Art Exhibit: Bike Culture in Southern California

Exploring the effects of bikes on art and culture, Re:Cycle–Bike Culture in Southern California includes customized bikes, bike designs, and artist projects that use the bicycle and human-powered machines as both metaphors and realizations for restructuring human habitats. In the past few years, bicycle activists, advocates, and aficionados have proven to be vociferous in their desire for reimagining the urban landscape in the U.S. It is a reflection of a shifting value system that looks towards alternate means of transportation, the promotion of healthy lifestyles, and a cultural shift from consumption to sustainability.

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Launch of: Let’s Double the Number of Women & Girls on Bikes

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Women on Bikes SoCal Launches “Let’s Double the Number of Women & Girls Riding Bikes” Campaign in Response to the Dramatic Rise in Sedentary Diseases on Wednesday Feb 8th in Long Beach with the First Female Only League Certified Bike Safety Instructors Program in the U.S! ——————————————————————————————————————————————– On February 8, 2012 at 9:00 am at […]
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What Do Sushi and Bicycles Have in Common?

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A Danish take on the sushi-bike connection. (Photo: Mikael Colville-Andersen via Flickr) How is a bicycle like a fish? Specifically, a piece of raw fish on sticky rice wrapped in seaweed? Over at Copenhagenize Mikael Colville-Andersen is talking about the parallels between bicycle culture and sushi — from a marketing standpoint. It’s part of a […]

Long Beach: Bike to Work Day

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Long Beach Bike Long Beach Bike to Work Day. To mark National Bike to Work Week (May 14-18), the City will join with Metro and other Southern California communities to promote commuting to work by bicycle on Thursday. Long Beach has promoted Bike to Work Day since 1996, and this year’s activities will include a […]

The Week in Livable Streets Events

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Slow start to the week, but it picks up on Wednesday.  Then, at the end of the week, the Flying Pigeon Bike Shop takes over the calendar page. Wednesday – The City Council Transportation Committee meets at 2:00 P.M. in City Hall.  This was supposed to be the meeting where LADOT Assistant G.M. Amir Sedadi […]

Riding for DREAMS: OC to LA DREAM Act Ride

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Having only trained for three hours in one week’s time, Adrian Gonzalez knew he wasn’t ready for the 50-mile Los Angeles to Orange County DREAM ride. Gonzalez, a deaf studies undergrad at California State University, Northridge and undocumented, wasn’t a consistent bicyclist. Yet while wanting to participate in a DREAM event, he found a deeper meaning […]