Helpful Links for First Time Bike Commuters

All of the Official "Pit Stops" in Los Angeles County

As anyone that has paid even cursory attention to this blog knows, tomorrow is Bike to Work Day in Los Angeles County.  Throughout the County, organizations will run “pit stops” with refreshments, breakfast and give away items for people choosing to take their bikes tomorrow.  Anyone interested in biking tomorrow who hasn’t picked out a route yet can use the routing tool at or check out Metro’s official bike route map.

Before you wheel your bike out of the driveway, make sure your route includes one of the pit stops and register with CALTRANS to make sure you qualify for one of their prizes.  So far, cyclists have pledged to bike over 110,000 miles during their commute tomorrow throughout California.

While I’ll be out tomorrow doing my best to document the event, if you want your pit stop or experience documented online, send your photos or bike diaries to 

Image: Metro/Google Maps 


Taking a Look at Bike to Work Week

Photo of Wednesdays Tour of the Downtown: Gary Leonard/Metro Some people think that Bike to Work Day and Bike to Work Week are cop-outs.  I’ve heard and read a couple of notable cyclists that complain that governments roll out the red carpet for cyclists one week per year to try and make up for the […]

Celebrations Throughout the County for Bike to Work Week

For full sized poster click here. Next week is Bike to Work Week throughout Los Angeles County.  In addition to the events in Downtown Los Angeles sponsored by LADOT and LAPD; there are events in Culver City, Glendale, Pasadena and Long Beach.  And that’s not even including the dozens of "pit stops" that will be […]

Bike Week Day 3: 2nd Annual Downtown Bike Ride

This group has just passed City Hall on the right with Caltrans/LADOT coming up on the left. Photo: Carter Rubin/Flickr Always wish you could participate in Critical Mass, Midnight Ridazz, or Crank Mob, but are more of a morning person?  Then today’s Downtown LA bike ride was for you.  At 8:30 this morning, roughly 100 […]

Help Me Cover Bike to Work Day

Sammy and I are off on the Baby Bike to visit the Helen’s Cycles Pit Stop for his first Bike to Work Day experience.  I’ll have pictures up in a little bit, but I’m pretty sure that there’s one or two more pit stops around L.A. County.  Send me your Bike to Work Day pictures, […]

Eastside and Long Beach Celebrate Biking Tomorrow

L.B. Mobility Coordinator Charlie Gandy shows off colored shared lane and Sharrow on Second Street.  Photo: Russ Roca Photography/Flickr This upcoming weekend is a big one for bike culture in Los Angeles County.  While our famed DIY culture is already kicking into high gear today, a Friday that features the LACBC’s Car-Free Fridays and two […]