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July 11, 2014 Event 0 Comments

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 2:15pm

Update! - July 24, 2014

Metro Moves to Develop Long-Term Walk/Bike Funding Strategy, Makes Down Payment from ExpressLanes Revenue

This morning, the Metro Board of Directors voted to develop an Active Transportation Finance Strategy in response to concerns from LACBC, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and others that the Short Range Transportation Plan under-invests in walking and biking. In a separate but related action, Metro also approved $8.9 million in grants for walking and biking projects funded by the Metro ExpressLanes net toll revenues from the I-110 and I-10 freeways, including bikeshare in Downtown L.A., a bike hub at Union Station, an extension of the Dominguez Channel bike path to connect to the Harbor Gateway Transit Center and--our favorite--LACBC's pilot Active Streets project along Budlong Avenue in South L.A.

Last week, about 60 people from partner organizations, LACBC chapters and individual supporters came out for a Wednesday afternoon Metro committee meeting to support increased funding for walking and biking. This strong showing made an impression on the Metro board as they begin to consider what a future transportation sales tax measure might include. Today's motion lays out a path forward for the agency to set performance goals for active transportation and identify how much investment it would take to make Los Angeles County truly walkable and bikeable for people of all ages and abilities. We greatly appreciate Director Mike Bonin's leadership and the support from his colleagues on the board.

July 10, 2014 Event 0 Comments

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 9:30am

When: Sunday, August 3; Meet at 9:30 AM, Ride at 10:00 AM

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: To RSVP or volunteer as ride support, please contact Carol Feucht, Membership & Communications Director, at carol@la-bike.org. Or RSVP to the Facebook event.

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.

July 7, 2014 News 0 Comments

LACBC takes seriously our duty to defend bicyclists' rights to the road. Today, we called on the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to stop improperly ticketing bicyclists who are legally controlling the lane and establish a Bicycle Task Force responsible for improving deputy training. Read our letter below. If you have been improperly pulled over and/or cited for CVC 21202, please get in touch with planning & policy director Eric Bruins at eric@la-bike.org.

June 27, 2014 Event 0 Comments

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 8:00pm - Friday, August 8, 2014 - 11:00pm

LACBC has partnered with Grand Performances for the third year in a row to bring you a series of "pedal pushers" performances this summer! From June until September, Grand Performances will be hosting FREE concerts, film screenings, dance performances, etc. at the outdoor California Plaza in Downtown L.A., and we'll be providing complimentary bike valet at several of them! Riding your bike and parking for free to a free show is the perfect way to spend a summer night.

Check out the schedule of Grand Performances with bike valet below and head over to their website for more information.

To find our bike valet, enter California Plaza off of Grand Ave. (map), walk up the steps south of Blue Cow, and find us in front of the Deloitte Building.

Les Triplettes de Belleville - Friday, August 1; 8 p.m.

People Get Ready: A Soundtrack of the Civil Rights Movement - Saturday, August 2; 8 p.m.

Los Dos Marks - Friday, August 8; 8 p.m.

June 26, 2014 Event 0 Comments

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens opens its doors for a series of summer after-hours events for adults to enjoy music, food and fun — and animals! —  under the starry skies. Ride your bikes over, as LACBC will be providing complimentary bike valet for the series.

Roaring Nights at the L.A. Zoo” is a summer music series that brings together popular indie bands, favorite L.A. food trucks and full-service bars as well as pop-up zookeeper talks, animal encounters and a DJ dance party.  Select animal habitats and exhibits, including the new “Rainforest of the Americas” that features endangered, rare and exotic animals from Mexico, Central and South America, will be open to visitors during these after-hours concert nights.  This summer, the Los Angeles Zoo will host three separate Friday night concerts on June 27, July 25 and August 22 each from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  The Los Angeles Zoo is located at 5333 Zoo Drive, Griffith Park (map).

When: Friday, August 22; 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Music: Band to be determined, DJ V Money | Food Trucks: Baby’s Badass Burgers, Coolhaus, Lobsta Truck, Mandoline Grill, Ragin Cajun, The Grilled Cheese Truck

Tickets are available at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens ticket office and online at http://www.lazoo.org/roaringnights. Ticket prices are $18 for regular admission; $15 for GLAZA members. All guests must be 18 or older to enter.

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