Monthly Archives: September 2014

CicLAvia NELA Feeder Ride on Sunday, October 5, 2014

Pinch us, we must be dreaming! CicLAvia is happening again this coming October 5, 2014. Want to ride to CicLAvia from NELA in safety and peace? Us too! We’re doing a bike caravan from our shop to the CicLAvia route at the Chinatown Hub. Join us and be a part of the rolling party. We […]

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North Fig Needs You!

This is critical: if you live, work, or own property on or near North Figueroa Street in Cypress Park or Highland Park, get yourself to the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council meeting tomorrow, Thursday, September 25th, and speak out for the North Fig road diet. You owe it to yourself, your family and neighbors, your employees, […]

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Flying Pigeon LA inventory on September 19, 2014

This video features a couple of new (for us) cargo bikes in the shop. We obtained a demonstration CETMA Cargo bike, made in Marina Del Rey on the Westside, and it is an excellent and, dare I say, fast cargo hauling solution. Of course, a couple of bikes from Linus and Pashley. Worksman’s made in […]

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Bike to the Bowl–Free Bike Valet and Ice Cream!

Ride Your Bike! Free Bike Valet! Free Ice Cream! The L.A. County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) and the Hollywood Bowl invite you to gear up for “Bike to the Bowl” on September 21st and September 28th! Find out more here: www.hollywoodbowl.com/biketothebowl September 21st concert features: Caetano Veloso, Andrew Bird, and Devendra Banhart Buy tickets here September […]

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It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way

It didn’t have to happen at all. It certainly didn’t have to happen twice, and in so short a time. There was already a plan in place, vetted by community and Council both, paid for, ready to go. The road diet on North Figueroa would have slowed peak driving speeds while making more room for […]

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Hot day? Check your bicycle tire pressure

With the non-stop heat we’ve been living with in Los Angeles this September, I’d like to remind everyone to check their tire pressure. Hot weather means that air escapes from bicycle tires faster than it normally would. However, don’t over inflate your tires! All that extra heat combined with too much air in the tire […]

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Vote to Help GRID’s Traffic Busters Save LA Cycling

As regular readers of this blog may know, I have spent the last four years working with a diverse team of innovators on an advanced harbor freight handling project, one whose ultimate goal is to put as many cargo containers as possible onto railroad trains for transport—not just Union Pacific and BNSF surface trains, but […]

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Lighting Enlightenment

There are plenty of good reasons to have a headlamp and taillamp on your bike. In fact, in California, and in most other states and countries, you are required to have a white light on the front of your bicycle if you are riding at night. You are also required to have a red rear […]

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Riding bikes with kids in LA

The following is adapted from a speech I was asked to give at a bike summit organized a few months back. I get asked about bike riding with kids in LA enough; I figure this might help some people out. So, riding bikes with kids in LA – is it possible? Really, just about anyone […]

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