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 2016-10-21 12:42:27 -0700
    As much and as often as I can. Started riding in LA as a new immigrant in 1986 and still have my Mongoose (my first major purchase, on layaway for a long time) as my commuting workhorse, although I also have a new bike that weighs 1/3 what the old one does! I ride the West Valley and Pasadena, which I like due to the wide streets.

    I see riding in LA as a very high risk proposition, reason for which I am a major safety advocate and am re-joining in honor of my niece, currently in critical condition at Harbor UCLA after being hit by a driver under the influence. Sadly, she was not wearing a helmet.

    All that needs to be done in LA to make riding better is making it safer and driver education and traffic enforcement is the biggest part of that.
  • commented 2016-10-20 15:27:54 -0700
    My bicycling career began at age 5, when a neighbor and I self-taught ourselves how to ride. High school excepted, I’ve been riding ever since. I rode to work throughout my professional career, adding more miles in short rides around town and riding the California coast on multiple occasions. Now retired, my husband and I go on work out rides together and I still ride around town. That’s 60 years of riding and more to go!
  • commented 2016-10-20 09:06:17 -0700
  • commented 2016-10-19 19:41:39 -0700
    I bike to the gym, the beach, and nearby stores. Other times I bike just for the love of cycling and being free from the confines of a car.
  • commented 2016-10-14 08:29:54 -0700
    I commute by bike two days a week from Sunset Park to UCLA. Good to start and end my work day with something that puts me in a happy mood. The improved infrastructure (bike lanes, the Expo path) make a big difference.
  • commented 2016-10-10 16:41:23 -0700
    I bike to work and everywhere.
  • commented 2016-10-09 17:21:19 -0700
    I just got back for the 2016 California Dream Ride!!! rode from SLO to LA over 5 days. I saw so many cool things that I never knew existed in CA and I grew up here!!!! Get Out and Ride
  • commented 2016-10-08 08:26:02 -0700
    The majority of my riding is done within the Santa Clarita Valley. I especially love the protected bike paths/lanes that we have available to ride on. I have ridden to LA and taken Metrolink back and I have ridden in the Orange County and San Diego areas and utilized Amtrak. I am currently in Big Bear exploring the area on my road bike. #havebikewilltravel
  • commented 2016-10-07 15:27:59 -0700
    I just moved to LA from NYC, where I biked both in the city and outside. Looking to find some good spots in and out of LA and connect with a community that cares about making LA more bike friendly.
  • commented 2016-10-06 18:22:36 -0700
    Biking around Culver City, West LA, Santa Monica, DTLA, Atwater Village my rides keep getting better thanks to google maps and the advocacy of LACBC. Sustainable Streets Confident Cycling got me street ready in 2009 and LACBC keeps me informed so I can play an active role in making Angel City, my home town, a great place to walk and ride.
  • commented 2016-10-05 12:27:29 -0700
    I started biking regularly after a “bike to work” day 4 years ago. Have been biking to work several days a week ever since. Definitely one of the highlights of my day, and it’s been improved by better infrastructure (painted bike lanes and sharrows cover my entire route now, where nothing existed when I started), thanks in part to orgs like LACBC.
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  • commented 2016-09-30 02:45:29 -0700
    I became aware LACBC after riding in Cicilavia. These local cycling events have gotten me out of the car and into different parts of the city. It’s been great exploring LA neighborhoods – seeing people, shops, parks, eateries and the many things that make them each unique has been exciting! Getting much needed exercise is a healthy byproduct to boot 😉👍🏾.
  • commented 2016-09-29 19:40:00 -0700
    Miss those LACBC events! Keep up the good work and education in safe riding. Lynne
  • commented 2016-09-29 19:39:58 -0700
  • 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
  • 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 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

    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!


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