Wednesday, November 27, 2013

LACBC News: Join Us for Tour de Taste and Sunday Funday this Weekend, Open House Next Thursday

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Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition Newsletter

November 27, 2013 

In this issue
Tour de Taste and Beer Garden with SoCal Cross Comes to L.A. Historic State Park this Saturday, November 30th
Grab Your Mountain Bikes for the Verdugo Mountains Fire Roads Sunday Funday Ride on December 1st
You're Invited to the LACBC Open House on December 5th
Support LACBC on #GivingTuesday
Support LACBC on Climate Ride California this May
Give the Gift of LACBC Membership this Holiday Season
What's Ringing Our Bike Bells: Celebrities Riding Invisible Bikes
Events, Meetings, & Volunteer Opportunities
Tour de Taste and Beer Garden with SoCal Cross Comes to L.A. Historic State Park this Saturday, November 30th

LACBC's Tour de Taste & Beer Garden combines three of our favorite things: biking, eating, and drinking!


Join us on Saturday, November 30, for our 3rd Tour de Taste! We're teaming up with Southern California CycloCross to bring you an event where you can catch the excitement of fierce CycloCross competition and enjoy some of the best food that Downtown L.A. has to offer!


There will be kiddie cross, cross clinics for those new to cross racing, intermissions in the cross races that will allow anyone to jump on the track and give it a try, plus elite races.  Once it is dark, the lit up bikes will be out in full force! Get your bike dirty then wash it at the bike wash. Get good and hungry and enjoy tastes. 


Tour de Taste and Beer Garden with SoCal Cross

When: Saturday, November 30; 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: L.A. Historic State Park - 1245 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles 90012

See LACBC website and Facebook event


Tickets include food and drink, and are $10 for LACBC members and CycloCross racers, $20 for the general public. See the SoCalCross website for more information.


Purchase your Tour de Taste and Beer Garden here! 


 Participating eateries so far include:

Grab Your Mountain Bikes for the Verdugo Mountains Fire Roads Sunday Funday Ride on December 1st



Led by LACBC board member Scott Moore, this ride will take us on surface streets to fire roads through the Verdugo Mountains with, weather permitting, views of the Crescenta Valley, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, Palos Verdes and Catalina. The ride is approximately 16.5 miles long and will have an elevation gain of 2,577 feet, with most of the climbing on trails. The ride is approximately 50% trails, so bring your mountain bike (or gravel bike with low gears)!


When: Sunday, December 1; meet at 9:30 a.m., ride at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf - 3701 Ocean View Blvd. (corner of Honolulu Ave. and Ocean View Blvd.), in Montrose (north Glendale).
Find more information on the LACBC website and our Facebook event.

RSVP: To RSVP or volunteer as ride support, please contact Carol Feucht, Membership & Communications Director, at Or RSVP to the Facebook event.

About Sunday Fundays: Sunday Funday Rides are free and open to LACBC members plus one guest. Interested in becoming a member? Sign up for membership online or become a member at the ride at a discounted price.

You're Invited to the LACBC Open House on December 5th 
You're invited to learn all about what LACBC is up to! 
Learn about LACBC's victories of past and future from our local chapters, Neighborhood Bike Ambassadors, campaigns, programs, and more! Mingle, enjoy refreshments courtesy of New Belgium and Pete's Cafe, dance to the sweet sounds of DJ Skramble, have your photo taken in our photobooth, and party the night away!

LACBC Open House

When: Thursday, December 5; 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Where: LACBC Headquarters at the Historic Banks Huntley Building, Ground Floor - 634 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Free for LACBC members, $10 general admission
More information on the LACBC website and Facebook

Support LACBC on #GivingTuesday


This Giving Tuesday - 12.3.2013 you can make a donation to Operation Firefly/Operacíon Luciérnaga and help LACBC reach our goal for the
2013 - 2014 season--to giveaway 1,000 lights!


Go to the LACBC GivingTuesday page on December 3rd and join Team Firefly in lighting up nighttime bicyclists and keeping them safe!

Support LACBC on Climate Ride California this May


You're invited to join Team LACBC on Climate Ride California! We are once again a beneficiary and you can join the brand-new epic 4-day pedaling adventure in Northern California through wine country.


Right now, we're recruiting members for our new Team LACBC on the California ride. You can be part of the fun and raise funds for LACBC at the same time! Team LACBC was the top team in last year's California ride. Let's bring the trophy (OK, pint glasses) back home this year! If you join our team by December 4th, you'll be invited to our exclusive donor appreciation party on December 5th.


Climate Ride California (May 17-20, 2014) is a 4-day, fully-supported cycling adventure that begins in San Francisco, heads north up the coast and through Wine Country to California's Capitol in Sacramento. 

