The sun is out! GET ON YOUR BIKE and have an awesome weekend #BikeLA! This is pretty much the start of the ‘season’ when rides, races and events kick into high gear. Go a head and choose your pace and style with any of these great rides – from art parties, to not very serious races and training rides for all levels.

Friday Friday Friday!
March 8th, 2013
Midnight Ridazz Straight up 70’s ride
http://www.facebook.com/events/328589040575196/
official ride meet up: 8pm
BBB meet up: 7:30pm at the Hedgehog (Mohawk and Sunset)
“Straight Up 70’s” is the theme….So dress accordingly… Disco, Glam, in drag, Funk, Punk, Surfer, your favorite 70’s character, etc.
**if it’s raining, MamaB is not going to make this ride. Call/text/email/facebook if you need up to the moment information.**

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Saturday 
March 9th, 2013

8:00am – Tour de Los Feliz! http://www.facebook.com/events/103747126478044/?fref=ts
Do you think your fast? Do you like climbing? Do you like healthy competition? Do you like pie? Then you should participate in the first official Tour de Los Feliz.
Do you like volunteering? Do you like cheering on your fellow friends and cyclists? Do you like fun? Do you like pie? Then you should join MamaB in volunteering to kick off the race, posting up at key points along the route, and greeting riders as they sail through the finish line.

Meet at Cafe Los Feliz (2118 Hillhurst Ave) at 8am promptly! for opening ceremony and official race start. Volunteers will get information at the same time. Short shorts encouraged – for everyone. Did I mention that closing ceremony will be at House of Pies? Yum.

route map for those who want to get a leg up: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2196774
flyer attached.

SATURDAY, 3/9
Haitian Spaghetti Night
All Day!
@ Thank You For Coming
3416 Glendale Blvd.
Atwater Village
Buddies: Laura Noguera, Jonathan Robert, Jenn Su Taohan
$0.69
Experimental restaurant, and good buddies, TYFC has been hosting Japanther for the past month as their artist-in-residence. Japanther’s 69¢ Only Automat ends on March 10th, but not before a special Haitian Spaghetti Day on Saturday. I’m going to try to make it. You should too. “The Automat will be serving a recipe, which is prepared by my husband Cheby, and based on what he eats in Port Au Prince. The noodles are cooked in water seasoned with clove, garlic, oil and salt. A heaping pile of noodles is then topped with meat sauce, catsup, a dollop of mayo and hot sauce to taste. This spaghetti is not the wet version we are used to, and the toppings are mixed in with the noodles so there is a fine coating of flavor.” I know, right?

SATURDAY, 3/9
Spoke(n) Art Ride
6PM – 10:30PM
@ Flying Pigeon / Bike Oven
3404 N. Figueroa St.
Cypress Park
FREE!
This monthly ride might be coming to an end after March. So get your fill of NELA Art Galleries and a chill bike ride done all in one night. I’m going to try to go. But even if not, you should go. It’s a nice, big crowd of both cyclists and non-cyclists visiting the art galleries. Buddies at the Echo Park Bike Posse will be attending; email me if you’d like to ride with them. “The Spoke(n) Art Ride is a monthly tour of galleries open for NELAart’s Second Saturday – a special night when area galleries and studios open their doors to the public until the wee hours.”

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SUNDAY, 3/10
Bodacious Bike Babes Ride to Golden Road
11:30PM Meet at Union Station
12:30PM Eat, Drink at Golden Road Brewery
5410 W. San Fernando Rd.
Buddies: Bodacious Bike Babes, Andrea Denike Martinez
FREE!
Good buddy and Bodacious Bike Babes conspirator, Andrea, is doing it again. If you enjoy a chill ride along the LA River to grab some locally crafted beer and food, then come along! If you don’t bike, then meet us at the brewery, and meet some new buddies! I’ll be there! “This is a great beginner ride for your homegirls (and boys) who want to bike but just aren’t sure they can hang. Anyone can hang on this ride. BBB honor. Bring ‘em along, there is bodaciousness in all of us!!”

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Tuesday, March 12th
6:00pm – a nice pace miles ride. Roadie ride for nonroadies? No official name yet….
Meet at Grand Park, downtown
KelliB is going to kick off this biweekly (every other week) ride on Tuesday, meet at Grand Park downtown 5:30ish, roll around 6pm. The ride will be approximately 25 miles at 12-14 mph (at least for the first few) ending at Sunset/Alvarado. First route will be up the river path and back through downtown. The idea is to get in a decent length ride (while not feeling intimidated by our speedy road riding friends) get a bit of exercise, do it before the later night rides since some of us have office jobs and earlier morning starts, etc. and be home in time for dinner! There are about 6 routes already planned, included out to the Ballona path, the Arroyo Seco path and around NELA, out Huntington up through San Marino, and more. I know I don’t have to remind you smart and respectful folk – but riders should let the leader lead and not press ahead. Besides, some of the best stories (gossip?) are shared when you’re riding with your homies, not ahead of them.

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Sunday, March 17th, 2013
3:00am – meet up and registration
4:00am – race starts
Marathon Crash Race (probably followed by St. Patty’s day breakfast beers)
More info and pre-registration here:
http://www.facebook.com/events/190663504413561/

after the race BBB’s will get together for breakfast/lunch and a nice ride back to the east side. Wishing everyone good luck on the race!

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Tuesday, March 19th
4:00pm – Volunteer Opportunity! LACBC Bike Count
As you’ll notice there are other opportunities to volunteer as well – sign up for one that suits your schedule! BBB represent! Whoopwhoop!!!

Union Station Bike Counts
When: Tuesday, March 19 and Saturday, March 23.
Where: Union Station, Downtown LA

Let’s count some bikes at Union Station! We’ll collect vital data on bike usage on Metrolink and Amtrak. Count shifts are:

Tuesday, March 19
6:30am-9:30am
4:00pm-7:00pm
Saturday, March 23
10:00am-1:00pm

Email martin@la-bike.org to volunteer. You’ll get a snazzy new LA Bike Count t-shirt!

 

+ Big thanks to MamaB from the Bodacious Bike Babes and Bruce Chan

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