News and Events
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.
By the time they reach the finish line on May 21st, 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?
5/18/2015 Update: Hyeran holds a firm lead at $4,110 versus Colin at $3,000.
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 12:01am - Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 11:59pm
Happy National Bike Month! Join LACBC or renew your LACBC membership for a chance to ride away with a trip for two to Tour de Fat San Diego on September 26th!
Anyone who becomes an LACBC member or renews a membership between May 1, 2015, and May 31, 2015, will automatically be entered into a drawing for a trip for two to Tour de Fat San Diego. The winner and guest, plus their bicycles, will travel on the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train, enjoy two nights at a swanky local hotel, and folly their folly at New Belgium’s Tour de Fat, a bike and beer festival that has no equal.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 7:00am - 8:00pm
Want to #BikeTheVote this election? LACBC is your source for election information and candidate positions on biking and walking. You can #BikeTheVote by:
- Register to vote! The deadline to register for the May 19th election is Tuesday, May 5th. Register here: http://registertovote.ca.gov
- Educate yourself about the candidates and items on the ballot! As a 501(c)3, we cannot endorse candidates, but we will provide resources for you through the election season including candidate surveys and information about candidate forums where you can learn more about where candidates stand on important bike and livability issues. Updates are posted below.
- Spread the word and get your friends to vote!
- Vote on election day (or by mail by the appropriate deadline)! Find your polling location, and make sure you bike the vote.
As a 501(c)(3), LACBC cannot endorse candidates, but we can provide you with resources to help you make educated decisions at the polls. For the Council District 4 runoff election, we have received survey responses from both candidates:
Council District 4
Runoff Election in City of L.A.
When: Tuesday, May 19; 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Find your polling place here: lavote.net/locator
Get more information at http://la-bike.org/vote.
Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Are you interested in learning more about LACBC's work in Southeast LA County? Join LACBC, CICLE, and Metro for the third and last ride of the active transportation outreach series. We will be riding from the big and beautiful John Anson Ford Park through the Rio Hondo and L.A. River, with a yummy last stop at Mariscos Sol y Mar and Quickie Dog!
This is a slow-paced, family friendly ride, so come down and enjoy a leisurely ride, learn about our efforts, and take in the beauty of the Southeast Cities!
When: Saturday, May 23; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: John Anson Ford Park, Bell Gardens
Please RSVP to email@example.com.
All under 18 must wear a helmet and be escorted by a guardian. Bring water, a snack, a bicycle in good working order, and cash for food later.
Today we kicked off Bike Week by releasing results from LACBC's Operation Firefly/Operacíon Luciérnaga program’s latest season. Operation Firefly is an education and bicycle light distribution program intended to make sure people are riding safely at night in Los Angeles County. During the 2014-2015 winter season, the program served over 2,000 people at 36 distributions in 13 different cities across the county, installing front and back bike lights on their bikes, educating them about riding safely, and surveying them on riding habits. Neighborhoods targeted for this initiative are often low-income communities of color where light recipients lack lights and proper bicycle infrastructure, despite the fact that many people are riding out of necessity. Some of our key survey findings include:
- 75% of recipients surveyed use a bike as their main form of transportation.
- 33% of recipients don’t usually ride with lights at night.
- 86% of recipients are misinformed regarding the legal requirements for biking at night.
- 19% of recipients identified as female.
- 31% of recipients cited Spanish as their primary language.
This Bike Week, we want to highlight the importance of making L.A. County's streets safer and more equitable for all who ride and all who want to ride!
See our full press release.