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Climate Ride: Team LACBC Training Ride #1

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2017 has arrived and Team LACBC is beginning its Climate Ride training! This will be the first official Team LACBC Training ride where they’ll roll parts of Pasadena. You don’t want to miss this one. So, come on out and roll with Team LACBC as they sets their sights on June.

When: 1/15/17
Where: Union Station
Meet: 8:30am
Roll: 9:00am
Adv/Challenge Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18356379
Beg/Intermediate Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18356376

Climate ride is a rain or shine event and the training rides will mimic that, with caution of course.

The route you choose depends on what shape you’re in and how strong you are on the bike you’re riding. We highly recommend a Road Bike, Fixed (if you’re a strong rider), Hybrid (beginner/intermediate). All training rides are no drop rides. (meaning, unless your bike completely falls apart, we will not leave you).

At the first training ride they’ll have a list items for you to consider riding with at all times.

For now, make sure you have the following:
Extra tube that fits your tire, tire lever, patch kit, water bottle cage, water bottle, helmet.

POSTPONED: Ask an Officer

EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED – STAYED TUNED FOR NEW DATE

Join in a conversation with LAPD, CHP, and bicycle collision attorney Jim Pocrass about traffic laws, walking, and bicycling in LA.

Presented by LACBC, Pocrass & de Los ReyesLos Angeles Walks, and the L.A. Vision Zero Alliance to discuss some of the new laws we need to know and issues of concern for people walking and biking in LA today? What about Vision Zero and the enforcement components? Each panelist will share their perspective to start the conversation and will be followed by Q&A with the audience.

Attendance is free and open to all.
Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served before the panel discussion begins.

Panelists:

  • Jim Pocrass Esq. – Pocrass & de Los Reyes LLP
  • Officer Andrew Cullen – Los Angeles Police Department, Traffic Coordination Section
  • Officer Leland Tang – California Highway Patrol, West Valley Area

6:30 pm – Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Panel discussion

 

Bicycle parking – use racks out front
Metro stations – Pershing Square, 7th St. & Metro Center
Automobile parking – street parking and off-street lots.

Voter Guide: YOUR VOTE COUNTS

Check BikeTheVote Endorsements here

MEASURES WE SUPPORT OR OPPOSE

LOCAL

Measure GSH is a half-cent sales tax measure – funded largely by tourists – that will provide new revenues to the City of Santa Monica. Measure GS says those new funds should be used for our local public schools and affordable housing programs – two pillars of our community that are woefully under-funded. New funds will be locally controlled and cannot be taken away by the State. Endorsements and more HERE

  • YES on V

For 87 years Santa Monica College has been the premier Community College in California. SMC is number one in transfers to the University of California and provides over 100 affordable fields of study and job-training programs.
50% of Santa Monica High School students attend SMC. SMC serves 1,000 veterans each year.
As technology changes the workplace and the cost of higher education soars, access to a high quality Community College education with safe, modern, and efficient facilities adaptable to changes in technology is more important than ever.
Measure V allows SMC to better meet the needs of our community by completing the 2010 Master Plan:
More HERE

REGIONAL

  •  YES on Measure M

    The measure will provide approximately $120 billion over 40 years for transportation projects. Of that money, over $4 billion is set aside for walking and biking. Measure M will give Los Angeles County its first sustained source of funding for walking and biking projects.
    #MakeLACounty more walk and bikeable, livable and connected! More HERE

  • YES on A

    Raises much needed money for parks and public open spaces. Not only will it help improve the quality of life for park-poor parts of our region like South L.A., Koreatown, and East L.A., but will also supplement our resources to increase access to open space in the park-poor parts of Santa Monica. Endorsements and more HERE

  • YES on HHH

Prop HHH is a common-sense, cost-effective approach to solving the problems of growing homelessness, increasing encampments, and at-risk populations of homeless women and children, seniors and veterans. Endorsements and more HERE

State

  • YES on 67 (NO on 65)

Proposition 67 is a statewide measure to uphold the ban on single-use plastic bags. This measure is an important step towards sustainability, less waste and protecting the environment. Endorsements and more HERE

NON-PROFIT BIKE-VOTE-INFOGRAPHIC

YES ON M: Westside Rally & Press Event Election Day!

RALLY IN Santa Monica today CANCELLED 

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YES ON M Westside Rally & Press Event Election Day!

Join Mayor Garcetti, Mike Bonin, Westside Community Leaders and Neighbors at an event urging people to

VOTE YES ON MEASURE M

 4th Street Expo Station
Santa Monica 4th Street Terminus Station
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 10:30am

What will Measure M bring to Santa Monica?

