- LA Bike Trains Communal Commuting.
online: www.labiketrains.comfacebook: www.facebook.com/LABikeTrainsDescriptionWe provide a rolling party to/ from work along select routes run by Conductors – experienced urban cyclists – to harness the safety of riding in a group while kicking it up a notch by making the ride a fun, social experience. And it’s free!
#001: Silver Lake to Hollywood (W, 8AM)
#002: Mid-Wilshire to Downtown LA (W, 8:30AM)
#003: Silver Lake to Santa Monica (T, 8AM)
#004: Silver Lake to Downtown LA (Th, 8AM)
#005: West Lake to Long Beach (W, 6:45AM)
Each train is a reflection of the personality of the conductor and participants. You might be riding to dance music with Bruce, checking out the diverse local plant life with Nona, or developing a whole new appreciation for peanut butter with Wes. We’re pretty awesome and we hope you’ll ride with us.
Don’t see your desired route or start time? Take our Commuter Survey to help us understand when & where the next train should be.
Sign up to join a train! Choo Choo!
- BITCHY Bike Tutorial Series [video]
I went to art school (ok, several art schools) and I have a fondness for taking a moment to admire: beautiful bodies, beautiful bikes, typography, composition, music. This series of bike maintenance videos have all those things. Now, I know there’s going to be women who aren’t into these, but I think they’re AMAZING.
- Bicycled! A bike made out of junkyard cars
From the Bicycled site:
Helping bring back balance to society
Bicycled is not only a new type of bike, it is also a return to the roots of biking. It’s a handmade bike created specially by bicycle shop owners. Those fantastic creatures that are about to become extinct.
Making uniqueness a product
Because every Bicycled is made out of real car parts, there won’t be two of a kind. That’s the key to a product designed to use as much car waste as it can.
- Nona Varnado: Bicycle Prints
Part of the ‘Paper Bike’ commission for Neenah Paper and ARTCRANK LAX required creating two large prints, composed of many different kinds of bikes in silhouettes composed into a kaleidoscope or rorschach pattern, depending on how you look at it. Soon I’ll have a post up on the entire process and finished product, but in creating the finished piece I was able to pull 2 small editions and a few artist prints that are pretty special on their own.
Now they’re up on etsy.
Bicycle Totem is a white on white, large format (26″x40″) screen print on iridescent Neenah paper.
Bicycle Rorschach is a black on black, large format (26″x40″) screen print on black linen Neenah paper.
The artists proofs are on smaller paper (25″x34″) and are a little more quirky – some have hand painting details where the screen didn’t pull properly, or a little texture to the surface where embossing powder heat set into the texture of the print. The response to these have been overwhelmingly positive – so I thought I’d make them available online to people to buy, look at or comment on.
- #RidePretty :: Celebrate Your Style & Transportation
Admit it, you’re pretty. Your mom thinks so and those people sitting in traffic secretly do too. You often hear people exclaim, “you rode your Bike here?!?”
Yeah, you’re pretty awesome.
But we need to show other women how it’s done. By taking a picture and uploading it to ANY online social service that you participate in with the hashtag #RidePretty you can let people see your genius style, how you managed to look fantastic AND ride a bike to where ever it is you go. Here in #BikeLA I’m pretty fond of riding my bike to fancy restaurants and bypassing the (usually) astounded valet parking. If you’re already riding a bike regularly for transportation – you know how great it is. But for a lot of women it seems confusing and how to handle pants, skirts, shoes, helmets (hair?) to say nothing of what bike to ride, how to lock it up (without embarrassing yourself in front of the concierge!) And what better way than to learn through the inspiration of fancy ladies already doing it?
A Bicycle Gallery
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