Be careful waiting for transit late at night.
Then again, let this be a reminder to always be aware of your surroundings, especially when you’re alone at night.
According to the LA Times, two motorized bike riders were shot in South LA Saturday evening; sadly, one of the victims, a man in his 30s who has not been publicly identified, was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
The reason for the shooting is unknown. A report on KABC-7, not yet available as this goes online, says it did not appear to be gang related.
For the first time in my knowledge, a nominee for a major Hollywood award will arrive by bike, as Mad Men writer/producer Tom Smuts will ride 15-miles from his Santa Monica home to Monday’s Emmy Awards at Downtown’s LA Live. He’ll be riding with a group of fellow attendees on a route designed with help from the LACBC.
Barring catastrophe, Teejay van Garderen wrapped up his second consecutive victory in Colorado’s USA Pro Challenge by setting a new course record in the individual time trial. Uphill. And in the rain.
As the Pro Challenge wraps up, the Vuelta a España kicks off; Bicycling tells you who to watch.
Streetsblog’s Damien Newton takes councilmember Gil Cedillo to task for honoring an 84-year old Korean War vet killed while crossing North Figueroa, despite killing the street safety improvements that might have prevented his death. Meanwhile, Orange 20 says when Cedillo won, LA lost.
Original LA bike advocate and recent father Joe Linton offers advice on when, where and why to bike or walk with a baby.
The final Crank Mob ride rolls on Saturday, September 20th with The Last Crankmass.
Beverly Hills may be the Biking Black Hole, but their police take distracted driving seriously, at least for a day.
Maybe things are finally getting better for cyclists in the San Gabriel Valley, as both Pasadena and San Gabriel pursue robust bike plans.
OC riders are invited to meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday in Seal Beach and Fullerton, respectively, to discuss a proposed 66-mile bikeway loop through the county.
Oakland looks to improve safety for bike riders and pedestrians.
Bicycling’s Elly Blue goes in search of her five-figure bike.
Bike lawyer Bob Mionske offers advice on what to do if you’re hit by a car in Oregon; the same advice holds true just about anywhere.
Evidently, bike thieves will steal anything, as vandals strip Washington’s famous bike in a tree.
Local business people freak out over a new road diet and parking protected bike lanes in Salt Lake City.
A Nashville writer asks if we can all share the roads without someone ending up in the hospital. Good question.
New York firefighters rescue a salmon cyclist and her adorable puppy after her bike is hit by a sanitation truck.
If you think it’s hard riding in DC now, imagine what it was like in 1982.
New British study shows riding to work really does make you thinner. Then again, so does taking public transport.
Scary. A 96-year old UK woman apologizes for killing a cyclist and seriously injuring the victim’s husband — even though she can’t remember the crash.
An Irish cyclist rides 8,700 miles from Dublin to Beijing.
Tragically, 20-year old Dutch mountain biker Annefleur Kalvenhaar was killed after falling in a qualifying race for the UCI World Cup.
Instead of focusing on making the streets safer, Aussie police bust 76 cyclists for riding without helmets.
A rare triple caught on video: The top 10 epic fails of drunken Russian bike riders. Cam Zink successfully lands a 100 foot mountain bike backflip. And a Polish cyclist hits a hidden pothole and does a faceplant in a major puddle; then again, if this is the worst day of his life, as the headline suggests, he must be having a pretty good one.