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 2016-01-21 23:35:52 -0800
    Let’s make LA the most bicycle friendly city in the nation! A lot has already changed since I started riding a bike for transportation in Los Angeles in 2007 – but there’s still a long way to go.


    We need to make our roads safe for all users! I want to see more women and kids riding their bikes. I also want to see an expanded networks of bike lanes and paths to encourage mobile transportation.


    Thanks for all the work you’re doing LACBC! Let’s get that Northvale Gap closed on the Expo bike path and the LA River bike path gaps closed too. I’m excited to do the LA River Ride for the first time this year!
  • commented 2016-01-16 20:06:33 -0800
    Hi, my enthusiasm for cycling has increased each time I ride. I’m learning how to become more than a “cycling novelist”. I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to ride 20 miles Monday thru Friday during my lunch break. I’m looking forward to the next ride. I’m always asked by family and friends – what’s the difference between cyclist and a person who rides a bike? The answer may surprise some, a cyclist is someone who is seriously involved in cycling. A person riding a bike is, well, a person riding a bike. Enjoy the ride no matter if you see yourself as a cyclist or a person riding a bike.
  • commented 2016-01-15 07:44:48 -0800
    Its taken time, commitment, and advocacy but all the effort to making LA more bike friendly is paying off. This is evident in the biking events being sponsored for all ages that have more participants that could have been imagined. With such great weather in LA, being outdoors is a joy and doing so biking is energizing especially with friends and family.
  • commented 2016-01-11 16:46:07 -0800
    I live in the West Valley. Bike lanes there are pretty good, but many are not connected. We have the Gold Line path, but the intersection signal lights require stopping at every intersection because the pedestrian crossing (where the bike path is located) does not turn green unless the button is pushed ahead of time. That makes for a labor intensive flat stretch for novice riders, and very HOT and unnecessary standing/waiting during my summer rides. I love the Santa Suzanna pass. Not too bad safety wise, but the road is pretty bad. Love the Chatworth resevoir loop in box canyon, but again sometimes safety is a bit of an issue. Enjoy riding up around Rinaldi, Mason, Devonshire. I also ride in Santa Clarita Valley in the canyons (San Francisquito, Boquet, spunky, agua dulce, placerita, camp nine, little tujunga) and the paseos. I used to work in DTLA and would commute via the LA River bike path (via Fletcher, Silverlake, Sunset) to work. Now I work in West LA. At first I continued biking to work because I lived in North Hollywood and felt ok taking the cahuenga pass over to hollywood, then down SM Blvd to my office. Now that I live in the West Valley, I just don’t feel safe biking through the sepulveda pass or the other westside canyon roads, so I no longer bike commute to work. A total bummer. The route home in the dark is the most dangerous, cars take Sepulveda extremely fast and drift out of their lane frequently. If there was a protected bike lane both directions through the Sepulveda pass, I would use it all the time. That is my greatest wish for bike development in Los Angeles. I occasionally also try to incorporate riding into my normal weekend activities, like riding out to LaVerne for my friend’s birthday party, riding to Long Beach to meet a friend for lunch, and riding to Irvine to visit my daughter. Those destination rides (especially when it’s a new route for me) are my favorite.
  • commented 2016-01-09 20:54:29 -0800
    The beach bike trail ride from Torrance to Santa Monica is like a freeway. Pedestrians are oblivious to this. They walk across the path without looking, they stand on the path to talk to each other. I hit a person crossing the path with her bike without looking. I landed on my back and could not get up, she ran away and jumped on her bike.
  • commented 2016-01-05 14:17:50 -0800
    I commute to everywhere I can. I ride my bike to work and to events and to grocery shopping etc. I also bike to Santa Barbara and other places as well. Last year I flew my bike to Florida and rode 2 century rides there as well. Look to ride a lot more this year.
  • commented 2015-12-31 20:30:57 -0800
    I like riding around my mid-City neighborhood and to the Ballona Creek bike path. But I do my biking mainly on Sundays when there is less motor vehicle traffic. I would definitely ride more frequently if LA had more separated bike lanes, a safer way to get from my neighborhood to the bike path and better paved streets overall. LA should be the biking capital of the US. Thanks to LACBC for advocating for more bike lanes and increased visibility for cyclists.
  • commented 2015-12-31 00:03:35 -0800
    I am a long-term member of LACBC- an organization that has a positive effect on cycling in LA County and the surrounding areas.
  • commented 2015-12-25 21:00:32 -0800
    Years ago it was PCH, Malibu & Topanga Canyon that was my ride of choice. Today it’s the bike path and quieter streets, or taking the Red or Gold line downtown and riding to an event. Separation of bikes from cars and pedestrians will go a long way towards improving public safety!
  • commented 2015-12-25 18:43:22 -0800
    We need separate paths for bikes and peds along the beach from California Ave. to Coastline Drive.
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  • commented 2015-12-22 15:41:03 -0800
    I Commute 2-3 days a week into Hollywood to work and weekend mountain bike and road rides. Thank you for helping make Burbank a more bike friendly city.
  • commented 2015-12-17 10:48:14 -0800
    Celebrating over one year as a daily bike commuter! Thanks LACBC for all your advocacy to improve bike lanes, visibility, and access for cyclists. Now if drivers would just stop texting…
  • commented 2015-12-16 14:47:28 -0800
    I ride for leisure (like on Catalina Island) and to commute in and around Griffith Park, Silverlake, Glendale and Pasadena. As someone who hails from a much rainier climate, the sunny days sure make biking in LA great. A more comprehensive and cohesive system of bike lanes would make riding in the bustling areas easier and safer as would a greater awareness among motorists of having cyclists on the road.
  • commented 2015-12-15 11:43:13 -0800
    I ride almost every day, I’ve been a avid biker both urban and mountain for over 15 years. I am committed to turning LA into the bike friendliest city in the west
  • commented 2015-12-11 15:02:21 -0800
    I work for the studios and I believe that bikes not only belong on the lots, but on the streets and out on the MTB trails. I believe in what LACBC is doing to make it better for everyone who bikes.
  • commented 2015-12-07 16:20:11 -0800
    I ride daily. I have cut way down on driving. I often can make better time on my bike than I could with a car. I got a big discount on my auto insurance as I drove less that 1000 miles in 6 months. I also use the bus and subway. I love the fact that the trains here in LA have space for your bike. It’s not that way in NYC My only wish is for bike lanes. I got hit by a car on my bike last October, it was a long rehab and recovery. Plus it was a hit and run so I had to pay all my medical bills.. Be careful out there!
  • commented 2015-12-02 09:34:00 -0800
    I started biking around 2008. I bought a cheap fixed gear bike off craigslist and went on some midnight ridazz and LAFixed rides. Now I do all types of riding from commuting to mountain biking to road centuries and even some overnight touring trips.


