Bike Events — CICLE Tweed Ride, Santa Monica Blvd bike lane meeting, Walk Bike Glendale happy hour

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.

The Los Angeles Bicycle Advisory Committee, the city’s only official voice for bicyclists, meets on the first Tuesday of every even-numbered month; the next meeting takes place at 7 pm on Tuesday, February 4th at 6501 Fountain Ave.

Saturday’s scheduled ride along the San Gabriel foothills with the authors of Where to Bike Los Angeles has been cancelled due to smoke from the Colby fire.

C.I.C.L.E.’s free Tweed, Moxie and Mustaches Ride rolls through the historic Arroyo Seco today, meeting at 10:30 am at the Highland Park Gold Line Station, 203 N. Avenue 58 and departing at 11 am.

Burbank’s H&S Bicycles hosts a monthly bike ride; this month’s drop-free edition rolls out from in front of the shop at 8 am this Sunday, January 19th; 509 N. Victory Blvd. Which reminds me, I need to add them to the list of recommended bike shops.

The final public meeting in the fight to get bike lanes on Santa Monica Blvd in Beverly Hills takes place at 6 pm on Wednesday, January 22nd at Beverly Hills City Hall, 455 North Rexford Drive; no public comment will be taken.

Walk Bike Glendale invites you to kick the new year off with a happy hour at The Famous, 154 S. Brand Blvd, on Thursday, January 23rd at 6 pm.

Thursday, January 23rd marks the third anniversary of the Corgi’s adoption day. She’s registered at Petco, Three Dog Bakery… just kidding. But maybe it’s a good day to think about adding a little love to your life.

Saturday, January 25th, Stan’s Bike Shop in Monrovia teams up with the Eastside Bike Club for a 30-mile no-drop bike ride and registration kick-off for April’s Tour de Cure; meet at 7:30 am at 880 Myrtle Ave, rolling at 8 am. And be sure to say hi to shop owner Carlos Morales, one of the city’s most inspiring bike advocates.

The My Figueroa project comes before the Planning & Land Use Committee of the LA City Council on Tuesday, January 28th at 2:30 pm at LA City Hall, 200 North Spring Street. Your support could help ensure the city’s first Complete Streets project actually happens.

C.I.C.L.E. offers two Learn to Ride for Adults classes on Sunday, February 9th, from 9 to 11 am and 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Both classes take place in the parking lot of Eagle Rock Plaza, 2700 Colorado Blvd; tickets are $30, need-based fee waivers are available.

The movie that got me back into bicycling will screen on Wednesday, February 12th as the Laemmle Theaters show the classic bike movie Breaking Away as a fundraiser for the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition’s Operation Firefly to put lights on everyone’s bikes; 7:30 pm at the Laemmle NoHo 7, 5240 Lankershim Blvd in North Hollywood.

Celebrate a belated Valentines Day with Ride for Love: Explore the Changes of Watts, co-sponsored by Metro, C.I.C.L.E. and the East Side Riders. The ride will share love, community, and the joy of bicycling while exploring the history and changes of Watts; meet at 9:30 am at 10950 S. Central Ave.

The first Los Angeles Bicycle Commuter Festival and Summit takes place on Sunday, February 16th from noon to 8 pm at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N. McCadden Place; tickets $10.

Get ready to get jiggy wit it as the LACBC invites you to celebrate their 16th birthday with a 1998-themed Bike Prom from 8 pm to midnight on Saturday, February 22nd at the American Legion Post 206, 227 N. Ave. 55 in Highland Park; earlybird tickets are $8 for LACBC members and $16 for nonmembers before February 7th.

Chinatown’s annual Firecracker Ride takes place on Saturday, February 22nd with rides of 20 and 30 miles; 943 North Broadway.

Saturday, March 15th, C.I.C.L.E. hosts The Way Back When Ride: La Puente, co-sponsored by Metro and Bike SGV. The family-friendly, leisurely paced ride meets at 10:30 am at the Park-N-Ride Lot at Stafford Street and Glendora Avenue in the City of Industry, rolling at 11 am.

The American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure Ship to Shore ride takes place on Sunday, April 27th at the Queen Mary, 1126 Queen’s Highway in Long Beach. Rides range from eight to 100 miles, with a $200 fundraising minimum.

Mark your calendar for Glendale’s 2nd Annual Jewel City Fun & Fitness Ride on Sunday, May 18th, with rides ranging from seven to 45 miles.

LA’s most popular fundraising bike ride rolls on Sunday, June 22nd with the 14th edition of the LACBC’s Los Angeles River Ride. Ten rides of varying lengths, with starting points in Long Beach and Griffith Park, including two centuries, a 15-mile family ride and a free kid’s ride; discount prices available through May 27th.

CicLAvia will announce their 2014 calendar the week of January 20th.

Click here to find more events from the LACBC, and find bike racing schedules and other cycling events at SoCal Cycling. 

One comment

  1. Mark Elliot says:

    Thanks for the 1/22 SM Blvd meeting shout-out. Attend to witness cognitive dissonance as our distinguished ‘blue-ribbon committee’ members plug their ears and pretend like they’ve not already heard that Class II lanes are safer for riders (and motorists). And project consultant Psomas knows better than to recommend 16-foot wide lanes but NO striped bike lane, but that’s what they’re doing – putting the thumb on the scale for no lanes on SM Blvd. We’re looking beyond this committee to Council know to do the right thing, so stay tuned.

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