Founded in 1998, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) works to build a better, more bike-able Los Angeles County. LACBC is the only membership-based nonprofit organization working exclusively for the millions of people who ride bikes in Los Angeles County. Through advocacy, education and outreach, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition brings together the diverse bicycling community in a united mission to make the entire L.A. region a safe and enjoyable place to ride.
News and Events
Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
You're invited to learn all about what LACBC is up to!
Learn about LACBC's victories of past and future from our local chapters, Neighborhood Bike Ambassador program, campaigns, programs, and more! Mingle, enjoy refreshments courtesy of New Belgium and Pete's Cafe, dance to the sweet sounds of DJ Skramble, have your photo taken in our photobooth, and party the night away!
LACBC Open House: Victories of Future Past
When: Thursday, December 5; 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: LACBC Headquarters at the Historic Banks Huntley Building, Ground Floor - 634 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Free for LACBC members, $10 general admission
RSVP to Facebook event and spread the word!
Thank you to our sponsors: Pocrass & De Los Reyes, Alta Planning + Design, New Belgium Brewing, Pete's Cafe and Bar
Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 4:30pm
It's the Holidays! Kids young and old look forward to this special magical time all year, and now that it is here. Our 4th Annual Holiday Caroling Ride combines cycling fun with caroling, cookies, and cocoa in the beautiful Larchmont Village.
When: Sunday, December 15; Meet at 4:30 p.m.
Where: Meet at Rotary Club Christmas Tree Lot - 568 N. Larchmont Blvd.
We will meet at 4:30 PM at the Christmas Tree lot on Larchmont Blvd. just south of Clinton street on the east side of the street. We'll ride approximately two miles around the neighborhoods surrounding Larchmont and Larchmont Blvd. itself, stopping to admire the dazzling decorations, sing carols to holiday shoppers, and enjoy some cocoa and cookies afterwards.
The route is flat and suitable for even the littlest riders. Heavy rain cancels.
RSVP: Please RSVP to Carol Feucht at firstname.lastname@example.org or to our Facebook event.
This holiday season, give your friends and family something unique that will keep on giving throughout the year: Give them an LACBC Gift Membership! It’s a gift that provides your loved ones with useful information, bike shop discounts, free or discounted admission to LACBC events, and a safer ride. Their membership packet also includes the LACBC Bicycle Resource Guide, an LA County Bikeways map, and a membership card for discounts. Not only does an LACBC membership make a great gift, but it supports LACBC’s work to create a better, bike-able LA County!
If you want your gift membership to arrive at a local address by Christmas day, please make your purchase by Tuesday, December 17th, at the latest!
Word on the street is that Councilmember Paul Koretz is reneging on his commitment to study bike lanes on Westwood Boulevard, connecting the future Expo Line Station to UCLA and Palms. Earlier this year Koretz wrote, "I am an advocate of bike paths so long as we implement them intelligently and with the input of local stakeholders." With that in mind, LACBC respected local opposition to the City's proposed bus-bike lanes and developed an alternative that still provides safety benefits without the traffic impact that upset some stakeholders. We then requested to work with the Councilmember to:
- Study alternatives for Westwood with less traffic impact
- Create an inclusive engagement process that is fact-based and respectful of divergent opinions
After agreeing to the above, Koretz stalled. He did not set up an open and transparent process and instructed LADOT to stop the study. Instead of seeking input from all stakeholders, he has listened to one small insular group of homeowners that have repeatedly put out inaccurate information to rally opposition to even studying the project. At LACBC, we firmly believe that studying options is the first step in making decisions "intelligently."
Please join us in calling on Councilmember Koretz to keep his word and study all options for Westwood Boulevard. (See sample email below.)
Dear Councilmember Koretz,
Westwood Boulevard is currently one of the most popular routes for people riding bikes in your district. It is also one of the least safe. You've said before that, "I do not vote for things that kill people." I hope that you'll at least study how to fix a dangerous situation that has already killed and will likely again if it is not improved. As a community leader, it's your responsibility to convene people with differing views, seek out accurate information, and make informed decisions that respect all stakeholders. I ask that you take this commitment seriously by studying alternatives for bike lanes along Westwood Boulevard and hosting an open and inclusive process to discuss the merits of the project.
[your neighborhood ]
Also, please participate in the Ride Westwood Day of Action on Tuesday, November 19th, by leaving a public comment at the L.A. City Council Meeting at 10 a.m. or calling Koretz's office to share your concerns.
You're invited to join Team LACBC on Climate Ride California! We are once again a beneficiary and you can join the brand-new epic 4-day pedaling adventure in Northern California through wine country.
Right now, we're recruiting members for our new Team LACBC on the California ride. You can be part of the fun and raise funds for LACBC at the same time! Team LACBC was the top team in last year's California ride. Let's bring the trophy (OK, pint glasses) back home this year! If you join our team by December 4th, you'll be invited to our exclusive donor appreciation party on December 5th.
Climate Ride California (May 17-20, 2014) is a 4-day, fully-supported cycling adventure that begins in San Francisco, heads north up the coast and through Wine Country to California's Capitol in Sacramento.