News and Events
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
We hope you'll join us our Annual Open House to learn about what we've been up to this year, bid farewell to our executive director Jen Klausner, mingle with your bike buddies, and look forward to 2015.
We're excited to announce that we have music from DJ Starskee Suave, drinks from Angel City Brewery, appetizers from the Border Grill, cake from Sweet Lady Jane and our awesome volunteer Trent Whittaker, and a photo booth to capture the night's merriment!
When: Thursday, December 04; 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Where: LACBC Headquarters, 1st Floor - 634 S Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90014
With the time change in early November, the 2014-2015 season of Operation Firefly is under way with bike light distributions all across the County! Team Firefly has already distributed lights in North Hollywood, Pacoima, and Atwater.
Thank you to the Laemmle Charitable Foundation for its sponsorship of the season.
We'd also like to thank our Team Firefly volunteers for distributing lights and bringing light to riders!
Volunteer for Operation Firefly
Join Team Firefly and volunteer to help distribute lights throughout the season and throughout the County. If you're interested in volunteering, please sign up here. We several have bike light distributions coming up in December in Watts, West L.A., Highland Park, and Huntington Park, and we need volunteers like you to help double the number of people we serve this season.
Donate to Operation Firefly and Help It Grow
Operation Firefly is an education and bike light distribution program intended to make sure people riding bikes in Los Angeles are riding safely at night. According to 2012 data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 48% of bicyclist fatalities in the U.S. were at night and 69% were in urban areas. The importance of night-time visibility for bicyclists is clear.
Help make this season of Operation Firefly bigger and better, so we can reach even more night-time bicycle riders. Last winter, we served 1,000 people during the Operation Firefly season. This year, we want to double that number to 2,000 people, county-wide. This means more street distributions, more lights and materials, and more funding that will be needed. Help us meet our expenses for running the Operation Firefly program.
There are several fun levels at which you can join Team Firefly and receive a premium - buy a set of lights and give a set for $25. Or, buy a set, give a set, and get an Operation Firefly bicycling cap for $50. You can also make a general donation to the Operation Firefly program. No amount is too small, or too large! Every donation helps and we need your help. Give the gift of light today!
Learn more and make your donation at: la-bike.org/OperationFirefly
Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
The next CicLAvia is coming up on December 7th, and it's coming to South L.A.! This new route will connect beautiful Leimert Park with historic Central Avenue, traveling along Martin Luther King Boulevard. Check out the new route and get ready for our favorite block party.
Find LACBC at the Exposition Park Hub and the Central Avenue Hub. If you're interested in volunteering with LACBC, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more information about CicLAvia South L.A. here.
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.
Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 9:00am
SCVBC and Bicycle John's Holiday Benefit Ride
When: Sunday, December 7; 9 a.m.
Where: Meet at Bicycle John's - 26635 Valley Center Drive, Santa Clarita
Join local chapter Santa Clarita Valley Bicycle Coalition and Bicycle John's for the 10th Annual Holiday Benefit Ride! Choose between a 28- and 48-mile ride and spread some holiday cheer! Please bring an unwrapped toy valued at $15 (or make a donation of $15) to benefit the Child and Family Center. RSVP to the Facebook event.