LACBC
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition Newsletter

October 24, 2013 

In this issue
Ride Colorado and Celebrate this Saturday, October 26th
Ride Lankershim 2.0 in Support of Bike Lanes this Sunday, October 27th
ACTION ITEM: Stop the Hyperion Freeway, Public Hearing on Monday
Bike Updates from Around L.A. County: Community Workshops on Tap for WeHo, Huntington Park, and Union Station
Sunday Funday: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Ride
Round Out Walktober with a Walking Train in Santa Monica
Thanks for Attending the Latest Active Streets L.A. Community Event
Thanks to All Who Made the Huntington Park Gran Prix Possible
What's Ringing Our Bike Bells: Sweet Ride USA Does Some Pre-Race Dessert Loading
Events, Meetings, & Volunteer Opportunities
Ride Colorado and Celebrate this Saturday, October 26th

Colorado

The recent changes along Colorado Boulevard in Eagle have been documented. A buffered bike lane, zebra-striped crosswalks, 60 bike racks, modifying median striping, speed-feedback signs, and lighted crosswalks are some of the improvements that have been making the street more community-oriented and safer for all road users.

Join Councilmember Jose Huizar, Take Back the Boulevard, LADOT, the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, Safe Moves, and LACBC in celebrating the new road improvements on Colorado Boulevard. Now that they are in, we are coming together to throw a party and ride. There will be food, prizes, giveaways, a kid-friendly ride, a bike-friendly business raffle, and more. Also learn who LACBC's new business partners will be in Eagle Rock, to be showcased at this event. Can you make it?

Ride Colorado + Celebration
When: Saturday October 26; 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Eagle Rock City Hall - 2035 Colorado Blvd.
Spread the word on Facebook or through our website and join us!
Ride Lankershim 2.0 in Support of Bike Lanes this Sunday, October 27th
Lankershim

Many of you rode with us last December in an effort to get bike lanes on Lankershim. Since then, our Valley Bike Ambassadors have been advocating for a safer Lankershim - with their outreach efforts we have received support of almost 2,000 locals, and 30 NoHo businesses.

Now nearly a year later, Ride Lankershim is ready for another round of riding with a splash of advocacy. Join LACBC, our Neighborhood Bike Ambassadors, and Metropolis Bikes on October 27th to tour Noho on a short/easy ride and take the opportunity to convince Councilman Krekorian and Mayor Garcetti that Lankershim should be prioritized as a "Great Street" that includes bike lanes to calm traffic and make Lankershim more people-oriented.

Ride Lankershim 2.0
When: Sunday, October 27; Meet at 11 a.m.
Where: Meet at Metropolis Bikes - 4660 Lankershim Blvd., NoHo
RSVP to our Facebook event and spread the word. Or RSVP to alek@la-bike.org if you plan to attend.
Bring your helmets to get discounts at local businesses!

Take action! Lastly, if you have not yet signed our online petition, please do so here. Complete info about the campaign can be found at our Ride Lankershim page.

Action Item: Stop the Hyperion Freeway, Public Hearing on Monday

 Hyperion

Thanks much for being part of our campaign to advocate for a safer Hyperion Bridge. This issue has received tremendous media attention and we now have Glendale Councilmember Friedman and State Assemblymember Gatto on our side asking for a more complete-streets approach to the Hyperion Bridge rehab.  

 

Here is an update on what you can do to support a safer, slower Hyperion Bridge:
 
1. Send an email as outlined in the action alert. The official deadline has passed, but your emails will still be sent to elected officials who can push the discussion further.
 
 
Hyperion Avenue-Glendale Boulevard Public Hearing
When: Monday, October 28; 6:00 p.m.
Where: Friendship Auditorium - 3201 Riverside Drive, Los Feliz, 90027
 
3. Los Feliz residents and stakeholders: The Los Feliz Neighborhood Council's Transportation Committee will have Hyperion Bridge on their agenda on Tuesday, November 5. As the agenda, time, and location get finalized we will let you know. In the meantime mark your calendar.
 
4. Mark your calendars for a walking tour led by The Big Parade's Dan Koeppel over the Hyperion Bridge on Sunday, November 3rd at 10 a.m. More details to come soon.
Bike Updates from Around L.A. County: Community Workshops on Tap for WeHo, Huntington Park, and Union Station
WeHo 

West Hollywood:  The City of West Hollywood will be holding a community workshop to present proposals for the update to its Bicycle and Pedestrian Mobility Plan this Saturday.
 
Community Workshop for the WeHo Pedestrian and Bicycle Mobility Plan Update
When: Saturday, October 26; 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: WeHo Library, Community Meeting Room - 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard, West Hollywood
More info.

