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Jim Swarzman Memorial Drive
Long Beach Family Fun Ride
LA Bike Counts
Santa Monica Bicycle Action Plan Meeting
Survey for Women Cyclists
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Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition Newsletter

August 5, 2011  

Double Your Contribution to LACBC During the Jim Swarzman Memorial Membership Drive 

Jim Swarzman Memorial Membership Drive  

Your membership or contribution to LACBC will be matched during the Jim Swarzman Memorial Membership Drive, thanks to our friends at AdventureCORPS!

When Jim Swarzman was killed by a hit-and-run driver in early April while cycling with his fiancee and a friend down in Encinitas, we were all devastated. Jim was a gifted ultra-distance racer, a great friend of LACBC, and a staunch supporter of bicycle advocacy. His killer later turned himself in, was found guilty, and is now awaiting sentencing. Many of you have already sent your condolences to Jim's family, or honored him by contributing in his name to LACBC, and we thank you for that.

Now, for a short time, AdventureCORPS will generously match all memberships and contributions to LACBC in Jim's honor, up to $10,000. So when you join, renew, or donate, LACBC will receive twice the amount you give. We ask that you please encourage your friends to become members now - whether they are new or long-time cyclists, whether you knew Jim personally or have been touched by hearing about his story. Big thanks to AdventureCORPS for making this possible and honoring Jim's memory in this meaningful way!

Your contribution will have TWICE the impact in helping us create safer streets for all cyclists!


Join, renew, or donate today!

Long Beach Family Sunday Funday Ride 

Sunday Funday Ride
Illustration by Alice Rutherford


When: Sunday, August 7; Meet at 9:30 AM, Ride at 10:00 AM

Where:  Del Valle Park, 5939 Henrilee St. (at Woodruff) Lakewood, CA 90713, by the airplane (view map)


Bring out your whole family for this ride around the Long Beach area for another Sunday Funday Ride! LACBC Board Member Steve Boyd will lead us on a ride that's for everyone. We'll ride along the San Gabriel Bike Path and head south to PCH and back. Roughly 18 miles. Children on bikes and in trailers are welcome!


To RSVP or volunteer as ride support, please contact Carol Feucht, Membership Manager, at


Sunday Funday Rides are free and open to LACBC members plus one guest. Interested in becoming a member? Sign up for membership online or become a member at the ride at a discounted price.


More info. See Facebook Event.

LA Bike Counts Coming in September


LA Bike Count

This September, LACBC will be conducting the 2nd ever City of LA Bike Count. In 2009 we counted over 14,000 cyclists at 50 intersections throughout the City of LA. It's time to get back out there and do it again! The more data we have on where and how people are riding the better we can advocate for the bike lanes and bike boulevards we deserve.


Volunteer for the LA Bike Count! We need your help to get out and count again. We'll be be conducting counts during the week of September 12th. If you're interesting in volunteering, please contact Martin Lopez-Iu at


Sponsor the LA Bike Count! We need to raise $2,500 by September 12th to make these counts possible. Donate to the counts today! You'll be supporting our volunteers and helping us fund staff to analyze all of this important data. In return for your support, we'll recognize you on our website and in the final count report. If you're interested in learning more and supporting this effort, please contact Alexis Lantz at

Santa Monica Bicycle Action Plan Meeting

When: Monday, August 8; 6:00 PM

Where: Colorado Community Room - 502 Colorado (corner of 5th and Colorado), Santa Monica


Join Santa Monica Spoke on Monday evening as Santa Monica Deputy Director Lucy Dyke will give us the first look at the Santa Monica Bicycle Action Plan as it now starts moving through the approval process. Come and give your input, ask your questions. Light refreshments served.


More info.

Survey for Women Who Ride Bikes

Attention women bicyclists! Did you know that in California women don't join bicycle advisory bodies nearly as much as men? A graduate student from San Jose State has created an online survey to understand why.

If you are a woman who bikes, your participation would really help! The survey should take under 5 minutes and will be open until September 30, 2011.


You can find it here:


If you have questions about the study, email Cathy DeLuca at

Events and Volunteer Opportunities

Happy Hour Fundraising for LACBC at Tiato

When: Tuesday thru Friday (during Happy Hour 4:30 PM - 7 PM) until August 31st

Where: Tiato - 2700 Colorado Ave., Suite 190, Santa Monica

Say "I Biked with a Buddy" and get two appetizers for the price of one off the Tiato Happy Hour Menu! And if you show your server your LACBC membership card, 10% of your entire check will be donated to LACBC!

Donate Your Old Bike to A Place Called Home
When: now through August 28
Where: IZIP Store - 609 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, 90291
Donate your bike to A Place Called Home. Donating a bike will give you a chance to win a brand new IZIP E-Bike and help kids in the local community. Your donation also entitles you a ticket of $200 discount on any IZIP e-bike or $100 discount on any eZip e-bike only at the IZIP Store. More info.

Brentwood Grand Prix
with LACBC Bike Valet
When: Sunday, August 7 
Where: median of W. San Vicente Blvd between S. Barrington Ave. and Darlington Ave (for bike valet)
Racers from all over Southern California and Nevada will converge on San Vicente Blvd. in Brentwood to compete for the USA Cycling regional criterium championship. LACBC will be there to park bikes, so come visit us or volunteer ( More info.


Moving Beyond Cars
with LACBC Bike Valet
When: Thursday, August 11; 7 PM - 11 PM
Where: Architecture + Design Museum - 6032 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, 90036
Rethink/LA is teaming up with a slew of orgs, including LACBC, to host Moving Beyond Cars, which envisions a Los Angeles fifty years in the future. We're challenging everyone who attends to use alternative transportation. If you ride your bike, LACBC's free bike valet service will be there to greet you and park your bike for you! More info.


Glendale History Ride
When: Saturday, August 13; Meet at 8:30 AM, Ride at 9:00 AM
Where: Glendale Train Station
Join LACBC, the Glendale Historical Society, and Glendale Community Services & Parks Dept. and explore historical sights in Glendale on this 14-mile tour led by LACBC member Scott Lowe & staffer Colin Bogart. More info.


Cause for Creativity: Tour da Arts, Volume 3
When: Sunday, August 21
Where: Santa Monica Museum of Art

Beat the pump, cycle the town, and enjoy Santa Monica's sights and sounds! Check out the schedule. Pre-registration strongly recommended. More info.


2nd Annual City of Lights Fundraiser

When: Thursday, October 27; 6 PM - 11 PM
Where: Caracen Headquarters - 2845 W. 7th St., Los Angeles 90004
Save the date! Come support City of Lights at our 2nd Annual Awards Dinner! There will be speakers, dinner, a silent auction, music, mingling, and more! See Facebook Event.


Bike Boom
Midnight Ridazz
Bike Talk

The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition is a member-supported organization that works for you to build a better, more bike-able L.A. County.


Members are the backbone of LACBC! Help keep LACBC strong by becoming an LACBC member (or renewing your membership) and be part of the change!

Carol Feucht
Membership Manager
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
(213) 629-2142