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YES ON M Westside Rally

YES ON M Westside Rally & Press Event this Tuesday!

Join Mayor Garcetti, Mike Bonin, Westside Community Leaders and Neighbors at an event urging people to

VOTE YES ON MEASURE M

Bundy/Expo Station
2101 Bundy Drive West LA, CA 90025
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 3:30pm

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16th Annual LA River Ride

THE 16TH ANNUAL LOS ANGELES RIVER RIDE IS ON SUNDAY, JUNE 12TH!

YOUR RIDE MAKES A DIFFERENCE: SUPPORT THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY BICYCLE COALITION!

The Los Angeles River Ride benefits the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, the only non-profit organization working to make all communities in L.A. County healthy, safe, and fun places to ride bikes.

When: Sunday, June 12, 2016

Where: Autry Center in Griffith Park

7 GREAT RIDES: 100-mile, 70-mile, 50-mile, 36-mile, 25-mile, and 15-mile rides, plus the First 5 LA Kids’ Ride + Festival. Start and finish at The Autry Center in Griffith Park (Los Angeles).  Join over 2,000 other riders, and enjoy a great day of bicycling fun, exploration, a post-ride expo, a raffle, live music, and more. All participants receive a t-shirt, goodie bag, and finisher’s medal. All proceeds benefit the work of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.

RIDE DESCRIPTIONS & START TIMES (TENTATIVE)

  • All riders must wear helmets.
  • Bringing a refillable water bottle is recommended.
  • Technical and medical support available along the ride.

START & FINISH at AUTRY NATIONAL CENTER – 4700 WESTERN HERITAGE WAY

100-MILE CENTURY RIDE

Riders start at the Autry Center in Griffith Park and hit the LA River Path down to Long Beach. They then do a loop around Long Beach and then return to Griffith Park. The profile is very flat, with few inclines—none of them steep. Registration opens at 6:00 a.m. Ride starts at 7:00 a.m. 2015 route

70-MILE PARK-TO-PLAYA RIDE

Riders start at the Autry Center in Griffith Park, take the L.A. River Path from Griffith Park down to Long Beach, and then head  back to Griffith Park. Registration starts at 7:00 a.m. Ride starts at 7:45 a.m. 2015 route

50-MILE HALF-CENTURY RIDE

Riders start at the Autry Center in Griffith Park,  take the L.A. River Path from Griffith Park down to the Paramount Dills Park Pit Stop, and then turn back to Griffith Park. Registration starts at 7:00 a.m. Ride starts at 8:00 a.m. 2015 route

36-MILE TRAINING RIDE

From The Autry in Griffith Park to Maywood Riverfront Park and back. You’ll spend 8 miles on the river path and detour through downtown for the remaining miles. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Ride starts at 8:30 a.m. 2015 route

25-MILE EXPLORER RIDE

Riders start at the Autry Center in Griffith Park, ride down river on the LA River Path, then to the Hollenbeck Park Pit Stop in Boyle Heights, where they turn around and ride back to Griffith Park. Registration starts at 7:45 a.m. Ride starts at 8:45 a.m. 2015 route

FIRST 5 LA 15-MILE FAMILY RIDE

Riders start at the Autry Center in Griffith Park, take the LA River Path from Griffith Park down to the end of the Elysian Valley path, then turn around back to Griffith Park. This ride is on a dedicated bike path, along a scenic natural stretch of the LA River. Very young riders (and their families) can easily do this ride. Families can do this ride at a special Family Rate thanks to First 5 LA. Kids 12 and under ride for free. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Ride starts at 10:30 a.m. 2015 route

FIRST 5 LA KIDS’ RIDE AND FESTIVAL

This is a free ride upstream on the L.A. River Path from the entrance near the Autry. Riders will be escorted by parents to the path entrance and back. Total riding distance is 2 miles. If families are participating in both the kids’ ride and the family ride, participate in the kids’ ride first, then join up with the family riders. Kids will learn about bike safety and enjoy other activities. Bikes and push bikes are okay. Please, no tricycles. Participants are asked to bring their own bike. A limited quantity of bikes will be available to borrow for the festival only. Riders over 9 years of age should probably ride (with an adult) on the 15-mile Family Ride. The Kids’ Festival & Ride is free, courtesy of First 5 LA. Prizes and t-shirts for all registrants. Registration and festivities begin at 8:00 a.m. and go to 11 a.m.

