Monthly Archives: April 2013

Brewery Ride on Saturday, May 4, 2013

Image by: Waltarrrrr on Flickr Join us this month for a tour of North East LA’s small businesses as we buy craft beer, dine at local eateries, and sample some quality wine – all while spreading the bikes-and-business love! The Brewery Ride is happening this Saturday, May 4, 2013. Meet at the Flying Pigeon LA […]


Need to Pay our Taxes Sale! Huge discounts from now until May 31, 2013

We are having a month-long inventory clearance sale at our shop from Thursday April 25, 2013 to May 31, 2013. What does this mean? Most of the parts, bikes, components, helmets, racks, wheels, tires, grips, and assorted stuff we sell will be priced at a 35% to 50% discount. That Brooks saddle you’ve been after? […]

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Next Time, More Road!

CicLAvia’s most ambitious effort yet–the “CicLAvia to the Sea,” rambling from La Plaza in the heart of Downtown all the way down Venice Boulevard to the beach, was in most ways a huge success. In fact, the ways in which it failed were directly related to that success—and failing to plan for it. There were […]

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Flying Pigeon LA inventory on April 17, 2013

In this video: Lil’ Linus and Lil’ Dutchi bikes in 16″ and 20″ are now available! We LOVE these kids bikes! If you are sick of cheap, junky, kids bikes for your lil’ rida look no further than the lil’ linus to class things up on your next ride around the park or during the […]

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Signing In

It’s been years since I began suggesting to (ie, nagging) the LADOT for simple street signs along the Los Angeles River bike path from Griffith Park to Elysian Park. While on weekends the park-to-park stretch is a roadie’s paradise, the route seed a great deal of transportational cycling traffic as well, not to mention neighborhood […]


NELA feeder ride to CicLAvia on April 21, 2013

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 Placita Olvera in Downtown. Join us and be a part of the rolling party. Meet at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop (3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA […]


Metro has our Dim Sum Ride TAP’d out

I made this short video to talk about how Metro’s TAP card system broke group ticket purchasing. Our bike shop used to use the Gold Line to take a group of bike riders into the San Gabriel Valley (via the South Pasadena station) on an early Sunday morning bike ride to one of many fine […]



Looks like they’ve got us surrounded, pardner…with great bike infrastructure. I’ve made a habit of comparing LA’s efforts with how cities such as Santa Monica and Long Beach, and even little Hermosa Beach, are forging ahead with intelligent, progressive bicycle infrastructure, ranging from neighborhood greenways to separated bike lanes to comrpehensive bikeways networks that actually […]


MTA TAP’d our SGV dim sum away

Better days: when buying 20 tickets took 1 minute, the delights of SGV dim sum seemed delightfully close. The MTA took our SGV dim sum away! The TAP card system needs to be fixed to allow quick purchases of groups of individual fares (as it once did using paper tickets) or TAP needs to be […]

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Spoke(n) Art Ride on Saturday, April 13, 2013

Join us at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop this Saturday, April 13, 2013 for another Spoke(n) Art Ride gallery tour. Meet at the NELA bike-coffee metroplex located at 3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065 at 6 p.m. The ride leaves at 6:30 p.m. We usually return to the start point at around […]

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