Scenes from Burbank’s Bike-in Movie and Bike Workshop

October 1, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Posted in LACBC Events | 2 Comments
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Photo: Blanca Villareal

On Saturday, September 22nd, Burbank Bike produced its first-ever Bike-In Movie and Bike Workshop event. Members of the public were treated to an afternoon of bike safety, skills, and flat-fixing workshops. First on the agenda was a comprehensive bike safety film showing courtesy of the League of American Bicyclists, then an overview of Confident City Cycling, and finally an open questions session and flat fix demonstration. Everyone in need was given a free helmet, and flat-fix kits were passed out to all. The event was capped off with a fun and easy rolling community bike ride to McCambridge Park where a giant inflate-able movie screen awaited under a beautiful auburn sky.

Photo: Blanca Villareal

Fresh sandwiches, snacks, and water were provided to the crowd before the movie Megamind was shown. The event saw kids, women, seniors, and teens on bikes riding together safely through the neighborhoods of Burbank before settling into comfy grassy digs on blankets and lawn chairs. Fun times were had by all those who came out. We would like to thank the City of Burbank, Cory Wilkerson, and Don Ward. The event was grant-funded and administered by LACBC, whom the City contracted to organize the event.

Many folks who attended were asking when the next one would be. We hope this event can serve as an inspiration and a model for other community bike events like it!

New bike lanes on Verdugo Avenue in Burbank need your support!

July 1, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Posted in Bike News, Get Involved | 7 Comments
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For the past several months, Verdugo Avenue, in Burbank, once a 4-lane throughway has been narrowed down to two lanes to make room for a bike lane on each side. This is a very exciting development for cyclists; however, the change may not be permanent, because the Burbank City Council is receiving letters of opposition to these bike lanes.  In the fall, Burbank City Council will make their final decision on whether or not to keep these bike lanes, so with your support, let’s get them to say yes! Please send in your comments before the end of July. Support bicycle facilities in Burbank!

Sample E-mail Text:

Hi my name is ____, and I live in____.  I support the Verdugo Avenue bicycle lanes in Burbank.  They increase safety and public health for cyclists and all users of the road.  The Verdugo Avenue bicycle lanes are an important step towards creating a greener environment and more livable Burbank.

Please send your support to the following:

Burbank City Council

CityCouncil@ci.burbank.ca.us

Burbank Leader, Burbank’s local paper

burbankleader@latimes.com

Also please cc:

info@la-bike.org

For more info, please see read the Streetsblog article.

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