News and Events
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Women Bike, Women Lead Series Wraps Up with Workshop this Saturday, Plus Donate to Win LACBC and MCM Timbuk2 Bags
LACBC and Multicultural Communities for Mobility's (MCM) Women Bike, Women Lead series wraps up this Saturday, April 18th, with a workshop aimed to build the capacity of women interested in using their skills, networks, and bicycles to create change. Those who participated and attended the bike rides in January and February were invited to attend the 25-person workshop. Check out the full agenda.
Thanks to our partners at MCM, Women Bike and the League of American Bicyclists, Community Partners, Timbuk2 Venice Store, and Yessica M. Avila for design help.
You can also support the program and enter to win one of two customized Timbuk2 messenger bags, each inspired by LACBC and MCM! Make an initial $10 donation to be entered in twice. You can then get additional drawing tickets for each donation of $5 .
Donate to get entered in the drawing here.
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 8:00am
For years, LACBC has been working to make our streets safer for all road users, and we've partnered with Finish the Ride for the 2nd year in a row to work to end the hit-and-run epidemic. This Sunday, join Finish The Ride and hit-and-run survivor Damian Kevitt as a participant, or sign up to volunteer. Proceeds from the ride benefit LACBC and the movement to make our streets safer.
Finish the Ride
When: Sunday, April 19; staggered start times from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., check-in begins at 6 a.m.
Where: Start at Church of Scientology parking lot - 4810 Sunset Blvd, East Hollywood.
- 6-mile, 22-mile, 27-mile, and 50-mile bike rides.
- the 10k run, walk, or roll (NEW THIS YEAR).
Volunteer for FTR!
From water stations to registration booths to route marshaling to bike valet, we need volunteers! Shift times vary and are needed as early as 5 a.m. and as late as 4 p.m. at the start, finish, and in between.
LACBC Bike Valet: LACBC is providing bike valet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Autry Center in Griffith Park. If you can help for a few hours, please contact Hyeran Lee at email@example.com.
Other Volunteer Opportunities: To see a full list of our upcoming Volunteer opportunities please click the following link: vols.pt/FTRvolunteer. If you have questions, please Contact FTR Volunteer Coordinator and LACBC super volunteer Wayne at Volunteer@finishtheride.org
Last year, we had an interdepartmental battle amongst the LACBC staff when our Planning & Policy Director Eric Bruins narrowly edged out our former Policy & Campaigns Manager Alek Bartrosouf in Climate Ride fundraising to be named King of the Mountain at LACBC HQ. LACBC staffers and Team LACBC riders chose sides, alliances were formed, and Eric had the last laugh.
This year, we have another staff battle in Colin Vs. Hyeran.
Colin Bogart is LACBC's Program Director who came to LACBC back in 2000 as a volunteer, was once LACBC's Board President, and joined the staff back in 2008.
Hyeran Lee is LACBC's Policy & Outreach Coordinator who came to LACBC as an intern in 2012 and joined the staff just last year.
They are pretty much neck and neck now in fundraising, but by the time they reach the finish line, we are going to declare Colin or Hyeran King or Queen of the Mountain at LACBC HQ. In this battle of education vs. planning, veteran vs. newbie, Sunset bike lanes vs. 7th St bike lanes, herbivore vs. omnivore, who will win?
Yesterday afternoon, Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti delivered his second State of City address at Cal State Northridge, just a few blocks away from the City of L.A.’s first parking-protected bike lanes on Reseda Blvd. On the heels of last week’s release of the Los Angeles Sustainable City pLAn, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition was excited to see Mayor Garcetti re-emphasize his commitment to building a more sustainable future for all Angelenos and commend CicLAvia, the Great Streets L.A. Initiative, and LADOT People St, along with his new Clean Streets Initiative, as ways Los Angeles is reclaiming its streets.
“The State of the City highlighted the work Mayor Garcetti is doing to encourage all Angelenos to take back our public space and fully experience the various modes of transportation L.A. has to offer,” says LACBC Executive Director Tamika Butler. “Further, Mayor Garcetti understands the links between equity, transportation, and other major issues facing L.A., including wages, economic sustainability, and affordable housing. At LACBC, we’re excited to work in coalition with our elected officials and partners in all spaces to make L.A. a healthy, safe, equitable, and fun place to ride a bike.”
In 2013, Team LACBC became the top fundraising team and brought home the coveted top fundraising pint glasses by raising over $35,000 for Climate Ride and LACBC. Last year, Team LACBC rocked Climate Ride again! We raised over $74,000 for Climate Ride and LACBC and were easily the top fundraising team. We're coming back to raise some dough, 3-peat as the fundraising champions, and ride along the scenic Northern California coast!
Climate Ride California takes place from May 17th through May 21st, 2015, and is a gorgeous cycling adventure that begins in California's historic Redwood Empire near Eureka, travels along the scenic coast, and ventures into the famed Russian River Valley before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco.
Climate Ride participants must raise at least $2800 by May 11th, 2015, in order to participate, and if you're part of Team LACBC, we'll receive a portion of your raised funds. Have questions about Team LACBC and Climate Ride? Email Kelly Martin at kelly [at] la-bike [dot] org.
Congrats to the Laemmle Contest Winners
Congratulations to the 5 winners of the Ride with Greg Laemmle contest, presented by the Laemmle Charitable Foundation!
- Edmundo Rea is Grand Prize Winner. He receives $2,500 toward his minimum.
- Mike Andrick and Erik Adler are the Second Place Prize Winners. They each receive $1,000 toward their minimum requirement.
- Lisa Frank and Lani Anderson are the Runner Up Prize Winners. They each receive $250 toward their minimum requirement.