How do you #bikeLA?

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Where do you ride & how often do you ride?

What makes biking in LA great?

What needs to be done to make biking LA better?

  • commented 2017-11-24 18:35:08 -0800
    My friends from out of town are amazed that I can open up the garage door and roll out on my bike, going any direction I want.
  • commented 2017-10-28 22:42:04 -0700
    I used to ride all the time between Pasadena and Glendale, but fell off the wagon. Gotta get back on the bike. I wish it felt safer here. I really wish we had that bike path down the Verdugo Wash which connected to the LA River path. Now that would be fantastic!
  • commented 2017-10-10 13:00:07 -0700
    I ride to and from work and around town. The weather, being outside and good infrastructure near me make riding here great. Continued development of safe places to ride so more people feel comfortable to do it will make it better.
  • commented 2017-10-09 00:51:53 -0700
    So, I work from home so I pretty much do not need to commute to work. Nevertheless, I tend to always be on my bike where ever I go (groceries, friends…etc), so I ride almost everyday and I do so because I enjoy it, not because Im on a diet or whatever. As soon as I got used to it, it somehow became my subconscious traveling tool from then on. Since I work on my own website on pool servicing, I encourage all my customers to follow a healthy lifestyle like I do.

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  • commented 2017-10-05 10:37:44 -0700
    I live and love to ride/walk/run through Foothill communities just north of Downtown LA. There have been 10 deaths (cyclist/peds/motorcycle) in my community over the past 2-3 years. The last was in Nov. 2016 when a cyclist lost his life riding home from dinner. There were NO BIKE lanes at the time of his death. The City finally installed much need bike lanes in 2017 on this 1/4 stretch of Foothill Blvd. The Bike Lanes have been met with much opposition from local residents. But has been welcomed and praised by cyclists, joggers, and pedestrians that use this stretch as a thoroughfare to the other Foothill communities welcome it with open arms! The residents seem to believe the bike lanes are dangerous to the cyclists who use them. I now can enjoy the local scenery, mountain air, trails, and roadways the Foothills/North Valley provides. Come join us!
  • commented 2017-09-15 09:50:49 -0700
    I am a mom of 4 in West LA. I am trying to ditch the minivan. While the older kids are at school I ride with my toddler to do errands. I feel relatively safe riding in West LA (but not for kids). I want bike lanes everywhere.


    Climate change is happening. We have the ideal topography and weather for biking. We need to find solutions for climate change and biking is the way for modern cities.
  • commented 2017-09-14 10:55:12 -0700
    I commute daily from Palms to UCLA (~5 miles). I use the good bike route along Prosser all the way to Wilshire. I want people to know that safely biking to work in LA is possible if you know the routes. We can make it even safer and more accessible by designing our streets for more bike use.
  • commented 2017-08-31 15:02:41 -0700
    I Commute daily via the Ballona Creek Bike Path, The Strand, and Imperial Blvd. Bike paths and lanes as well as general advocacy are crucial to being able to safely commute to work by bike. I’m vastly healthier and happier since choosing to ride into work whenever possible.
  • commented 2017-08-31 14:12:15 -0700
    I like riding bicycles. I like not paying for gas. I don’t like almost getting run over every day. I’d like to do something about that whole not getting run over thing. I feel safety in numbers is the best option, so I want to help anyway I can get more people riding.
  • commented 2017-08-24 21:00:54 -0700
    I prefer cycling and walking to driving and have managed to avoid car commuting for 20 years now.

    Living and working on the west side, biking is the ideal mode of transport year round. I’m happy to meet most of my needs via bike and look forward to more cyclists joining every year.
  • commented 2017-08-08 09:35:08 -0700
    Every Wednesday morning, I ride from my house down to the Manhattan Beach pier. Two thirds of the ride are on bike paths, far away from traffic. I only wish there were more bike paths to explore in the city!
  • commented 2017-08-05 10:59:37 -0700
    As Senior Citizen, I need to do something everyday to stay in shape. I exercise by bicycling from Mar Vista to beach and back, ~10 miles RT, at least once or twice per week, on those days that I don’t walk the Mar Vista Hill or go swimming. On occasional Sundays, I’ll ride down to Redondo Beach via ocean bicycle path. I’m a supporter of Rails-to-Trails and have attempted short segments of a few of their paths.
  • commented 2017-07-27 17:11:04 -0700
    I commute from 9th and Gramercy to LA Technology Center where I work on Washington Boulevard and 8th Ave. I also ride Venice Boulevard to Pacific Resident Theater every Saturday. I ride to Larchmont for the farmers market and to west Hollywood to visit friends. I don’t own a car. I don’t want to own a car.

