- #BikeNYC Community History
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
6:30pm – 9p
The Quick Version: It’s a crowdsourced “people’s history” of cycling in NYC. After panel members have spoken audience members will be encouraged to add benchmarks under each year. We’ll be looking at 1985 – 2013.
Curated by: Nona Varnado
Moderators: Mike Green (BikeBlogNYC) & Nona Varnado (theBirdWheel)
Panelists: Charles Komanoff, Caroline Samponaro, Bill Di Paola, Kevin ‘Squid’ Bolger, Helen Ho, Steve Vaccaro, Ken Stanek, Chris Kim, Taliah Lempert and Dmitry Gudkov.
Thanks to Transportation Alternatives (celebrating their 40th!) and Times Up! (celebrating their 25th!) we have a pretty excellent timeline to start from.
this happened: http://labikemvmt.org/
It was one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had as a bike community member, organizer and cycling advocate. I’m so excited to experience a NYC version!
The format is two moderators, Mike Green (BikeBlogNYC) and myself (TheBirdWheel). In mostly chronological order we have panelists talk about how things actually happened (there will be surprises…) It’s a great way to create a narrative and timeline of local cycling history as a social movement.
The #BikeLA event was extremely successful, heartwarming and a solid way to create a crowdsourced peoples history. This was huge for academics, recognizing individual and movement volunteers, practical insights developed over the years in a way that very positively brought people from many places (individuals, academics, advocates, personalities) together in a kind of reunion. People brought kids, connected about new projects and greater cross collaboration.
- Sweat, Hair & Fashion on a Bike: overcoming obstacles 101
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
R5Y7: A Bicycle Gallery
4357 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Can’t ride a bike somewhere because you need to look professional – or really gorgeous? Nonsense!
Join us for an evening of talking about pro tips for staying gorgeous while riding a bike everywhere. We’ll have a round table of speakers who all have fancy jobs and wildly awesome social lives in LA.
Also, drinks & networking. After event drinks continue at The Faculty next door.
Andrea Denike Martinez
founded the Bodacious Bike Babes (BBB’s!) in 2010 and is a uniting force for all things bikes + love + awesome in LA. She’s got a real job that involves meetings, travel and looking BODACIOUS!
began riding in LA after being inspired by a month-long celebration of bicycles known as Bike Summer 2005. She is an active member of the SoCal bicycling community, doing formal and informal advocacy work. She bike commutes semi-regularly, enjoys road and mountain biking, but her favorite is bike touring domestically and internationally. In July of 2013, she will join thousands of others to ride across the state of Iowa in RAGBRAI.
Works as a Policy Analyst (fancy!) for the LA Dept of Public Health and former LACBC staff member famous for starting the LA Bike ‘counts.’ She’s famously fashionable and an advocate of getting around by bike slowly, safely and while having fun.
Almost as beloved for his inimitable fashion style as his professional charm in LA City politics, Nat is originally from the East Coast but has since developed an impressive wardrobe ranging from suits to surfer chic. As always, he’ll be around to talk about any gentlemanly concerns.
***Bonus points for whoever hears, “OMG. That’s gorgeous, where did you get it?” the most times***
- Bike Week in LA
Celebrate National Bike Week
May is Bike Month: and #BikeLA is exploding with workshops, rides and events! join us as we kick off official Bike Week events with free maintenance workshops, bike trains, a bike to work happy hour and a feeder ride from Orange 20 Bikes in East Hollywood to Bike Night at the Hammer museum.
- Monday, May 13—Fix Your Bike Day
Learn how to fix a flat workshop and more. Q&A with Orange 20 staff on D.I.Y. repair and maintenance from 4-6pm!
- Tuesday, May 14—Blessing of the Bicycles in the A.M. & Handsome Cycles Comes to L.A.
Take your bike to the 10th Annual Blessing of the Bicycles at 8am & Check out the latest sexy developments from Handsome Cycles, beginning at 4pm displaying their current 2013 line up and building bikes up at Orange 20′s gallery space (& drinking beer!).
- Wednesday, May 15—Guided Ride Day: Bike Lanes and More!
