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.

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October 17, 2014 News 0 Comments

We've extended our application deadline to Friday, November 7!

As many of you know, our Executive Director Jennifer Klausner will be stepping down at the end of the year to pursue new adventures. Thanks to the support of our many members, donors, volunteers, and supporters, LACBC is in terrific shape. Our search committee has begun looking for our next leader.

We’re looking for a leader who will direct our team to achieve more for bicycling in L.A. than we ever have before. This person will be our main spokesperson, strategist, and facilitator. 

See the full job description here and share it widely.

You can also check out our jobs board at la-bike.org/jobs.

October 17, 2014 Event 0 Comments

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm


Purchase your tickets here!

 

 The First Annual Awards Gala

FIREFLY BALL

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!

This year's honorees are:

  • Andy Leeka — Passionate Pedal Award
  • Alex Baum — The Alex Baum Award for Achievement in Advocacy
  • Suja Lowenthal — The Innovator Award

Join us at 6 p.m. for a cocktail hour and silent auction (in your classy, business attire) in our bicycle art gallery. At 7 p.m. we move into the Merchants Bank for our dinner program with music by Historic Filipinotown's best swing time jazz band, the HiFi Honeydrops.

WHEN: Thursday, October 30; 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
WHERE: Farmers and Merchants National Bank - 401 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

CONTACT: Kelly Martin · kelly@la-bike.org · (213) 629-2142 ext.112

RSVP: Please RSVP and purchase your ticket here.

MEDIA KIT: For everything you need to know about being an event/table sponsor look here.

TRIBUTE JOURNAL:  Unable to attend, but want to place an ad in our tribute journal?  Select one of three sizes here.

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

October 7, 2014 Event 0 Comments

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

"Just a quick note to say thanks so much for the class today. I just moved to LA from Minneapolis and navigating the traffic on my bike has been a bit intimating. Your class really helped me feel more confident. The ride home was great!" - class attendee, LACBC member.

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.

Topics include:

  • Proper helmet fit
  • ABC Quick Check (checking your bicycle)
  • Rules of the Road
  • Riding Visibly & Predictably
  • Traffic Principles for Bicyclists

When: Saturday, October 25, 2014; 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.

October 2, 2014 Event 0 Comments

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 6:00pm - Friday, October 24, 2014 - 7:30pm

P Is for Parks! Support Prop P This November and Come to a Workshop Near You

LACBC is proud to endorse Proposition P this fall, which replaces an expiring tax that provides $54 million per year for parks, greenways and open space throughout Los Angeles County. Proposition P is a $23 per parcel special tax that will fund many park improvement, water quality and maintenance projects for 30 years.

Many of our favorite parks and bike path amenities were funded by Prop P's predecessor, including pit stop locations for our LA River Ride, greenways along the Ballona Creek bike path and the Emerald Necklace in the San Gabriel Valley. Prop P will provide critical funding to complete the LA River Greenway by 2020, and build new trails along its tributaries. All for less than $2 per month! To find out more about Prop P, read this Fact Sheet or attend an information session near you.

Vote P for Parks on November 4th!

 

Pacoima

When: Tuesday, October 14; 6 - 8 p.m.

Where: Pacoima City Hall - 13520 Van Nuys Blvd., Pacoima, CA 91331

 

Hermosa Beach

When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Hermosa Beach Community Theatre - 710 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, 90254

 

South L.A.

When: Tuesday, October 21; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Where: Santee Educational Complex Theatre - 1921 Maple Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90011

 

Westchester

When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Westchester Senior Citizen Center - 8740 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, 90045

 

Baldwin Hills

When: Friday, October 24, 2014, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Where: DWP Crenshaw Auditorium - 4030 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90008

September 16, 2014 News 0 Comments

We're proud to announce that the upcoming season of Operation Firefly is sponsored by the Laemmle Charitable Foundation. The foundation benefits nonprofits agencies working to improve life in Los Angeles through addressing social and environmental issues critical to the region. 

Operation Firefly (Operacíon Luciérnaga) is an education and bike light distribution program intended to make sure people riding bikes in Los Angeles are riding safely at night.

Join the Laemmle Charitable Foundation in Sponsoring Operation Firefly

Join the Laemmle Charitable Foundation in helping to make this next season of Operation Firefly bigger and better, so we can reach even more night-time bicycle riders.

We also have some fun levels at which you can join Team Firefly and receive a premium. (Lights, hats, and vests will ship beginning the first week of November 2014.)

You can also make a general donation to the Operation Firefly program. Did you know that donating $10 means that 1 more person will soon be riding around at night with lights? Donate $50 and 5 more people will be a little safer. $100 and that number jumps to 10.
 
Learn more and make your donation at: la-bike.org/OperationFirefly

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