On Thursday, December 3rd, we gathered for the 3rd Annual LACBC Open House to celebrate the year 2015! The night featured lots of mingling, photos in our photo booth, great food, beer from Angel City Brewery, and a short program to recognize some of our stellar volunteers. Here are some of the highlights.
In our program, our Executive Director, Tamika Butler, recognized some other awesome LACBC members that have helped make 2015 a great year through their time, skills, dedication, great ideas, and more. Read on to learn about them.
Women Bike, Women Lead program, which aims to increase women’s capacity to become community leaders in the biking and walking movement. Thank you, Maria and Daniella, for taking so much time to plan rides and a workshop and a very helpful toolkit for others to benefit from!
#LABikePedCount shifts this year. He even brought up count forms to turn in. Thank you, Dennis, for being a volunteer we could count on!
Wayne Ridetime Howard, who could not make it to Open House, was honored as the Ride Leader of the Year for planning and leading four Sunday Funday rides and for playing such an important role as a Ride Marshal in many other rides. Thank you, Wayne, for taking so much time to plan excellent rides that are fun, informative, and safe for our riders.
Kathleen Smith, who was also not able to make it, was recognized as a Hidden Hero for all the work she has done in our LACBC office and for Operation Firefly. Thank you, Kathleen, for always thinking about how to improve the organization, whether it’s putting together first aid kits or getting our office a much-needed pencil sharpener.
Thank you to Angel City Brewery for providing and serving the beer, Whole Foods Market DTLA for donating cheese plates, Serena Grace Photography for capturing the night, Photo Cube for running the photobooth, CicLAvia for donating the Instagram contest prize pack, and our awesome volunteers that helped the Open House run!
Plus thanks to all the members and supporters that have made 2015 an exciting year for biking in Los Angeles!