Bike classes, SaMo MANGo meeting, Bike Learn & Celebrate in Watts, and 5th Annual Tour de Arts

Bike Talk airs every Saturday at 10 am; listen to it live or download the podcast from KPFK.

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.

Metro continues to offer a series of free bike safety classes throughout the LA area, including classes this weekend in Rosemead and La Verne, as well as a Spanish language classes in Hawthorne and Pomona.

This Saturday, August 17th, the Santa Monica Spoke hosts a discussion of the city’s planned Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway (MANGo) from 11 am to 2:30 pm at 502 Colorado Ave. The meeting will also include updates on the Expo Line, the city’s Bike Action Plan and bike parking, as well as other projects.

Good LA hosts Bike | Learn | Celebrate in Watts, a free bike ride and discussion with community leaders on Saturday, August 17th. The ride starts at 3 pm at the Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC), 10950 S. Central Ave.

The Santa Monica Museum of Art is hosting their fifth annual Tour de Arts this Sunday, August 18th from 11 am to 5 pm. Admission is free, but registration is required; 2525 Michigan Ave.

San Marino is holding a meeting of the city’s Traffic Advisory Commission at 8 pm Monday, August 19th in the Barth Room of the Crowell Library, 1890 Huntington Drive; the meeting will include discussion of the proposed Lorain and Del Mar bikeways.

Formerly bike-unfriendly Malibu has made great strides in recent years. See just how far they’ve come in their efforts to re-envision the deadly PCH corridor with twin public meetings to review the draft Alternatives Analysis Report for the city’s PCH Safety Study on Tuesday, August 20th and Thursday, August 22nd. Both meetings will run from 6 pm to 8 pm at Malibu City Hall, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road.

The Planning Committee of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition hosts a panel discussion on What Do Elected Officials Want to Hear on Thursday, August 22nd at 7 pm in the Edison Room on the 1st Floor of LACBC Headquarters, 634 S. Spring Street. Free for LACBC members, $10 for non-members.

Saturday, August 24th, you’re invited to attend the launch of Active Streets LA, a partnership of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, TRUST South LA, and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation with funding through the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The family friendly festivities run from 10 am to 2 pm, with a bike/walk at 11:30 am, at Angeles Mesa Elementary School, 2611 W 52nd St.

The second annual Clitoral Mass — yes, you read that right — women’s ride rolls on Saturday, August 24th from 4 pm to midnight. Riders assemble at Watts Towers, 1765 E. 107th Street.

Your yearly opportunity to ride San Diego’s iconic Coronado Bay Bridge comes on Sunday, August 25th with the annual 25-mile Bike the Bay ride through the cities surrounding the San Diego Bay.

The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition’s Civic Engagement Committee meets at 6:45 pm on the last Tuesday of each month to discuss how to elect and influence bike-friendly politicians. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 27th, at the Johnnie’s Pizza at 5757 Wilshire Blvd in Museum Square. The meetings are open to everyone, and you don’t have to be an LACBC member to participate; email bikinginla at hotmail dot com to be added to the discussion list.

The next edition of the LACBC’s popular Sunday Funday Rides is scheduled for Sunday, September 1st; the ride is free for LACBC members and a guest. Details TBD.

Wolfpack Hustle hosts the final event in their Unified Title Race Series with the Midnight Drag Race on Downtown LA’s Sixth Street Bridge on Saturday, September 7th; qualifiers start at 6 pm with the finals at 8 pm.

The LACBC and Los Angeles Walks are looking for volunteers for the 2013 Los Angeles Bicycle and Pedestrian Count on Tuesday, September 10th from 7 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 6 pm, and Saturday, September 14th from 11 am to 1 pm.

Here’s your chance to bike the famed Las Vegas strip and the surrounding Las Vegas Valley, with the 6th Annual RTC Viva Bike Vegas Gran Fondo Pinarello on Saturday, September 21st. The event will offer routes for riders of all levels, from a 17-mile ride to 60-mile Metric Century and a 103-mile Gran Fondo; the longer rides will visit the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead.

Streetsblog is hosting a fundraiser to celebrate their new SaMo edition, Santa Monica Next, on Sunday, September 22nd, from noon to 2:30 pm. The party, including food, drink and a raffle, takes place on the rooftop at 11th and Wilshire in Santa Monica; $35 donation, $15 for students.

Bike SGV invites you to join them for their 2013 Awards Ceremony and Fundraiser on Saturday, September 28th from 5 pm to 11 pm at the San Gabriel Mission Grapevine Arbor, 320 South Mission Drive in San Gabriel.

New Belgium Brewing’s Tour de Fat will bypass Los Angeles this year; the nearest stop will be at San Diego’s Golden Hill Park on Saturday, September 28th, from 10 am to 5 pm. Join or renew your membership with the LACBC by September 12th and you could win a free two night trip to our neighbor to the south for Tour de Fat.

The Los Angeles Bicycle Advisory Committee meets at 7 pm on the first Tuesday of each even-numbered month; the next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 1st at the Hollywood Neighborhood City Hall Community Room, 6501 Fountain Ave.

CicLAvia returns with an expanded version of the original Heart of LA route on Sunday, October 6th.

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