City of Lights -
November Newsletter
Ciudad de Luces - 
Bolet�n de Noviembre

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Hey City of Lights groupie!

Thanks for checking out the City of Lights newsletter!  City of Lights is a program under the LA County Bicycle Coalition and strives to increase working-class Latino immigrant bicyclists' safety and visibility in the cycling community.  Check out this newsletter for upcoming events, updates and info on how you can get involved.  For more info, check out our blog at

Que onda fanatico de Ciudad de Luces!

Gracias por leer el bolet�n de Ciudad de Luces! El objetivo de  

Ciudad de Luces es aumentar la seguridad de ciclistas latinos 

inmigrantes de clase trabajadora y apoderarlos para educar y 

compartir informaci�n hacerca de seguridad ciclista a sus comunidades.  

Lea este bolet�n para noticias, anuncios e informaci�n

sobre como puede participar en el programa. Ciudad 

de Luces es un programa de LACBC.  

Para m�s informaci�n, visite


City of Lights volunteer Allison Mannos with 2nd Annual Awards Dinner Honorees
2nd Annual City of Lights Awards Dinner Honorees & volunteer (from left to right): Mayor Villaraigosa's staff Lisa Sarno and Dianna Gomez, LA Time's author Hector Tobar, City of Lights volunteer Allison Mannos, and DREAM Activist Laura Torres.
Thanks to all who came out to our 2nd Annual City of Lights Awards Dinner!            

Thanks to all who came out to support City of Lights at our fundraising dinner last month!  The event was a huge success, with several live and silent auction items going up for bid and some awesome honorees.  Lisa Sarno and Dianna Gomez accepted the Shining Light Award on behalf of Mayor Villaraigosa.  LA Times columnist Hector Tobar and DREAM Activist Laura Torres were both honored for their great work with the bicycling community.

We also had some great speakers, with Jose Guzman, a volunteer on the 7th Street Bike Lane PSA, and Rafael Guerrero, a Bici Digna volunteer, touching on their experiences with City of Lights.  

Thanks to the over 100 people in attendance who came out to support, and the countless others that have contributed to the work City of Lights does.  Thank you so much for your support!  Looking forward to seeing you at workshops and events throughout the year, and definitely at next year's dinner!


Plans for new workshops in low-income areas

City of Lights is making plans to have bicycle safety workshops in more low-income areas, as well as free helmets and bicycle lights.  If you would like to be a part of the planning process or suggest an area, please contact Andy Rodriguez, Bilingual Bicycle Safety Coordinator, at  Be sure to stay tuned for more info!




Become a Volunteer!  

For more info on how to get more involved with City of Lights and all its different projects, feel free to hit up Andy Rodriguez, Bilingual Bicycle Safety Coordinator, at!




Upcoming Events
Bike Repair Workshops at the Hippie Kitchen

Join Bici Digna on the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Saturdays of every month at the Los Angeles Catholic Worker Soup Kitchen - a.k.a. the Hippie Kitchen!  Learn how to repair your bike for free.  We'll be accepting donations and bike parts at the workshops: 


November 5, 12 & 19 from 9am-12pm

821 E. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA


For more information about the Hippie Kitchen, please visit their website.


For more info on Bici Digna, visit our blog:



La Bici Grafica 

An All-in-One Bicycle Experience
Join us on Saturday, December 3rd for a bikey day!  Solidarity Ink will be hosting a workshop that will allow participants to create their very own bicycle-themed design and learn how to silkscreen the design on posters and t-shirts instructed by Solidarity Ink.  

Participants will also get a chance to learn about bicycle safety and rules of the road by a City of Lights workshop, and will get some maintenance tips and a hands-on tire repair workshop by La Bici Digna!

Sat, Dec 3rd from 12pm-5pm
$20 per person, ages 12+

Space is limited, so please RSVP to