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 2017-06-13 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?
  • commented 2017-03-26 13:00:06 -0700
    I’m a commuter. About 3 times a week I ride 28 miles round trip from Fairfax & 3rd to Pasadena. Keep drawing in bike lanes!
  • commented 2017-03-12 23:14:58 -0700
    Former bicycle commuter; love to ride when I can. LA needs safer cycling and less conflict between bikes and cars. LACBC does great work and I look forward our inevitable progress. I’m a generously-sized 60 yr. old woman who’s on the road to inspire others to take up the sport!
  • commented 2017-03-06 16:23:17 -0800
    I love to ride my bike. I ride 5-6 times a week. It is a great form of exercise and best of all, unlike team sports, one can ride at any pace they want. No dropped passes, missed shots, strikeouts, and so on. Plus, no one yells at you. Pure enjoyment. In LA, one can ride pretty much all year long. I would love to see more infrastructure built for cyclists. Competing with cars, buses, and trucks is risky business.
  • 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.


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