    I recently traveled to Colombia and Mexico and was amazed to see their cycling infrastructure growing more than here. During my travels, I met many Dutch and Danish travelers who described their mainstream lifestyle centered around cycling.


    I feel strongly about safe streets, vision zero as my mother was a victim of a drunk driver and she suffered for twenty years after the accident.


    I can’t understand how those living in a cold climates like Copenhagen and Amsterdam can make cycling a way of life while we have the best climate and mostly flat terrain— LA should be the most cycling friendly city in the world!


    Finally, I don’t think we’re going to get out of climate change without dramatic , mass change. Separating one’s recycling ain’t enough. People have to unite, and make sacrifices the way we did in world war II.
  • commented 2017-06-21 22:35:58 -0700
    I’ve been on three Climate Rides (2012, 2014, 2017) and loved the enthusiasm of Team LACBC on the last two rides. Following the last ride I went on a solo tour from SLO to San Diego. I have always loved LA, but my past LA biking experiences were mostly Culver City to Santa Monica/Venice and back and the marathon crash ride. From Oxnard on in my tour I felt like I was experiencing both the best and worst of LA’s (and really SoCal’s) bicycle infrastructure. I live in the Bay Area and am a proud supporter of LACBC.
  • commented 2017-06-14 19:53:33 -0700
    I fell in love with riding 9 years ago, when I wanted to complete a sprit triathlon. For the first time, we’re moving away from where I was born to take a new job. I’m relocating from SF Bayarea and I want to commute into work using a safe bike path and route. I planning to live in Marina Del Rey and work on Santa Monica BLD, West Hollywood. Only 10 miles away, this is the closes office location I’ve worked in over 25 year. Love the help!!
  • commented 2017-06-13 14:34:34 -0700
    SFV has a lot of offroad locations to a mini get away on my two wheelers initially I am loud heavy Pedaler on my MtB style or just my commuter/road/off-road hybrid on that rough techniques dirty bike mode away from all to a peaceful great sightings to the outdoor world up the canyons and/or vise versa hiking mode times out with the greenery of variety plants, trees, natural blooms and little to big wild animals out there in the beautiful great outdoors….& as well as SGV and Pasadena locations being on dirt is loads of fun..; I luv my Roadbike times as well to a self challenger mode in enduring great distances of full on metric-century or double that ..; Also, often times I just utilize my cycling skills just to be out there in touch with nature see what is happening in the ’hood nearby or faraway from the busy streets is where I truly love and the enjoyment is double while double to triple the sweats work outs on bike!!!!
  • commented 2017-06-13 10:11:33 -0700
    I have been riding since I was 14 years old. It is my only connection to my youth and my only escape…. now I ride and race for others. if there is a race to benefit any group, I will be there. Road cycling is about giving… giving yourself and giving for others… that is so beautiful about this sport… along with the suffering….which brings out the best in all of us.
  • commented 2017-06-03 17:48:44 -0700
    I cycle about 140 miles per week in the San Fernando, downtown and westside areas. Cycling in Los Angeles and anywhere is great and relaxing. youget to explore different neighborhoods and areas you never thought existed.
  • commented 2017-05-22 10:15:14 -0700
    I wish I could ride to work – Hollywood from Sherman Oaks, but I don’t want to die. I take the family to the beach to ride. Originally from Vancouver, I can speak from experience that given the opportunity to bike instead of drive, people would take the exercise any day. Especially here in California! Any organizing to that end has my full support.
  • commented 2017-05-18 15:34:15 -0700
    jI commute to work on a bike whenever I can. It is 20 miles roundtrip, so I don’t do it everyday. It is a pretty ride and I arrive at work in a good mood and with a clear head. I love to go on group bike rides, especially the LACBC Sunday Funday rides. I have learned of so many new places to ride. I also love the LA River Ride. My husband and I have done the 50 miler the past 3 years. I just wish we had more protected bike lanes. I live in Hollywood where the traffic is heavy all the time. West Hollywood is nice for biking. I try to run most of my errands by bike. I no longer have a car.
  • commented 2017-05-18 09:25:11 -0700
    I ride 3 or 4 times a month on the LA River Path near Griffith Park. Sometimes I team up with friends and go to the beach and ride from Santa Monica to Marina Del Rey. My favorite ride is the bike paths through Irvin, Newport Beach, and Huntington Beach. Bike paths along the river or beach are my preference. The street paths doesn’t seem to be very safe for me. Road conditions and traffic can be very dangerous in L.A..
  • commented 2017-05-16 10:25:26 -0700
    I ride daily to work at Expo Center the streets around the Expo property are not safe for bikes there is a dip in the street that knocked my handlebars loose and I just barely kept myself up. They just started putting traffic lines on Jefferson it would be nice if they finished what they started. There have been at least 4 traffice fatalaties I’m aware of in the past year. Am I next?
  • commented 2017-05-14 10:22:49 -0700
    Member of the San Fernando Bike Club, also an active rider in Griffith Park. 100 miles a week.

