director Eric Bruins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 8:00pm - Friday, August 8, 2014 - 11:00pm
LACBC has partnered with Grand Performances for the third year in a row to bring you a series of "pedal pushers" performances this summer! From June until September, Grand Performances will be hosting FREE concerts, film screenings, dance performances, etc. at the outdoor California Plaza in Downtown L.A., and we'll be providing complimentary bike valet at several of them! Riding your bike and parking for free to a free show is the perfect way to spend a summer night.
Check out the schedule of Grand Performances with bike valet below and head over to their website for more information.
To find our bike valet, enter California Plaza off of Grand Ave. (map), walk up the steps south of Blue Cow, and find us in front of the Deloitte Building.
Chop and Quench - Friday, July 18; 8 p.m.
Quetzal 20th Anniversary Celebration - Saturday, July 19; 8 p.m.
People Get Ready: A Soundtrack of the Civil Rights Movement - Saturday, August 2; 8 p.m.
Los Dos Marks - Friday, August 8; 8 p.m.
Friday, July 25, 2014 - 7:00pm - Friday, August 22, 2014 - 10:00pm
The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens opens its doors for a series of summer after-hours events for adults to enjoy music, food and fun — and animals! — under the starry skies. Ride your bikes over, as LACBC will be providing complimentary bike valet for the series.
“Roaring Nights at the L.A. Zoo” is a summer music series that brings together popular indie bands, favorite L.A. food trucks and full-service bars as well as pop-up zookeeper talks, animal encounters and a DJ dance party. Select animal habitats and exhibits, including the new “Rainforest of the Americas” that features endangered, rare and exotic animals from Mexico, Central and South America, will be open to visitors during these after-hours concert nights. This summer, the Los Angeles Zoo will host three separate Friday night concerts on June 27, July 25 and August 22 each from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. The Los Angeles Zoo is located at 5333 Zoo Drive, Griffith Park (map).
When: Friday, July 25; 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Music: Kiven, DJ Caroline D’Amore | Food Trucks: Coolhaus, Komodo, Lobsta Truck, Mandoline Grill, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Umami Truck, Urban Oven
When: Friday, August 22; 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Music: Band to be determined, DJ V Money | Food Trucks: Baby’s Badass Burgers, Coolhaus, Lobsta Truck, Mandoline Grill, Ragin Cajun, The Grilled Cheese Truck
Tickets are available at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens ticket office and online at http://www.lazoo.org/roaringnights. Ticket prices are $18 for regular admission; $15 for GLAZA members. All guests must be 18 or older to enter.
Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
LACBC has grown as an organization to 11 regional chapters throughout the county and 5 Bike Ambassador programs in Los Angeles City. With so much going on, headquarters wants to help empower YOU to advocate in your local capacity. Meet fellow advocates, learn the strategies, and ask questions. Refreshments provided - see you there!
Outreach - March 20th
Membership - April 29th
Winning Campaigns Training - May 31st
Stair speech exercise
Ride Marshal Training - July 12th
Fundraising - August 21st
Today Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) announced new legislation that would establish a "Yellow Alert" for hit-and-run collisions resulting in death or serious bodily injury, allowing law enforcement to get vehicle and suspect descriptions to the public through existing emergency alert systems used for child abductions and missing seniors.
To get this bill through the legislature this year, Assemblymember Gatto did a "gut-and-amend" of one of his bills that was already in the State Senate. That means that there is no room for error--this bill must pass every committee on its first try. First up is the Senate Public Safety Committee, likely the hardest step other than getting Governor Jerry Brown's signature. We need your help to make this happen.
1) Send an email to the Senate Public Safety Committee at: SCOPS@sen.ca.gov
Have you or someone you know been the victim of a hit-and-run? Tell your story!
Dear Senator Hancock,
Hit-and-runs are an ongoing epidemic plaguing our streets and preventing people from feeling safe while walking and biking. I strongly support AB 47 (Gatto) to create a "Yellow Alert" to notify the public when a hit-and-run resulting in death or serious bodily injury has occurred, so that we can help catch perpetrators before they have a chance to cover up their crime. Often, eyewitnesses to hit-and-runs are able to provide significant information about the make, model, and license plate number of the fleeing vehicle. Unfortunately, by the time this information reaches the public, the vehicle may already be at a body shop to be repaired and repainted or hidden away in a garage or yard. The result is that nationwide, less than half of all hit-and-run offenders are apprehended, and in Los Angeles, the arrest rate for fatal hit-and-runs is only 20%.
The “Yellow Alert” system is a simple yet effective solution that would allow descriptive information about a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run to reach the public in a timely and effective manner, increasing the chances that these individuals, who demonstrate reckless disregard for human life, will be identified and brought to justice. Since implementing a similar alert system in 2012, authorities in Denver, Colorado have seen their hit-and-run arrest rate climb to 76%. Colorado’s alert system was recently expanded to be a statewide program. California hit-and-run victims deserve the same odds of getting justice. Please support AB 47.
2) Sign and share our hit-and-run petition! If you haven't already , please sign our petition. Spreading the word about the problem of hit-and-run helps build support for solving it. Please share this link: http://lacbc.nationbuilder.com/hitandrun
3) Support this campaign! Passing this bill through the legislature and getting the governor's signature is going to take a lot of work through August and we simply can't do it without your support. Can you pitch in with $25, $50 or $100 today to support this campaign? Donations of $35 or more includeLACBC membership. http://la-bike.org/donate