Upcoming Events

March 1, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 7:00am - 8:00pm

Primary Elections in City of L.A. and other Cities

When: Tuesday, March 3; 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Find your polling place here: http://lavote.net/locator

Learn About Your Candidates

As a 501(c)(3), LACBC cannot endorse candidates, but we can provide you with resources to help you make educated decisions at the polls. We received several responses from candidates in Council District 4 and Council District 14 to surveys we sent out. Below are links to their responses, in the order that they were received.

Council District 4

Not Received: Jay Beeber, Teddy Davis, Step Jones, Joan Pelico, David Ryu, Rostom "Ross" Sarkissian, Mike Schaefer

Council District 14

Not Received: Mario Chavez, Gloria Molina, John O'Neill

Other Races Around the County

West Hollywood: Our local chapter WeHoBC has candidate surveys up for City Council candidates. The West Hollywood election is on March 3rd.

Pasadena: The Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition has candidate surveys up for mayoral candidates and District 1. The Pasadena election is on March 10th.

 

February 23, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 10:00am

The cities of Cudahy, Bell Gardens, Commerce, and Vernon are looking for input on how to make these cities better places to bike, walk, and access transit. Join LACBC and the LA River Revitalization Corp for our first Southeast L.A. cities ride along the L.A. River through Cudahy! The ride includes a community discussion about L.A. River access in the SELA area, mobile asset mapping and snacks.

When: Saturday, March 07; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where: Meet at Cudahy City Hall-  5220 Santa Ana St., Cudahy, CA

Please RSVP here or to bryan@la-bike.org.

February 2, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

Did you know that only 15% of riders observed in our last bicycle and pedestrian count in L.A. were women? Celebrate Women's History Month by participating in this women-only workshop!

Women-identified folks are invited to join this 2-hour workshop, which will provide you with basic information you can use to safely ride your bicycle on the streets of LA County. Led by League Cycling Instructor (LCI) and LACBC member Molly Arevalo, this workshop includes a booklet and LACBC materials you can take home. Topics include:

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

This workshop is free for LACBC members, $35 for everyone else. Not a member? Become a member today.

This workshop takes place in a classroom. Bringing your bicycle is optional.

When: Saturday, March 14; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: LACBC Headquarters, Edison Room (1st floor) - 634 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, 90014

Please RSVP here!

February 18, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Women Bike, Women Lead: A Social Conference for Women Transforming Their Communities Through Bikes

The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) and Multicultural Communities for Mobility (MCM) are partnering on a women-led series of bike rides and workshops from January to April 2015 designed to encourage women to build their networks and grow their capacity for transforming their communities through active transportation, namely biking.

The Women Bike, Women Lead series is also dedicated to empowering women to expand personal and professional goals related to active transportation, especially for those who are new to advocacy and community mobilization.

The bike rides and workshops are provided at no cost and reserved for women-identified participants. Pre-registration for workshops is required. Limited spaces are available.

Upcoming Events:

  • Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Community Partners at California Endowment Building, Los Angeles (free; registration required)

Registration:

Please complete this registration form. Registration is confirmed automatically for bike rides. Workshop participation is pending confirmation from event organizers.

The Women Bike, Women Lead series is funded by the League of American Bicyclists' Women Bike Mini-Grant Program with support from LACBC and MCM.

This series is organized by Daniella Alcedo, founder of the Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition chapter of the LACBC, and Maria Sipin, advisory board member of MCM– two women who have spent the past few years engaged in active transportation-related work and believe in the value of making educational opportunities and mentorship accessible to women and young professionals.

For more information regarding this media release, please contact Maria Sipin at maria [at] multicultimobility [dot] org.

June 28, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 7:00am - 4:00pm


Designed by Aislinn Glennon of Glennon Graphics.

When: Sunday, June 28, 2015

Where: 2 Start/Finish Locations, 10 Great Rides

Autry Center in Griffith Park: 100-, 70-, 50-, 36-, 25-, & 15-mile rides, plus Kids' Ride

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach: 100-, 70-, & 25-mile rides

 

10 GREAT RIDES: Choose your start/finish! 100-mile, 70-mile, 50-mile, 36-mile, 25-mile, and 15-mile rides, plus a Kids' Ride + Family Bike Expo start and finish at The Autry Center in Griffith Park (Los Angeles). 100-mile, 70-mile, and 25-mile rides start and finish at The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Join over 2,000 other riders, and enjoy a great day of cycling fun, an Eco Expo, raffle, live music, and food. All proceeds benefit the work of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.

Quick Links:

 

Ride Descriptions & Start Times

  • All riders must wear helmets.
  • Refillable water bottle recommended.
  • Technical and medical support available along the ride.

START & FINISH at AUTRY NATIONAL CENTER - 4700 WESTERN HERITAGE WAY

PARKING ALERT: Due to massive DWP construction in Griffith Park, parking will be severely limited for the River Ride. All available parking for the River Ride within Griffith Park is reserved for the family and kids ride participants.  25, 36, 50, 70 and 100 mile riders must park at the Disney Lot at 1625 Flower St., Glendale, CA. This lot is just over one mile from the start line, secure, and FREE for our participants. Directions to the Parking lot: From the 5 fwy exit at Western Ave, from Western turn right on Flower St. The parking lot will be on your left. See map. Be sure to check out this video.

