- 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!
- 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
- Bicycle Friendly States
editor’s note: I’m reprinting the press release from the League of American Bicyclists – because it’s something that most everyday bike riders (especially those who travel) will laugh (or groan) at . But it highlights something extremely important: these abstract planning measurement points (that determine a state’s bicycle friendly ranking) are the same poorly refined measurement ‘tools’ that are needed to do the more glorious tasks: gaining statistical knowledge to secure funding, to create infrastructure and programs. In a way these insane little measurements are what will advance all states. And we need to lobby for creating national, relavant measurement tools (ask the right questions, get better answers).
How can you do that?Washington, D.C. — May 1, 2013 – On the first day of National Bike Month, the League of American Bicyclists has released its latest Bicycle Friendly State ranking.
For the sixth year in a row, Washington continues to lead the nation, with high performance in all categories. But up-and-coming states — including Delaware, Illinois and Arizona – charged up the ranking in 2013, shaking up the top 10.
“We are encouraged to see significant progress in top states like Washington, Delaware, Colorado and Oregon,” said Andy Clarke, president of the League of American Bicyclists. “But as the scores clearly highlight, there’s much work to be done in critical areas like infrastructure and planning in every state.”
The 2013 Bicycle Friendly State ranking is now even more comprehensive, capturing more information than ever before and delving more deeply into the issues embedded in becoming a more bicycle friendly state.
The BFS program is more than an annual assessment. Throughout the year, League staff will work actively with state officials and advocacy leaders to help identify and implement the programs, policies and campaigns that will improve conditions for bicyclists.
Delaware took a leap in the 2013 ranking, moving from No. 10 to No. 5 in just one year. U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-DE)praised Governor Jack Markell, the state legislature, congressional delegation, advocacy organizations and the people of the First State for prioritizing biking.
“Creating more walkable and bikeable communities boosts air quality by reducing the amount of time cars and trucks idle on our roadways releasing harmful emissions.” Sen. Carper said. “Biking also helps decongest our transportation system, allowing individuals to spend more time working or relaxing with their families instead of wasting time and money sitting in traffic. The benefits of biking are countless, and that’s why I’m proud to support dedicated federal funding for biking and walking infrastructure, as well as the efforts of the League of American Bicyclists and others to promote biking as an invaluable piece of the American transportation system.”
Also making a strong showing in this year’s rank is Colorado — and Gov. John Hickenlooper says he plans to be No. 1 very soon.
“An important part of making Colorado the healthiest state is encouraging people to be more active in their everyday routines,” Hickenlooper said. “We’re proud that our bicycle-friendly policies have skyrocketed Colorado’s rank up 20 places in just five years, and we are committed to being No. 1 in the near future.”
In the Southwest, Arizona moved back into the top 10. Among other strides, the state completed its Bicycle Safety Action plan to improve bicyclist safety on Arizona’s highways.
“The goal is to reduce the number of bicyclist fatalities and injury crashes with motor vehicles,” said Michael Sanders, Arizona Department of Transportation’s bicycle and pedestrian program coordinator. “We ‘crash-typed’ nearly 750 reported crashes that occurred over a five-year period to better define the sequence of actions leading to the collision. For example, we found that over half of all crashes occurred while a motorist was making a right turn. The Plan consists of action items addressing potential changes to policies and education programs, or new tools, such as bicycle road safety audit guidelines, to improve bicyclist safety.”
Learn more about the BFS program at www.bikeleague.org/states.
***About the Bicycle Friendly America Program:
The Bicycle Friendly America program provides incentives, hands-on assistance, and award recognition for communities, universities and businesses that actively support bicycling, and ranks states annually based on their level of bike-friendliness. Learn more.2013 Ranking1. Washington2. Colorado3. Oregon4. Minnesota5. Delaware6. Massachusetts7. New Jersey8. Wisconsin9. Illinois10. Arizona11. Maryland12. Michigan13. Maine14. Utah15. Pennsylvania16. Virginia17. Tennessee18. Connecticut19. California20. Nevada21. Iowa22. Texas23. Vermont24. Georgia25. Rhode Island26. Idaho27. New Hampshire28. North Carolina29. Louisiana30. Missouri31. Florida32. Ohio33. Wyoming34. South Carolina35. Hawaii36. Mississippi37. Arkansas38. Oklahoma39. Montana40. Kansas41. Nebraska42. Indiana43. New York44. West Virginia45. Alaska46. South Dakota47. Kentucky48. New Mexico49. Alabama50. North DakotaLearn more about this ranking here.About the League:The League of American Bicyclists promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and works through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America. The League represents the interests of America’s 57 million bicyclists, including its 300,000 members and affiliates.
- 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.