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LACBC Newsletter

The News Cycle

December 22, 2020

A Message From Our Executive Director

Help us bring bikes to people in need with #LACountyBikeMatch!


Watch the final cut of our Bike Match video we premiered at our Holiday Party last week. Thanks to Kelso Media for putting this together!

Together we have provided more than 100 bikes to people in need!


Dear {{FirstName or ‘LACBC Supporter’}},

I’m excited to announce a generous anonymous donor has just pledged a $5,000 End-of-Year Match Challenge if we raise $10,000 by December 31st! We hope you’ll consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us leverage this important opportunity.

While the pandemic still rages across LA County, we have been consistently humbled by the dedication of our partners, sponsors, fellow advocates and members who have worked with us to serve the bicycling community – especially those most in need.

Whether it’s through #LACountyBikeMatch, #BikesMeanBusiness, or our series of self-guided rides – your support has helped us promote safe and healthy activities during these unpercedented times.

In 2021, we are committed to growing these programs alongside Metro BEST bike safety classes and Operation Firefly/Operacíon Luciérnaga.

Together we can change the transportation landscape of Los Angeles to help us make LA a more livable community for us all.

With Gratitude,

Eli Akira Kaufman

Stay in the Know

LACBC will be closed from 12/21/20 to 1/4/2021.

The next newsletter will be on Thursday, January 14, 2021!


We are thrilled to be in the company of such inspiring partner organizations!

Our #BikesMeanBusiness initiative was featured in the news!

COVID-19 UPDATE

ICU availability in Southern California is now at 0%. Keep yourself and others safe by taking the necessary precautions that support our healthcare workers and our most vulnerable community members. Wear a mask, practice social distancing, and of course – wash your hands.


Check it out on the izi.Travel webiste: A Brief Look at Beach Cities History.

Check out the rest of the rides we’ve created so far on our website!

News at the Federal Level with Local Implications

BikinginLA always coming in with the latest news: A proposed Federal Highway Administration rule change would ban bicycles from any street without bike lanes or signage.

General LA Updates

We might be getting air-laden traffic congestion by 2023 – Mayor Garcetti announces Urban Air Mobility Partnership

From Chapter Areas

Santa Monica Spoke – Santa Monica to Roll Out Nation’s First Zero-Emissions Delivery Zone

Become an LACBC Lime Hero!

Thank you to all of you who have supported LACBC by opting in to donate a slice of your Lime ride!

Non-Chapter Regions

San Fernando Valley/Lakewood –

Provide your feedback for City of Lakewood’s regional master Plan for various open spaces, including the San Gabriel River trails. Deadline to submit feedback is December 31.

San Fernando Valley –

Traffic calming circle will be taking shape on Telfair Avenue and Montague Street in Pacoima. Watch CD7 Councilmember Monica Rodriguez and LADOT’s video about the changes and learn how to provide your own input here.

South LA –

Avalon Blvd gets more improvements – Raised bus platforms join the newly installed bike lanes along. Check them out – they have inclined sides for easy use by cyclists.

Watts/Willowbrook Area –

Metro launches on demand rides in the South LA and Inglewood areas. And it looksl ike they have a bike rack.

Bike shops open during the pandemic

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!


From now until January 1st all of Incycle Bicycles’ locations will be donating a percentage of the proceeds from in-store purchases back to LACBC!

At every Incycle Bicycles location, you can get a full service bicycle repair from friendly and knowledgeable technicians.

With the Wheel, Hub & Tire Service you can pick from the following options:

  1. Tube, Tire or Liner Installation – Front: $12, Rear: $14, Motor: $30

  2. Tubeless Installation: $25-40

  3. Tubular Installation: $40

  4. Spoke Calculation: $25

  5. Hub Adjustment: $25

  6. Hub Overhaul – Front: $35, Rear: $45, Internal Gear: $60

  7. Standard Wheel True: $25-50

  8. Wheel Re-Tension: $50

  9. Standard Wheel Build: $70

  10. Custom Wheel Build: $100


Remember to let them know that #BikesMeanBusiness!


Below is a list of fellow Los Angeles cyclists that have passed away from traffic incidents this past year. Not all of their names were publicly available. Let their lives be motivation as to why we advocate for safer and more inclusive streets. May you all rest in power.

Carla Becerra, 31, Norwalk

Virginia Navarro, 58,

Rosemeade Melvin “Peanut” Frye, 57, Los Angeles

Dannon Santiago, 30, Long Beach Mario Nunez, 27,

Carson Jorge Guerra, 37, South Los Angeles

Not publicly identified male, South Los Angeles.

Terri Wolfe Ingalls, 62 Claremont

Female resident of Bellflower, 56, Long Beach

Female resident of Sun Valley, Valley Glen

Not publicly identified male, Hawthorne

Not publicly identified female, Carson

Not publicly identified male, Lancaster

Not publicly identified male, 40, Compton

Ernesto Manzano Jr, 17, Monterey Park

Not publicly identified male, Wilmington

Not publicly identified male, 65, Azusa

Jesus “Gallo” Urbina, 36, Arleta

Sky Sunday, 37, Landers

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.

If you would like to share a few words about someone you know that passed away while riding, please reach out to us through email (info@la-bike.org) or by using this form.

The Learning Corner – For the Urban Planning Nerds Among Us

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.

Wait, is LA becoming bike-friendly?

Cities Block Streets For Rich Neighbors, Why Not For Bike/Walk Safety?

Social justice advocate & former LACBC Executive Director Tamika Butler’s thoughts on Pete Buttigieg’s new gig.

Why the history of racism in transportation enforcement and planning still matters today

Why Highway Teardowns Make Great Infrastructure (and Equity) Investments


Support us by becoming a member or making a donation.

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 info@la-bike.org.


Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition

PO Box 17733

Long Beach, CA 90807


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