Monthly Archives: August 2015

Bikeshare Comes to Los Angeles…Sort Of

Here’s photographic confirmation that bikeshare has arrived in LA: Not the City of Los Angeles, though; not quite yet. That’s a live bikeshare station in Santa Monica, on Main Street, next to one of the two bike corrals that grace the block south of Ashland. (There’s another and very busy bike corral two blocks north.) […]

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A Visit to the Dream World

Sometimes you just want a dose of good news…. So, with that goal in mind, I pedaled out of the city of Los Angeles last Sunday and down the coast to the beach cities. Specifically, Redondo Beach, where, or so I had heard, a new cycletrack had been built bridging a gap in the Marvin […]


Flying Pigeon LA inventory on August 13, 2015

Just past midnight August 13, 2015 I wandered through the shop pointing the camera at some of the bikes in stock in the shop, but mostly pointed it at small items in the shop I get a lot of phone calls about. The video runs long at almost 11 minutes (sorry about that!). There are […]

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Additive Neglect

After the Kum-Ba-Ya giddiness fades, we’ll probably get back to fretting over the freshly-approved Mobility Plan 2035 and whether it will become a guiding document, a sort of Constitution of access—or another dust-gatherer whose only real purpose is to fill in sound bites during a procession of grinning politicians’ photo ops. Los Angeles has adopted […]


Help name our bike ride dance party ride, please?

After 9 years of hosting the Spoke(n) Art Ride and about as many years doing the Brewery Ride and Dim Sum Ride, we’re looking for some new bike ride ideas that will get us excited and will reach out to different groups of people in LA. The ride video above is our first attempt at […]

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NELA to CicLAvia Culver City Meets Venice Feeder Ride on Sunday, August 9, 2015

CicLAvia is happening again this Sunday, August 9, 2015. We are so psyched we’re leading a ride from the doors of our shop all the way to the Culver City portion of the CicLAvia route. Meet at our shop (located at 3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065) at a little before 8 a.m. […]

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The Snow Job

Well, that was discouraging. Last night I met Westside bike advocate Kent Strumpell for dinner at a cheap-but-good faux-Italian restaurant on the Miracle Mile. I usually walk there, but this time I pedaled over, since I’d go with Kent to the Los Angeles Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting afterwards. Kent, an engaging, witty fellow and dedicated […]

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