First up, a quick update on this week’s bike events:
Long Beach bicyclists can enjoy live music and a screening of Moonrise Kingdom at this year’s Bicycle Drive-In on Saturday.
Update: Somehow, I left off the LACBC’s monthly Sunday Funday ride, which rolls through Lakewood with a family ride this Sunday.
Culver City Walk & Rollers hosts a Family Bike Ride on Sunday.
The Eastside Bike Club hosts a family friendly ride for National Night Out on Tuesday.
The Levi’s Commuter bike pop-up shop opens in Downtown LA on Tuesday.
USC students consider how improving the city for bicycling could make LA more livable.
Santa Monica’s City Manager, who oversaw the city’s rise to become a local leader in bike friendliness, will retire in January.
Decent bike lanes could solve a lot of problems in Glendale.
A Laguna Beach bike rider suggests its our own fault if a bike rider gets hit by a car — even though most of the recent OC cycling victims didn’t do a damn thing wrong. And despite his ill-informed proclamation, there are people who can afford cars that choose to bike commute, anyway.
The Desert Sun says it’s time to get a Palm Springs-area bike share rolling.
A 65-year old Bay Area bike rider explains that cycling gear is designed for comfort and protection, not fashion.
Next City offers a brief history of baseless pro-car, anti-bike movements.
A Portland cyclist sues Zipcar after he’s struck by a mattress that flew off the bed of one of their rental trucks.
Still no charges in the death of an Anchorage AK bike rider after 210 days; we can beat that, as it’s been nearly eight months since Milt Olin was killed by a sheriff’s deputy with no word on charges.
A bike riding doctor for the famed Cleveland Clinic offers tips on becoming a cyclist.
The Times looks at Richmond Virginia in advance of next year’s UCI Road World Championships.
A writer for London’s Telegraph says what’s stopping women riders is a lack of confidence.
An LA Times writer rides a rental bike through France’s Loire Valley.
Norwegian police charge an 82-year old man with having a bomb on his bike; turns out it was the battery pack on his homemade e-bike.
An Indian cyclist with an artificial leg accepts a challenge to ride across the world’s highest drivable road.
In a case of real street justice, three Michigan judges help reclaim the bike stolen from one of them while he signed a search warrant a few days earlier. Missoula MT residents are up in arms over a planned local equivalent to the World Naked Bike Ride, with one father comparing it to allowing pornography in the schools.