Monthly Archives: May 2009

Get Sum Dim Sum ride for Father’s Day, June 21. Luscious Dumplings!

Join Flying Pigeon Los Angeles for our June Get Sum Dim Sum ride as we roll out to a great dumpling and soup shop near the San Gabriel Mission. Ride meets at 10AM at the shop, leaves at 10:30. bring about $15 in cash to pay for your meal and the train ride. Great dumplings, a nice relaxing Sunday ride and good people. What a wonderful way to spend Father’s Day.

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America’s Answer to Dutch Cargo Bikes

America’s answer to dutch cargo bikes – the Xtracycle! The Xtracycle is a longtail conversion that takes your road or mountain bicycle and converts it into an SUB (that’s “Suburban Utility Bike”!) cargo bike. By extending the wheelbase, the Xtracycle conversion allows you to carry up to 200 lbs. of cargo, groceries, a surfboard, a […]


A Sale Too Good To Pass Up

A friend of mine once advised me to never promote someone else’s bike shop on our homepage, but today’s sale at CoCo’s Variety Store looks like an awesome bargain hunter’s dream! Conventional wisdom, humbug I say, thar’s deals to be had down the road.


I Goldsprint LA at Flying Pigeon LA this Sunday

This Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop, Team Midnight Ridazz and Long Beach Gold Sprint will put on a Goldsprint race to raise funds for the AIDS/Lifecycle.

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Pigeon Politburo w. Author Jeff Mapes

Jeff Mapes, a regular contributor at The Oregonian, took a year off from reporting work and wrote an excellent book on the growing grassroots efforts to remake America’s roads and cities into more bike-friendly places. Join us as we host our Jeff Mapes on the evening of Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 7 p.m. at […]


Beautiful City Bikes in Action at Bike Week Pasadena

This past week the City of Pasadena went all-out with its Bike Week Pasadena festivities. This year, as in years past, the city worked with an extremely polished advocacy organization – a NELA-based outfit called “”. is managed by two hard-working women, Liz Elliot and Shay Sanchez, who have dedicated their lives to making […]

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May Get Sum Dim Sum Ride – Lunasia Chinese Cuisine

This month’s Get Sum Dim Sum Ride is going to take us to a the freshly renovated Lunasia Chinese Cuisine dim sum eatery in Alhambra. Lunasia used be called Triumphal Palace, but after a big overhaul of their interior they probably decided a name change was in order. In either case, this Hong Kong-style dim […]

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Lilac Batavus Butterfly

Since hooking up with 4th Floor Distribution, the North American distributors for Batavus dutch bikes, we’ve had some moderate success selling these finely made, very cute, bicycles. The Lilac Butterfly pictured above is a smaller version of the Old Dutch bicycles we’ve been carrying, and is priced at $650. Right now, it is the only […]

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This Saturday at Flying Pigeon LA is  going to be fresh! We’re taking part in NELA Art’s Second Saturday again – with both a bike ride and a big art show featuring Along with the normally scheduled Spoke(n) Art Ride, the Bike Oven and Flying Pigeon LA are jointly hosting a massive fundraiser/art exhibition for […]


Bikes Available at Flying Pigeon LA

A friend of ours passed by the shop the other day and shot a bunch of pictures of the bikes we have in our store. You can see more of Ensie’s photos in his Flickr set “Bikes available at the Flying Pigeon L.A. shop“.

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