News and Events

April 20, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

Can you go car-free or car-light for one day? If so, take the CAR FREE SFV EARTH DAY PLEDGE and join the LACBC Valley Neighborhood Bike Ambassadors for the Earth Day Family Bike Ride. LA River Corp. will also be organizing an Earth Day Eco-Scavenger Hunt.

When: Sunday April 26; registration at 9:30 a.m., ride from 10:00 am- 12:30 p.m.

Where: LA River at Fulton and Valleyheart in Sherman Oaks (on the North side of Valleyheart)

Route: LA River to Orange Line BIke Path, east to Chandler bikeway (along a protected meridian), then visit the first bike corral in the SFV and head back to the LA River.  We'll end the ride by giving away a great raffle prize!

Children of all ages being transported by their parents welcome; riders must be 10 or older; helmet required for all riders.


April 16, 2015 News 0 Comments


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?

4/24/2015 Update: Hyeran holds a slight edge at $2,550 versus Colin at $2,475.

Show your support by donating to your favorite rider: Colin or Hyeran!

April 15, 2015 News 0 Comments

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.”

April 14, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 7:00am - 8:00pm

Thursday, May 14th, is Bike to Work Day! Celebrate everyday biking by riding your bike to work, school, or wherever you're headed. Stop by one of the many pit stops throughout the County in the morning, including those hosted by LACBC and our local chapters. Then come get food and drinks for our Handlebar Happy Hours on the way home!

LACBC & Local Chapter Pit Stops

Downtown Los Angeles with LACBC and CRANC
When: Thursday, May 14; 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Where: South Spring Street, in between 6th and 7th

Claremont with Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition
When: Thursday, May 14
Where: Claremont Metrolink Station

Glendale with Walk Bike Glendale and City of Glendale
When: Thursday, May 14; 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Flower Ave. & Sonora Ave.


LACBC & Local Chapter Handlebar Happy Hours

Downtown Los Angeles with LACBC Headquarters
When: Thursday, May 14; 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Angel City Brewery - 216 Alameda St, Los Angeles Arts District
Join the LACBC staff and your bike buddies for a happy hour at Angel City Brewery! Ride your bike and get $1 off all pints. The Arts District Farmers Market will be taking place across the street from 5 p.m. to 89 p.m., and folks are invited to bring in food and non-alcoholic drinks into Angel City.

Claremont with Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition
When: Thursday, May 14; 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: The Press Restaurant - 129 Harvard Ave, Claremont, 91711

Glendale with Walk Bike Glendale
When: Thursday, May 14; 6 p.m.
Where: The Moose Den - 156 S. Brand Ave, Glendale
Join Walk Bike Glendale at our business partner Moose Den! Show your LACBC card and save 10% off.

Santa Monica with Santa Monica Spoke
When: Thursday, May 14; 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Areal Restaurant - 2820 Main St, Santa Monica

Van Nuys with Valley Neighborhood Bike Ambassadors
When: Thursday, May 14; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Macleod Ale Brewing Co. - 14741 Calvert St, Van Nuys

Westwood with Bicycle Coalition at UCLA
When: Thursday, May 14; 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Barney's Beanery -1037 Broxton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

April 6, 2015 News 0 Comments

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.

Join Team LACBC today!

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.