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May 15, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 12:01am - Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 11:59pm

Happy National Bike Month! Join LACBC or renew your LACBC membership for a chance to ride away with a trip for two to Tour de Fat San Diego on September 26th!

Anyone who becomes an LACBC member or renews a membership between May 1, 2015, and May 31, 2015, will automatically be entered into a drawing for a trip for two to Tour de Fat San Diego. The winner and guest, plus their bicycles, will travel on the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train, enjoy two nights at a swanky local hotel, and folly their folly at New Belgium’s Tour de Fat, a bike and beer festival that has no equal.

Join or renew today!

May 27, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 8:30am

On Thursday at 8:30AM, the City Planning Commission will consider the Mobility Plan 2035 at their meeting at Van Nuys City Hall, Council Chamber 2nd Floor. We'd like you to join us to speak in favor of the Mobility Plan, which carries forward the best parts of the L.A. Bicycle Plan, while adding in family-friendly protected bike lanes to the City's toolbox of street improvements. The Plan also connects a better bike network to much-needed improvements for people walking and taking transit. Most importantly, the Plan promotes complete streets that serve all people who travel on them, with special focus on the most vulnerable road users: children, the elderly, pedestrians and bicyclists. Please join us at the meeting and/or add your voice by emailing the City Planning Commission (see sample below).

The Commission needs to hear from you. People that are opposed to the improvements we've seen on L.A. streets are already mobilizing against this new Plan. We are counting on supporters like you to share your thoughts at the hearing and by email. If you can come to the meeting, please email me at hyeran@la-bike.org

What does the Mobility Plan do?

  • Makes safety the City’s number one transportation priority, particularly the safety of children walking to school
  • Sets design speeds for city streets and provides engineering and enforcement solutions to stop the constant increase in speed limits
  • Proposes a new network of protected bike lanes across L.A.
  • Doubles the share of Measure R Local Return for walking and bicycling
  • Calls for annual bicycle and pedestrian counts by LADOT
  • Sets a performance metric of zero increase in car travel per person

LACBC, Los Angeles Walks, and other stakeholders were involved in the development of the plan to ensure that the needs of L.A.’s bicyclists and pedestrians are a priority. LACBC worked with the Department of City Planning to develop a 180-mile network of protected bike lanes and high-quality neighborhood streets that will “provide safe, convenient, and comfortable local and regional facilities for cyclists of all types and abilities.” Let's make these ideas a reality by passing this Plan and supporting its implementation.

You can see the final EIR and staff report here.

Mobility Plan at City Planning Commission
When: Thu, May 28, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.. The Mobility Plan will be the first item on the agenda, so please make sure to be there at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Van Nuys City Hall, Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, 14410 Sylvan Street, Van Nuys, CA 91401

If you cannot make it to the meeting, please send your comment directly to James Williams in the City Planning Commission office at cpc@lacity.org and bcc: hyeran@la-bike.org

Sample Email

Subject: CPC-2013-910-GPA-SP-CA-SMC Mobility Plan 2035 - SUPPORT

Dear President Ambroz and Commissioners,

I support adopting the Mobility Plan 2035, including all of its proposed networks. As a bicycle rider and pedestrian, I strongly support this Plan because I believe that it will help make L.A. streets better for all of us walking, biking, taking transit and driving.

A well-connected network of protected bike lanes and other complete streets improvements the Plan includes will give people healthier options to get around our neighborhoods and our whole city. Calmer traffic and safer streets are critical to protect and enhance our quality of life. We need this plan to build on the progress made by the 2010 Bicycle Plan and make all modes of transportation work together for our city. The modal networks in the Plan were carefully crafted to balance the needs of all who will use them. We can't afford to piecemeal them to appease local naysayers without undermining their citywide utility.

This Plan also supports LADOT's goal of eliminating all traffic deaths by 2025. Right now, a pedestrian or bicyclist is killed on L.A. streets every three days. We know that good design, along with education and enforcement, is essential to meeting this goal. This Plan gives all city agencies the tools and the direction to work together toward making L.A. a safe city to move around in.

Please support the Mobility Plan 2035 so that we can all travel safely on the streets of L.A.

Sincerely,

(Your name)
(Your address)

May 27, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 9:00am - Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 5:00pm

For the summer of 2015, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition is offering a series of FREE bicycle safety classes. Funding for this program is provided by Metro through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

There are three different classes being offered:

  • "Street Cycling Skills" (TS101-A) - Session A
  • "Street Cycling Skills" (TS101-B) - Session B
  • "Basic Bicycling Skills"

All classes are taught by trained League Cycling Instructors (LCIs). These classes are for adults and youth who are at least 14 years old. Minors must be accompanied by their parent or an adult guardian. Participants receive a free bicycle helmet and bike lights.