 

100-MILE CENTURY RIDE

If you've never done one, this ride is the perfect time to try it. The profile is very flat, very few inclines and none of them steep. This year's Century ride will be a new path and much improved based on your comments. Registration opens at 6:00 a.m. Ride starts at 7:00 a.m.

Park at 1625 Flower St., Glendale.

The 100 Mile Route is in two segments. If you are starting in Griffith Park, use the Southbound segment first, then use the Northbound segment. If you are starting in Long Beach, use the Northbound segment first, then use the Southbound segment.

Southbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4731317

Northbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4731383


70-MILE PARK-TO-PLAYA RIDE

From Griffith Park to Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, and return. Registration starts at 7:00 a.m. Ride starts at 7:45 a.m.

Park at 1625 Flower St., Glendale.

The 70 Mile Route is in two segments. If you are starting in Griffith Park, use the Southbound segment first, then use the Northbound segment. If you are starting in Long Beach, use the Northbound segment first, then use the Southbound segment.

Southbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4722362

Northbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4731148

50-MILE HALF-CENTURY RIDE

From The Autry in Griffith Park to the City of Paramount and return. Registration starts at 7:00 a.m. Ride starts at 8:00 a.m.

Park at 1625 Flower St., Glendale.

Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4722272

36-MILE TRAINING RIDE

From The Autry in Griffith Park to Maywood Riverfront Park and back. You'll spend 8 miles on the river path and detour through downtown for the remaining miles. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Ride starts at 8:30 a.m.

Park at 1625 Flower St., Glendale.

Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4703887

25-MILE EXPLORER RIDE

From The Autry in Griffith Park to the Boyle Heights and return. Registration starts at 7:45 a.m. Ride starts at 8:45 a.m.

Park at 1625 Flower St., Glendale.

Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4703825

15-MILE FAMILY RIDE
This ride is perfect for families as the entire route is on a dedicated bike path on the river. For ages 7 and up. Kids 12 and under ride for free thanks to the County Supervisors. All Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Ride starts at 10:30 a.m.

Park in Griffith Park.

Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4703645

 

FIRST 5 LA KIDS' RIDE AND FUN FAIR **

Parents, teens, and young children are invited to the Family Bike Expo that features a variety of health and safety workshops designed to empower families who ride bikes. Teens and kids who complete our age-appropriate series of Education Workshops - led by Licensed Cycling Instructors - will receive a special certificate and prize.

The Kids Safety Ride is perfect for kids 3-8 years old who are still developing their biking skills. The ride will introduce young children to important bike safety lessons through fun, interactive activities. They will practice their riding techniques on a bike loop within the enclosed Autry Center parking lot through a series of obstacles, street signs, etc. Bikes and trikes are welcome - all riders must wear a helmet. Skuut push bikes will be available. The 2 mile Kids Ride will take riders between the ages of 5 and 10 (suggested) on a 2 mile journey on the LA River Bike Path. Bikes and push bikes welcome but please no Tricycles. All Kid's rides are FREE! Prizes and t-shirts for all registrants. Registration and festivities begin at 8:00 a.m. and go to 11am.

Park in Griffith Park.

Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4731275

START & FINISH AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC IN LONG BEACH

100-MILE LB CENTURY RIDE

If you've never done one, this ride is the perfect time to try it. The profile is very flat, very few inclines and none of them steep. This year's Century ride will be a new path and much improved based on your comments. Registration opens at 6:00 a.m. Ride starts at 7:00 a.m.

The 100 Mile Route is in two segments. If you are starting in Griffith Park, use the Southbound segment first, then use the Northbound segment. If you are starting in Long Beach, use the Northbound segment first, then use the Southbound segment.

Northbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4731383

Southbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4731317

70-MILE PLAYA-TO-PARK RIDE 

Ride the River Ride in Reverse! Start and finish at the beautiful Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. You will turn around at the Autry National Center. Registration will open at 7:00 a.m. and the ride will begin at 7:45 a.m.

The 70 Mile Route is in two segments. If you are starting in Griffith Park, use the Southbound segment first, then use the Northbound segment. If you are starting in Long Beach, use the Northbound segment first, then use the Southbound segment.

Northbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4731148

Southbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4722362

25-MILE LONG BEACH LOOP

Start at Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach and do a scenic tour of Long Beach.  Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and the ride begins at 8:30 a.m. 

Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2543119

Photos by Brian Minami http://www.minamipictures.com

Rest stops with food, fun, and music: Elysian Valley (mile 8), Hollenbeck Park (mile 13), Maywood Riverfront Park (mile 18), Dill's Park in Paramount (mile 25) and Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific (mile 35)

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What does our River Ride jersey look like? When is my start time?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions section.

 

YOUR RIDE MAKES A DIFFERENCE: SUPPORT THE COMPLETION OF THE L.A. RIVER BIKEWAY

The L.A. River Ride is the signature event of Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, the only non-profit organization working county wide to make all of LA healthy, safe and fun for bikes.

Your participation makes a significant contribution to LACBC's efforts to complete all 51 miles of the L.A. River Bikeway from the San Fernando Valley to Long Beach by the year 2020.  We are partners in Greenway 2020.

 

Thank You to Our River Ride Sponsors

                               CH2M HILL               DT SWISS

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