Los Angeles’ new bicycle plan wouldn’t have come to be if it weren’t for the hard work of local bicycle activists. Those cycling advocates have been planning more and more events and projects in the last few years — to the point that a bike-related event seems to be happening a few times a week! Whether you get to work by bike everyday or are a newbie inspired to get two-wheeling because of the bike plan, here are some fun upcoming events in the L.A. area to get you riding:
Long Beach Bike Master Plan Workshops are happening now through March 23. Get your two cents in on the plan now if you live work or play in Long Beach.
The GOOD fundraiser party for CicLAvia. Loved the first ever CicLAvia, when 7.5 miles of city roads closed to car traffic, to make room for a lot of cyclists and pedestrians? Help support the 2011 CicLAvias — the first one’s happening April 10 — by enjoying “an afternoon of street-inspired eating, drinking, and playing.” The event offers everything from free bike clinics to a free yoga class! It all happens Sat., March 5 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Atwater Crossing, 3229 Casitas Ave., Los Angeles. Tickets start at $20.
Sunday Funday Ride #3 – Roots, Architecture, & Escapism: The North San Gabriel Valley. Do you consider yourself an “advanced rider”? Then join the L.A. County Bicycle Coalition for a 62-mile ride that “will explore the many architectural and historical developments of the North San Gabriel Valley.” Meet up on Sun., March 6 at 8:30 a.m. at the Rose Bowl parking lot K. The ride starts at 9 a.m. RSVP to Carol Feucht at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Re-Imagining Empty Space Bike Tour. Discover or rediscover South L.A. with a 7-mile bike ride led by C.I.C.L.E., which has partnered with the Coalition for an Active South L.A “to showcase sites that have been transformed from empty space into parks and gardens through community action.” That event happens Sat., March 12, starting with a breakfast a 9 a.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 3916 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles. The ride goes from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
SMMoA X Cycle Chic Sundays. The Santa Monica Museum of Art wants you to “show your chic side while you ride” at a half-day bike ride that’ll take you from looking at museum exhibits to seeing brand new green living projects — with a snack break mid-ride. The ride happens Sun., March 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: $10 online.