Look Back on Bike Week with Our Recap Video

Every year, we struggle with how best to cover Bike Week. The series of special events, culminating in Bike to Work Day, is always something to behold. But at the same time, without a small army dedicating to covering the event, how does a website such as Streetsblog give fair and equal coverage? Is The Blessing of the Bikes more important than Pasadena’s Ladies Night or just getting hug from Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster? Who knows?

So this year, we asked you to get us pictures, or video, from Bike Week and you responded. The above picture collection includes images from our own Gary Kavanagh, South L.A.’s Community Health Council, Metro and even the L.A. Times’ transportation writer, Laura Nelson (the view over the handle bars.) We couldn’t include all of the pictures, although we did our best to include at least one shot from everyone who submitted.

But even as I was uploading this video, I was getting more submissions. So in addition to hitting play, read on after the jump for even more Bike to Work imagery.

Photo: Laura Jardine/Santa Clarita
Photo: Laura Jardine/Santa Clarita
Photo: J.T. Goodman/Left Bank Boutique in Atwater Village


CicLAvia : 100,000 Cyclists, 0 Incidents, Millions of Stories

(This is part one of our coverage of yesterday’s groundbreaking Open Street Festival.  Hopefully later today we’ll have up a Streetfilm.  Tomorrow we’ll review the reviews of CicLAvia. – DN.) There’s many ways to try and talk about yesterday’s CicLAvia.  One way is to look at the numbers, another to look at the people, and […]

King of CicLAvia: Richie Trimble’s 14.5 ft. Tall Bike!

In addition to the 150,000 cyclists that took to Venice Blvd. on Sunday, at CicLAvia VI: CicLAvia To the Sea, the “King of CicLAvia”  was crowned. The crown was not awarded by the event-creators, but by the buzz surrounding Richie Trimble’s over a hundred pound, 14.5 foot – to the seat, 17 foot – to […]