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CICLE Opening Bike Community Center in Northeast L.A.

10:50 AM PST on January 15, 2009


Cyclists Inciting Change thru LIVE Exchange (C.I.C.L.E.) has been busy under new executive director Liz Elliott having organized more rides and events than before.  However, they've saved some of the biggest news for the new year.  Via press release:

Cyclists Inciting Change thru LIVE Exchange (C.I.C.L.E.)announced that it will begin plans for an innovative new BicycleCommunity Center in North East Los Angeles, thanks to initial fundingfrom New Belgium Brewing Company.

The Bicycle Community Center will house an extensive bicycle educationprogram, and provide a comprehensive set of resources that is sure toget more Los Angelenos riding their bikes for everyday transportation.Workshops will run the gamut, from teaching people to learn to ride forthe very first time, to demonstrating working solutions that can haul aweek's worth of groceries home by bike.

The Center will also run the world's first Social Bike Business programwhich will manufacture affordable transportation bicycles and equipqualifying low-income individuals with a transportation bicycle and thetraining to help them meet with their transportation needs. Arearesidents will also benefit from job training programs and additionalbusiness opportunities created by the Center.

While funding from the New Belgium Brewing Company has made the Center's opening possible,  C.I.C.L.E. still needs help to keep the center running.  If you're interested in lending a hand, either finnancial or by volunteering, contact C.I.C.L.E. at

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