Brewery Ride on Saturday, May 4, 2013

Ride Figueroa
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 bike shop at 3 p.m. We’re rolling out at 3:30 p.m. and will return at 6 p.m. Bring some cash and a good bike lock – we’re doing a unique Brewery Ride this month that will require both.

Where are we going? Our first stop is the famous Galco’s Old World Grocery located at 5702 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042, Galco’s is home to one of the world’s most diverse and delicious soda assortments. The owner, the ever-pleasant Mr. John Nese, has voiced his concerns about bikes and the fate of his business. We’re stopping here first to buy something good to drink and take photos of bikes piled up in front of his shop.

This ride description is starting to feel like a prize in the price is right!

Next up is Casa Bianca located at 1650 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041 for some excellent Italian food. The owners of Casa Bianca were recently convinced that an anti-bike sign belonged in their store window. We’d like to do some business there and persuade them with kindness that signs like that have no place in such an awesome neighborhood.

After dinner, we’re taking a trip to Colorado Wine Company, located at 2305 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041. Colorado Wine Co. is one of the stores that makes a neighborhood worth living in – delicious wine, knowledgeable staff, and located next to other shops in a historic (and walkable) business district. Colorado Wine Co. has been a strong proponent of bike lanes – and even has two staple-style bike racks installed out in front of their shop doors.

Worried about bringing a bottle (or a case) home on your bike? Worry not! Our dutch cargo bike will be ready to port your wine back to the shop. It has a 200+ lbs. capacity, so go crazy.

There is a mission behind this month’s ride: the City of LA is planning to install bike lanes on North Figueroa and Colorado Boulevard this June. Some local gadflies and grumps have been spreading anti-bike hate (yes, real, actual hate) at community meetings and whispering nasty rumors in the ears of local businesses. We want to make a symbolic showing at some local businesses to make the point that bikes are good for business! We also want to hand out some pro-bike lane stickers and signs and get some signatures on a petition in favor of the bike lanes.

What to expect: lots of smiles, a little bit of exercise (not much!), great food and drinks, and good company.

Join us!

There is a Facebook Event for this ride

Any questions?

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  1. Margaret
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    I’m heading to the ATM tomorrow, so I can spend my $$ on this Very Special Edition of the Brewery Ride.

  2. Kevin Hopps
    Posted May 1, 2013 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    What a great idea! Bikes mean business!

  3. Posted May 4, 2013 at 7:54 am | Permalink

    Sorry to miss this today as I have family obligations. Have fun!

  4. Posted May 4, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    Woo Hoo change of plans I can go.

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