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October 6, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

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The Second Annual Awards Gala

Celebrating a Bright Future for LA County

Named out of its timing with the seasonal launch of Operation Firefly, an education and bike light distribution program of LACBC, the Firefly Ball is a light-filled evening of art, music, food and drink.
Celebrate with us as we honor community members doing good bike work while raising much needed funds for LA’s largest, full service bike advocacy nonprofit--the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition!

Beer Sponsored by

This year's honorees are:

  • Mayor Richard Riordan — Passionate Pedal Award
  • Tafarai Bayne — The Alex Baum Award for Achievement in Advocacy
  • Councilmembers Mitch Englander & Joe Buscaino — The Innovator Award

Join us at 5:30 p.m. for a cocktail hour and silent auction (in your classy, business attire) with a special musical performance by VERBS!
Our dinner program commences at 7 p.m.

WHEN: Thursday, October 29; 5:30 p.m. - 9p.m.

WHERE: The Majestic Downtown - 650 S. Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

CONTACT: Kelly Martin · · (213) 629-2142 ext.112

RSVP: Reserve your tickets here.

MEDIA KIT: For a pdf for everything you need to know about being an event/table sponsor email

TRIBUTE JOURNAL:  Unable to attend, but want to place an ad in our tribute journal?  Coming soon.

DONATE:  Can't make it, but still want to help?  Donate here.

PARKING: Valet Parking provided.  Bike Valet provided.  Closest Metro Red Line stop is at 7th and Flower.

September 23, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 7:00am - Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 1:00pm

Last week, hundreds of volunteers joined  LACBC, Los Angeles Walks, and UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies for the fourth biennial Los Angeles Bike and Pedestrian Count, presented by AARP. With over 180 count locations throughout Los Angeles City and 547 shifts, volunteers saved the day with their clipboard and tally marks. Thank you to all of our volunteers who made sure that people on bikes and on foot got counted!

Volunteers: Get information on how to return your count forms at Please return your forms by Friday, September 25th. If you have any questions about the count, please email:

Make-up shifts: We have several shifts that need were not completed and that we still need data for. Check out this MAP below for available locations and shifts.  Please sign up HERE for a count location for one (or more!) of the following make-up shifts:

  • Wednesday, September 30, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Wednesday, September 30, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 3, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.





Presenting Sponsor:

Fehr & Peers  -  Kind Bar



Asian Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance  -  Bicycle Kitchen  -  Highland Park Heritage Trust - Los Angeles River Revitalization Corp  -  Multicultural Communities for Mobility  -  National Health Foundation  -  Pacoima Beautiful  -  T.R.U.S.T. South LA  - Youth Policy Institute



September 22, 2015 News 0 Comments

On Sunday, September 20th, Mad Men writer-producer and Emmy nominee Tom Smuts led a bike ride to the Primetime Emmy Awards from his home in Santa Monica to L.A. Live for the second year in a row to show that it is possible to bike anywhere in Los Angeles and to highlight three exciting L.A. initiatives: Vision Zero, Great Streets, and bike share.

Tom was joined along the way by Councilmember Mike Bonin, Marcel Porras from the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Department of Transportation General Manager Seleta Reynolds, LACBC Executive Director Tamika Butler, professional cyclists Tim Johnson and Dave Zabriskie, actor Jon Huertas, actress and triathlete Kathleen Kelly Lang, members of the Los Angeles Vision Zero Alliance, Rapha reps, and more.

Tom actually got the party rolling with a fast-paced pre-ride with folks like actress Erika Christensen. He came back to his house in Santa Monica where Councilmember Mike Bonin spoke about L.A.'s new livability initiatives and we grubbed on some food. Then we headed off, traveling along Venice Blvd, an L.A. Great Street, for much of the 20-mile ride. We stopped at a pop-up bike share station at Venice and Union to test out Metro's new bike share bicycles, before riding to the red carpet at L.A. Live. Fox provided the first ever bike valet at the Emmys, where valets in fancy suits parked our bikes before the big show.

It was a rather warm day, but this great crew enjoyed our active pre-party and looked pretty amazing doing it.

Thank you to Tom Smuts for inspiring us and inviting us to help plan the ride; Fox, the Television Academy, LADOT, the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, and the Office of Councilmember Mike Bonin for working on ride logistics; Serena Liu for photographing the event; Rapha and Cannondale for providing some good bike gear; and the folks that joined and supported the ride.

Check out the highlights on our #Bike2Emmys Storify collection, see photos on our Facebook page, and read more about it in The Hollywood Reporter and Omaha World-Herald.


Photos by Serena Liu.

August 25, 2015 News 0 Comments

Yesterday, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition was proud to stand as part of the newly formed Los Angeles Vision Zero Alliance (LA0) as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed the Vision Zero executive directive to end all traffic deaths by the year 2025.

Vision Zero is a policy that aims to eliminate all traffic deaths. While traffic safety campaigns have traditionally focused on changing human behavior, Vision Zero instead places the responsibility on government to using evidence-based strategies to manage the streets to prevent fatalities and serious injuries. Yesterday Los Angeles joined a global movement in altering its approach to traffic safety and proclaiming that the simple act of getting from point A to point B—whether biking, walking, driving, or using other means—should not be "a death-defying act," to borrow a phrase that Councilmember Mike Bonin used yesterday.

LA0 is a strong and diverse constituency that works in partnership with the City. Members of LA0 include: AARP California, Advancement Project, Asian Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance (APIOPA), Communities Actively Living Independent & Free (CALIF), Community Health Councils (CHC), Los Angeles Walks, Multicultural Communities for Mobility (MCM), PALS for Health, T.R.U.S.T. South L.A., Youth Policy Institute (YPI), and LACBC.

We invite you to learn more about LA0 by visiting, signing the petition to show your support, and finding LA0 on Facebook and Twitter.


Photo by Serena Grace Photo for LA0.

August 20, 2015 News 0 Comments

The winners of the 2015 Great Streets Challenge Grant Program were announced. This grant program will award up to $20,000 to eight community-driven projects that re-imagine LA's iconic commercial corridors as dynamic public spaces. Check out all the recipients here.

LACBC is a partner on several of the projects. Read more about the projects below, and donate by Friday, August 21st, to help make them a reality! The Challenge Grant Program will match your donations if fundraisinging reaches $10,000 to provide additional funding for each project.

Make It Mar Vista is a one-day festival, taking place Saturday, November 28, 2015 hosted by Mar Vista Chamber of Commerce, LACBC, and community partners. It envision inviting people from our community and beyond to interact with local businesses, artists and each other for a day of true community engagement along our Great Street of Venice Boulevard. LACBC will lead an inaugural bike ride to open the festival! Visit the Make It Mar Vista fundraising page to support the project!

Connect the Dots (@connecthedotsLA) is a series of public workshops that will inform and visualize environmental dynamics of streets and stormwater system and think about the future of Van Nuys Blvd with community members. Participants will paint blue dots on Van Nuys Great Streets to visualize where and how the water flows underneath. Bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists will experience safe and complete Van Nuys Blvd. Visit Connect the Dots Van Nuys fundraising page to support the project!

YES (Youth Envisioned Streets) for a Healthier South LA is a collaborative effort between National Health Foundation, A Place Called Home, Los Angeles Walks, LACBC, and the Coalition for Responsible Community Development. The project will empower South LA youth to plan and execute a one-day community event to take place on Central Avenue between 33rd Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Through this event, youth will demonstrate innovative interventions along the corridor that will transform this public space to promote healthy lifestyles. Visit the YES for a Healthier South LA fundraising page to support the project!