Monthly Archives: August 2011

A Slimmer, Faster, Kinder 7th Street

Let me indulge in one more post on the 7th Street road diet, which I’ve enjoyed pedaling along several times now. I use 7th all the time, since I often have meeting either in Downtown itself, and on the far side of the city center, and I live in the Miracle Mile. So 7th is […]


Brewery Ride on Saturday, September 3, 2011

Join us on another lovely, slow-paced, bike tour to sample fine beer (and some fine food!) on Saturday, September 3, 2011 on our Brewery Ride. Meet at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop (located at 3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065) at 3 p.m. The ride leaves at 3:30 p.m. This month we’re […]


The Ship Is Turning

New Road Diet on LA’s 7th StreetWhen I interviewed Michelle Mowery last year, she said, referring to the much-maligned LADOT where she is Senior Bicycle Projects Coordinatoor, that “…We are a very big animal, we are the Queen Mary, and we’ve just begun the turn.” I’ve heard others in the department use the same metaphor, […]


Flying Pigeon LA inventory on August 24, 2011

This video is a whole lot of talk and a short walk out front to scope out our group rental bike fleet ($150, no tax, for a single-speed beach cruiser!). I also talk about what is on the floor today – Public Bikes, Pashley Princess Sovereigns, Velorbis bikes for men; and a smattering of other […]

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BikeSideLA asks, “Is LA bike friendly?”

Our friends at BikeSideLA are asking a simple question: “Is LA bike friendly?“. Take their three question survey and let us all know what you think of LA.

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Re-thinking North Figueroa Street, one vegan black bean slider at a time

When you want to bring neighbors together to re-imagine a large street running through the heart of their community, you need a good name for your group. This past Friday, August 19, 2011, a cadre of people came together in our little bike shop to share their ideas and offer up suggestions for making North […]


Am-star-dam sample bikes at Flying Pigeon LA

A couple of crazy Dutch kids took a plane to LA and brought with them a budget-friendly “omafiets” – an original grandma bike from Holland. We bought their sample bikes (they have plenty of these back in Amsterdam), and we’re selling them for $380 apiece. They are about 50 cm (or 20″) and come with […]


A Golden Opportunity

Beverly Hills considers itself a “city of gold,” both literally and figuratively. City hall bears a gilded dome, it’s home to Tiffany’s and dozens of other jewellers selling actual gold, and the glitzy retail district wedged in between Wilshire and Santa Monica is called “the Golden Triangle.” But there’s a bit of that which glitters […]


Trash Day still a debacle for cyclists on LA streets

It is illegal to block a bikeway in California, and it is illegal to block the right-of-way in general, but this doesn’t stop lazy Angelenos from blocking streets on trash day with trash cans to allow them to keep their precious car parking spaces. The photo above was taken at the intersection of Avenue 50 […]


Chrisitiania cargo bikes as playground

Flying Pigeon LA road tested this Christiania cargo trike and let a kid crawl all over it. The result of our scientific survey? The bike is rad. Everyone should buy one. We sell two versions: one is a supreme baby carrier with a padded bench, a carriage cover, a rear wheel lock, and a dynamo […]

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