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 2016-09-23 09:19:05 -0700
    I’m part of a family of 3 (including a middle schooler) and we all commute daily in good weather. Just got back from Montreal which we explored on their bike share bikes, and I could not believe the difference it makes to have separated bike infrastructure. LA would be bike paradise if only the people in government cared about bikes and the environment. We need to replace anyone who does not.
  • commented 2016-09-21 17:52:41 -0700
    I’m also trying to put pressure on Culver City to flatten out the bumps on the part of the Ballona Bike path between Duquesne and National. That part of the bike path is a disgrace but as far as I’m concerned they can forget about the graffiti and broken fences and just flatten out the bumps so we can ride! PLEASE contact the CC city council to flatten the bike path!!! Write to Meghan Sahli-Wells at meghan.sahli-wells@culvercity.org
  • commented 2016-09-21 17:47:24 -0700
    I live in East Culver City at the start of the Ballona bike path and ride an average of twice a week to the beach. Once a month I ride to Hermosa Beach. I ride my bike everywhere I can rather than drive. I’m a musician so that makes it tough but any time I can, I’m on my bike. I also bought a small bike to ride the train to Santa Monica which I do about once or twice a week. I participate in Cyclavia (and even had my band play one time!)
  • commented 2016-08-31 11:17:32 -0700
    Grew up mountain biking in the Sierra Nevadas in Auburn, Ca. Moved to LA and was smitten by the (mostly) flat roads and the ability to breeze by traffic. Designated bike paths get me weirdly excited.
  • commented 2016-08-27 21:42:30 -0700
    I JUST purchased an electric-assist cargo style bike-with the purpose of getting out and being able to exercise AND get places in a fun and safe way WITH my 5 year old. I wasn’t wanting him to get squished by not being seen by traffic in a tag along or trailer system. So I’m ready for a new adventure!
  • commented 2016-08-26 17:21:54 -0700
    I love biking on the Dominguez Creek by my house. It’s annoying that the bike path could be extended through Torrance and Gardena to link up with the path that continues through Carson. The city of Torrance is against this project, because they believe it would decrease the quality of life of those whose backyards back up against the concrete channel. I believe it’s the opposite: that such a bike way would improve quality of life by making the city more livable, and thus increasing property values. How do we bring pressure to bear on Torrance? I live in an unincorporated area, so I’m not a citizen of either city.
  • commented 2016-08-21 22:17:14 -0700
    I’ve been multimodal commuting for almost 20 years (currently from Pasadena to Mid-city) and love riding in LA. I’m looking forward to what the future has in store for cycling in the region.
  • commented 2016-08-11 22:51:33 -0700
    Member of the Chatsworth Neighborhood Council and we strongly support cycling. That’s why we offer an annual bike rally around the valley. The C.O.L.T. (Chatsworth Orange Line Tour) is an annual free event to all comers, featuring a free breakfast and lunch and a well marked 20 mile family friendly ride around the west San Fernando Valley. Find us at www.RideTheColt.com for info on the next event on June 11, 2017.
  • commented 2016-08-08 18:42:04 -0700
  • commented 2016-07-27 16:25:27 -0700
    Hi,

    I commute from Altadena to DTLA. 14 miles one way.


    The only “bike facility” my modern 42 story office tower has is a bike rack on P2 that hold six bikes. The rack has the following signage above it, “The bicycle rack in this parking facility is provided for the convenience of our customers. We are not responsible for damage to or theft of any bicycle left in the facility. Customers who wish to utilize the bicycle rack should walk their bicycle directly to the rack and lock their bicycle securely to rack. Do not ride the bicycle in the garage. The garage surface is not designed for bicycle traffic. Anyone riding a bicycle in this facility does so at his own risk. Anyone violating this regulation will be asked to leave the facility and will not be allowed to utilize the bicycle rack in the future.” The workday I investigated the bike rack there were no bikes in it.


    This is a LEED and Wellness Rated Building. No showers, no changing room, no convenient and safe bike parking.


    Aren’t there minimum cyclist services that a modern building in DTLA must provide by code? I’d love to hear about them!
  • commented 2016-07-23 21:20:56 -0700
    We live in the Mountains and the entire family rides both road, Mtn bike trails and downhill at snow summit and enjoy coming in to LA to participate in bike events when we can. The family that rides together stays in shape together!
  • commented 2016-06-16 18:20:07 -0700
    Cycling since 1980. LAPD officer for 36 yrs. and Lead Bike Instructor for 12 yrs. before I retired in 2007. Founded Conejo Valley Cyclist in 1983 and Cruisin’ the Conejo in 1984. Founded the So. Calif. Chapter of the Police UNity Tour in 2001, which is an organization that rides from Somerset NJ to Washington DC over three day to raise money for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in DC. Currently a member of CVC, SFVBC and La Grange. Riding four times a week primarily with SFVBC.