Classes are being offered in:

  • Santa Monica
  • Culver City
  • Reseda
  • North Hills
  • Downtown Los Angeles
  • North Long Beach

Check out the full schedule (beginning Saturday, May 30), and register at http://la-bike.org/bicyclesafetyclasses.

May 27, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 9:00am

The Carson Bicycle Coalition, a local chapter of LACBC, will be hosting the next Sunday Funday Ride on June 7th.  This 20-mile ride will travel at a slow-to-moderate speed so that all type riders can enjoy.  Some of the highlighted locations will be  the StubHub Center & Velodrome, Cal State Dominguez Hill, the Metro Bus Transit Center, the Dominguez Channel Bike Path, the Goodyear Blimp, Carson City Hall & Community Center, the Metro Blue Line Train Station, the Rancho Dominguez Adobe Mission & Museum, and the SouthBay Pavilion.

When: Sunday, June 7; 9:00 a.m., ends at around 12:30 p.m.
Where: Meet at the Carson SouthBay Pavilion parking lot (Avalon Blvd. & Del Amo Blvd, near Sears Auto Center).

RSVP here!

Ride Length: Approximately 20 miles total.
Ride Duration: 3 - 3.5 hours roundtrip
Difficulty: Casual at a slow-to-moderate pace.
What to bring: helmet (required for children under the age of 18), water, sunscreen, money for lunch afterwards
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).

 

June 28, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 7:00am - 4:00pm


Designed by Aislinn Glennon of Glennon Graphics.

When: Sunday, June 28, 2015

Where: 2 Start/Finish Locations, 10 Great Rides

Autry Center in Griffith Park: 100-, 70-, 50-, 36-, 25-, & 15-mile rides, plus Kids' Ride

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach: 100-, 70-, & 25-mile rides

 

10 GREAT RIDES: Choose your start/finish! 100-mile, 70-mile, 50-mile, 36-mile, 25-mile, and 15-mile rides, plus a Kids' Ride + Family Bike Expo start and finish at The Autry Center in Griffith Park (Los Angeles). 100-mile, 70-mile, and 25-mile rides start and finish at The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Join over 2,000 other riders, and enjoy a great day of cycling fun, an Eco Expo, raffle, live music, and food. All proceeds benefit the work of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.

Quick Links:

 

Ride Descriptions & Start Times

  • All riders must wear helmets.
  • Refillable water bottle recommended.
  • Technical and medical support available along the ride.

START & FINISH at AUTRY NATIONAL CENTER - 4700 WESTERN HERITAGE WAY

PARKING: Parking will be limited for the River Ride in Griffith Park. All available parking for the River Ride within Griffith Park is reserved for the family and kids' ride participants.  25-, 36-, 50-, 70-, and 100-mile riders must park at the Disney Lot at 1625 Flower St., Glendale, CA. This lot is just over one mile from the start line, secure, and FREE for our participants. Directions to the parking lot: From the 5 Freeway exit, take the Western Ave exit. You will exit onto Flower St., take a right, then take an immediate left into the lot, which is before the park.

100-MILE CENTURY RIDE

If you've never done one, this ride is the perfect time to try it. The profile is very flat, very few inclines and none of them steep. This year's Century ride will be a new path and much improved based on your comments. Registration opens at 6:00 a.m. Ride starts at 7:00 a.m.

Park at 1625 Flower St., Glendale.

The 100 Mile Route is in two segments. If you are starting in Griffith Park, use the Southbound segment first, then use the Northbound segment. If you are starting in Long Beach, use the Northbound segment first, then use the Southbound segment.

Southbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4731317

Northbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4731383


70-MILE PARK-TO-PLAYA RIDE

From Griffith Park to Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, and return. Registration starts at 7:00 a.m. Ride starts at 7:45 a.m.

Park at 1625 Flower St., Glendale.

The 70 Mile Route is in two segments. If you are starting in Griffith Park, use the Southbound segment first, then use the Northbound segment. If you are starting in Long Beach, use the Northbound segment first, then use the Southbound segment.

Southbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4722362

Northbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4731148

50-MILE HALF-CENTURY RIDE

From The Autry in Griffith Park to the City of Paramount and return. Registration starts at 7:00 a.m. Ride starts at 8:00 a.m.

Park at 1625 Flower St., Glendale.

Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4722272

36-MILE TRAINING RIDE

From The Autry in Griffith Park to Maywood Riverfront Park and back. You'll spend 8 miles on the river path and detour through downtown for the remaining miles. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Ride starts at 8:30 a.m.

