Let’s start by catching up with a few bike events coming in the next few weeks.
Walk Bike Burbank is holding their Burbank Bike Festival this Sunday.
Warm up for next week’s CicLAvia when Santa Monica’s COAST Open Streets Festival returns for a second year this Sunday.
This Wednesday is National Walk/Bike to School Day.
SoCal cyclocross season starts next weekend in Irvine.
With the Olympics coming back to LA, this is a great time to meet legendary ’84 LA Olympic cyclist Nelson “The Cheetah” Vails at Stan’s Bike Shop on October 14th.
Long Beach is bringing back an expanded edition of their popular Beach Streets ciclovía on October 28th.
If your weekend plans included riding Topanga Canyon, you might want to consider another route.
The road will be closed overnight on Saturday and Sunday from PCH to Grand View Drive; the article is unclear whether it will be closed entirely to bikes and pedestrians, or just until 5 am.
In a remarkably one-sided report, the Los Feliz Ledger says opponents of the successful Rowena road diet are awaiting the results of a safety study in hopes of reversing the lane reductions, and are feeling empowered by the reversal of the Vista del Mar road diet.
The anti-road diet mania in Los Angeles apparently hasn’t cowed county officials, who are moving forward with plans for at least one on the Eastside, as well as several other bike safety projects, including a pair of bike boulevards.
A cyclist helped come to the rescue when a car went off the road on Glendora Mountain Road yesterday.
The LA Times says greater density is the solution to California’s environmental and affordable housing crises, not sprawl-inducing developments like Newhall Ranch, however environmentally friendly they may strive to be.
A 21-year old plan to improve downtown Del Mar is finally moving forward, including widened sidewalks and bike lanes on Camino del Mar.
San Francisco Streetsblog asks whatever happened to the word “allegedly,” as the press is quick to blame the person on two wheels in any crash. I’d like to know the answer to that one myself.
Sports Illustrated takes in a San Francisco hill climb competition with inclines up to 21%. Which would elicit yawns from anyone who’s competed in LA’s own Feel My Legs I’m A Racer seven hill climb. (Correction: It’s a ten hill climb; thanks to CiclaValley for the tip.)
Thirteen bicyclists are riding from Reno NV to San Francisco to honor EMS workers who have died recently.
Horrifying story from Stockton, where three boys forced an eight-year old kid into a house and beat him severely, before stealing his bicycle and $16 — then posted the video on Instagram.
Evidently, San Jose hasn’t gotten the memo that road diets are evil, either.
Great article from Sacramento, where Sactown Magazine makes a call for tactical urbanism, from filling potholes with daisies to DIY protected bike lanes.
The new GoPro promises to unshake your bike cam videos.
A Navajo Nations cop has been charged with murder for crashing into a bicyclist after drinking all night while attending a conference in Arizona; his blood alcohol level was nearly three times the legal alcohol limit.
A long-time Iowa radio DJ and a member of the state’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was killed when he allegedly turned his bike into the path of an oncoming car.
Life is cheap in New York, where a negligent driver, whose boat detached from the car pulling it and killed a 21-year old woman riding her bike, will serve just 60 days behind bars.
A new interactive New York map will tell you when bikeshare is your fastest travel option. And it usually is.
Philadelphia adopts a Vision Zero plan, vowing to end traffic deaths by 2030.
If you own a Brompton made in the last four years, take it back to the dealer; the company is recalling all models made between 2014 and 2017 due to a problem with the bottom bracket.
A new London play was inspired by a ghost bike installed for the victim of a 2009 bicycling crash.
The British press is in an uproar over brakeless fixies, even though a fixie is a brake in the hands of a skilled rider. The problem comes when inexperienced cyclists try to ride brakeless, without the skills or leg strength to stop their bikes.
A British woman complains that her husband loves his bike more than her.
The Italian supreme court has officially ruled that cycling legend Marco Pantani wasn’t murdered.
And maybe the problem is too many American drivers are selfish assholes.