News and Events

April 14, 2014 News 0 Comments

We're gearing up for another important election on June 3rd, where we'll be voting for County Supervisors in the 1st and 3rd Districts and County Sheriffs.

The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and cannot endorse candidates or engage in electioneering on behalf of a candidate. We are offering questionnaires to both Supervisor candidates and Sheriff candidates as a service to candidates to communicate with potential voters where they stand on bike, pedestrian, and other transportation issues.

We have sent out candidate surveys to each candidate and will begin posting their responses on May 1st.

You can check out the questions we are posing to County Supervisor Candidates and County Sheriff Candidates on the LACBC blog.

Also, make sure that you are registered to vote! Learn more about voting at lavote.net.

March 24, 2014 Event 0 Comments

Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 9:30am - 2:00pm

 

 

Join us on the bike ride - take the PLEDGE at CarFreeSFV!
(those who pledge AND attend the event will enter a raffle to win cool prizes!)

Spread the word on Facebook!


Click on the images above to see a high-res flyer

Take the PLEDGE + attend our event =

You're entered into a raffle for...

a Braven 570 Bluetooth speaker (approximate value $100)
4 tickets to the CBS July 4 celebration ($160 value)
LA County Bike Coalition membership package (approximate value $100)
bike repair kit (approximate value $90)

You'll receive an all-day discount from participating restaurants and businesses.

Tuning Fork Gastropub- 25% off all food
California Pizza Kitchen (Studio City)- free small plate with $10 minimum order
The Counter Studio City- 10% off
Studio Cycle Company- 15% off
Road Runner Sports Studio City- 10% off (VIPs receive an extra 15% off if they can show they go their without their car)
Big Sugar Bakeshop- free cookie
Peet's Coffee & Tea (Studio City)- free small coffee

Click here to take the pledge (and RSVP for the ride or scavenger hunt).
More information available at carfreesfv.com

Things to bring for the ride - Sunscreen, a helmet, money and a lock!

Ewok jpeg kindly contributed by Sergey at www.Costume-Works.com

March 11, 2014 News 0 Comments

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! 

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.

Climate Ride Bike Talk Podcast Now Up

Also, listen in to a recent podcast of Bike Talk at BikeTalk.com, where we talked about Climate Ride and our team!

Laemmle Theatres' Ride with Greg Laemmle Contest Contest Winner Announced

Last month, Laemmle Theatres held a Ride with Greg Laemmle contest for the second year in a row, and we are pleased to announce the winners who will be joining Team LACBC on Climate Ride this May! And the winners are:

Grand Prize: David Rindlaub
David wins an unlimited Laemmle movie pass for one year, free registration for Climate Ride, and a $2500 contribution toward his Climate Ride fundraising goal.

Second Prize: Eddie Beres and Dalila Mendez
Eddie and Dalila each win an unlimited Laemmle movie pass for one year, free registration for Climate Ride, and a $1250 contribution toward their Climate Ride fundraising goal.

Third Prize: Aaron Ratcliff and Alan Bair
Aaron and Alan each win an unlimited Laemmle movie pass for one year, and free registration for Climate Ride.

Congratulations to these five new team members!

Thank you so much to Laemmle Theatres and the Laemmle Charitable Foundation. Thank you to everyone who entered the contest and thanks to all of our judges.
 
 

February 7, 2014 Event 0 Comments

Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 6:30am

Finish the Ride

When: Sunday, April 27
Where: start at the corner of Fountain Ave. at L Ron Hubbard Way

On Sunday, February 17th, 2013, Damian Kevitt and his wife were riding their bikes around the streets of Los Angeles and along the L.A. River Bike Path when someone driving a light colored mini-van struck Damian and pinned him underneath the mini-van. Damian suffered road burns and lost his right leg, and has since vowed to Finish the Ride that he started on that day. Please join Damian on an organized ride called Finish the Ride on April 27th. Proceeds benefit Challenged Athletes and LACBC.

Get more information about the ride at FinishtheRide.com.

January 15, 2014 News 0 Comments

Success! On January 14th, the City of Los Angeles submitted its application for Round 2 of the Green Lane Project to receive technical assistance from the nation’s leading bikeway design experts, one of our key asks in the cycletracks petition! Winners will be announced in March 2014.

Thanks to all of you who signed the petition in support of cycletracks in Los Angeles and helped to spread the word! This is a very positive step for the City of L.A. in truly bringing cycletracks to L.A. The Mayor's Office has also lent critical support in the state legislature to the the California Bicycle Coalition's design reform bill to legalize cycletracks, and and the City last month installed bollards along the buffered bike lanes through the 2nd Street tunnel in Downtown Los Angeles.

LACBC submitted our own letter of support to the Green Lane Project, reiterating our campaign goals for making L.A. a healthy, safe, and fun place to ride a bike:

  • Adopt an "8 to 80" design standard for the Mobility Element's Bicycle-Enhanced Network (BEN) and 2010 Bicycle Plan's Neighborhood Network, 
  • Appoint a new LADOT General Manager who is committed to innovative street design, 
  • Accelerate implementation of cycletracks by incorporating the BEN into the Mayor's Great Streets Initiative, 
  • Install L.A.'s first cycletracks on Figueroa in 2014, 
  • Apply for round 2 of the Green Lane Project to receive technical assistance from the nation's leading bikeway design experts, 
  • Ensure adequate staffing of the bikeways and pedestrian groups at LADOT to satisfy pent-up demand for these improvements across the city, and 
  • Work with Metro to increase investments in next generation bikeways and pedestrian infrastructure across Los Angeles County, concentrated around transit stations and schools.

LACBC is committed to continuing our partnership with the City of Los Angeles to build support for bicycle projects that serve L.A.'s diverse neighborhoods. We commit to to working with community-based organizations to promote bicycling and its many health, environmental, and socioeconomic benefits, particularly in underserved communities. As a countywide organization, LACBC also commits to sharing knowledge with our local chapters and cities throughout the County so that the benefits of this work are not confined by city boundaries.

Help MyFigueroa Stay on Track with Cycletracks!

My Figueroa is a complete streets project which transforms an auto-dominated corridor and balances it with transit, bike and pedestrian features. It is the first of Mayor Eric Garcetti's Great Streets. If this project is successful, we could see streets all across Los Angeles transformed to better meet the needs of all who travel on them.

Figueroa is particularly important because it connects so many of LA's great institutions: Expo Park, the Coliseum, the California Science Center, USC, Staples Center & LA Live and all of downtown Los Angeles. These destinations are spread over three miles of currently inhospitable streets. They are too far apart to walk, but perfect for riding a bike. The new Expo Light Rail Line has made getting around by transit so much easier along this corridor, but the last-mile connections would be incomplete without the My Figueroa project.

Almost all other major cities in the U.S. have successfully implemented protected bike lanes along major thoroughfares, giving people mobility options and improving local business with every project. We know that it will work here in LA too, and we're incredibly excited that South LA will be the first community to benefit from this investment in advanced bicycle infrastructure.

We need you! If you want to see better bikeways and complete streets in your community, we need to make sure that the first Great Street in Los Angeles is a success. Please join us:

PLUM Committee
When: Tuesday, January 28; 2:30 p.m.
Where: Los Angeles City Hall, Room 350 - 200 N. Spring St., 90012

You can also email committee members at these addresses:

To: Councilmember.Huizar@lacity.org, Councilmember.Cedillo@lacity.org, Councilmember.Englander@lacity.org
CC: Councilmember.Price@lacity.org
BCC: alek@la-bike.org

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