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September 24, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 9:30am - 1:00pm

Due to rain, today's ride is CANCELED.

Sunday Funday: Fall-Sadena

Fall is upon us and what better way to end the summer than by riding your bike in beautiful tree-lined Pasadena!

Join us for the next Sunday Funday Ride led by LACBC super volunteer Wayne Ridetime Howard. This 22-mile guided ride through Pasadena will include lots of trees, a stroll through Pasadena College and Caltech, and several iconic Pasadena landmarks.

When: Sunday, October 4th; meet at 9:30 a.m., ride at 10:00a.m.
Where: Meet at the Fillmore Gold Line Station in Pasadena.

Getting there: Take the Gold Line to the Fillmore Station. Free automobile parking is available at the Park and Ride behind the Fillmore Station at 750 Raymond St.

See route:

RSVP: Please RSVP here.

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).

September 23, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 7:00am - Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 1:00pm

Last week, hundreds of volunteers joined  LACBC, Los Angeles Walks, and UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies for the fourth biennial Los Angeles Bike and Pedestrian Count, presented by AARP. With over 180 count locations throughout Los Angeles City and 547 shifts, volunteers saved the day with their clipboard and tally marks. Thank you to all of our volunteers who made sure that people on bikes and on foot got counted!

Volunteers: Get information on how to return your count forms at Please return your forms by Friday, September 25th. If you have any questions about the count, please email:

Make-up shifts: We have several shifts that need were not completed and that we still need data for. Check out this MAP below for available locations and shifts.  Please sign up HERE for a count location for one (or more!) of the following make-up shifts:

  • Wednesday, September 30, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Wednesday, September 30, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 3, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.





Presenting Sponsor:

Fehr & Peers  -  Kind Bar



Asian Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance  -  Bicycle Kitchen  -  Highland Park Heritage Trust - Los Angeles River Revitalization Corp  -  Multicultural Communities for Mobility  -  National Health Foundation  -  Pacoima Beautiful  -  T.R.U.S.T. South LA  - Youth Policy Institute



September 22, 2015 News 0 Comments

On Sunday, September 20th, Mad Men writer-producer and Emmy nominee Tom Smuts led a bike ride to the Primetime Emmy Awards from his home in Santa Monica to L.A. Live for the second year in a row to show that it is possible to bike anywhere in Los Angeles and to highlight three exciting L.A. initiatives: Vision Zero, Great Streets, and bike share.

Tom was joined along the way by Councilmember Mike Bonin, Marcel Porras from the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Department of Transportation General Manager Seleta Reynolds, LACBC Executive Director Tamika Butler, professional cyclists Tim Johnson and Dave Zabriskie, actor Jon Huertas, actress and triathlete Kathleen Kelly Lang, members of the Los Angeles Vision Zero Alliance, Rapha reps, and more.

Tom actually got the party rolling with a fast-paced pre-ride with folks like actress Erika Christensen. He came back to his house in Santa Monica where Councilmember Mike Bonin spoke about L.A.'s new livability initiatives and we grubbed on some food. Then we headed off, traveling along Venice Blvd, an L.A. Great Street, for much of the 20-mile ride. We stopped at a pop-up bike share station at Venice and Union to test out Metro's new bike share bicycles, before riding to the red carpet at L.A. Live. Fox provided the first ever bike valet at the Emmys, where valets in fancy suits parked our bikes before the big show.

It was a rather warm day, but this great crew enjoyed our active pre-party and looked pretty amazing doing it.

Thank you to Tom Smuts for inspiring us and inviting us to help plan the ride; Fox, the Television Academy, LADOT, the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, and the Office of Councilmember Mike Bonin for working on ride logistics; Serena Liu for photographing the event; Rapha and Cannondale for providing some good bike gear; and the folks that joined and supported the ride.

Check out the highlights on our #Bike2Emmys Storify collection, see photos on our Facebook page, and read more about it in The Hollywood Reporter and Omaha World-Herald.


Photos by Serena Liu.

September 21, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Purchase Tickets Here!

The Second Annual Awards Gala

Celebrating a Bright Future for LA County

Named out of its timing with the seasonal launch of Operation Firefly, an education and bike light distribution program of LACBC, the Firefly Ball is a light-filled evening of art, music, food and drink.
Celebrate with us as we honor community members doing good bike work while raising much needed funds for LA’s largest, full service bike advocacy nonprofit--the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition!

Beer Sponsored by

This year's honorees are:

  • Mayor Richard Riordan — Passionate Pedal Award
  • Tafarai Bayne — The Alex Baum Award for Achievement in Advocacy
  • Councilmembers Mitch Englander & Joe Buscaino — The Innovator Award

Join us at 5:30 p.m. for a cocktail hour and silent auction (in your classy, business attire) with a special musical performance by VERBS!
Our dinner program commences at 7 p.m.

WHEN: Thursday, October 29; 5:30 p.m. - 9p.m.

WHERE: The Majestic Downtown - 650 S. Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

CONTACT: Kelly Martin · · (213) 629-2142 ext.112

RSVP: Reserve your Tickets Here.

MEDIA KIT: For a pdf for everything you need to know about being an event/table sponsor email

TRIBUTE JOURNAL:  Unable to attend, but want to place an ad in our tribute journal?  Coming soon.

DONATE:  Can't make it, but still want to help?  Donate here.

PARKING: Valet Parking provided.  Bike Valet provided.  Closest Metro Red Line stop is at 7th and Flower.

August 25, 2015 News 0 Comments

Yesterday, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition was proud to stand as part of the newly formed Los Angeles Vision Zero Alliance (LA0) as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed the Vision Zero executive directive to end all traffic deaths by the year 2025.

Vision Zero is a policy that aims to eliminate all traffic deaths. While traffic safety campaigns have traditionally focused on changing human behavior, Vision Zero instead places the responsibility on government to using evidence-based strategies to manage the streets to prevent fatalities and serious injuries. Yesterday Los Angeles joined a global movement in altering its approach to traffic safety and proclaiming that the simple act of getting from point A to point B—whether biking, walking, driving, or using other means—should not be "a death-defying act," to borrow a phrase that Councilmember Mike Bonin used yesterday.

LA0 is a strong and diverse constituency that works in partnership with the City. Members of LA0 include: AARP California, Advancement Project, Asian Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance (APIOPA), Communities Actively Living Independent & Free (CALIF), Community Health Councils (CHC), Los Angeles Walks, Multicultural Communities for Mobility (MCM), PALS for Health, T.R.U.S.T. South L.A., Youth Policy Institute (YPI), and LACBC.

We invite you to learn more about LA0 by visiting, signing the petition to show your support, and finding LA0 on Facebook and Twitter.


Photo by Serena Grace Photo for LA0.