Park at 1625 Flower St., Glendale.

Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4703887

25-MILE EXPLORER RIDE

From The Autry in Griffith Park to the Boyle Heights and return. Registration starts at 7:45 a.m. Ride starts at 8:45 a.m.

Park at 1625 Flower St., Glendale.

Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4703825

15-MILE FAMILY RIDE
This ride is perfect for families as the entire route is on a dedicated bike path on the river. For ages 7 and up. Kids 12 and under ride for free thanks to the County Supervisors. All Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Ride starts at 10:30 a.m.

Park in Griffith Park.

Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4703645

 

FIRST 5 LA KIDS' RIDE AND FUN FAIR **

Parents, teens, and young children are invited to the Family Bike Expo that features a variety of health and safety workshops designed to empower families who ride bikes. Teens and kids who complete our age-appropriate series of Education Workshops - led by Licensed Cycling Instructors - will receive a special certificate and prize.

The Kids Safety Ride is perfect for kids 3-8 years old who are still developing their biking skills. The ride will introduce young children to important bike safety lessons through fun, interactive activities. They will practice their riding techniques on a bike loop within the enclosed Autry Center parking lot through a series of obstacles, street signs, etc. Bikes and trikes are welcome - all riders must wear a helmet. Skuut push bikes will be available. The 2 mile Kids Ride will take riders between the ages of 5 and 10 (suggested) on a 2 mile journey on the LA River Bike Path. Bikes and push bikes welcome but please no Tricycles. All Kid's rides are FREE! Prizes and t-shirts for all registrants. Registration and festivities begin at 8:00 a.m. and go to 11am.

Park in Griffith Park.

Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4731275

START & FINISH AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC IN LONG BEACH

PARKING: Participants are encouraged to go Metro to the Aquarium of the Pacific at 100 Aquarium Way in Long Beach, or to use the Aquarium parking structure on the water side of Shoreline Drive between Chestnut Place and Aquarium Way. All-day parking is $8 with an event ticket, so pick up a parking ticker at River Ride registration to get the $8 price. To get there:

  • From the 710 Freeway, follow direction signs to the Aquarium. The entrance to Aquarium parking is on the right on Shoreline just before the roller coaster bridge at Aquarium Way.
  • From the south, take Shoreline Drive to Aquarium Way. Left on Aquarium Way. The entrance is on the right, 100 feet beyond the dolphin fountain.
  • Additional parking: When the Aquarium lot is full, you will be directed to The Pike parking structure. The entrance is on Chestnut and Shoreline, just across the street from the Aquarium’s main lot.

 

100-MILE LB CENTURY RIDE

If you've never done one, this ride is the perfect time to try it. The profile is very flat, very few inclines and none of them steep. This year's Century ride will be a new path and much improved based on your comments. Registration opens at 6:00 a.m. Ride starts at 7:00 a.m.

The 100 Mile Route is in two segments. If you are starting in Griffith Park, use the Southbound segment first, then use the Northbound segment. If you are starting in Long Beach, use the Northbound segment first, then use the Southbound segment.

Northbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4731383

Southbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4731317

70-MILE PLAYA-TO-PARK RIDE 

Ride the River Ride in Reverse! Start and finish at the beautiful Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. You will turn around at the Autry National Center. Registration will open at 7:00 a.m. and the ride will begin at 7:45 a.m.

The 70 Mile Route is in two segments. If you are starting in Griffith Park, use the Southbound segment first, then use the Northbound segment. If you are starting in Long Beach, use the Northbound segment first, then use the Southbound segment.

Northbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4731148

Southbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4722362

25-MILE LONG BEACH LOOP

Start at Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach and do a scenic tour of Long Beach.  Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and the ride begins at 8:30 a.m. 

Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2543119

Photos by Brian Minami http://www.minamipictures.com

Rest stops with food, fun, and music: Elysian Valley (mile 8), Hollenbeck Park (mile 13), Maywood Riverfront Park (mile 18), Dill's Park in Paramount (mile 25) and Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific (mile 35)

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What does our River Ride jersey look like? When is my start time?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions section.

 

YOUR RIDE MAKES A DIFFERENCE: SUPPORT THE COMPLETION OF THE L.A. RIVER BIKEWAY

The L.A. River Ride is the signature event of Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, the only non-profit organization working county wide to make all of LA healthy, safe and fun for bikes.

Your participation makes a significant contribution to LACBC's efforts to complete all 51 miles of the L.A. River Bikeway from the San Fernando Valley to Long Beach by the year 2020.  We are partners in Greenway 2020.

 

Thank You to Our River Ride Sponsors

                       

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