Los Angeles is an ideal place not just for biking, but for exploring with the whole family.
Not only are there so many spots to visit, but the region is fairly flat for cycling most places. Some may think that riding with your family adds an extra layer of difficulty for getting around, but in some cases, it can be easier than traveling in a car. Bikes can be easier for loading children, navigating around traffic, and finding places to park. Plus, it’s fun for everyone!
If you're just starting out riding as a family, here is a list of our articles highlighting how to get started and many stories about riding for all ages:
- LACBC has a guide about buying the proper bike for your family.
- Walk Bike Glendale's Steven Nancarrow talks about their annual Holiday Bike Ride.
- Joe Linton of Streetsblog LA tells us what it's like to bike down the Pacific Coast Highway with his family.
- LA Bike Dad Terence Houston speaks about his evolution into becoming a cycling parent.
- Twelve-year-old cycling advocate Matlock Grossman tells us what it's like to bike in Los Angeles as a kid.
- Nathan Lucero of On My Bike in LA is a well-known family cycling advocate and has led many Kidical Mass rides, on top of planning the route for the ride.
LACBC's next Family Ride will be on Sunday, February 12th joining L.A. City Council Member Mike Bonin for his annual Bike with Mike ride. You can find out more information on his event page.
Check back often as we'll be updating this page with more LACBC Family information. Don't forget to tag your photos with #lacbcfamily.