Tour de Co-Ops

Save the day for Tour de Co-ops, a bike ride to visit all of the local co-ops (including LACBC’s own Bici Libre) and raise funds for them. See Facebook event.

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Pondering Boyle Heights During This Weekend’s Tour de Co-Ops

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Bringing together seven different bicycle collectives, the Tour de Co-Ops was a half-day ride that celebrated the “do it yourself” (DIY) spirit of the Los Angeles cycling community. Split up into two separate routes, the ride acted as a fundraiser for the participating volunteer-operated co-operatives. In 2005, Los Angeles didn’t have any store-front bicycle co-ops. The […]

Streetfilms with Español: Cooking Up Bike Co-Ops in L.A.

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Another “L.A. Streetfilm” gets subtitles, and this time it’s not via David Barboza.  LACBC staffer, and Streetsblog favorite Allison Mannos. with an assist from Andrea Garland, did the work on what remains my favorite Streetfilm, “Cooking Up Bike Co-Ops in L.A.”  This isn’t just a great Streetfilm, and a great bike film it’s a wonderful […]

City of Lights and a Dignified Bicycle

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If I had to pick one thing that makes Los Angeles’ bicycle scene different than scenes in other cities, there are three things that come to mind: the amazing D.I.Y. Culture embodied by the co-ops, Midnight Ridazz and the City of Lights Programs.  It’s not that other cities’ bike communities don’t have their own co-ops, […]

Bike Week: Get Ready to Fix Your Bike

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Get ready for Bike Week by tuning up your bicycle. Learn to do it yourself! There are plenty of bicycle co-ops and shops around Los Angeles County where you can fix your bike or even build a new one – check back for updates on events and resources. What to Bring: Bring your bicycle and […]

For Many Angelenos, Every Day is Bike-to-Work Day

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Stop any cyclist in South L.A. and ask them their thoughts on bike-to-work day and I can almost guarantee you’ll get a snort, a dismissive hand wave, and an, “Aw, man, I do this every day!” It certainly describes the reaction I got from most people I spoke with who were riding in the area […]