Upcoming Events

March 27, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 4:00pm

Amoeba Charity Auction with Kurt Braunohler Benefiting LACBC

Amoeba welcomes back comedian, raconteur and jet-ski marathoner Kurt Braunohler as he hosts the April Auction! All proceeds from the auction will go to fund LACBC's Kids Ride and Activities at the L.A. River Ride – happening Sunday, June 28th at the Autry Center in Griffith Park. Get ready to bid on concert tickets to see Interpol, Belle & Sebastian, Panda Bear + more; gift certificates to The Arclight, Trader Joe’s, Umami, Urban Outfitters + more; passes to the 13th Annual Indian Film Festival; custom “Amoeba” Converse high tops; plus autographed items, collectables and more! To get ready for this auction, let's all watch this clip of how Kurt bikes a river

When: Saturday, April 4; 4:00 p.m.
Where: Amoeba Music - 6400 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles

More on the Amoeba website!

March 9, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The cities of Cudahy, Bell Gardens, Commerce, and Vernon are looking for input on how to make these cities better places to bike, walk, and access transit.

Join LACBC and East Yard Communities for our second Southeast L.A. cities ride with Bell Garden High School through Bell Gardens! The ride includes a community discussion about L.A. River access in the SELA area, mobile asset mapping and snacks.

When: Thursday, April 9; 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Where: Meet at Bell Gardens High School

See Facebook event. Please RSVP to bryan@la-bike.org

March 26, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 9:30am

The 6th Street Bridge is set to be torn down any day now with only an estimated closure date set. Come out for a Sunday Funday ride led by LACBC ride marshal Wayne "Ridetime" Howard, and let's cross our fingers that the 6th Street bridge will be open as we ride across a few Iconic bridges of Los Angeles. We'll also view the L.A. skyline from various points of view, so bring your cameras because you don't want to miss a good photo opportunity. And we'll make a stop at our Business Partner Donut Friend, so bring your LACBC cards to save 10% and some money!

When: Sunday, April 12; meet at 9:30 a.m., ride at 10:00 a.m.
Where:  Meet at Union Station (on the Alameda side)

RSVP: Please RSVP here. If you are interested in helping as ride support, email carol@la-bike.org.
Ride Length: Approximately 26 miles total.
Ride Duration: 3.5 - 4 Hours roundtrip
Difficulty: mellow ride with minimal hills
What to bring: helmet (required), water, sunscreen, money for Donut Friend
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.

February 18, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Women Bike, Women Lead: A Social Conference for Women Transforming Their Communities Through Bikes

The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) and Multicultural Communities for Mobility (MCM) are partnering on a women-led series of bike rides and workshops from January to April 2015 designed to encourage women to build their networks and grow their capacity for transforming their communities through active transportation, namely biking.

The Women Bike, Women Lead series is also dedicated to empowering women to expand personal and professional goals related to active transportation, especially for those who are new to advocacy and community mobilization.

The bike rides and workshops are provided at no cost and reserved for women-identified participants. Pre-registration for workshops is required. Limited spaces are available.

Upcoming Events:

  • Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Community Partners at California Endowment Building, Los Angeles (free; registration required)

Registration:

Please complete this registration form. Registration is confirmed automatically for bike rides. Workshop participation is pending confirmation from event organizers.

The Women Bike, Women Lead series is funded by the League of American Bicyclists' Women Bike Mini-Grant Program with support from LACBC and MCM.

This series is organized by Daniella Alcedo, founder of the Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition chapter of the LACBC, and Maria Sipin, advisory board member of MCM– two women who have spent the past few years engaged in active transportation-related work and believe in the value of making educational opportunities and mentorship accessible to women and young professionals.

For more information regarding this media release, please contact Maria Sipin at maria [at] multicultimobility [dot] org.

March 25, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

Can you go car-free or car-light for one day? If so, take the CAR FREE SFV EARTH DAY PLEDGE and join the LACBC Valley Neighborhood Bike Ambassadors for the Earth Day Family Bike Ride. LA River Corp. will also be organizing an Earth Day Eco-Scavenger Hunt.

When: Sunday April 26; registration at 9:30 a.m., ride from 10:00 am- 12:30 p.m.

Where: LA River at Fulton and Valleyheart in Sherman Oaks (on the North side of Valleyheart)

Route: LA River to Orange Line BIke Path, east to Chandler bikeway (along a protected meridian), then visit the first bike corral in the SFV and head back to the LA River.  We'll end the ride by giving away a great raffle prize!

Children of all ages being transported by their parents welcome; riders must be 10 or older; helmet required for all riders.

RSVP to carfreesfv@gmail.com.

March 25, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 7:00am - 8:00pm

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How to #BikeTheVote

Want to #BikeTheVote this election? LACBC is your source for election information and candidate positions on biking and walking. You can #BikeTheVote by:

  1. Register to vote! The deadline to register for the May 19th election is Tuesday, May 5th. Register here: http://registertovote.ca.gov
  2. Educate yourself about the candidates and items on the ballot! As a 501(c)3, we cannot endorse candidates, but we will provide resources for you through the election season including candidate surveys and information about candidate forums where you can learn more about where candidates stand on important bike and livability issues. Updates are posted below.
  3. Spread the word and get your friends to vote!
  4. Vote on election day (or by mail by the appropriate deadline)! Find your polling location, and make sure you bike the vote.

Learn About Your Candidates

As a 501(c)(3), LACBC cannot endorse candidates, but we can provide you with resources to help you make educated decisions at the polls. For the Council District 4 runoff election, we have received survey responses from both candidates:

Council District 4

Upcoming Events & Important Dates

Runoff Election in City of L.A.

When: Tuesday, May 19; 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Find your polling place here: lavote.net/locator

 

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 ALERT: Due to massive DWP construction in Griffith Park, parking will be severely limited for the River Ride. 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 fwy exit at Western Ave, from Western turn right on Flower St. The parking lot will be on your left.

 

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

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

                               CH2M HILL               DT SWISS 

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