    We need to pressure the city to fix Forest Lawn Drive, it is very dangerous.
  • commented 2017-05-03 12:03:58 -0700
    I’m mostly a bike commuter—I bike to the bus station twice a week and then take the bus into downtown. I go out for “fun rides” on the weekend. Bikes are a great way to get around, and I love being outside in the fresh air. It makes me sad to see so many people who think of bikes as dangerous, or slow, or “only for poor people.” The city encourages this way of thinking by pouring billions of dollars into more freeways and roadways. The Metro long-term plan spends so little on biking that it shows up as a tiny sliver in the overall budget pie chart. In the meantime, cyclists will continue to get hurt and killed by cars driving aggressively and disrespecting the “seven feet of safety” rule. I joined LACBC because it’s the only group out there advocating for bikes in Los Angeles. And they do a great job with the Metro bike locker program, too—BIG shout out to those guys!!


    We need our voices heard, and I hope LACBC keeps cycling in front of the politicians. If I have one thing to say to LACBC, it’s keep fighting for bike lanes! It’s atrocious how few lanes we have in this city. There’s been some real improvement in recent years, but there’s still a really long way to go.
  • commented 2017-05-03 11:29:21 -0700
    Santa Monica is lucky to have such a great local LACBC Chapter – Santa Monica Spoke! We have fun, monthly #BikeLocal Handlebar Happy Hour events and rides with the Mayor of Santa Monica. The group ride to the last CicLAvia on Venice Blvd with over 50 cyclists riding together through the streets of Santa Monica and Venice was truly a great bicycle experience!
  • commented 2017-04-28 15:57:12 -0700
    I bought an electric (assist) bike a few years ago (from the awesome people at Electric Bikes LA in El Segundo) and began commuting to work a few days a week, from Altadena to Glendale, about 11.5 miles (and a 1,200 feet elevation gain). I travel over Chevy Chase Drive, and not only is my commute far more beautiful than any freeway, I also enjoy the shady old oak trees, beautiful homes, incredible sunsets and magnificent flower and plant smells on my way. In two years, I’ve lost about 30 pounds and have earned a couple hundred dollars through my company’s Commuter Assistance program. (On an electric-assist bike, I’m pedaling the whole way, but it just makes it easier to get up those hills—like having a “magic hand” helping me.) Thanks to my e-biking, I attained enough fitness to do the 18-mile bike leg (and swim 1/2 a mile) in the Malibu Nautica Triathlon last September, using a regular, non-electric bike. I think biking in LA is pretty great these days. There are so many bike lanes now; it’s a big improvement from 20 years ago! Motorists are extremely courteous—in fact if I had to offer any feedback, I’d say sometimes they are TOO polite. I worry when people use the oncoming lane to pass me—I really only need 3 feet, not 10—and I don’t want to cause an accident because a motorist was trying too hard to avoid me! I also wish to remind motorists to “behave normally” when dealing with a bicyclist on the road—if you’re on the right and it’s your turn to go at a four-way stop, please do GO! Hesitating or motioning for the biker to go first, even though you have the right of way, makes things more confusing and can mess up our timing on crossing an intersection safely. Other than that, I’d encourage everyone who isn’t sure they could use a regular bike to try an electric bike—it has truly changed my life for the better!
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  • commented 2017-04-17 18:06:56 -0700
    I still cycle at nearly 61 and I was rear-ended last September riding home from church.
  • commented 2017-04-14 11:18:45 -0700
    Newly full-time bike commuter here. I have a short ride Beverly Grove to Beverly Hills and love to ride on weekends.
  • commented 2017-03-27 11:06:13 -0700
    For years I have biked from Venice to Santa Monica on the bike path. I also biked from my Venice home to the bank, market, post office etc.

    Then last year I lost my Venice home to a “flipper” and moved to Playa Vista. Some routes are still okay but traveling on Lincoln Blvd from Jefferson to Washington is DANGEROUS. I have only tried it a couple of times. The only alternative is to go west on the bike path to Playa del Rey, then on to Fisherman’s Village which is way out of the way. Do you have any suggestions?

    Is anything planned to ameliorate this situation?

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