News and Events
Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 4:30pm
It's the Holidays! Kids young and old look forward to this special magical time all year, and now that it is here. Our 4th Annual Holiday Caroling Ride combines cycling fun with caroling, cookies, and cocoa in the beautiful Larchmont Village.
When: Sunday, December 15; Meet at 4:30 p.m.
Where: Meet at Rotary Club Christmas Tree Lot - 568 N. Larchmont Blvd.
We will meet at 4:30 PM at the Christmas Tree lot on Larchmont Blvd. just south of Clinton street on the east side of the street. We'll ride approximately two miles around the neighborhoods surrounding Larchmont and Larchmont Blvd. itself, stopping to admire the dazzling decorations, sing carols to holiday shoppers, and enjoy some cocoa and cookies afterwards.
The route is flat and suitable for even the littlest riders. Please bring bike lights and helmets. Heavy rain cancels.
LACBC is proud to be re-launching Operation Firefly for the 2013-2014 winter season! We will begin the program after the time change in November and will continue until the time change in March.
Operation Firefly (Operacíon Luciérnaga) is an education and bike light distribution program intended to make sure people riding bikes in Los Angeles are riding safely at night. In California, front white lights with side, back, and pedal reflectors are required by law at night (CVC21201). More importantly, riding without lights and reflectors is dangerous. Our goal is to seek out people riding without lights for various reasons, especially riders who may not have the means or time to acquire lights on their own.
We need your help. If you'd like to volunteer for Operation Firefly, please contact Marisa Spinella at email@example.com or 213 629-2142. To make a DONATION and for more information, please visit: http://la-bike.org/OperationFirefly.
This holiday season, give your friends and family something unique that will keep on giving throughout the year: Give them an LACBC Gift Membership! It’s a gift that provides your loved ones with useful information, bike shop discounts, free or discounted admission to LACBC events, and a safer ride. Their membership packet also includes the LACBC Bicycle Resource Guide, an LA County Bikeways map, and a membership card for discounts. Not only does an LACBC membership make a great gift, but it supports LACBC’s work to create a better, bike-able LA County!
If you want your gift membership to arrive at a local address by Christmas day, please make your purchase by Tuesday, December 17th, at the latest!
You're invited to join Team LACBC on Climate Ride California! We are once again a beneficiary and you can join the brand-new epic 4-day pedaling adventure in Northern California through wine country.
Right now, we're recruiting members for our new Team LACBC on the California ride. You can be part of the fun and raise funds for LACBC at the same time! Team LACBC was the top team in last year's California ride. Let's bring the trophy (OK, pint glasses) back home this year! If you join our team by December 4th, you'll be invited to our exclusive donor appreciation party on December 5th.
Climate Ride California (May 17-20, 2014) is a 4-day, fully-supported cycling adventure that begins in San Francisco, heads north up the coast and through Wine Country to California's Capitol in Sacramento.
Please sign our petition to Mayor Garcetti to Bring Cycletracks to L.A. and read more on our blog.
Earlier this week, Mayor Eric Garcetti invited Gil Peñalosa of 8-80 Cities to address city staff on the need to make Los Angeles healthy, vibrant and livable for people of all ages. LACBC could not agree more with this imperative, and strongly urges the City to refocus its transportation efforts on universal design so that all people can safely and comfortably move around Los Angeles, whether on bike, on foot, on transit, or in a car.
Now that the low-hanging fruit of bike plan implementation has been picked, it is time to turn our attention to the next generation of bikeways in Los Angeles. Just as we need to connect the fragments of our bike network, we also need to connect the dots among many complementary policies and programs at different agencies. In 2014, we call upon the City of Los Angeles to:
- Adopt an "8 to 80" design standard for the Mobility Element's Bicycle-Enhanced Network (BEN) and 2010 Bicycle Plan's Neighborhood Network,
- Appoint a new LADOT General Manager who is committed to innovative street design,
- Accelerate implementation of cycletracks by incorporating the BEN into the Mayor's Great Streets Initiative,
- Install LA's first cycletracks on Figueroa in 2014,
- Apply for round 2 of the Green Lane Project to receive technical assistance from the nation's leading bikeway design experts,
- Ensure adequate staffing of the bikeways and pedestrian groups at LADOT to satisfy pent-up demand for these improvements across the city, and
- Work with Metro to increase investments in next generation bikeways and pedestrian infrastructure across Los Angeles County, concentrated around transit stations and schools.
These steps will expand the reach of LA's bicycle network both geographically and demographically to attract the kind of ridership growth we've seen in other cities around the country that have made similar investments. We must invest and innovate to reach LA's bicycling potential.