News Cycle 1/14/21 – Happy New Year!
The News Cycle
January 14, 2021
Help us bring bikes to people in need with #LACountyBikeMatch!
Together we have provided more than 100 bikes to people in need!
Yoga for Cycling & Hiking: Free Iyengar Yoga Workshop.
Taught by a fellow cyclist and yoga teacher here in LA.
Sunday, February 7, 1-3pm To sign-up and for additional info click here.
We’re cleaning house!
LACBC is having a Fire Sale
Use the discount code “LACBC50off” to get 50% off on LACBC merchandise at our online shop.
Bicycling 101: Riding the LA River Path – Online Video Class
Thursday, January 21, 6pm-7pm. Click here to register! As a reminder, Metro BEST classes are free!
Virtual Author Event: Adelaide Perr, author of “Degloved: Every Scar has a Story”
Athlete & cycling advocate Adelaide Perr tells their story of emotional recovery from a serious bicycle crash.
Saturday, January 23rd at 5:30 pm. Click here to register.
Stay in the Know
We neglected to mention in our previous newsletter that the Pasadena Athletic Association (PAA) is the sponsoring organization for Charities of Choice!
We are grateful to have been a recipient. Learn more about PAA on their website.
He’s in the good company of 33 Angelenos that will be recognized in a virtual ceremony on February 3 at 6pm. Click here to register for the recognition ceremony.
Thanks to you, we reached our goal and raised $13,000 in our matching challenge to wrap up 2020. Thank you for your support!
In the past few days, about 30 percent of Metro’s bus operators have been out due to either being quarantined, caring for family members or having COVID-19, resulting in canceled trips throughout the system. Check out Transit, Metro’s app that helps riders plan trips. Let’s do our part to not add stress to an already stressed out healthcare system. Don’t forget to wear a mask.
Keep an eye on our social media this weekend for a short, family-friendly ride in honor of Martin Luther King Day this Monday.
Check out the rest of the rides we’ve created so far on our website!
News at the Federal Level with Local Implications
The Federal Transit Administration has announced $14 Billion to Support Public Transportation Systems During COVID-19
General LA Updates
Want to provide some feedback on how your travel has changed due to Covid-19? Fill out this 20-25 minute survey by tomorrow, January 15 to participate in a study by SCAG and UC Davis.
From Chapter Areas
Central LA – LADOT is asking for feedback to improvements for 4th St in Hancock Park. There are two surveys for two different intersections:
LADOT is soliciting public feedback on several alternatives for a safety improvement project on Adams Blvd. The deadline to submit public comment is January 30th. Tell LADOT we want to see protected mobility lanes!
Thank you to all of you who have supported LACBC by opting in to donate a slice of your Lime ride!
San Gabriel Valley –
South LA –
Provide your feedback on which projects should be prioritized in bringing new mobility options to South LA. Go here to fill out a short survey: English. Spanish. The survey takes about 5 minutes to complete. The responses received will be compiled into a report to be presented at a virtual TownHall event on January 19, 2021.
Support LACBC while securing your bike
When you make a purchase at Seatylock through this link, a portion of your purchase goes to support LACBC!
Operation Firefly is kicking off this year in partnership with PATH in a new format because of the pandemic.
We look forward to gathering volunteers together again one day soon, but for now, we are joining up with various partners to get lights into the hands of those who need them. Thank you to our sponsors for their support. Thanks to Lyft, LaGrange, Fireflies West, various city council districts and county supervisors, we’re ready to run Operation Firefly this year. More details to come!
Click here to learn more on what to do if you are involved in a bicycle crash. If someone you know was killed in a bicycle crash, here are some resources to guide you through this difficult time.
Died after a hit and run while riding their bike.
Notable cyclist & LA Times columnist passed away last month in a crash while mountain biking.
Our condolences to Timothy and Roy’s family.
The Safety Corner: Let’s talk about taking your bike on the Metro
In light of recent events regarding bike theft on the Metro-Orange line, here are five tips from our website on how to avoid theft when taking your bike on a bus.
Locking your bike to the bus rack is not allowed. For extra security, lock your wheel to the frame before the bus arrives.
Sit or stand near the front of the bus to watch your bicycle during your trip.
Folding bikes with 20 inch or smaller wheels can be brought on board.
Before your stop, alert the bus operator that you will be getting your bike from the rack and exit through the front door.
If you have lost your bike on a LADOT Commuter Express bus, call 1(800) 684-5435 ext. 229 immediately. Be prepared to give the bus and route number.
More information on how to take bikes on public transit can be found on our website.
The Learning Corner – For the Urban Planning Nerds Among Us
Frank Gehry has a plan for the LA River – one that is opposed by a coalition of environmental groups.
The Dutch Cycling Embassy is hosting a free digital workshop focused on the LA area on planning around traffic management, mobility planning and inclusive e-bike design. Thursday January 28, 2021, 9amPST. Reserve your place here now.
Did we miss something? Send us your LA County bike-related updates and events, and we’ll include them in the next newsletter (two weeks from now). Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
PO Box 17733
Long Beach, CA 90807