Upcoming Events

August 28, 2014 Event 0 Comments

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 12:00am - Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 12:00pm

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership and Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) are partnersing through the Los Angeles County Active Transportation Collaborative to compete for a LA2050 grant that will change the narrative about mobility in LA County and lift up the voices of people who walk, ride a bike, and take transit.

If awarded, the project will highlight how people across Los Angeles County are currently traveling and support a shared vision of not only regional success for mobility, but empathy and compassion for travel needs of all users—all ages, abilities and income levels. These stories can reframe the narrative on mobility in LA by Angelenos themselves, from their own experiences and hopes. By infusing important transportation policy conversations with real experiences from people throughout the region, particularly in traditionally underserved communities like Central, South and East LA, the Gateway Cities and San Gabriel Valley, we hope to unite diverse perspectives around common themes and galvanize support for a transportation system that improves safety and independence for all.

Learn more about the project and vote here: http://myla2050live.maker.good.is/projects/LAGetsThere

Voting is open from September 2nd through September 16th.

August 28, 2014 Event 0 Comments

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Milt Olin, on the right, with his two sons.Yesterday we learned that the L.A. County District Attorney's Office would not be pressing charges against the sheriff's deputy who struck and killed Milt Olin in Calabasas last December. The sheriff's deputy was typing on his mobile computer in his patrol car when he struck Olin at 48 miles per hour. Olin, a prominent entertainment attorney and former executive for Napster, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, Yield to Life, and Ghost Bikes will host a ride and vigil for Milt Olin to call on the D.A. to revisit the investigation and consider pressing charges.

When: Wednesday, September 3

Schedule:

  • 4:00 p.m. Meet at crash site (around 22532 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA 91302)
  • 4:15 p.m. Moment of silence
  • 4:30 p.m. Start ride
  • 6:30 p.m. Leave from the L.A. Zoo parking lot (5333 Zoo Dr, Griffith Park, CA 90027). Other riders can meet up here.
  • 7:30-8:00 p.m. Arrive at District Attorney's office (210 W Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012)
  • 8:00 p.m. Candlelight vigil

The public is invited to join us at the beginning, ride with us, join us for the vigil, or meet us at any point along the way (exact route to be determined).

Route: https://goo.gl/maps/Y4xFh
The route follows major streets through the San Fernando Valley and Griffith Park to Downtown Los Angeles. Riders will be expected to stay alert and follow all traffic laws. The ride is scheduled to arrive in Downtown just after sunset, therefore lights are required by law.

The route is 30 miles. Riders should come prepared with water and snacks to stay fueled.

Shorter options:

  • Start at the L.A. Zoo parking lot (5333 Zoo Dr, Griffith Park, CA 90027) for an approximately 10-mile ride into Downtown. Please arrive no later than 6:15 and be ready to ride by 6:30 p.m.
  • Start in Calabasas, ride 17 miles to the Universal City Red Line station (located at Lankershim Blvd and Campo de Cahuenga), and take the Red Line to Civic Center, where the D.A.’s office is located (210 W Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012). Riders who lag behind the main group will be asked to take this option.
  • Join us for the vigil. People are welcome to skip the ride and meet us at the D.A.’s office. The ride is expected to arrive between 7:30 and 8:00 p.m.
  • Meet us along the way. We will do our best to live-tweet our location with the hashtag #rideformilt. Follow us @lacbc.

Getting to the ride:

  • The start is on a suburban section of Mulholland Highway with little to no on-street parking (approximate address: 22532 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA 91302). We recommend taking the Metro Orange Line or Orange Line Bike Path to De Soto or Canoga and riding from there. Free park-and-rides are available along the Orange Line.
  • Check out the Facebook event and feel free to post feeder rides there.

Getting from the ride:

  • The best option is always riding (with lights!) or taking transit.
  • If you parked at a Metro Orange Line park-and-ride, take the Red Line from Civic Center to North Hollywood. Then either transfer to the Orange Line (limit 3 bikes per bus) or ride along the Orange Line Bike Path to your car.

Questions? Post them in the Facebook event or call the office at 213-629-2142 and we’ll do our best to respond before the ride.
 

August 14, 2014 Event 0 Comments

Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 9:30am

Sunday Funday Ride Led by the Carson Bicycle Coalition

When: Sunday, September 7; meet at 9:30 a.m., ride at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Stevenson Park - 17400 Lysander Dr., Carson (map)

Our next Sunday Funday ride will be led local chapter Carson Bicycle Coalition. The route will be a 13-mile tour through the Carson's hidden gems of past, present, and future.  The tour will include a "bike;s-eye view" of places like the Velodrome Cycling Arena at the Stub Hub Center, Cal State Dominguez Hills, the Goodyear Blimp, South Bay Pavilion Mall, the future sites of the Porsche Experience Driving Track and The Boulevards Shopping Center, the City Hall and Community Center, and a cross-section of a few Carson residential neighborhoods.

RSVP: To RSVP or volunteer as ride support, please contact Carol Feucht, Membership & Communications Director, at carol@la-bike.org. Or RSVP to the Facebook event.

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. You can join the Carson Bicycle Coalition when you sign up (for online membership, you'll be prompted after you sign up online), at no extra cost to you.

August 24, 2014 Event 0 Comments

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

"Just a quick note to say thanks so much for the class today. I just moved to LA from Minneapolis and navigating the traffic on my bike has been a bit intimating. Your class really helped me feel more confident. The ride home was great!" - class attendee, LACBC member.

This 2-hour workshop will provide you with basic information you can use to safely ride your bicycle on the streets of LA County. The workshop for LACBC members includes a booklet and LACBC materials you can take home with you. Instruction is classroom only - we will not be riding. Bringing your bicycle is optional.

Topics include:

  • Proper helmet fit
  • ABC Quick Check (checking your bicycle)
  • Rules of the Road
  • Riding Visibly & Predictably
  • Traffic Principles for Bicyclists

When: Saturday, September 20, 2014; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: LACBC Headquarters, Edison Room - 634 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles 90014
RSVP: RSVP is required. RSVP here.

This workshop is free for LACBC members only. Not a member? Become a member today.

July 8, 2014 Event 0 Comments

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 7:00am

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June 1, 2014 Event 0 Comments

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm