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 2015-11-17 15:36:57 -0800
    I usually ride from my house a couple of times a week from Palms to Venice Beach and back or at least to my Pilates class. I ride down Venice Boulevard and have never had an issue. I also ride down to the Marina via Culver Blvd and the Ballona Creek pathand continue on to Manhattan Beach. I think LA is getting better for bike riding although still room for improvement. I love riding bikes and would love to make some more bike riding friends.
  • commented 2015-11-17 14:38:24 -0800
    Hi, I ride around Pasadena, Altadena, La Canada, and South Pasadena.
  • commented 2015-11-17 11:49:19 -0800
    Moving from Arizona just 3 years prior, I haven’t stopped riding all over the Greater Los Angeles Area. I cycle to work every morning through Culver City and return the same way at night. When I can, I ride the Ballona Creek on the weekend to the Marina and then either head North or South along the coast to enjoy the sites.


    I love cycling in L.A. because of the weather and the organizations that promote a healthy lifestyle, team building, and knowledge about the sport. On than this, everything else is pretty terrible. Most streets in Culver City don’t have bicycle lanes (as most other areas as well) and those that do are so badly maintained that it’s safer to ride out in the middle of traffic.


    I recently visited Long Beach and saw how nice there downtown area is with its own separate/protected bicycle lane. I also see that Santa Monica has improved drastically, but nothing will change unless the motorists are informed about safety.


    The main problem I see with Bicycle safety in Los Angeles is not the lack of knowledge among riders (granted some people are just as ignorant to the laws on a bike) but rather a lack of knowledge among motorists.


    I have been hit now by 3 cars in 3 years and each time it was by a motorist in the street who wasn’t paying attention. We need to do something more than just a “3 foot rule.”
  • commented 2015-11-17 11:39:35 -0800
    Enjoyed the LA River Ride you guys did and also the Finish The Ride through Griffith Park. That kinda got me hooked on hills. My favorite ride lately is doing the PV loop. Its always great to be in an area with other cyclists. The support and camaraderie is fantastic. Just a suggestion, can you do a monthly “staff recommendations” for favorite routes for various levels i.e. family cruising, road and Mtn newbies, 25-30 milers, etc.? Always interested in new and safe routes! keep up the great work getting more lanes.
  • commented 2015-11-16 15:55:54 -0800
  • commented 2015-11-16 10:07:30 -0800
    I am President of the Beach Cities Cycling Club, Inc and we have been a longtime supporter of LACBC. The LACBC has done an incredible job advocating for the cyclists and as a result we have more and safer bike routes, and more and safer cyclists. So get involved and thank you LACBC!!!
  • commented 2015-11-16 09:50:51 -0800
    Love riding my bike. Commute to work on Ballona Creek from Culver City to Playa Del Rey.
  • commented 2015-11-15 22:53:44 -0800
  • commented 2015-11-15 18:12:56 -0800
    Love to ride, from Santa Monica to the Melrose trading place on Sundays. and go across the street to canters for some lunch and ride back to Santa Monica. Also love to ride from Redondo beach to playa del ray and back.
  • commented 2015-11-14 12:44:48 -0800
    I ride for my small, around-town errands and trips on the Metro, bike commute to work once a month or so, and enjoy the group rides with Midnight Ridazz and the LA Explorers Club. Biking in LA is great because of the weather, but I would love to see more bike lanes—especially on the Bel Air side of Sepulveda, south of the tunnel. The 405 is the worst! It would be wonderful to see Sepulveda became a more viable bike commute option for more people.
  • commented 2015-11-13 22:49:48 -0800
    I’m a bike dinosaur, on and off road. Love the new bike lanes on Vineland. The Valley needs more safe bike lanes and driver awareness. Thank You LACBC
  • commented 2015-11-13 09:42:54 -0800
    Love cycling through the beautiful Burbank Rancho and enjoying the equestrian community here as well as through Griffith Park and along the LA River and Chandler Trail – long for more dedicated bike paths and the safety they provide! Thanks for your advocacy and support to improve the biking experience for everyone.
  • commented 2015-11-12 20:15:09 -0800
    I commute at least 2 days per week, and run errands, and take my daughter to school, on a Jamis mountain bike + a 2001-vintage Xtracycle Free Radical. I’m the only longtail rider I know in my neighborhood, but I’d love to meet more of you out there! It would be cool to see the LACBC organize a cargo-bike ride or contest or meetup sometime…
  • commented 2015-11-11 17:51:39 -0800
  • commented 2015-11-11 14:33:19 -0800
    I have commuted, exercised and traveled by bike for over 50 years, 30 of which were in LA.

    My whole family bicycles. Very sadly my husband was killed cycling last year on a trip in Arizona by a driver that “did not see him”. We still ride, and won’t stop, but one feels more vulnerable and drivers here in LA appear to be becoming more hostile to bikes (Perhaps as a result of politics and road diets that they perceive to be threatening) I would like to support efforts to teach cyclists to ride lawfully and with safety in mind, increase safe designs for bike corridors, and help auto drivers learn to share the road
  • commented 2015-11-06 15:07:32 -0800
    I now bike with an electric bike (www.plugngo.us) , having young energetic boys and being forty something an electric bike lets me pedal when i want, and get a little help when I need it. Civ LA is now our favorite event as well as the river paths. Hope to see you on the trails.

    Richard
  • commented 2015-11-06 10:49:17 -0800
    Well I never really wanted to become a cyclist. But my friend added me to a cycling group and I got hooked. Took me over a year to finally buy a bike. A month later I did my first Duathlon 2 months after that my first 50 miler (LA River Ride) and then a 350 mile tour. Been riding ever since. Still not as consistent as I want but I’m getting in the miles and making new friends along the way
  • commented 2015-11-04 08:29:45 -0800
    We need more protected bike lanes, and more infrastructure, period, so more people feel safe riding, and we develop a critical mass. I ride for transportation, but also for sport/fitness – LA is amazing for the later because of the varied terrain, but especially because of the mountains.
  • commented 2015-11-03 17:20:56 -0800
    And what makes biking in LA great?!? Our fantastic weather and the relative lack of hills!
  • commented 2015-11-03 17:20:18 -0800
    I sometimes ride to work (from DTLA to The California Endowment building), and on the weekends ride for play. My fave is to ride from downtown to Venice Beach or even Hermosa Beach (along the Ballona Creek bike path). Believe it or not, I used to bike with my toddler (he’s now 32!) on my bike from UCLA Family Student Housing (at National and Sepulveda) to UCLA Childcare Center (on campus). There were NO bike lanes back then (1984-85), so I’m very pleased with the progress made by bicycle advocates! Let’s keep it up and get in even more protected lanes – and how about making 7th Street downtown a ONLY BIKES AND PEDESTRIANS street?
  • commented 2015-11-03 13:13:11 -0800
    I bike as much as I can. Bike commute to work on Fridays. The weekends I spend on the bike either around town or in the mountains. Biking in LA is a great time, nice weather and generally flat. It would be better if we had protected bike lanes, cycletracks, police and civic leaders who recognize and protect cyclists and vulnerable transportation users and support smart bike infrastructure and development. It would also be good if we could find a way to fight small minded and selfish HOA’s, lawyers and city council members who are in the hip pocket of the HOA’s who are anti-bike.
  • commented 2015-11-03 12:07:14 -0800
    I ride 9 miles from Historic Filipinotown to work in Culver City. I then ride back, or continue downtown to the Factory District where I rock climb at LA Boulders.
  • commented 2015-11-02 10:58:43 -0800
    I train for triathlons and ride along the Ballona Creek bike path to train. I also commute to work in West Hollywood by bike about once a week – would love it if my bike commute were safer and less stressful!
  • commented 2015-10-31 08:01:34 -0700
    I ride mostly on the West Side, though when I have time I ride through Downtown and East LA or down to the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
  • commented 2015-10-30 12:24:23 -0700
    I live in North Hollywood and work in Culver City. I prefer commuting to work via bike and train where possible and riding in and around the Hollywood Hills on weekends.
  • commented 2015-10-29 15:33:44 -0700
    I have been part of the cycling community in Los Angeles since 1972.

    I have owned The Bike Palace in San Pedro since 1984, which was started by my Godfather in 1973. I worked for him starting in 1974.

    I am the President of Peninsula Cycling Club, which supports 250 members.

    I try to ride 3 or 4 times a week, mostly on the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula with as many colleagues as possible.

    There is nothing quite like riding your bike, seeing the sites, smelling the neighborhood aromas, and laughing with friends.
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  • commented 2015-10-29 10:25:43 -0700
    Biking is like having wings: breezing by traffic jams, clearing my head before a meeting, not dealing with the parking lot at TJ’s, and connecting with my neighbors and neighborhood in a way that’s completely impossible inside a noisy polluting metal box (aka car).


    I ride all over Culver City, and, as a City Council Member, am lucky enough to be able to create policy in my hometown that moves biking and walking forward. There’s still a long way to go to achieve safety and equity on our streets, but we’re gaining momentum every day.
  • commented 2015-10-23 19:04:27 -0700
    I don’t feel well when I don’t bike regularly. I’m pretty much a regular guy, and biking helps keep me regular.

    I think ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION is the answer to the Obesity epidemic which has contributed to an unprecedented rise in Diabetes Mellitus (type2) and its complications. The answer is not to increase funds to treat this growing liability, but a sane approach, such as encouraging biking by making separate safe bike paths.

    It’s the smart thing, it’s the right thing, it’s win-win-win. (“Winning”)

    Let’s get rolling on this. We can’t afford NOT to…
  • commented 2015-10-22 16:15:34 -0700
    I bike LA regularly to run errands around DTLA or to commute to work between DTLA and Century City

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