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January 22, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 9:30am - 1:00pm

Come enjoy a warm-up ride before the Super Bowl and explore the hidden "bowls" of Burbank! Led by LACBC member Wayne "Ridetime" Howard, we will ride from the North Hollywood Red Line Station up to the Starlight Bowl and, after a few extra miles in the saddle, head over to the Pickwick bowling alley, where you will have the option of participating in a game or two of Sunday Funday Bowling.

We'll meet at The North Hollywood Red Line Station and bike up a moderate climb up to the Starlight Bowl where we'll stop to learn about its history. From there we'll enjoy a nice and relaxed 10-mile descent through Glendale and into Atwater Village where we'll hop onto the L.A. River Bike Path and end at Pickwick Bowl.

When: Sunday, February 1st; meet at 9:30 a.m.; Ride at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Meet at The North Hollywood Red Line Station - 5350 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA
Finish at: Pickwick Bowl at 921 Riverside Drive, Burbank. For those who want to bowl: It's $5 per game, $3.50 for shoe rental
RSVP: Please RSVP here. If you are interested in helping as ride support, email carol@la-bike.org.

Ride Length: Approximately 25 miles total
Ride Duration: 2.5-3 Hours

Difficulty: moderate/chill-paced ride with one hill climb, no one left behind, must be comfortable riding in large groups and riding in light traffic. 
What to bring: Helmet, at least one water bottle (2 if possible), sunscreen, money for bowling/lunch afterwards, a bike lock if you'll be bowling
About Sunday Fundays: Sunday Funday Rides are free and open to LACBC members plus one guest. Interested in becoming a member? Sign up for membership online (or become a member at the ride at a discounted price.

January 9, 2015 News 0 Comments

In 2013, Team LACBC became the top fundraising team and brought home the coveted top fundraising pint glasses by raising over $35,000 for Climate Ride and LACBC. Last year, Team LACBC rocked Climate Ride again! We raised over $74,000 for Climate Ride and LACBC and were easily the top fundraising team. We're coming back to raise some dough, 3-peat as the fundraising champions, and ride along the scenic Northern California coast!

Climate Ride California takes place from May 17th through May 21st, 2015, and is a gorgeous cycling adventure that begins in California's historic Redwood Empire near Eureka, travels along the scenic coast, and ventures into the famed Russian River Valley before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco.

Climate Ride participants must raise at least $2800 by May 11th, 2015, in order to participate, and if you're part of Team LACBC, we'll receive a portion of your raised funds. Have questions about Team LACBC and Climate Ride? Email Kelly Martin at kelly [at] la-bike [dot] org.

Join Team LACBC today!

New! Enter the Ride with Greg Laemmle Contest. Enter the Ride with Greg Laemmle contest for a chance to ride Climate Ride CA 2015 with Team LACBC with LACBC board member and Laemmle Theatres President Greg Laemmle and win an unlimited Laemmle Theatres pass for 2015! Entries must be received by Monday, February 16th.

 

January 8, 2015 News 0 Comments

After years of outreach, stakeholder education, meetings, rides and rallies, we are delighted to report that Councilman Gil Cedillo is seriously considering project options that will create a safe and inclusive North Figueroa that include bike lanes. Focusing on the historic core of Highland Park from Avenue 55 to Avenue 60, Cedillo’s staff worked with LADOT to produce a series of options that include essential safety elements, such as a road diet, better sidewalks and crosswalks, transit enhancements, and physically protected or buffered bike lanes. These options will be presented for community review in the coming weeks. We call on Northeast LA advocates to participate in this process with positivity and respect to foster community dialogue about the importance of making Figueroa safe for all. Although only five blocks, this project opens the door to safety improvements along the whole Figueroa corridor that are consistent with local advocates’ longstanding vision of a Figueroa that respects all travelers--people driving, taking transit, biking and, most importantly, walking.

If you would like to get more involved in the campaign and discuss strategies, we urge your participation at our next Northeast LA Bike Ambassador meeting on Wednesday, February 4, at 6 p.m.  Please email alek@la-bike.org expressing interest, and we’ll let you know when a venue is secured.

January 8, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

We're canceling the previously scheduled January 24th class and encouraging folks to join us for the February 28th class!

Kick off 2015 by educating yourself on how to bike safely! This 2-hour workshop will provide you with basic information you can use to safely ride your bicycle on the streets of LA County. The workshop for LACBC members includes a booklet and LACBC materials you can take home. Topics include:

  • Proper helmet fit
  • ABC Quick Check (checking your bicycle)
  • Rules of the Road
  • Riding Visibly & Predictably
  • Traffic Principles for Bicyclists

This workshop is free for LACBC members only. Not a member? Become a member today.

When: Saturday, February 28;11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: LACBC Headquarters, Mezzanine level - 634 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, 90014

January 7, 2015 News 0 Comments

Photo courtesy of Mark ElliotOn Tuesday afternoon, the Beverly Hills City Council continued its discussion of the Santa Monica Boulevard Reconstruction Project, including whether the rebuilt boulevard would accommodate bike lanes. Since the December meeting, LACBC worked with Better Bike Beverly Hills and a committee of local advocates to develop a compromise solution, dubbed the Beverly Hills Greenway, that creatively adds bike lanes with no net loss of landscaped area. Grassroots organizers collected over 400 signatures in less than two weeks and turned out over 30 speakers at Tuesday’s council meeting to support the greenway--and the council listened. Mayor Lili Bosse summed up the council’s sentiment by calling the new proposal “fair and balanced” and saying, “We can get there.” While the council stopped short of approving the bike lanes, they directed staff to analyze the Beverly Hills Greenway proposal and expressed their intent to resolve outstanding issues at a future date. We are cautiously optimistic that the reconstructed Santa Monica Boulevard will include bike lanes.

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