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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You've seen the bike lanes on 7th Street. You've ridden them. And today we were able to celebrate them!
Roughly 80 people came together this morning with Councilmember Ed Reyes, LACBC's Jennifer Klausner, LADOT's Kang Hu, CARECEN's Jose Veliz, and City of Lights/BiciDigna's Jose Guzman, to retrace the steps taken to finally land downtown LA's first bike lane! The final touches were placed on the bike lane near 7th and Alvarado in MacArthur Park including torching the bike lane symbol on this very hot day.
Says our Executive Director Jennifer Klausner, "Thank you to our partner organizations, our volunteers, Councilmember Ed Reyes, and the bike community for bringing this much-needed bike lane to an important thoroughfare in LA's core."
The bike lane now runs 2.2 miles through Koreatown, MacArthur Park, and downtown LA from Catalina to Figueroa. It will be expanded through all of downtown and Boyle Heights in the future.
Your membership or contribution to LACBC will be matched during the Jim Swarzman Memorial Membership Drive, thanks to our friends at AdventureCORPS!
When Jim Swarzman was killed by a hit-and-run driver in early April while cycling with his fiancee and a friend down in Encinitas, we were all devastated. Jim was a gifted ultra-distance racer, a great friend of LACBC, and a staunch supporter of bicycle advocacy. His killer later turned himself in, was found guilty, and is now awaiting sentencing. Many of you have already sent your condolences to Jim’s family, or honored him by contributing in his name to LACBC, and we thank you for that.
Now, for a short time, AdventureCORPS will generously match all memberships and contributions to LACBC in Jim’s honor, up to $10,000. So when you join, renew, or donate, LACBC will receive twice the amount you give. We ask that you please encourage your friends to become members now - whether they are new or long-time cyclists, whether you knew Jim personally or have been touched by hearing about his story. Big thanks to AdventureCORPS for making this possible and honoring Jim’s memory in this meaningful way!
Your contribution will have TWICE the impact in helping us create safer streets for all cyclists!
For all of you wondering what was happening with the cutting edge Spanish PSA we sought out to create, we have an update! A slogan and amazing design have been chosen by the BiciDignarios and LADOT. Click here to read more.
Last Thursday, LACBC's City of Lights program gave the first of a series of presentations around the LA Bike Plan and bikeways 101 for low-income cyclists at the LA Conservation Corps’ Headquarters High School in South LA. In pop-ed style, after a brief explanation of bikeway terminology, we broke out into conversation with the youth about their experiences in biking, in which many expressed concern about speeding traffic, truckers, a lack of bike lanes, and feeling so unsafe that they had to get back on the sidewalk.
This is part of a bigger effort of City of Lights’ to bring more participatory, inclusive bike planning to low-income cyclists who may be riding every day but unaware of the bike plan or how to voice their concerns. We hope to partner with other organizations in high-need, low-income neighborhoods to do similar workshops so that a local, diverse bike movement is grown!
Read more about it on the City of Lights blog.
Sunday, August 7, 2011 - 9:30am
When: Meet at 9:30 AM, Ride at 10:00 AM
Where: Del Valle Park, 5939 Henrilee St. (at Woodruff) Lakewood, CA 90713, by the airplane (view map)
Bring out your whole family for this ride around the Long Beach area for another Sunday Funday Ride! LACBC Board Member Steve Boyd will lead us on a ride that's for everyone. We'll ride along the San Gabriel Bike Path and head south to PCH and back. Children on bikes and in trailers are welcome!
Ride Length: not more than 18 miles
Ride Duration: 2-2.5 hours including stops for rest when needed
Difficulty: easy, great for the whole family
What to Bring: helmets for children under 18, water
Facebook Event: See the Facebook event here and share with your friends!
RSVP: To RSVP or volunteer as ride support, please contact Carol Feucht, Membership Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Sunday Fundays: Sunday Funday Rides are free and open to LACBC members plus one guest. Interested in becoming a member? Sign up for membership online or become a member at the ride at a discounted price.