Monthly Archives: February 2015

Nobody Rides in LA…

…Except for all the folks that do. Despite improvements, Los Angeles is still a city of largely unfriendly streets—unfriendly to bicycle riders and people walking, to be sure, but also unfriendly to motorists. The principle of “induced demand” has certainly been proven here: we’ve added roads relentlessly for nearly eighty years, and traffic is worse […]

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Vote or Choke

An election is coming in just a few days, on March 3rd, and, though it’s “just a primary,” it’s an important one. In District 14, we have José Huizar facing off with Gloria Molina, who has been termed-out of her County Supervisor’s seat. Huizar has been consistently supportive of livable streets and local businesses, and […]

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Free Library Comes to Cypress Park

This free library was installed in front of Flying Pigeon LA bike shop and Antigua Coffee House on February 18, 2015; on the corner of Loreto and North Figueroa Street in Cypress Park. As of this writing there is a boxed set of original Star Wars trilogy VHS tapes. Better get on it! Tactical Urbanism? […]

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Flying Pigeon LA inventory on February 11, 2015

In this inventory video I walk through the bikes available in the shop this week. From an $1100 Gazelle Basic R7T to our $315 XDS Explorer CT bikes. There is lots more, of course, but you’ll have to watch the video to find out! Any questions? info@flyingpigeon-la.com

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Exchanging Circles

As I pedaled home from Larchmont last Monday, I took a a bit of a detour through ritzy Hancock Park, since I had to stop at the store on the way home. While I rolled slowly past the mansions and the broad-crowned trees, I came upon a curious sight: a row of idling SUVs at […]

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Spoke(n) Art Ride on Saturday, February 14, 2015

Romance? You want romance? Join the Spoke(n) Art Ride this Saturday, February 14, 2015 for a very special Valentine’s Day bike date and tour of art galleries. Meet at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop (located at 3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065) at 6 p.m. The ride departs at 6:30 p.m. The […]

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Battered but Unbowed

Even though the car culture commandos have already attacked it, the city’s newest bike corral, in Larchmont Village, stands firm in its campaign to promote health, community, and local prosperity on one of LA’s most charming shopping streets. And not just for cyclists and the owners of the establishments they shop, work, or eat at…. […]

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Brewery Ride on Saturday, February 7, 2015

Join the Flying Pigeon LA posse for a mellow bike ride to enjoy some high quality locally made beer on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Meet at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop (located at 3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065) at 6 p.m., ride departs at 6:30 p.m. to the The Hermosillo in […]

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