Thank you for participating in the LA Rivers Challenge!
266 participants traversed 81,451 miles!
That’s more than circling the globe three times! With your support, you are helping us make Los Angeles a more welcoming place to ride, walk and run. Click the button below to view our future events.
UPCOMING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Metro Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Program Classes
Metro is working with local non-profit bike organizations to help make bicycling safer in Los Angeles by conducting bicycle traffic skills classes and sponsoring community rides countywide. These safety education classes and rides are free to the public.
BEST Ride: 626 Love Ride - In Person (ActiveSGV)
SOUTH PASADENA, CA
SATURDAY, JULY 31
7PM - 10PM
BICYCLING MAINTENANCE CLASSES:
Bike Maintenance: Flat Repair - In Person (ActiveSGV)
EL MONTE, CA
SATURDAY, JULY 31
12PM - 1PM
Ride Around Pomona
Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition is hosting the monthly Ride Around Pomona.
Saturday, August 7th. Ride starts at 8:30am from Shaun Diamond Plaza in Downtown Pomona at 171 West 2nd Street. It's a casual ride and all are welcome. Click the button below to view the event on Facebook.
Bike Class & Ride in Carson
It's time to bring your bike out of the garage!
LACBC & Carson Bicycle Coalition invite residents of Carson, Rancho Dominguez, and the L.A. County Strip to come out and join us for (2) FREE bicycle events.
Bike Safety + Maintenance Class. Saturday August 14, 9-11am. Cricket Field Patio, Victoria Community Regional Park
Community Bike Ride. Saturday August 28, 9am-12pm. Ride Start/End: Victoria Community Regional Park
Walk ‘n Rollers has a few events coming up for participants and volunteers!
If you live, work, or live any of these neighborhoods, come lend a hand! You might even meet some fun people like yourself!
Click the button below to sign up as a volunteer.
See you there!
ST SmART: Creating Community-Driven Traffic Solutions
Saturday August 7th, 10am-2pm @ Sunland Park. Volunteer shifts available from 6am to 4pm.
Saturday August 14th from 1pm-5pm @ 6th Street between Alexandria and Catalina. Volunteer shifts available from 9am to 7pm.
Volunteer for LACBC
We have in-person volunteer opportunities coming up, as well as remote volunteer opportunities available.
LACBC thanks Giant for being a Presenting Sponsor of the 2021 LA Rivers Challenge which meant that three of our top peer-2-peer fundraisers got to take home a beautiful brand new Giant bike! The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) is a 501c3 nonprofit that empowers community led active transportation projects to transform Los Angeles into a more bikeable region for everyone.
California is experiencing record-breaking heat. In order to stay safe in the outdoors in the summer, we'd like to share a little bit of info on the signs of heat illness and what to do about it.
Help make L.A. a
great place to bike!
LACBC has teamed up with Business Partners to support business that support bicycling.
El Maestro is a family-owned bike shop in the heart of downtown LA
Get your bike rolling by stopping by for these services:
Bicycle Safety Check ($30) - Checks gears, breaks, tires, nuts & bolts
Tune-Up ($75) - Recommended every year or every 1,700 miles
Fixed Gear/Single Speed Tune-Up ($45)
Complete Overhaul Package ($125)
EL MAESTRO BIKE SHOP
806 S. Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm, Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun: CLOSED
LA COUNTY BIKE MATCH
Help us bring bikes to people in need with #LACountyBikeMatch!
A running and cycling computer to track and share your commuting stats based on Strava Metro.
Support LACBC while securing your bike. When you make a purchase at Seatylock through the link below, a portion of your purchase goes to suppport LACBC!
Thank you to all of you who have supported LACBC by opting to donate a slice of your Lime Ride!
Looking for a new bike bell? Check out Spurcycle's Frankenbell! These bells are made with parts that have surface or finish defects, but don't affect the bell's beautiful ring. 10% of Frankenbell sales willl go to support organizations like LACBC!
Bike Shops Open
During the Pandemic
LACBC & Sunset4All host mini guided tour
Yesterday Sunset4All and LACBC hosted a mini guided tour followed by a meet and greet at The Black Cat on Sunset Blvd to share updates and how folks can get involved with this exciting community led active transportation project. Click on the button below to learn more about Sunset4All.
INFRASTRUCTURE & POLICY UPDATES
Los Angeles and Regional Updates
Congratulations to Bike Metro Workers
Congrats to workers at Bike Metro for their successful vote to form a union with the Transport Workers Union.
LACBC envisions an LA County that is a great place for every day, year-round bicycling. The work of those at Bike Metro feeds directly into our vision by extending transportation access to more Angelenos than before.
We support active transportation workers having a voice in their workplace & a place to grow as they maintain & innovate the way we approach traversing LA.
LACBC receives SCAG grant for eBike Elder Encouragement Initiative
The project aims to help elders explore and familiarize themselves with e-bikes through safety training classes and demonstration rides. Several other groups received grants for their projects all throughout the county. Click the button below to see the full list of SoCal projects or scroll down to see the ones in LA County.
