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!
LACBC knows how much fun it is to ride together as a family, so on top of organizing group excursions, we will also be publishing a series of articles on the the basics of cycling and providing resources on family biking.
To help get everyone even more excited for our first Family Fun Ride, we enlisted a couple of family cycling experts to help everyone prepare:
- 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 Family Fun Ride will start at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 24th, at Marsh Park. The ride includes a lunch stop in Atwater Village and play time in Griffith Park. We will be covering 4-to-5 miles and ride on both the L.A. River Bike Path and city streets. To find more information on our Family Fun Ride, please RSVP on our event page HERE.
Check back often as we'll be updating this page with more LACBC Family information. Don't forget to tag your photos with #lacbcfamily.