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Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 4:30pm
LACBC and Red Bull present Flame Your Frame: A Holiday Bike Parade of East L.A. Trim your rims this holiday season and show off in the most Navidad of neighborhoods: East Los Angeles.
When: Saturday, December 21; Meet at 4:30 p.m.
Where: Meet at the parking lot of 4801 Civic Center Way, East L.A. 9002 (Gold Line Stop: Civic Center)
Ride and show your pride through the streets of East L.A. with musical accompaniment. Music, tacos, Red Bull, and champurrado after the ride.The best decorated bikes, as judges by LACBC Luchador El Pedal, will be awarded prizes, including a bike for the 1st place winner.
Join us for this festive and free ride!
Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 8:30am
When: Sunday, December 22; meet at 8:30 a.m., ride at 9:00 a.m.
Where: Union Station in downtown Los Angeles - 800 N. Alameda, Los Angeles, 90012 (Meet in the garden courtyard on the south side of the main concourse of Union Station.)
Route 66, also known as the Mother Road, Main Street of America, or the Will Rogers Highway, is one of our Nation’s first interstate highways. Opened in 1926, it rolls west from Chicago. In our end of the country, it passes through Azusa, Pasadena, downtown L. A., and on to its unofficial terminus at the Pier in Santa Monica. On this tour, we’ll experience a bit of this historic highway by following a bike friendly version of Route 66 (the current official route is on the 101 Freeway from downtown to Hollywood) from Union Station west on Sunset Boulevard, then Fountain Avenue, then Santa Monica Boulevard and a few side streets to the ocean. Along the way, we’ll ride down holiday decorated streets in Silver Lake, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, West Los Angeles and Santa Monica. After a short break at the Pier, we’ll meander back to downtown on Main Street, Abbot Kenney, Venice Boulevard, and another Main Street.
Ride Length: 40 miles.
Ride Duration: Approximately 4-5 hours, including stops.
Difficulty: Recommended for intermediate-level riders, aged 16 and up. We’ll be riding on city streets, sometimes in bike lanes and sometimes on bike friendly streets marked with sharrows. Bottom line: be prepared for riding around automobiles on the last shopping weekend before Christmas. Hardly any climbing.
Weather Policy: Torrential rain, snow, earthquake or fierce wind cancels the outing. Otherwise, we ride.
What to bring: A road-worthy bike, extra inner tubes, a patch kit and pump, plenty of drinking water, a pocket snack (such as an energy bar, banana or trail mix), a helmet, proper clothing, and money for refueling at random espresso bars and for post-ride refreshments.
Parking: There’s plenty of inexpensive parking not far from Union Station in Chinatown. Or, save gas and parking coin—ride a Metro train or a bus to the station.
RSVP: Strongly encouraged, via email@example.com, so we can send you last-minute advisories, particularly about weather.
Touring Los Angeles County with LACBC and Where To Bike Los Angeles is a series of rides that are free and open to every LACBC member, plus one guest. Interested in becoming a member? Join the LACBC online or at a discounted rate at our meet-up point. These rides are co-hosted by Jon Riddle and Sarah Amelar, authors of Where to Bike Los Angeles, a guide to bicycling in Los Angeles County, published by BA Press. Copies are available at local book and bike shops, REI stores and from the LACBC—on line, at its offices, or at the end of these group adventures.
LACBC is proud to be re-launching Operation Firefly for the 2013-2014 winter season! We will begin the program after the time change in November and will continue until the time change in March.
Operation Firefly (Operacíon Luciérnaga) is an education and bike light distribution program intended to make sure people riding bikes in Los Angeles are riding safely at night. In California, front white lights with side, back, and pedal reflectors are required by law at night (CVC21201). More importantly, riding without lights and reflectors is dangerous. Our goal is to seek out people riding without lights for various reasons, especially riders who may not have the means or time to acquire lights on their own.
We need your help. If you'd like to volunteer for Operation Firefly, please contact Marisa Spinella at firstname.lastname@example.org or 213 629-2142. To make a DONATION and for more information, please visit: http://la-bike.org/OperationFirefly.
This holiday season, give your friends and family something unique that will keep on giving throughout the year: Give them an LACBC Gift Membership! It’s a gift that provides your loved ones with useful information, bike shop discounts, free or discounted admission to LACBC events, and a safer ride. Their membership packet also includes the LACBC Bicycle Resource Guide, an LA County Bikeways map, and a membership card for discounts. Not only does an LACBC membership make a great gift, but it supports LACBC’s work to create a better, bike-able LA County!
If you want your gift membership to arrive at a local address by Christmas day, please make your purchase by Tuesday, December 17th, at the latest!
You're invited to join Team LACBC on Climate Ride California! We are once again a beneficiary and you can join the brand-new epic 4-day pedaling adventure in Northern California through wine country.
Right now, we're recruiting members for our new Team LACBC on the California ride. You can be part of the fun and raise funds for LACBC at the same time! Team LACBC was the top team in last year's California ride. Let's bring the trophy (OK, pint glasses) back home this year! If you join our team by December 4th, you'll be invited to our exclusive donor appreciation party on December 5th.
Climate Ride California (May 17-20, 2014) is a 4-day, fully-supported cycling adventure that begins in San Francisco, heads north up the coast and through Wine Country to California's Capitol in Sacramento.