Los Angeles is getting another bike-friendly restaurant.
There’s even a bike valet. And if you show up in your full riding kit, your second beer is free.
So expect to see a few wobbly spandex-clad riders making their way past Sony Studios.
Although we may have to talk to him about showing people who ride in street clothes a little love, too.
And the name is not a not to Hannibal Lector or the Donner Party, but rather, a reference to the great Eddy Merckx .
The debate goes on over bikes vs stop signs in Bagdad by the Bay.
A columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle says no one understands the city’s proposed Idaho stop ordinance. Including him, apparently, since it would require riders to observe the right-of-way and only go through a stop when it’s safe to do so.
According to Streetsblog SF, San Francisco police have a bias against bike riders, including a demonstrated lack of knowledge regarding bike laws. Few cops ever get more than a cursory introduction to the laws governing bicyclists.
And Bicycling takes up the question of whether or not to stop, ending with the most important rule — don’t be a dick.
Which seems to be what Chronicle columnist C.W. Nevius was trying to say, as well.
Filmmakers are invited to participate in the Urbanism Filmmaking Challenge, where you’ll be paired with a noted urban designer, planner or architect to make a two-to-five minute film, with the possibility of a $300 prize.
Registration has been extended to tomorrow for Calbike’s fundraising ride along the coast from Santa Barbara to San Diego, according to an email from the California Bicycle Coalition’s Debbie Brubaker.
I just wanted to let you know that we decided to extend the registration deadline for the California Dream Ride to this Friday. The ride is going to be a lot of fun — I hope you can join us! We’ll be riding for 5 days along gorgeous bikeways from Santa Barbara to San Diego, and we’ll have several fun parties along the way: a Halloween party, a happy hour in Santa Monica, a special lunch with the L.A. County Bicycle Coalition, and a cool auction and party at MADE in Long Beach (a maker space).
The ride runs five days, from October 30th to November 4th, and promises “comfortable hotels, great food, fun people, and a behind-the-scenes look into the world of bicycle advocacy.”
You might want to pack your Halloween costume. Unless, like many of us, you look scary enough in spandex.
Peloton Magazine says Peter Sagan is a new-style champion with old-style panache.
The route for next year’s Giro d’Italia was leaked online in advance Monday’s official announcement.
Maybe it’s good news, as the owners of Colorado’s USA Pro Challenge pull out after years of financial losses, enabling the state to seek more varied and stable investors. Although if new ownership doesn’t emerge, it could mean the end of the popular race. Maybe the Amgen Tour of California can step in and create a two week Colorado to California grand tour. We can dream, right?
And a Belgian prosecutor plans to go after pro cyclists Alexandre Vinokourov and Alexandr Kolobnev after Kolobnev allegedly threw the 2010 Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic in favor of his fellow Russian for a $167,000 payoff.
Caught on video: The frustration of angry drivers cutting through side streets surrounding the Rowena road diet boils over. But does that mean the problem is with the road diet, or a lack of traffic mitigation in the surrounding are?
Streetsblog’s Joe Linton talks bikeshare, bike safety and Idaho stop laws with KCRW’s Madeline Brand and WeHo Mayor Lindsey Horvath.
Free bike pumps will be installed by the USC student government around the traditionally bike-unfriendly university.
A new Cypress Park bike courier service promises to deliver food, flowers, artwork and more; delivery within a two-mile radius costs just five bucks.
The rebuilt California Incline is on track for completion next spring, including a separated bike lane and sidewalk leading to and from the beach.
October’s edition of the LACBC’s Sunday Funday Ride rolls 22 miles through Pasadena on the 4th.
Three-hundred kids got free helmets and bike safety training at a pair of OC bike rodeos.
Sad news from San Luis Obispo, as a bike rider was killed in a collision with a pickup Wednesday afternoon.
A problematic Los Altos intersection gets a new intelligent traffic signal that promises to recognize bicycles and treat them like any other vehicle. Which makes it smarter than most drivers and public officials.
San Francisco police are looking for a Caddy driver who gave a cyclist an unwanted hood ride when he tried to take a photo of the car’s license after it sideswiped him; naturally, police stress that there may be another side to the story.
Lakeport police arrested the 28-year old driver who fled the scene after seriously injuring two bike riders, as well as booking his mother as an accessory. The family that flees together stays together, albeit behind bars.
A new report raises red flags over drug-impaired driving as a result of the legalization, or near legalization, of marijuana in 23 states, including California. Although in most cases, it doesn’t seem to be a problem unless it’s combined with other drugs or alcohol.
A new Indiegogo project promises to take the popular MonkeyLectric wheel lights a step further with 376 full color LED lights forming patterns while you ride; lights for one wheel will set you back $99.
Seriously? A Portland man was driving carelessly, had no insurance and violated a cyclist’s right-of-way in the collision that cost a rider his leg earlier this year. But won’t face charges because prosecutors can’t prove he did it on purpose.
A Seattle area man discovers his stolen bike being sold on eBay by a 70-year old Idaho domestic violence victim associated with a known bike thief. Police are trying to help him get it back.
Even though people in the Southwest are driving less and using transit more, transportation spending continues to follow the same old auto-centric patterns.
Smart idea. Phoenix places new signs warning salmon cyclists to ride with traffic on the back of existing street signs.
Grand Rapids MI just passed it’s own five — yes, five — foot passing law.
Yet another bighearted cop digs into his own pocket to buy a little girl a new bike after hers was stolen, this time in Indiana.
England announces what may be the first national e-bike bikeshare system to entice people who don’t normally ride or who live in hilly areas; a Brit paper says any kind of bicycling should be encouraged. Agreed.
Interesting debate at the Guardian, as one writer says plans for bikeways must reach beyond “two-wheel boy racers in Wiggo kits,” while another says we should leave class out of discussions of bicycling. One of the great things about bicycling is it’s very democratic; anyone can ride a bike, and we should consider all riders when making plans and improvements.
Two of the first black African riders to compete in the Tour de France discuss efforts to transform Africa by using bikes to provide better access to education.
It may be a tad late, but it’s still pretty impressive when Al Roker — or at least his bike — gives Steve Isaacs’ Sweet Ride a shout out. Don’t threaten a pair of women walking on a trail, let alone return to hit one with your bike.
And oh, the places you’ll go! as a man discovers his foldie can take him more places than he thought.
With apologies to Dr. Seuss, of course.