Get Involved with a Local LACBC Chapter
With bicycling on the rise in Los Angeles County, there is a greater need for bicycle awareness and safety for riders of all ages and abilities. LACBC has been working on behalf of cyclists across LA for the past decade, but we can’t do it alone -- we need local advocates to help us reach the millions of bicyclists throughout the county.
To address this, LACBC is fostering and empowering local advocacy groups around the county to help us tackle the work of making a more bike-able LA County. As our regional partners, local chapters use their firsthand knowledge of their city and neighborhood concerns to identify local bicycle and pedestrian issues and launch dynamic campaigns to solve these issues. In addition, local chapters are well-placed to cultivate community support through their connections with local residents, leaders, and merchants. Local chapters raise bicycle awareness in their areas by hosting rides and fun events, advocating for better infrastructure and more bicycle parking, urging their city councils to create or update their bicycle master plans, hosting safety courses, and a lot more!
Currently, LACBC has 9 local chapters:
- Bicycle Coalition at UCLA
- Culver City Bicycle Coalition
- Downey Bicycle Coalition
- High Desert Cyclists
- Montebello Bicycle Coalition
- Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition
- Santa Monica Spoke
- Walk Bike Glendale
- West Hollywood Bicycle Coalition
Get involved today with a group working in your community or consider creating your own local chapter!
How to Create a Local Chapter
If you are already working with other passionate bicycle advocates in your community, you should consider creating a local chapter and becoming a regional partner of LACBC. LACBC's regional partners have the opportunity to meet, share ideas, and discuss advocacy concerns at our bi-monthly regional partnership meetings.
Your group will receive numerous benefits when it becomes a regional partner of LACBC. We provide advocacy training, financial support, and other resources. In addition, when members join LACBC, they can also become members of their local chapter. By joining forces, we can improve bicycle infrastructure, promote rider safety, and make Los Angeles a safer, better-connected, and more bicycle-friendly county.
Interested in forming a local chapter? It's easy. Contact our Planning and policy Director Eric Bruins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about bicycle advocacy organizations throughout the State of California, visit the California Bicycle Coalition's website.