This site is not about bike racing.
Or road cycling. Or transportation riding. Or fixies. Or mountain biking. Or bikeshare. Or any other niche in the big, wide, wonderful world of bikes.
It’s about bicycling. Period.
It’s about the latest bike news. It’s about advocacy, and making our streets safe for people on bicycles. It’s about honoring fallen cyclists, and doing what we can to ensure it never happens again. And looking past the usual victim blaming to see events from a bike rider’s perspective.
As the name implies, it’s about bicycling in Los Angeles, and throughout Southern California. And anywhere else bikes happen to make the news.
It was born as a bike blog, and gradually transformed into Southern California’s leading source for bike news and advocacy. You can still read the older posts in the archives, or check out the highlights on the Best Of page.
Or just come back every day for the latest updates.
Got a tip or correction? Leave it in the comments, or email Ted at bikinginla dot com.
If you’re interested in advertising or sponsoring this site, email ads at bikinginla dot com.
Guest posts are welcome if you have something to say. However, that is not an invitation to SEO marketers, disguised or otherwise.
As the editor and primary author of this site, I’m a lifelong bike rider, with over 30 years as an adult cyclist; my first grown-up bike came from Louisiana’s Gus Betat, back when it was still the oldest continuously operating bike shop in the US.
I’ve ridden through the Rockies, dodged gators and pickups along backwater bayous, and circled the sunny sands and tans of San Diego. I’ve called L.A. home for over two decades, currently residing in Hollywood with my wife and a rescue Corgi.
And yes, I am the guy who spent a couple nights in the ICU after the Infamous Beachfront Bee Encounter.
If you want to know more about me and why I do what I do, read this interview with Bicycle Times.
You can follow me on Twitter by clicking here.
In real life, I have over 25 years experience as a freelance writer, creative director and marketing consultant.
I’m available for personal appearances and panel discussions, and you can contact me at email addresses above to consult on bicycling issues or marketing.