Give the Gift of LACBC Membership this Holiday Season

This holiday season, give your friends and family something unique that will keep on giving throughout the year: Give them an LACBC Gift Membership! It's a gift that provides your loved ones with useful information, bike shop discounts, free or discounted admission to LACBC events, and a safer ride. Their membership packet also includes the LACBC Bicycle Resource Guide, an LA County Bikeways map, and a membership card for discounts. Not only does an LACBC membership make a great gift, but it supports LACBC's work to create a better, bike-able LA County!


If you want your gift membership to arrive at a local address by Christmas day, please make your purchase by Tuesday, December 17th, at the latest!



What's Ringing Our Bike Bells: Celebrities Riding Invisible Bikes

When we at LACBC came up with the "What's Ringing Our Bike Bells" section a few years ago, we were glad to find an outlet for all the great (and sometimes weird) bike-related stuff we found on the Interweb. These things may not always have to do with advocacy, outreach, or education, but they importantly remind us that biking is fun!

In the spirit of this LOLcat riding an invisible bike, some Redditors utilized their Photoshop skills to create photos of celebrities riding invisible bikes. Brad Pitt, Hilary and Bill Clinton, and LACBC crush Joseph Gordon-Levitt are a few of the celebrities that are shown emulating the LOLcat on an invisible bike. Good job, Interweb!

Events, Meetings, & Volunteer Opportunities


Tour de Taste and Beer Garden
When: Saturday, November 30; 2:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.
More info in newsletter.
Sunday Funday Ride
When: Sunday, December 1; meet at 9:30 a.m., ride at 10:00 a.m.
More info in newsletter.
NELA Holiday Parade
When: Sunday, December 1; 1 p.m.
Where: Parade begins at N. Figueroa and Avenue 60
We are reigniting our Ride Figueroa campaign in partnership with Flying PigeonEast Side Bike Club, and Bike Oven at the 2013 NELA Holiday Parade onDecember 1st! Join us and many local supporters in showing Councilman Cedillo that support for calming traffic and creating livable corridor is strong. If you would like to help with planning and behind the scenes action, consider joining our Facebook group. We are looking to make outfits, signs, and posters - remember one key objective is to have fun! If you would like to participate in the event, you must RSVP with Alek Bartrosouf at
Los Angeles Walks Volunteer Social and Get Together
When: Wednesday, December 4; 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Angel City Brewery - 216 South Alameda St., Los Angeles, 90012
Learn about how you get get involved with Los Angeles Walks at this social and get together! Plan and lead a walk, get more involved in policy and advocacy, and help LA Walks grow in 2014! More info.
LACBC Open House: Victories of Future Past
When: Thursday, December 5; 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
More info in newsletter.


Pomona Holiday Parade with PVBC 
When: Saturday, December 7; meet at 9:00 a.m.
Where: meet at Locus and 3rd St. in Pomona
Ride the Pomona Christmas Parade with PVBC and your bike! The Parade will go through downtown Pomona. Check out the PVBC Facebook event!
Los Angeles Eco-Village 20th Anniversary Fundraiser
with LACBC Bike Valet
When: Saturday, December 7; 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Los Angeles Eco-Village - 117 Bimini Place, Los Angeles 90004
Happy 20th Anniversary to the Los Angeles Eco-Village, which is celebrating this occasion with plenty of good food, wine tasting, music and fun. As some of you may be aware, that LACBC was founded by former Eco-Village residents Joe Linton and Ron Milam 15 years ago! Other Eco-Villagers have also been a part of LACBC history such as Aurisha Smolarski, Bobby Gadda, and Johnny Green, and currently Josey Sarria. The LAEV has always been happy to host LACBC meetings and retreats over the years. The LAEV will be honoring Jackie Goldberg, who as a former board member of the LAUSD, City Councilmember, and State Assembly representative, saved the LAEV neighborhood from being bulldozed three times in the past 30 years. Suggested donation is $25 to $100, which benefits the nonprofit Urban Soil/Tierra Urbana Limited Equity Housing Cooperative in the Los Angeles Eco-Village. Please RSVP:
 or 213-738-1254More info
Dale Bros. Brewery Hoppy Holidays Fundraiser for PVBC
When: Saturday, Dec. 14; 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Dale Bros. - 2120 Porterfield Way, Upland
PVBC is excited to be part of Dale Bros. Brewery's Hoppy Holidays fundraiser this year. There will be live music, tacos and tamales, and fun raffle items of bike gear and Dale Bros. gift baskets. $5 entrance fee. Take the Metrolink and ride out to this holiday fundraiser! More information can be found on the Facebook event.


Larchmont Holiday Caroling Ride
When: Sunday, December 15; meet at 4:30 p.m., ride at 5:00 p.m.
Where: Where: Meet at Rotary Club Christmas Tree Lot - 568 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Save the date for our annual caroling ride! Kids young and old look forward to this special magical time all year, and now that it is here. Our  family-friendly 2-mile ride combines cycling fun with caroling, cookies, and cocoa in beautiful Larchmont Village. More info.
Other Events Around Town

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Carol Feucht
Membership & Communications Director
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition


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