Organizations all over LA are hosting local neighborhood rides – and Orange 20 Bikes is hosting a special ride of the East Hollywood neighborhood called the bicycle district. Meet 6:30pm at the shop and finish back at Hel-Mel at Scoops Ice Cream shop.
- Thursday, May 16—Bike to Work Day
Give bicycling to work a try with LA Bike Trains! We’re launching 5 bike to work group rides, called ‘bike trains’ (with conductors!) and Thursday stop by Orange 20 for a happy hour stop for water (& possibly some beer..)
- Friday, May 17-Ride to Bike Night at the Hammer Museum
Ride your bike with Orange 20 Bikes and LACBC’s Central LA Bike Ambassadors to Bike Night at the Hammer Art Museum!
- Monday, May 13—Fix Your Bike Day
- LA River Ride Discount for CicLAvia! To honor and celebrate CicLAvia the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition is offering a special to participants who sign up for River Ride!The LA River Ride is an epic series of 8 different rides for everyone from families to dedicated roadies and everyone in between. Join over 2,000 other riders and enjoy a great day of cycling fun, an Eco Expo, raffles, live music, and amazing food.Take an extra $5 off the asking price, all rides, no matter if you are a member or not. You have a week to do so online to get this discount! The coupon code (expires 12:00am PST April 28th) is CICLAVIA13Get all the details about the event here.
- This Weekend in #BikeLA SATURDAY, 4/2012PM – 6PMEcho ParkFREE!Do it! ”Explore and discover whimsical chalk art, chain link fence galleries, an art piece scavenger hunt, kids activities, driveway theaters, movie screenings, hands on crafting stations, sculptures, musical and dance performances, live art works, special store promotions and other various creative & mind stimulating public displays of ART!”SATURDAY, 4/20
Pasadena Earth and Arts Festival Street Art Ride!
11am – 1:30pmPasadena Memorial ParkFREE!
Join C.I.C.L.E. for a Street Art Ride through Pasadena and pedal along the city’s canvas! Experience the city’s dynamic collection of public art from “Phantasmagoria of Joy” to “The Fork in the Road”. We’ll roll through to various displays of fantastic creativity and learn about the street art along the way.SATURDAY, 4/202PM – 8PM@ The Douglas House1326 Douglas St.Echo ParkMetro: Metro Bus 2, 302, 4, 704$5 DonationEven with a broken collarbone, Good Buddy Nate is passionately raising money for his SF -> LA bike ride later in June in support of AIDS research. And he’s doing it with a Carnival, complete with a clown troupe, a levitation artist, a jail, and a bbq! I’ll be volunteering for Nate, and you should come to say hello and enjoy a beautiful backyard in Echo Park. Plus, it’s all for a good cause.SUNDAY, 4/21cicLAvia – To The Sea!
10AM – 3PM
@ Downtown LA <-> Venice Beach
FREE!LA’s biggest block party is connecting Downtown to the Beach! 15-miles of car-free bliss. Come out to walk, skate, hop, or bike this wonderful event. If you’ve never done this event before, I’ll just say that I cried tears of joy during the first cicLAvia on 10/10/2010. True story, that’s how great the day will be. Along with tons of other performances along the route, Good Buddy Isaac will be joining the gypsy band AK and her Kalashnikovz at the Culver City Hub on the corner of Culver / Washington from 2-4pm. See you on the route!After parties ABOUND!Check out TOLA’s12:00 pm
BNIB 2684 Lacy St, Los Angeles 900313×3 $40 Minimum Tattoos to fund my friend Alains Trip to France
There will be DJS, PRIZES, GIVEAWAYS ARTWORK, RACES and so much more!
Pretty much a huge block party at BNIB! Chicken Hawk will be hosting 1 on 1 drag races! $5 entry, Money will go to the CBNC RV Trip fund. Prizes for top 3! We will hopefully be closing one side of the street to make it as smooth as possible!Registration will open up at 3pm
Races Start at 4pm10amLA City HallWe’ll ride the new CicLAVia route to Venice, then turn around and make our way to the POOL PARTY along the route!!! Bring all the things you need to make this day great for you and the people around you. Tacos! Friends! Pool & the potential for fame. That’s Treats N Beats.