  

Our local chapter WeHoBC would like all bicyclists and pedestrians from in and around West Hollywood to attend and provide their views. Support your local chapter WeHoBC when you sign up for LACBC membership at http://la-bike.org/membership.
HPBikePlan 
Huntington Park: The City of Huntington Park is working to make Huntington Park a great place to ride a bicycle. The City wants to hear from you where you ride: to school, to work, to stores, or just for fun. What kinds of bike projects do you want to see? What kinds of programs will help make it easier for you to ride a bike? We want to hear from you!


If you live or ride in Huntington Park, be sure to come to this HP Bicycle Master Plan Community Meeting.

 

Huntington Park Bicycle Master Plan Community Meeting

When: Wednesday, November 13; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: The offices of Communities for a Better Environment - 6325 Pacific Blvd., Suite 300, Huntington Park, 90255

UnionStation 

Union Station: The L.A. Provide input for the Union Station and 1st/Central Linkages Study at the upcoming Community Visioning Festival at El Pueblo on Saturday, November 2nd.

  

Community Visioning Festival for the Linkages Study
When: Saturday, November 2; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: El Pueblo Historical Monument, Placita de Dolores - 125 Paseo de la Plaza
Los Angeles, 90012
More info.

  

The festival will gather input from community members about the pedestrian and bike linkages in the Union Dtation area and in the surrounding communities of El Pueblo, Chinatown, Cornfields/Mission Junction, Arts District, Little Tokyo, Civic Center, and Boyle Heights.

  

LACBC is providing the bike valet and helping with the bike ride that is part of the event.
 
Sunday Funday: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Ride
SundayFunday
 
I rang for a bike and when it came near  

Head badge said "fresh" with an LACBC sticker on the mirror
If anything I could say that this bike was rare
But I thought nah, forget it, yo homes to Bel Air!

 

I pulled up to a bike rack about seven or eight

And I yelled to my friend "Yo, homes smell you later!"
Looked at my kingdom I was finally there
To ride on my bike as the Prince of Bel Air!
 

 
Explore the architectural gems of Bel Air on this 26-mile ride led by LACBC Board President Alex Amerri! Celebrity homes and rarely seen government buildings are all part of these medium-paced ride that features 2,000 feet of climbing and possibly "doing the Carlton." Bring your fresh, road-worthy bike! 
 
When: Sunday, November 3; meet at 8:00 a.m., ride at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Meet in the parking lot of the Wilshire Federal Building in Westwood - 
11000 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90024
More info on the LACBC website and on Facebook.

 

RSVP: To RSVP or volunteer as ride support, please contact Carol Feucht, Membership & Communications Director, at carol@la-bike.org. Or RSVP to the Facebook event.

 

About Sunday Fundays: 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.

Round Out Walktober with a Walking Train in Santa Monica

Walktober is winding down after a successful Zombie Walk with Walk Bike Glendale (check out Franklin Avenue's blog post on it). Join Los Angeles Walks and Santa Monica Walks for this final Walktoberfest celebration this Saturday!

 

ZombieWalk 
Santa Monica Walking Train with Santa Monica Walks

When: Saturday, October 26; meet at 3:30 p.m.

Where: in front of the new library in Virginia Avenue Park - 2200 Virginia Avenue, Santa Monica, 90404

Walk: Three miles, checking out Expo Line construction and the brand-new Tongva Park led by Gary Kavanagh (you can take the Big Blue Bus #7 back to the start, or vice versa)
Beers: 6:30 p.m. at Chez Jay, 1657 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401 

See Facebook event.

Thanks for Attending Our Latest Active Streets L.A. Community Event

This weekend, we gathered at Budlong Elementary for another Active Streets L.A. community event. Thanks to Trust South LA, L.A.D.O.T. Bike Program, Bikerowave, LAPD, Fran´┐Żois Bar of USC, and our volunteers. Thanks to all who came out!

Check out photos from the event on the LACBC Facebook page.

 

Active Streets L.A. empowers communities to create safe walking and bicycling routes to parks, schools, and local businesses along their neighborhood streets.Stay tuned for information on our next event this winter!
Thanks to All Who Made the Huntington Park Gran Prix Possible

Many thanks to all who came out to the HP Gran Prix this past Saturday! We at LACBC had an outreach booth to help get input on the HP Bike Master Plan and to pass out bike lights as part of Operation Firefly.

Special thanks to the City of Huntington Park and the Wolfpack Hustle for making this possible. Thank you to the sponsors: Jarritos, Sport Chalet, Mr. Bike, Aventon, Curacao, El Gallo Giro, and Helen's Cycles. Thanks to the participants who came out to race and those who came out to have a good time and cheer these cyclists on. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make this possible. 
 
Check out photos from the event on the LACBC Facebook Page.
 
Also, if you live or ride in Huntington Park, be sure to come to the HP Bicycle Master Plan Community Meeting on Wednesday, November 13th at 6 p.m.at the offices of Communities for a Better Environment.