Our first eBike training will take place August 16 from 9am to 12pm. This event is geared to people ages 55+.
Ahmanson Senior Center @ Expo Center
3990 Bill Robertson Ln, 90037
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Alejandra Alvarez, LACBC Project Manager
email@example.com or at
Baya Louie, Ahmanson Senior Center/EXPO Center/Recreation Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or at
Antelope Valley - Lancaster
Antelope Valley Partners for Health has received a SCAG grant for their Safe Streets Initiative
The aim is to increase traffic safety through education and awareness.
Los Angeles Walks receives SCAG grant for their project
A Safe Street Solution for Every Crash: Mobilizing Traffic Victims' Families as Agents of Change will work with families of traffic violence victims to strengthen the growing network of Angeleno families impacted by traffic violence.
Central LA - Adams Neighborhood
Yolanda Davis-Overstreet Consulting receives SCAG grant for two projects
The projects are Adams Blvd Safety Project - Walk the Boulevard and Mobility Justice in Communities of Color - How Safe Are Black Lives Cycling?
Central LA - East Hollywood
Bicycle Kitchen receives SCAG grant for Night Lights for Bikes program
The program is a bike light distribution and education program.
Central LA - Hyde Park
LA Neighborhood Land Trust receives SCAG grant
Their Community Safety Project will focus on community engagement to discuss walking, biking and safety issues in the community.
Central LA - Koreatown
Streets For All receives SCAG grant
The project to reclaim public space in Koreatown will hold a weekend popup to collect community feedback, provide open space, reduce traffic violence, and provide support for local businesses.
Central LA - South LA
Community Intelligence Awarded SCAG grant for their Incomplete Streets, Pedestrian Injuries and Mobility Justice in South LA projects
Central LA - South LA
Streets Are For Everyone receives SCAG grant
Interfaith for Safer Streets will advocate for policy changes to improve infrastructure, health, equity and safety in the South LA community.
Central LA - University Park
Public Matters Receives SCAG grant for University Park Slow James project
Central LA - Washington Neighborhood
Habitat LA receives SCAG grant for New Visions for a Safer Washington Neighborhood Project
Central LA - Mid City
Presentation of First/Last Mile Plan draft for Purple (D Line) Extension, Section 1
This online meeting is an opportunity for the public to learn more about the draft plan. The same content will be presented on Thursday, August 12 from 6-7pm and on Tuesday, August 24 from 2-3pm.
San Fernando Valley - Sunland-Tujunga
Walk 'n Rollers receives SCAG grant
Their ST Forward - Foothill Safety Campaign will advocate for safer streets along Foothill Boulevard and engage community residents through various interactive activities and experiences
San Gabriel Valley
Foothill Transit is having a summer sale
Get 50% off all day and 31-day passes starting July 1 until September 30. Valid for Local, Silver Streak, or Commuter Express buses.
San Gabriel Valley - Altadena
Altadena Town Council receives SCAG grant
Their Peace March & Summer Celebration event will include a march/ride and is a call to Altadena & Pasadena communities to come together for social and racial justice. It will also address the need for safer routes and help identify a safe street network to improve the area's quality of life.
San Gabriel Valley - El Monte
ActiveSGV awarded SCAG grant
The grant will fund their SGV Re-Cycle and Reimagine Poplar Boulevard projects. The projects will distribute bikes in the community pop-up safety demonstratins in South Los Angeles.
San Gabriel Valley - El Monte, Pasadena, Pomona
Day One receives SCAG grant for three projects
Vamos El Monte, Vamos Pasadena, and Vamos Pomona aim to harness community engagement to work towards creating safer, walkable streets.
South Bay - Long Beach
Collins Neighborhood Association receives SCAG grant
Their Coke St Cap project aims to promote safe biking, playing, walking and crossing in the neighborhood.
South Bay - Long Beach
Youth Leadership Institute receives SCAG grant for youth-led project
The project will engage youth in a research project to explore safety concerns in Long Beach for young people walking and biking.
Make L.A. safer and
more fun to ride!
OF TRAFFIC VIOLENCE
This is a space for Angelenos to remember and honor those who have passed while riding in L.A., for whatever reason. If you would like to share a few words about someone you know that passed away while riding, please click here. We will be sharing a couple of these remembrances in each newsletter.
Brian Chuc, Killed on 07/12/2021. They were 22 years old.
Brian Chuch was killed around 8pm in Merced by a hit and run driver. Michael Harris, 64, allegedly struck Brian Chuc then fled the scene. While Brian was killed more than 300 miles away from Los Angeles, Brian was an Angeleno studying sociology as a junior at UC Merced.
Send us your LA County bike-related updates and events, and we'll include them in the next newsletter (two weeks form now).
Los Angeles Bicycle Coalition, PO Box 17733, Long Beach, CA 90807
213.629.2142. | email@example.com