Bike Long Beach hosts Bike Saturdays every weekend; ride your bike to participating local shops and business throughout the city to get special offers and discounts.
The highly active Santa Monica Spoke, an affiliate chapter of the LACBC, will meet for coffee and pastries on Saturday, November 19th at 10 am at the Colorado Community Room on the southeast corner of 5th and Broadway, followed by a visit to the new SaMo Bike Center.
Cali Bike Tours is sponsoring a short 1.4 mile bike ride to the Cambodian Arts and Culture Exhibition on Saturday, November 19th. The ride will leave the Portfolio Coffeehouse at 2300 East 4th Street in Long Beach at 10:30 am, and returning by 12:30 pm.
C.I.C.L.E. is hosting a workshop on Brake and Gear Adjustment on Saturday the 19th, from 9:30 am to 11 am at Normandie Ave. Elementary School 4505 South Raymond Ave. That will be followed on Sunday by a Tire Repair Workshop on Sunday, November 20th, from 10 am to 11:30 am at Swim Stadium in Exposition Park.
The ever popular Get Sum Dim Sum rolls this Sunday, November 20th. Riders meet at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop at 3714 N. Figueroa ST in Highland Park at 10 am, with the ride departing at 10:30; bring money for food.
Bike Newport Beach is hosting a Pre-Thanksgiving Ride on Wednesday, November 23rd. The ride departs from the Newport Pier at 8 am for an easy 30-mile ride along the Santa Ana River Trail, with a stop for a late breakfast at the halfway point.
The public is invited to an informal Thanksgiving Day Mar Vista Turkey Ride, meeting at 3270 Stoner Ave at 9:30 am, with a 10 am departure time. The ride will feature a short, flat tour of the Westdale Trusdale area, followed a ride through the Mar Vista hills.
The Claremont/Pomona area hosts it’s own toy ride on Saturday, December 3rd, sponsored by the Kevin Unck Foundation, with support from Coates Cyclery and the Back Abbey. More details to follow; thanks to Michael at the Claremont Cyclist for the heads-up.
December 7th through 11th, Antenna Magazine’s Re:mix Lab will hit L.A. after a semi-national tour, featuring two urban Bad Boy bikes designed by Cannondale in cooperation with Junk Food Clothing. The art, music, fashion and cultural festival will unfold at a site to be selected.
LA Streetsblog is hosting an End of the Year Party on Thursday, December 8 from 7 pm to 10 pm at St. Andrews West Los Angeles, 11555 National Blvd. Streetsblog parties are always a good time, and well worth the suggested $25 donation; however, head Streetsblogger Damien Newton promises no one will be turned away if you can’t afford it.
Friday, December 9th, the Midnight Ridazz host what may be the most important ride of the year, when they ensure that thousands of L.A. children will have a happy holiday with the 6th Annual All-City Toy Ride. Routes will begin from points throughout the city, converging on Downtown L.A. to collect the toys and celebrate the season. If anyone else is hosting a toy ride this year, let me know.
Tuesday, December 27th, the LACBC returns to Santa Monica’s Library Alehouse for the 3rd Annual Mid-Winter Merriment, 2911 Main Street. Good beer, good friends, bike valet and a portion of all sales goes to support cycling in the great L.A. area. What’s not to like?