Celebrate Bike Month with LACBC

May 6, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Posted in LACBC Events | 10 Comments

While we here at LACBC celebrate bikes every month, but May has officially been declared as National Bike Month! Now’s a great time to dust off that bike that’s been sitting in your garage or introduce biking to a friend!

Celebrate bicycling by supporting bicycle advocacy with an LACBC membership and maybe even ride away with a brand new electric bike, courtesy of IZIP Store and Currie Technologies! Anyone who becomes an LACBC member or renews an existing membership from now through June 6, 2011 will automatically be entered in a drawing for a brand new IZIP Via Rapido (Diamond frame) electric bike valued at $1,400! See our membership page for more details to sign up or renew.

This IZIP Via Rapido (Diamond frame) electric bike could be yours soon!

Other ways to celebrate bicycling include participating in a slew of Bike Month events around the County, including some of LACBC’s Bike to (& from) Work Day events on Thursday, May 19th during Bike Week LA !

Bike to Work Day Morning Pit Stops:

LACBC will be hosting a pit stop in front of the Caltrans building at 100 S. Main Street in downtown LA from 6 AM to 9 AM. Come stop by for some free giveaways and snacks.

UPDATE: You can also find LACBC’s City of Lights Crew in MacArthur Park at 7th and Alvarado from 6 AM to 9 AM. Stop by to learn more about the 7th Street Bike Plane Campaign and grab some snacks and other goodies.

You can find other pit stops around the County on this Metro map: Bike to Work Pit Stops

Bike FROM Work Day Happy Hours:

This year, we thought we’d do a little something different and organize some informal Bike FROM Work Happy Hours around the County for you to stop by on your commute home. So stop by, have a a drink, and hang out with some other bicyclists. View this map to see which Happy Hour is closest to you!

Downtown LA
Where: Angel City Brewing – 216 S. Alameda St. (at Traction), Los Angeles, 90012
When: May 19, 5 PM to 8 PM
Highlights: There will be a free bike valet (provided by us), gourmet food trucks, and, of course, some great local beer! See Facebook Event.

Santa Monica
Where: Pourtal Wine Tasting Bar, 104 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica 90401
When: May 19, 4 PM to 10 PM
Highlights: 15% of Bike from Work Tasting Sales + 15% of all Happy Hour (all night Monday plus 4-7 Tues-Fri) tasting sales on weekdays from May 16-31 will be contributed to LACBC and our regional chapter Santa Monica Spoke! Free bike valet on the 19th.

Glendale
Where: Tavern on Brand – 208 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, 91203
When: May 19, 5 PM to 7 PM
Highlights: Usual drink specials, plus cyclists get 10% off all food orders. See Facebook Event.

South Bay
Where: Rock and Brews – 143 Main Street, El Segundo, 90245
When: May 19, 5 PM to 8 PM
Highlights: Join the South Bay Bicycle Coalition and get the latest updates on the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan and other exciting bicycling news in the area. See Facebook Event.

Culver City
Where: Joxer Daly’s Irish Pub – 11168 Washington Blvd, Culver City, 90230
When: May 19; 5 PM to 8 PM
Highlights: Join the Culver City Bicycle Coalition, park your bike out back, buy a drink, and enjoy appetizers on the house – a generous offer for cyclists from our friend Mehaul O’Leary, owner of Joxer Daly’s!

Agoura Hills
Where: Ladyface Ale, 29281 Agoura Rd., Agoura Hills,91301
When: May 19, 11:30 AM to midnight
Highlights: Beer and snack specials for those who arrive by bike all day.

There are tons of other events planned throughout the L.A. area for National Bike Month, so here are some links for other bikey events around town:

Streetsblog LA’s Bike Month 2011 Mega-Page

Bike Month Glendale

Bike Month Long Beach

Bike Week LA (May 16 to May 20) with Metro

Bike Week Pasadena (May 16 to May 21) with C.I.C.L.E.

We’ll see you out riding!

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  1. [...] celebrates Bike Month by giving away a new IZIP electric bike; any new or renewing members are eligible. Cyclists tell the Source why they ride. Flying Pigeon [...]

  2. [...] around town. For those who would like details about the monthly events we suggest these calendars: LACBC , Streetsblog and Metro. Enjoy a ride to the park or take the Metro Goldline for free with your [...]

  3. [...] Angeles: Bike FROM work on Thursday May 19 and you’ll get to have a happy hour beer with fellow cyclists at a handful of locales around the [...]

  4. LABC should not be encouraging people to take part in these happy hours. If business owners want to cash in on this event they have every right to do so, but I find this really reprehensible coming from an organization that prides itself in looking out for us.

  5. [...] keep you motivated, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition has plenty of two-wheeled activities happening all week (as part of a bigger roster of activities happening all month, in fact). From [...]

  6. [...] find everything from pit stops offering giveaways and bike commuting tips and tricks, to happy hours for bikers (note: biking under the influence is dangerous – and illegal!). These special events are here [...]

  7. [...] flag through downtown.  You can also find more information on Bike From Work Day at the LACBC’s blog and at GOOD Magazine.  We’ll have more photos from Bike to Work Day, and a Bike Week LA [...]

  8. [...] Councilmember Bill Rosendahl invites all to participate in Bike Week. KCRW’s Shortcuts blog reports on a soggy start to the week. Metro offers an interactive map to help you plan your route for Bike to Work Day. The afore mentioned Mr. Campbell looks forward to Thursday’s Bike from Work Happy Hour, which also takes place at Pourtal Wine Bar, among other bike-friendly taverns. [...]

  9. [...] who attend any Bike FROM Work Happy Hour. For a full list of LA County Bike FROM Work locations, click here.  Also, did you know that you could win an electric bike if you become a member of the LA [...]

  10. [...] who attend any Bike FROM Work Happy Hour. For a full list of LA County Bike FROM Work locations, click here.  Also, did you know that you could win an electric bike if you become a member of the LA [...]


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