About the HP Bicycle Master Plan: The City of Huntington Park is working to make Huntington Park a great place to ride a bicycle. The City wants to hear from you where you ride: to school, to work, to stores, or just for fun. What kinds of bike projects do you want to see? What kinds of programs will help make it easier for you to ride a bike? We want to hear from you!

What's Ringing Our Bike Bells: Sweet Ride USA Does Some Pre-Race Dessert Loading
EP2 - Doomie's and Proof Bakery (Full Episode)
EP2 - Doomie's and Proof Bakery (Full Episode)

LACBC member Steve Isaacs is back with another installment of Sweet Ride USA, the series that satisfies both your sweet tooth and your pedaling legs. In this 2nd episode, Steve and friends get some sweet treats at Doomie's in Hollywood and Proof Bakery in Atwater the day before the Wolfpack Hustle Marathon Crash Race back in March.

Check out the video, and be ready to jump on your bike to grab a brownie.
Events, Meetings, & Volunteer Opportunities

    

Ghost Bikes of L.A. Opening
When: Friday, October 25; 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Where: Red5 Yellow7 - 4357 Melrose Avenue., 90029
Ghost Bikes are memorials honoring cyclists who are fatally - or sometimes critically - injured due to unnecessary collisions on streets not designed for shared traffic. They are a unique and positive response to a terrible event. The Ghost Bikes of LA exhibit, which runs from October 25th through November 16th, is an informative and inspiring look at how art and awareness are bringing people closer together and changing our cities for the better. Come to the opening reception on Friday. On Sunday, come to hear the families of those lost before us speak and to learn how to build a ghost bike.
 
Downey Bicycle Coalition Community Ride
When: Saturday, October 26; Meet at 8:00 a.m., ride leaves at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Meet at Furman Park
Local LACBC chapter Downey Bicycle Coalition will be hosting its monthly bike ride this Saturday with a Halloween theme. Riders are encouraged to decorate their bikes and wear Halloween costumes before parading around town on this 6-mile ride!

 

SoCal SpookyKross and L.A. Bikefest
When: Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27
Where: The Fairplex in Pomona
Local LACBC chapter Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition will be at So Cal Cross' Spooky-Cross this weekend to help host the lot 9 Crit Race, run the kids' bike rodeo on Sunday morning 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., and selling locally brewed Pomona Queen beer from Dales Bro Brewery all weekend long. The event is free all weekend, so come check out the crazy fun with PVBC! More info
 
Ride Colorado and Celebration
When: Saturday, October 26; 9:30 a.m. to 1 :30 p.m.
More info in newsletter.

 

Community Workshop for the WeHo Pedestrian and Bicycle Mobility Plan Update
When: Saturday, October 26; 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
More info in newsletter.
 
Ride Lankershim 2.0
When: Sunday, October 27; 11:00 a.m.
More info in newsletter.

 

Hyperion Ave-Glendale Boulevard Bridge Public Hearing
When: Monday, October 28; 6:00 p.m.
More info in newsletter.

 

Community Visioning Festival for the Linkages Study
When: Saturday, November 2; 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
More info in newsletter.
 
Sunday Funday: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Ride
When: Sunday, November 3; Meet at 8:00 a.m., ride at 8:30 a.m.
More info in newsletter.

 

Saving the Hyperion Bridge Mini-Walk
When: Sunday, November 3; 10:00 a.m.
More info in newsletter.
 
Los Feliz Neighborhood Council Transportation Committee
When: Tuesday, November 5
More info in newsletter.
 
California by Bike Summit
When: November 7-10
Where: Oakland, CA

LACBC is excited for the California by Bike Summit from November 7 to 12. CalBike has gathered advocates, leaders, and innovators for bicycling and related social change who've put together a number of presentations. Participants will leave informed, inspired, and part of an organized team transforming California from state capitol to city hall. The summit format is innovative, with networking opportunities at every meal. There are multiple special events - including a VIP event aboard FDR's floating White House, the East Bay Bicycle Coalition's party-of-the-year and California by Bike Summit's own bash that will attract enthusiasts from around the state. You can learn more about the summit from: calbike.org/calbikesummit

 

Huntington Park Bicycle Master Plan Community Meeting

When: Wednesday, November 13; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

More info in newsletter.

 
Let's Talk About Health: The Public Health Approach to Walking and Biking
When: Thursday, November 21; 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Edison Room, LACBC Headquarters - 634 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, 90014
Save the date! Join LACBC and L.A. Walks for the 4th installment of our speaker series that includes a panel discussion with several local public health professionals. More info on our website and Facebook event.
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Contact Information

Carol Feucht
Membership & Communications Director
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition

carol@la-bike.org

 

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