Monthly Archives: March 2014

Brewery Ride on Saturday, April 5, 2014

We’re going on another mellow bike ride to sample high quality beer. Join us! This month we’re making the trek to The Greyhound Bar & Grill in Highland Park. Meet at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014. We are going to roll out at 6:30 p.m. on […]

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Flying Pigeon LA inventory on March 24, 2014

More wandering around and talking about stuff in the shop like the eccentric Christianias we are trying to find homes for, used Gazelle Tour Populairs, Brompton demonstrator bikes, dynamo lights, Klean Kanteen bottles, and other good stuff. Any questions?

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The Two Figueroas

As you probably know if you read this blog with any frequency, the MyFigueroa project, which would convert a traffic-harried stretch of the other Figueroa, the one linking USC to Downtown, into a multi-modal greenway with a showpiece cycle track, has been threatened by business-as-usual blindness among some stodgy but influential entities along the street. […]


NELA CicLAvia Feeder Ride on Sunday, April 6, 2014

We are leading a group ride from our shop on Sunday, April 6, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. to CicLAvia. Meet at our shop (located at 3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065) and join a large group of neighbors on a peaceful and safe ride to the Downtown LA start point for CicLAvia. We […]

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The Infection is Spreading

The infection is spreading…and it’s good news! Since in this case it’s the infection of bicycle infrastructure, which, like the beneficial bacteria in one’s guts that people gulp down yogurt to feed, keeps the system healthy. Last week, in Venice Beach, just around the corner from Santa Monica’s happy length of Main Street, a couple […]

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Infrastructure Envy

Poor Los Angeles, having to put up with people like me whining and nagging about its slow ooze into the Bicycle Millennium. The problem is that the whining and nagging are so often justified. LA does do some things well—the sidewalk bike rack program was going great guns until recently, when the city ran out […]


Get Sum Dim Sum Ride on Sunday, March 16, 2014

Join us at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop at 10 a.m. On Sunday, March 16, 2014 for a slow paced ride to Chez Antoine in Highland Park. We are going for crepes! The ride departs at 10:30 and returns around 1 p.m. We are going to make a stop at local councilman Gil Cedillo’s […]

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Green thumbs keep prisoners hands clean

The trend to start a garden, ride a bike, keep bees and chickens, mulch, collect rain water, brew beer, and the like should not be confused with the twee affectations of the much maligned “hipsters” of the U.S. Gardening, like riding a bike to get around, is a serious solution to many of the problems […]

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Playing ball in Los Angeles is illegal

“LAMC Section 56.16: “No person shall play ball or any game of sport with a ball or football or throw, cast, shoot or discharge any stone, pellet, bullet, arrow or any other missile, in, over, across, along or upon any street or sidewalk or in any public park, except on those portions of said park […]


There it is … take it! York Blvd. to cross into South Pasadena by March 31.

When the water from the Los Angeles Aqueduct was piped into town William Mullholland is reported to have said, “There is it … take it!” to the assembled crowd. Well, the LADOT bikeways division, Councilman Jose Huizar, and the Bureau of Streets Services are giving us bike lanes … and we’re going to take them! […]

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