    As a Viet Nam vet, riding has been huge in keeping PTSD issues at bay.
  • commented 2016-06-09 14:53:22 -0700
    Besides recreational cycling, I rely on my bike to get me from my home in Silverlake to the metro that now takes me all the way to my work in Santa Monica.
  • commented 2016-06-05 14:20:59 -0700
    Working on Sharing the Roads in the Antelope Valley. See you at the River Ride!
  • commented 2016-05-31 22:28:29 -0700
    Hoping we can get some green paint and some bigger bike lanes on Venice Blvd!
  • commented 2016-05-31 14:16:34 -0700
  • commented 2016-05-31 13:57:03 -0700
    I ride to and from work from Glassell Park to the Miracle Mile 3 to 4 times a week, and use the bike to make short errands around NELA.
  • commented 2016-05-29 21:09:22 -0700
  • commented 2016-05-28 19:10:00 -0700
    Now that the Metro Expo line is finished, we get this nifty bike path along the train tracks all the way to the beach! I expect to ride more because of this, thanks to Metro. Now I can ride all the way to Santa Monica and then onto the bike trail along the coast (Marvin Braude bike trail). Hopefully more people will use this newly built path and use their cars less. Less traffic = less polution and also safer for bike riders.
  • commented 2016-05-27 11:52:24 -0700
    I’m a racer and a commuter and a citizen of this wonderful city. Bikes are an integral part of L.A.’s transportation future. They help us connect to our communities, encourage health and wellness, and bring unbridled joy to many. Cars will always be with us but alternate forms of transport will help make Los Angeles the best city it can be!
  • commented 2016-05-24 22:17:19 -0700
    I would love to ride more, but don’t get the time to. My favorite rides are on a warm summer night, just cruising through the city, except that cars tend to go fast because there’s no traffic.
  • commented 2016-05-23 11:33:10 -0700
    I commute daily by bike and love to go on rides to the beach on the weekends. Biking in LA is great because the climate is great for cycling year round. In order to make cycling in LA better, we need to have better infrastructure that encourages more people to get out of their cars and onto their bikes. I know a lot of people that would bike more often but are scared to share the road with cars.
  • @gwolfberg tweeted link to this page. 2016-05-23 09:51:21 -0700
    I just shared how I #bikeLA you should too! Just renewed my membership in the LACBC. http://www.la-bike.org/feedback?recruiter_id=10630
  • commented 2016-05-23 09:50:22 -0700
    Favorite ride is along the beach bike path.
  • commented 2016-05-18 16:08:12 -0700
    I’ve biked all over the city. When I can, I’ve commuted on my bike. I love the paths along the ocean, from Redondo to Venice. I love the hills of Glendale. I love biking along the LA River !
  • commented 2016-05-18 15:33:40 -0700
    Bike for recreation and fitness in Griffith Park, the River bike path, Burbank’s Chandler bike path, Stough Canyon, etc
  • commented 2016-05-11 22:12:05 -0700
    When I was 12 years old I took on my bicycle and it was the first true feeling of freedom I can remember. Okay, I went a little too far, got lost, it got dark and I was scared. But I made it home and the feeling of freedom is something I’ll always association with a bicycle.
  • commented 2016-05-11 18:38:18 -0700
    I live in San Bernardino, but work in DTLA. I ride to the Metrolink station and then from Union station to my workplace. I love riding DTLA, especially at night when traffic dies down. Because of this commute, I have found numerous routes and riding experiences in L.A. that are phenomenal. I rode both SF/Oakland (15 years), and Brooklyn (3 years) and feel that we are at a crucial point in continuing to develop more advocacy opportunities for safer biking policy. I wish that there was more public education campaigns for car drivers to be aware of how to properly share the road with bicyclist. It is desperately needed in both Los Angeles County and So. California. That’s why I’ve joined LACBC.
  • commented 2016-05-05 23:23:21 -0700
    I mainly ride in the 818 San Fernando Valley. I can be found cycling mainly in the West Valley. I not only cycle for exercise/hobby, but as a commuter. I started cycling at the end of 2016 (after a 12 year hiatus of not owning or using a bicycle). Previously, my cycling experiences were geared towards bmx’ing (trail back jumps, going to skate parks, etc). My recent return to the cycle life is geared towards commuting, my lifestyle, and road cycling (I am not your typical stereotypical hipster fixie cyclist).


    I love cycling in LA (actually I love taking my bicycle with me where ever I travel if possible) because traffic in LA is terrible, LA public transportation is just as terrible, LA drivers are terrible (I attract terrible drivers who bang up my cars), the cycling lifestyle in LA is awesome, and there is just so much to see at the ground level around the LA area which you can not see being in your vehicle or not engaged to want to adventure and see LA life from the first POV.


    I believe in order to making cycling in LA better is to better educate and influence other people who travel/commute in LA. Drivers think we shouldn’t belong in the street and walkers hate when we even cycle on the side walks. Cyclist are moving objects so educating drivers that they must obide by the laws as much as we do being cyclist on the streets. Influence goes hand in hand with educating kids and others to cycle and get out for exercise, but how to ride safely and obide by laws. This is important and I think it will attract more people who would want to cycle to commute or for exercise.
  • commented 2016-05-04 13:32:29 -0700
    I live in the O.C. so I do most of my biking there but I do come up to L.A. to ride, mostly in the mountains, dirt and road.

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