Pop-Up MANGO, Made in LA Ride, Streetsblog fundraiser and important Expo Bikeway meeting

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.

Santa Monica will host a four hour Pop-Up MANGO street festival between 11 am and 3 pm on Saturday, September 21st to preview the planned Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway.

Metro is sponsoring a series of monthly bike rides in conjunction with CICLE. First up is the Made in LA III: LA River Edition on Saturday, September 21st. Meet at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens, 570 W Avenue 26, at 10:30am (near Metro Gold Line Lincoln/Cypress Station).

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 11 am to 3 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.

The LADOT Bicycle Program invites you to a community meeting to discuss the design and development of the Exposition Boulevard Bicycle Path’s Northvale Segment, at 7 PM on Tuesday, September 24th, at the Palms Rancho Park Community Library, 2920 Overland Avenue. Local homeowners have fought the bikeway tooth and nail, so supporters are strongly urged to attend.

The SoCalCross Prestige Series kicks off the cyclocross racing season on Saturday and Sunday, September 28th and 29th at Los Angeles Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring Street in Downtown LA.

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.

Sunday, September 29th, the Eastside Bike Club is holding a Dodgertown Bike Ride to watch the division champion L.A. Dodgers vs the Colorado Rockies. The ride is a fundraiser for founding member Erica Cornejo, who is battling cancer. Tickets are available through Carlos Morales at 323/572-8211 or at Stans Bike Shop, 880 Myrtle Ave in Monrovia.

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.

Simi Valley hosts their annual Share the Road ride on Saturday, October 5th with rides of 25 and 50 miles, as well as your choice of challenging or easier Century rides. The ride began as a memorial for Phil Hernandez, killed while riding in the city in 2005; it has since morphed into a remembrance for all fallen riders and a reminder to everyone to share the road safely.

CicLAvia returns with an expanded version of the original Heart of LA route on Sunday, October 6th. Here’s how you can participate.

The Pablove Foundation hosts the Ride Pablove Across America in LA, a 22-mile fundraising ride from Sylmar to Silver Lake on Saturday, October 12th. The ride will accompany cyclists on the final stage of the Pablove Across America Bay to LA ride, starting at approximately 11 am at the intersection of San Fernando Road and Bleeker Street.

The LACBC’s popular Sunday Funday Rides usually take place on the first Sunday of the month; however, the October edition will be held on Sunday, October 13th to avoid a conflict with CicLAvia, ride details to be determined.

It’s not a bike ride, but the Loco Motion 10K Los Angeles run will benefit the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition in honor of fallen cyclist Marisela Echeverria, killed while riding on PCH last year. It takes place on Sunday, October 20th.

The second in Metro’s series of monthly bike rides in conjunction with CICLE takes place on Sunday, October 20th with The Pomona Pumpkin Patch Pedal. Meet at Thomas Plaza, 201 W 2nd Street in Pomona at 10:30am.

The 2013 edition of the Beverly Hills Gran Fondo rolls through Rodeo Drive and the Malibu Hills on Sunday, November 3rd, with rides of 47.6 and 90 miles; register online by Saturday, November 2nd. A two-day expo will be held next to the Montage Beverly Hills Hotel; which two days they don’t say, but we’ll assume it’s Saturday and Sunday, November 2nd and 3rd.

Metro’s series of monthly bike rides in conjunction with CICLE concludes on Sunday, November 16th with The Northridge Diners & Delis Ride; meet at the Northridge Metrolink Station, 8775 Wilbur Ave, at 10:30am.


  1. Nelson says:

    You lose credibility with statements like “Local homeowners have fought the bikeway tooth and nail”. It was actually one man, not the homeowners group. I am glad you avoided the word NIMBY.

    • bikinginla says:

      “Samuels is representing himself and seven of his neighbors.”

      Sounds like more than one man to me. And based on opposition voiced by others at various meetings in recent years, I’d say whatever credibility I may have remains intact.

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