Monthly Archives: September 2013

Old Pasadena Learns New Tricks

I don’t often go to Pasadena, but every time I do, I am pleased by some new step towards livability the old city’s taken. I’ve noted their growing network of bikeways in the northern part of town, but yesterday a meeting took me to Pasadena’s downtown, where I noted a increasing emphasis on bicycling and […]

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Larchmont Revisited

About three weeks ago I wrote here about Larchmont’s Last Stand, wherein the LADOT, which had a while before installed paystations for the diagonal car parking and retrofitted the old meter poles with bike racks, reversed its decision. Out came the paystatyions—too complicated for Larchmont’s visitors, though I’ve heard of no similar issues elsewhere—and away […]

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NELA Feeder Ride to CicLAvia on Sunday, October 6, 2013

We are leading a group ride from our shop on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. to CicLAvia. Meet at our shop (located at 3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065) and join a large group of neighbors on a peaceful and safe ride to the Chinatown Hub start point for CicLAvia. What […]

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Get Sum Dim Sum Ride on Sunday, September 15, 2013

We’re hosting another slow-paced ride to Chinese brunch this Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 10 a.m. Meet at the Flying Pigeon LA shop at 10 a.m., the ride leaves at 10:30 a.m. and returns later in the day (usually close to 1:30 p.m.). We’re going back to the SGV this month to Mama’s Lu Dumpling […]

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Clipboards vs Robots

Well, it’s Bike Counting Season in Los Angeles once again! Yes, for two whole days every year, the city graciously allows a bunch of people from the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and Los Angeles Walks to work for free counting cyclists (and pedestrians) during two two-hour stretches on a Wednesday, and one two-hour stretch […]

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Shop closed this Sunday, September 15, 2013 – but Dim Sum Ride still happening

Life happens and so we’ll be taking this Sunday off to deal with ours. The Get Sum Dim Sum Ride planned for this morning is still happening – but if you’re planning a trip to the shop this Sunday please save it for another day. We are taking this Sunday, September 15, 2013 off. Many […]

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Any state lawmakers want to be “bike-friendly”? Change Section 891.2 and 890.3 in Streets and Highways code

This isn’t “bicycle commuting” but it still should be counted in bicycle plan studies. Anyone in state government want to make a painless change to state law and come out smelling fresh and clean to constituents as the “bike friendly” candidate in the next election? If so, please consider changing an absurd bit of state […]

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CicLAvia rental bikes for October 6, 2013 Heart of LA @ciclavia

We are making our fleet of single speed beach cruisers and cargo bikes available for rent again for the upcoming “Heart of LA” CicLAvia scheduled to take place this coming Sunday, October 6, 2013. Our rental rates start at $30 and include a helmet. You can pick your bike up the weekend before CicLAvia and […]

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Spoke(n) Art Ride on Saturday, September 14, 2013

Join us this month on another Spoke(n) Art bike ride on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop. The Spoke(n) Art Ride is a slow-paced, monthly, tour of galleries open for NELAart’s Second Saturday – a special night when area galleries and studios open their doors to the […]

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What Is a Hater to Do?

Crowded bike parking at the Grove, upscale Hancock Park shopping center (Photo by Gina Risemberg) I ride everywhere in this city. Sometimes with a bit of a lift from Metro Rail, but usually just pushing the pedals, mile after mile. My range in a typical month reaches from Playa del Rey on the Far West […]

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