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News Cycle: LA Rivers Challenge Early Bird Registration, E-Bike Town Hall, Operation Firefly Update

LACBC Newsletter

The News Cycle

March 25, 2021

Registration for LACBC’s LA Rivers Challenge is now open!

The LA Rivers Challenge is a month-long virtual race challenge in place of our annual River Ride. Challenge yourself to bike, walk or run 31 to 640 miles throughout the month of June!

Which distance challenge will you choose? Go to to sign up, and make sure to use code EARLYBIRD10 to get $10 off registration until April 15.


City of LA’s Bicycle Advisory Committee is having its bi-monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 6 at 7pm.

Join via Zoom by clicking here.

Metro is studying how to eliminate fares on their buses and trains and they want to hear from us! Join the Telephone Town Hall on March 31st from 6:30 – 7:30pm to share your opinions on how a fareless system could impact the way you use transit. Click here to learn more about the initiative and how to join next Wednesday’s town hall. If you have any questions about these meetings or about the Fareless System Initiative, please email

Tonight at 6pm: E-Bike Town Hall hosted by the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council. Click here to learn more.

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

 Stay in the Know 

FYI – If you are 62 years of age or older, you can apply for a parking pass from the Department of Beaches and Harbors. Click here to learn more about eligibility and how to apply.

Read up on what LACBC has been collaborating on with UCLA.

Our executive director, Eli, and our intern Darren (both pictured here), have been supporting this project to potentially influence LA’s long-term infrastructure planning. Read more about their work by clicking here.


Our upcoming ride, Fat Tire Presents: Zooming in on the Microscopic, will be an exploratory look at local places cultivating microbes in batches & brews we love. Just in time for National Beer Day on April 7 and Earth Day right after that, our ride will focus on the little critters we can’t see that have huge impacts on the way we live our lives. Stay tuned on our social media, our website, or our izi.Travel page.


Your prompt action generated almost 350 letters of support for the change, which would allow cities, towns, and other local jurisdictions to use Highway Program funds to pay for active transportation infrastructure improvements. Metro’s Board of Directors will vote on the change today and we will let you know in our next newsletter how the vote turned out. Stay tuned!