How do you #bikeLA?


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 2017-01-31 23:12:24 -0800
  • commented 2017-01-29 17:58:40 -0800
    Since I consider all cycling a joy, you’ll rarely see me cycling without a specific purpose. When I’m in town, you’re most likely to see me cycling daily to the gym, as well as completing local shopping and errands. (Could someone please explain to me the concept of driving to the gym for a spin class?) For greater distances, especially when time is of the essence, I take my bike on transit. (Yes, I do own a car and about once a week you’re likely to see me using it for large and cumbersome items, combining the purchases into one efficient trip.)

    This October will be the 23rd annual Peak to Peak (Big Bear to Mammoth) supporting the U.S. Adaptive Recreation Center at Big Bear. (I’ve ridden all but two. If you’re looking for a five-day, fully supported ride for a great cause, I doubt you could find one more enjoyable than this.)

    Other than that, I’m most likely cycling the far corners of the world. Having cycled some 30 countries, I enjoy most learning about their peoples, their cultures, and making many new friends pedaling the back roads of the world. Which gives me an idea for LACBC. Since many of the cultures of the world are represented right here in L.A. County, how about working with consulates and/or community organizations to establish rides that feature a specific country and its culture? As much smaller, more manageable versions of CicLAvia, these rides would give cyclists opportunities to learn about the cultures and peoples of L.A. County, perhaps with event venues in parks and community centers in neighborhoods with heavy concentrations of people from that country. These rides could be educational, entertaining, and promote better understandings between cyclists and L.A. County’s diverse ethnic communities. Given the present political situation, it’s a perfect way for LACBC and L.A. County to show the world we care.
  • commented 2017-01-17 06:50:18 -0800
    I bike to work every day right along Wilshire Blvd past the 405. It’s very scary. Still, I am committed to staying the course. I won’t back down!

    Also, I listen to the Talking Headways podcast while I bike, and recently heard Tamika Butler’s speech at NACTO. Very inspiring! Keep up the good work.
  • commented 2017-01-14 10:29:47 -0800
    Hello I have been riding The LA river path to griffith park for over 12 years
  • commented 2017-01-11 15:55:31 -0800
    The best view of DTLA is from the saddle.
  • commented 2017-01-09 16:16:22 -0800
    Great organization – incredible people. Making the world (LA) a safer and friendlier place.
  • commented 2017-01-09 15:12:53 -0800
    I commute and also use my bike for riding in the Sepulveda Basin. I am not on it much when it is cold but when it warms up, look out coyotes and walkers (on the bike path, big signs!).
  • commented 2017-01-09 07:14:17 -0800
    Fit frequent “senior” LA visitor (usually with a rental car) looking for safe 15 to 20 mile round trip mostly flat safe bike paths. Have only ridden along the shore from Santa Monica down to Playa del Rey area. Need more. Help please. Thanks
  • commented 2017-01-07 22:22:06 -0800
    Roadie, that loves group rides.
  • commented 2017-01-06 07:48:14 -0800
    I bought my first racing bike- a Raleigh Pro MK II in 1970 and I’m still riding it. I ride most days to do errands on pleasure trips. I do adventure cycling rides- self supported long distance. The bicycling infrastructure is improving, but it has a ways to go.
  • commented 2017-01-02 09:06:50 -0800
    I would lose my mind if I didn’t have my bike in LA for commuting, pleasure, and otherwise, and I’m so proud of the work LACBC does, and grateful for the more bikeable city we already have.
  • commented 2017-01-01 18:06:23 -0800
    64 yr. old female cyclist. Love riding city streets and really seeing the city. WISH L.A. were a world-class cycling city. Wish the bike lanes would proliferate and safety improve. IMAGINE – L.A. > a world class cycling city >nice dream. Lets make it come true and push our politicians to make it happen.
  • commented 2017-01-01 17:00:21 -0800
    Big Dummy, baby.
  • commented 2016-12-31 18:18:28 -0800
    Mountain biker, road biker, commuter and all around bike lover! I average 120 miles per week commuting to work from Burbank to Hollywood. I know we have a long way to go but appreciate all the work LACBC and Walk Bike Burbank have put forward to make our cities more bike friendly and raise bicycle awareness. Thank you, if you see me on the streets or on the trails smile and say Hi!
  • commented 2016-12-31 16:29:23 -0800
    Not a rodie, not a mountain biker, not a cruiser. I’m all of those. I think training wheels should go the way of the dodo and all kids should start on balance bikes. I love my Pinarello Dogma and my Masi Soulville the same amount. Hydraulic disk brakes for the win!!!!
  • commented 2016-12-31 13:54:49 -0800
    starting to love biking at night
  • commented 2016-12-31 11:18:06 -0800
    I’m passionate about cycling, the freedom and the camaraderie. Adventures, keeping fit and enjoying the journey. Design, technology and culture. Stories and friendships. After being hit by a car while riding, I want to protect all the great things about biking in LA.
  • commented 2016-12-27 22:23:41 -0800
    Used to commute to work until I retired. Now ride for pleasure and exercise.
  • commented 2016-12-27 08:48:26 -0800
    Adventure cycling, CX racing, bike commuting middle aged guy in spandex here. I’m just having fun and getting back into shape. I joined a team (Roaring Mouse) and I’m looking to participate in some bike advocacy volunteer work and make some like minded friends too.
  • commented 2016-12-13 22:03:00 -0800
    Not a roadie. Commute 5 miles each way most workdays. Suburban-to-urban SFV. Got a Lumos helmet with turn signals embedded, drivers give me /lots/ more respect when in the middle of a lane. Amazing how much safer a simple striped bike lane is than the same width but only “Share the road” signs. Drivers wander all over unmarked wide lanes, they stay out of marked bike lanes. Thanks for your hard work!
  • commented 2016-12-04 07:26:10 -0800
    I ride to work 3 days a week and for fun whenever I can!
  • commented 2016-12-03 17:33:25 -0800
    I cycle for the joy of it — wind in the hair (albeit helmet covered), new vistas viewed from new perspectives, thrilling downhills, and satisfying exercise.

