News and Events
Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 9:30am
When: Sunday, August 2; Meet at 9:30 a.m, Ride at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Del Valle Park - 5939 Henrilee St. (at Woodruff) Lakewood, CA 90713, by the airplane (map)
Bring out your whole family for this ride around the Long Beach and Lakewood area! For the fourth summer in a row, LACBC Board Member and Lakewood resident Steve Boyd leads this mellow ride. We'll ride along the San Gabriel Bike Path and head south to PCH and back. Children on bikes and in trailers are welcome!
Ride Length: not more than 18 miles (riders will have the option of turning around for a 6-mile ride or riding for a longer 18-mile ride)
Ride Duration: 2 to 2.5 hours, including stops for rest when needed
Difficulty: easy, great for the whole family
What to Bring: helmets for children under 18, water, snacks
RSVP: Please RSVP here.
About Sunday Fundays: Sunday Funday Rides are free and open to LACBC members plus one guest. Interested in becoming a member? Sign up for membership online or become a member at the ride at a discounted price.
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
The Second Annual Awards Gala
Celebrating a Bright Future for LA County
Named out of its timing with the seasonal launch of Operation Firefly, an education and bike light distribution program of LACBC, the Firefly Ball is a light-filled evening of art, music, food and drink.
Celebrate with us as we honor community members doing good bike work while raising much needed funds for LA’s largest, full service bike advocacy nonprofit--the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition!
This year's honorees are:
- Mayor Richard Riordan — Passionate Pedal Award
- Tafarai Bayne — The Alex Baum Award for Achievement in Advocacy
- Councilmembers Mitch Englander & Joe Buscaino — The Innovator Award
Join us at 6 p.m. for a cocktail hour and silent auction (in your classy, business attire). Our dinner program commences at 7pm.
WHEN: Thursday, October 29; 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
WHERE: The Majestic Downtown - 650 S. Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
CONTACT: Kelly Martin · firstname.lastname@example.org · (213) 629-2142 ext.112
RSVP: Reserve your Tickets Here.
MEDIA KIT: For everything you need to know about being an event/table sponsor coming soon.
TRIBUTE JOURNAL: Unable to attend, but want to place an ad in our tribute journal? Coming soon.
DONATE: Can't make it, but still want to help? Donate here.
PARKING: TBA. Bike Valet provided. Closest Metro Red Line stop is at 7th and Flower.
As one of the city's greatest advocates for cycling, Greg Laemmle has been as steady fixture on the LACBC board since January, 2010. He is President of Laemmle Theatres, LLC, a family owned business that has been exhibiting art and foreign films in Los Angeles since 1938. Before joining LACBC, Greg served on the boards of Film Independent and the Brandeis-Bardin Institute.
He also serves as Treasurer of the Laemmle Theatres Charitable Foundation, a private family foundation founded in 2000 that sponsored Operation Firefly, a program to distribute bike lights to those in need. This spring, Greg took part again in Climate Ride and also continued his generous ways holding a contest to support other cyclists' entry into the ride.
If you haven't met Greg or his lovely wife Tish out on the road, you may recognize them on television earlier this year riding to the Oscars in the rain!
Greg is also bringing back the Tour de Laemmle for a second year as a free cycling event that covering 125 miles around the L.A. region, with stops at all eight Laemmle theater locations. We catch up with Greg to talk about this last year.
Tell us a little about why being part of LACBC is so important.
I’d like to think that LACBC is making a difference in letting people know there are better options and providing safer, friendlier places for people to bike. It also makes our community a more fun place to shop, recreate and do all those things. As someone who operates a business within the city of Los Angeles, it’s important for me to understand how my customers and employees get to the theater. One of the complaints we insistantly hear is how crowded Los Angeles is and how tough parking is to find. By showing there’s a way to interact with our community and partake with local businesses plays an important part of what’s going on in the county.
What was it like being a part of this year’s Climate Ride?
Climate Ride was amazing. It was my third year and had experienced the route down the coast, so it was wonderful to repeat that. The new wrinkle this year was climbing Mt. Tam and having a full day to do that was a great addition. Also, to recruit a terrific team of individuals, to train with and share this experience is amazing.
Your theaters are transit oriented, is that a central theme to Laemmle Theaters?
Yes, we very much want to be part of the neighborhood in which the theaters are located. We try to focus on transit, so we’re excited that the Foothill Extension will bring the Gold Line to Claremont and that you can use Expo Rail to get there. As we look at the expanding parts of the county, we look at the ability to reach all these places by bike or multimodal. In terms of being part of the fabric of the community, it’s part of who we are and it’s important to be personal in those locations.
What should people know about the Tour de Laemmle?
People should feel free to show up on the day of and ride as much as you can. And if you get tired, there are great options to get around. We designed the ride so if you can maintain a 12 mile per hour pace, you can complete the ride by the time the sun goes down. I’m going to be riding at a 15-18 mile per hour pace, because I don’t want to be in the saddle that long. I love riding the length of Whittier Blvd., the main drag of East LA., and Mt. Sac is a little bit of a climb. We are also incorporating a lot more off street riding through the Rio Hondo / Whittier Narrows area onto the San Gabriel River bike trail. The route from Claremont to Pasadena is a really pleasant ride going through some really great communities and the climb over Sepulveda at mile 100 is always a pleasure. It is more challenging than the LA River Ride century. We have more climbing and more miles.
For more information or to sign up, go to tourdelaemmle.com.
Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 9:00am - Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 5:00pm
For the summer of 2015, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition is offering a series of FREE bicycle safety classes. Funding for this program is provided by Metro through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
There are three different classes being offered:
- "Street Cycling Skills" (TS101-A) - Session A
- "Street Cycling Skills" (TS101-B) - Session B
- "Basic Bicycling Skills"
All classes are taught by trained League Cycling Instructors (LCIs). These classes are for adults and youth who are at least 14 years old. Minors must be accompanied by their parent or an adult guardian. Participants receive a free bicycle helmet and bike lights.
Classes are being offered in:
- Culver City
- Downtown Los Angeles (Metro)
- East Los Angeles
- North Hills (San Fernando Valley)
- North Long Beach
- Santa Monica
Check out the full schedule, and register at http://la-bike.org/bicyclesafetyclasses.
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 7:00am - 4:00pm
Thank you for joining us at the 15th Annual Los Angeles River Ride on June 28th!
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.
Get Your River Ride Photo
Your free photos are now up on PhotoCrazy.com thanks to LACBC and our sustaining sponsor, Subaru of America, Inc. To find your photo, try to remember what time you passed the photographer and use the pull-down menu top to get to your time range. Then click on your photo to be brought to the FREE PHOTO button. Click on that, enter your name, email, address, and zip code, and your photo will be emailed to you in a minute.
Thank You to Our River Ride Sponsors