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
Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 11:00am
This 2-hour workshop will provide you with basic information you can use to safely ride your bicycle on the streets of LA County. The workshop for LACBC members includes a booklet and LACBC materials you can take home with you. Instruction is classroom only - we will not be riding. Bringing your bicycle is optional.
- Proper helmet fit
- ABC Quick Check (checking your bicycle)
- Rules of the Road
- Riding Visibly & Predictably
- Traffic Principles for Bicyclists
When: Saturday July 26; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: LACBC Headquarters, mezzanine level - 634 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles 90014
RSVP: RSVP is required. RSVP here.
This workshop is free for LACBC members only. Not a member? Become a member today.
Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 4:00pm
Do you live, work, or play in the City of Burbank? Join our newest local chapter, Walk Bike Burbank, for its inaugural meeting! Topics for this first meeting include: establishing a steering committee, discussing rules of the local chapter, electing officers, and planning events.
When: Sunday, July 20 at 4 p.m.
Where: Romancing the Bean coffee shop - 3413 W. Magnolia Boulevard, Burbank, CA (map)
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 2:15pm
Join LACBC at Metro on July 16th to ask for more funding for walking and biking. For over two years, LACBC has worked alongside the Safe Routes to School National Partnership to call attention to the critical lack of funding for walking and biking in Los Angeles County. Despite pedestrians and bicyclists making up 19% of all trips and 39% of roadway fatalities in LA County, less than 1% of transportation funding is spent on these two modes.
Update: Metro staff released their response to our comment letter on the $88-billion short range transportation plan and called walking and biking not "regionally significant." Next week we're aiming to show that all of L.A. County supports greater investment in walking and biking.
Join Us on July 16th at Metro!
We're mobilizing our countywide coalition to turn out to a Metro committee meeting next Wednesday (we meet at 2:45 p.m. to coordinate). Please join us on July 16th to show your support for increasing funding for walking and biking. Metro Board Room: Planning and Programming Committee considering $88B plan with only 0.6% for walk/bike
When: Wednesday, July 16; 2:15 p.m.
2:45 p.m. (new time!) to coordinate* - You do not have to speak.
Where: Metro HQ, Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd floor
* We'll notify those who RSVP of any time adjustment. Please to RSVP to Eric Bruins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participate on Social Media!
There is also an opportunity to use social media to express your support using the hashtag #metrofundwalkbike. Please join the conversation online by posting to Twitter and Facebook:
- Answer the question: "Why should #metrofundwalkbike?"
- Add pictures! Write your answer on a piece of paper--green if possible--and share the picture in Tweets and on Facebook. Get your friends and family to do it too!
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
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.
Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 8:30am
Where: Meet at Bixby Park, corner of 1st Street & Cherry - 130 Cherry Avenue, Long Beach (map)
Mid-July is the perfect time for an awesome beach ride—it's too bloomin’ hot to ride in many other parts of the County. So, dust off your passports because we’ll be riding south, crossing the border into Orange County. After heading south through Long Beach and Belmont Shores, we’ll continue into the OC at Seal Beach and then follow the shoreline all the way to Newport Beach. It’s quintessential So Cal, with surfers, pups and tourists frolicking in the surf of seemingly endless beaches and cooler summer breezes. As we arrive in Newport, we’ll ride around Upper Newport Bay and the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve before returning to Long Beach.
Ride Length: 45 miles.
Ride Duration: Approximately 4-6 hours, including stops.
Difficulty: Recommended for intermediate-level riders, aged 16 and up. The route passes through shopping areas and along the Pacific Coast Highway. While most of the ride is on bike lanes and bike routes, you should be prepared for city traffic and road sharing with cars. Total elevation gain is nada—sea level the whole way.
Rain Policy: Torrential rain, snow, earthquake or fierce wind cancels the outing. Otherwise, we ride.
What to bring: A road-worthy bike, extra inner tubes, a patch kit and pump, drinking water, a pocket snack (such as an energy bar, banana or trail mix), a helmet and money for refueling stops and post-ride refreshments.
Parking: There’s plenty of street parking around Bixby Park. Or, take Metro Blue Line south from Downtown LA to the Long Beach Transit Mall, the end of the line, and then ride east along First Street for about 1.3 miles to Bixby Park. We’ll meet at the corner of First Street and Cherry Avenue.
RSVP: Strongly encouraged, via email@example.com, so we can send you last-minute advisories, particularly about weather. Touring Los Angeles County with LACBC and Where To Bike Los Angeles is a series of rides that are free and open to every LACBC member, plus one guest. Interested in becoming a member? Join the LACBC online or at a discounted rate at our meet-up point. These rides are co-hosted by Jon Riddle and Sarah Amelar, authors of Where to Bike Los Angeles, a guide to bicycling in Los Angeles County, published by BA Press. Copies are available at local book and bike shops, REI stores, and from LACBC—online, at its offices, or at the end of these group adventures.