Monthly Archives: June 2013

Rowena Needs You

The road diet and bike lanes on Rowena in Silver Lake are turning 90 today. Ninety days old, that is, which means, since they are as tediously usual a “pilot project,” they are to be evaluated at a special meeting called by Council Member Tom LaBonge for Thursday. Unfortunately, ninety days is not long enough […]


Sea of Tranquillity

Last Sunday’s CicLAvia was one of the most pleasurable yet. Although the route was short, at just over six miles, Wilshire Boulevard is the heart of Los Angeles – or the heart, at least, of the vast portion of the city south of Mulholland. In the years since it began as a dirt path through […]

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Anti-bike venom holds back a pedestrian friendly Figueroa for All #figall

Something has been lost in all the anti-bike controversy that has pulsed through community meetings in North East Los Angeles the past four months. At their best, Neighborhood Council and community meetings can generate good suggestions for public and private projects. Our local meetings have stalled as we hash and re-hash the same tired anti-bike […]

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The Art of CicLAvia

The Pigeon Faithful must be more than usual happy to be riding in tomorrow’s CicLAvia, for—like NELA’s monthly art Spoke(n) Art Rides, the June 23rd CicLAvia is centered on art and architecture. Indeed, with plenty of significant buildings in styles ranging from Art Deco to Postmodern, the Wilshire Boulevard route is well-suited to its theme. […]

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Movie Monsters Attack Spring Street Green Bike Lane!

An open letter to the Los Angeles City Council We want more, not less, of this on Spring Street Dear Members of the City Council– It looks as though tomorrow you’ll hold the long-delayed vote on whether to keep the Spring Street bike lanes bright green, or to let them fade at the behest of […]

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NELA feeder ride to @CicLAvia on June 23, 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 in Downtown. Join us and be a part of the rolling party. You can find out more about CicLAvia here. Meet at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop (3404 N. Figueroa […]

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One Small Step for a Plan

Well, they’re at it again, those pesky cyclists: yes, bringing business to York Boulevard’s local merchants—even as the car-culture elitists rave ever more desperately against the community’s modest efforts to temper their tax-sucking privilege. They’d prefer to maintain their domination of all public space with speeding cars. I snapped this morning’s photo yesterday, a Tuesday, […]


@lastreetsblog Bike Party on Friday, @lacbc Raspados Ride on Saturday, @goodgirldinette Good Morning Vietnam on Sunday

The Flying Pigeon LA bike shop is proud to partner with Streetsblog LA and the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition to produce a NELA bike-stravaganza weekend. We are kicking off our bike-crazy weekend with a fundraiser ride and party for Streetsblog LA on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 6 p.m. On Saturday we’re hosting a […]


Good Morning Vietnam Get Sum Dim Sum Ride on Sunday, June 16, 2013

Join us at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop (located at 3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065) at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 10 a.m. The ride departs at 10:30 a.m. We typically get back to the shop at 1 or 1:30 p.m. This month we are saying, “Goooooooood morning […]

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Spoke(n) Art Ride on Saturday, June 8, 2013

Join us this month on another Spoke(n) Art bike ride on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop. Meet at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop at 6 p.m., the ride will ride out to the first stop of the night at 6:45 p.m. (there is a street […]

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