Start Biking and Celebrate it in Los Angeles!May 19, 2010 at 9:29 am | Posted in Get Involved, LACBC Events | 1 Comment
Tags: Bike to Work Day, bike week, Golden Spoke Award, LACBC, lapd, People for Bikes, River Ride, streetsblog
Here at LACBC we are celebrating Bike Week in full force. Monday, our Executive Director Jennifer Klausner and Communications and Campaigns Director Aurisha Smolarski attended the Bike Week Kick-off at LAPD Headquarters. LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck was present and spoke about bike safety. He and Metro even released a spiffy PSA aimed at drivers to promote safety. In addition Streetsblog reported that Metro announced they will be removing their rush-hour restrictions on bicycles coming this summer.
Yesterday morning, our Events Manager, Erica Yoshimoto, was at Blessings of the Bicycles, attended by 50+ folks. A highlight was that DA Mary Stone, the lawyer who prosecuted the infamous Christopher Thompson, the doctor who slammed his brakes in front of two cyclists in Mandeville Canyon, was honored with the Golden Spoke Award.
Today, there was a bike ride starting at Olvera Street South Plaza at 8am.
Thursday, there are plenty of bike-to-work day pit stops all across the County, but if you’re in downtown LA, stop by the LACBC Headquarters at 634 S. Spring Street- we’ll be there from 6am-9am with special Clif Bar Mojo Bars, a special raffle, and Go Mambo Gift Bags.
Friday is Bike to School Day and Saturday there are three rides to choose from- Culver City Family Ride, Pasadena FAB Ride and Glendale Historical Ride.
Streetsblog has done a terrific job covering Bike Week LA events thus far.
If you don’t have a bike and want to start, enter to win a free bike from People for Bikes:
And of course with that new bike, you can do the LA River Ride!