    Appreciate all LACBC has done to improve biking infrastructure in our huge county, and am looking forward to supporting more great projects ensuring biking is safe and fun for Angelenos.
  • commented 2016-12-01 11:23:30 -0800
    Love all types of riding, casual/city, road, mountain. We are all fortunate to live in one of the most bike-conducive areas in the world – it would be nice to get more people out of car seats and on to bike seats!
  • commented 2016-11-29 10:57:56 -0800
    I cycle for primarily for transportation around town and work in DTLA. Bicycling is more than just a recreational activity which I also enjoy. I support all efforts to make all streets and intersections safer for pedestrians and bicyclists. We need protected bike lanes.
  • commented 2016-11-24 09:17:34 -0800
    I bike to help maintain physical fitness. The nice scenery of the Los Angeles area makes it more fun.
  • commented 2016-11-19 17:24:20 -0800
    Live Santa Monica, head straight for the hills almost every ride – Mandeville, Topanga, Fernwood, Piuma, Latigo… Only once hit by a car on Main St, SM. Would love to do more long distance in the city if safe and decent routes were developed. Supporting LABC as it has clearly helped to promote biking and bike saftey for all uses in the city.
  • commented 2016-11-12 11:00:02 -0800
    I only ride about once a week now, primarily on traffic-free bike paths (e.g., Ballona), since falling and breaking some ribs four years ago. However, I remain a committed advocate for bikes and for making LA a better place to ride, because I know it has the potential to someday be the greatest cycling city in the world. Thank you, LACBC, for promoting safer streets and better driver education.
  • commented 2016-11-11 13:44:26 -0800
    I ride 4-5 times a week, mostly for fitness. I live near LAX, and ride the beach bike path. I ride the Santa Monica mountains, and the PV peninsula. I ride through the city to Ciclavia, and the LA River. This morning I rode to the Venice farmers market. Tomorrow I will be leading a team training ride for the Bike MS Coastal Challenge event coming up in March.

    The best thing we can do for LA is to get our families, friends and colleagues out on their bikes. The more cyclists, the better. It’s easier to advocate for more bike lanes when the existing ones are getting lots of use. Drivers are more likely to see us if they are expecting to see cyclists. Businesses will install bike racks when they see customers arriving on bikes.
  • commented 2016-11-09 20:16:47 -0800
    I bike from Mar Vista to Hollywood to commute to work every day. I love to bike because it gives me an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and to clear my head, especially when the weather is beautiful (which it so often is).

    LA’s roads have a long way to go before they’re safe and inclusive for cyclists and pedestrians. Close calls with cars happen too often, and drivers fail to see that a small risk to them can easily translate into a life or death situation for a cyclist. I’m hopeful that things are changing for the better!
  • commented 2016-11-07 09:11:40 -0800
    I live in Silverlake and ride to work at UCLA in AM then take Metro home (too much traffic at night). My husband and I ride on weekends in Griffith Park, river trail, and elsewhere. Cycling is fun and meeting other cyclists via groups like this is a blast!


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