Rest stops with food, mechanical support, fun: Elysian Valley (mile 8), Hollenbeck Park (mile 13), Maywood Riverfront Park (mile 18), Dill’s Park in Paramount (mile 25), and Shoreline Aquatic Park (mile 35).

Have questions?

Check out our FAQ page.

THIS YEAR’S SPONSORS:

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BIKE SMART, Street Cycling Class B

BIKE SMART: STREET CYCLING SKILLS (on bike) Session B

This class is conducted entirely outdoors, on bicycles. Participants will need to bring a bike in good working condition along with a helmet. Fixed gear bikes are not recommended and fixed gear bikes without a handbrake will not be permitted. In this class, participants will learn bicycling handling skills, including emergency maneuvers. Using the principles taught in Session A, participants will ride on public roads with instructors who will help participants put what they’ve learned into practice, on the street. This class is 4 hours long. You must take “Street Cycling Skills” Session A before you can take “Street Cycling Skills” Session B. Students will be enrolled on a first-come first-served basis. Class is limited to 12 students.
ON LINE REGISTRATION for this class is OPEN –
Spaces are still available

WEAR YOUR NEW HELMETS 🙂 

More info on more dates and all classes offered can be found here
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR “STREET CYCLING SKILLS” – SESSION B

For the summer of 2015, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition is offering a series of FREE Bicycle Skills Classes through out Los Angeles County. Santa Monica Spoke is hosting the full series of classes in Santa Monica.. Funding for this program is provided by Metro through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safetyand the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

All classes are taught by trained League Cycling Instructors (LCIs). The classes are open for adults and youth who are at least 14 years of age. Minors must be accompanied by their parent or an adult guardian.

Bike Safety Class Sponsors 2015

BIKE SMART, Street Cycling Class B

BIKE SMART: STREET CYCLING SKILLS (on bike) Session B

This class is conducted entirely outdoors, on bicycles. Participants will need to bring a bike in good working condition along with a helmet. Fixed gear bikes are not recommended and fixed gear bikes without a handbrake will not be permitted. In this class, participants will learn bicycling handling skills, including emergency maneuvers. Using the principles taught in Session A, participants will ride on public roads with instructors who will help participants put what they’ve learned into practice, on the street. This class is 4 hours long. You must take “Street Cycling Skills” Session A before you can take “Street Cycling Skills” Session B. Students will be enrolled on a first-come first-served basis. Class is limited to 12 students.
ON LINE REGISTRATION for this class is OPEN –
Spaces are still available

WEAR YOUR NEW HELMETS 🙂 

More info on more dates and all classes offered can be found here
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR “STREET CYCLING SKILLS” – SESSION B

For the summer of 2015, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition is offering a series of FREE Bicycle Skills Classes through out Los Angeles County. Santa Monica Spoke is hosting the full series of classes in Santa Monica.. Funding for this program is provided by Metro through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safetyand the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

All classes are taught by trained League Cycling Instructors (LCIs). The classes are open for adults and youth who are at least 14 years of age. Minors must be accompanied by their parent or an adult guardian.

Bike Safety Class Sponsors 2015

Bike Skills Class: Basic

 BIKE SMART: BASIC BICYCLING SKILLS

This class is a 2-hour workshop and is an abbreviated version of “Street Cycling Skills” Session A (it is NOT a substitute for the Session A class for those who want to take the Session B class).  This class covers bicyclist rules of the road, basic principles of bicycling in traffic, common hazards encountered by bicyclists and how to deal with them, simple steps to ensure your bike is in good condition, and proper helmet fit and adjustment. This is a classroom only workshop. No bicycle is needed for this class. Students will be enrolled on a first-come first-served basis.
Class is limited to 24 students.
All participants will receive materials, a helmet, and lights at the end of the class.
ON LINE REGISTRATION for this class is OPEN –
Spaces are still available
 

FREE HELMETS AND LIGHT SETS INCLUDED!

More info on more dates and all classes offered can be found here
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR “BASIC BICYCLING SKILLS”

For the summer of 2015, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition is offering a series of FREE Bicycle Safety Classes through out Los Angeles County. Santa Monica Spoke is hosting the full series of classes in Santa Monica.. Funding for this program is provided by Metro through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safetyand the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

All classes are taught by trained League Cycling Instructors (LCIs). The classes are open for adults and youth who are at least 14 years of age. Minors must be accompanied by their parent or an adult guardian.

Bike Safety Class Sponsors 2015