Monthly Archives: September 2011

Reactions to ThinkBikeLA opening on Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Dutch Consulate General and local partners will host a bilateral bike workshop to make Los Angeles more bike-friendly, September 22-23, 2011. From the Royal Netherlands Embassy: “Bikeway design experts from the Netherlands will lead a series of workshops in Los Angeles to discuss how the Netherlands has successfully implemented a comprehensive program to promote […]

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ThinkBikeLA rolling out royal Dutch treatment in LA

A packed house of advocates, city staff, planning professionals, designers, community group leaders, and bike nerds filled Los Angeles’ City Council chambers this morning to hear members of delegation of Dutch bike planning experts lay out their strategies and solutions for making a city more bike friendly. Among the suggestions? Separated bike paths, keeping fast […]


Riding Bikes with the…Americans

As many of you may know, the Dutch Embassy actually sends bikeway designers from the Netherlands around to North American cities to study them and proffer advice on increasing bike modal share, under a program called “ThinkBike.” The LA sessions take place tomorrow and Friday, and the public is invited. (They’d like to know how […]


Oh Interbike.

When Captain Jean Luc Piccard knew things weren’t going well, he’d take his hand and cover his face with it. The internet calls this gesture “facepalm” and of all the things that happened at 2011 Interbike, for me, the facepalm moments are what stand out the most. Of course, the showroom floor was filled with […]

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Test ride a Brompton at Flying Pigeon LA bike shop

When we were all away in Las Vegas for Interbike this last week, we got a lot of inquiries about Brompton bicycles – whether or not we sold them, whether we have parts for them, and whether one could test ride a Brompton at Flying Pigeon LA bike shop. The answer to all three is: […]

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Round and Round We Go

A few weeks ago I wrote on this blog concerning the roundabouts LADOT has proposed for the 4th Street bicycle boulevard project. I was concerned that the design they showed was a type that has seemed not only ineffective but counterproductive when I’ve seen it in action. I have personally witnessed maniac drivers speeding around […]


Beautiful bike-love-music bomb – For My City video by Garfield Adams

For My City featuring Josh Koslow from Garfield Adams on Vimeo. My friend Jamie, a big time SS/fixed rider from Pasadena and the smile in everyone’s day when you hang out with him, sent a link to this video. You have to check it out! Jamie is the big man in the blue shirt at […]

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Riding While Pregnant via Copenhagenize

This image, “Cycling at 32 weeks” is from Simply Bike on Flickr. There is an interesting debate in the cycling advocacy world about different rates of male vs. female cycling “commuters” (males in the US ride in much greater numbers than females). The debate has often come to rest on the lack of safe cycling […]

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Get Sum Dim Sum Ride on Sunday, September 18, 2011

The simple delights of dim sum await the intrepid traveller brave enough to join us this Sunday, September 18, 2011 for our Get Sum Dim Sum Ride! Join us at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop (located at 3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065) at 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at […]


Shop Closed 9/14 to 9/16 for Interbike 2011

It is that time of year again: Interbike 2011 is being held in Las Vegas this week. The entire Flying Pigeon LA crew is heading into the deep pit of despair that is Las Vegas to check out next year’s bikes, strike deals, and hang around with the rest of the “bicycle industry”. The shop […]

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