    I rediscovered the freedom of being on a bike. Biking and the amazing community of cyclists in Los Angeles also help me discover incredible parts of this city that I wouldn’t have ever seen from my car.
  • commented 2015-12-01 20:28:32 -0800
    Riding is thriving!

    LA has amazing hills and fast flats, dirt trails and beach cruising and weather that lets you power your pedals year round.

    My one wish would be to have the potholes repaired. I can only dream.
  • commented 2015-12-01 20:21:38 -0800
  • commented 2015-12-01 14:54:12 -0800
    I ride a lot, I ride to work about 8 miles each way. I ride on some of the busiest streets in Los Angeles, I love to ride. Please anyone who reads this, get a decent headlight and tail light.
  • commented 2015-12-01 14:23:59 -0800
    I ride to the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center every day, rain or shine.


    It’s a great way to jump-start my mind before I get into the research lab or mull over experimental results that were gathered.


    Education of drivers and cyclists alike needs to improve, in addition to acceptance that more lanes does not mean less traffic for automobiles.
  • commented 2015-12-01 13:54:20 -0800
    I ride my road bike and electric bike everywhere. My car mostly stays in the garage. Sometimes I feel bad that I don’t take it out.
  • commented 2015-12-01 13:08:15 -0800
    Some days I bike to work from Winnetka to Santa Monica. Sometimes I take Sepulveda over if i’m daring. Other times I take my mountain bike over the hiking trails. I do long roadie rides on the weekends.


    Biking in LA is great because the weather is usually bearable.


    Making commuting easier for average people to bike to work needs to be way better.
  • commented 2015-11-24 10:10:10 -0800
    I’m a bicycle and pedestrian planner and urban designer, and love working to make our streets safer for cyclists and pedestrians. I’ve been working with USC for years now to improve safety in the area around campus, and LACBC and the USC Bicycle Coalition have an important role in advocating for safer streets.
  • commented 2015-11-21 10:38:08 -0800
    I ride. I feel good. I smile.
  • commented 2015-11-19 22:06:33 -0800
    I love cycling and ride a 27 speed recumbent trike. I wish there were more bike paths and not so many bike lanes. I do not ride the street because of safety concerns with cars. Why not make bike paths along the excess roads that service the high power lines and washes that are very prevalent in the San Fernando Valley and other parts of the city. The service roads are already there and would just need to be upgraded.
  • commented 2015-11-19 16:04:28 -0800
    I cycle with a fearless passion, maneuvering through traffic with legs of steel and a mind as sharp as a knife. Cycling is my expression of freedom. A way for me to be an environmentalist, live healthier, get to know the topography of California more intimately, and bond with people who are part of this beautiful city.


    From DTLA to Santa Monica, Beverly hills to Griffith Park, wherever there is a road, there is a ride.You will find me cycling in the latest fashion from knee high boots to cute dresses going to grocery stores, yoga studios, work, museums and more. Mobility does not hinder me from looking good while the sunshine beats down and breeze blows in my face.
    I am eager to start inspiring others to declare their road space, and tap into their inner cyclist within. I am appreciative of LACBC for their efforts in policy and outreach and look forward to volunteering as an ambassador for more bike representation! See you all a the open house Dec 3rd!


    Let’s rule with the ride ;)


    Peace

    Maya
  • commented 2015-11-18 02:24:35 -0800
  • commented 2015-11-17 17:35:13 -0800
    I’m a daily UCLA/West LA bike commuter, using big streets, small streets, and the (scarce) bike lanes to get to and from work.


    I love the bike-friendly weather in LA. I’m also very appreciative of drivers of cars/trucks who are bike-aware and give us the space we need to cycle safely.


    I’m less appreciative of drivers who use bike lanes as parking lanes, and even less of drivers who overtake when cyclists are turning left. I look forward to the day when all driving tests require drivers to take a bike ride on a busy road.

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