Category Biking

Expo Line Extension Opening Weekend

The day is finally upon us!  The Expo Line extension will open May 20th , finally bringing rail service from downtown to the beach. To celebrate, Metro is providing free rides on the Expo line beginning at noon on Friday, and all day on Saturday.  There will be community events at the new stations from […]

Car-Free Living with an Injured Knee

Not a day would go by where I would wonder how I would get by if I experienced an injury or serious illness.  The thought would creep into my head as I would make the .7 mile walk to Figueroa St. to catch the 81 bus to work, and then walk another half mile up […]

Figueroa St. in NELA Needs a Road Diet

My first weekend living in Northeast Los Angeles, I was one of the featured storytellers at BUSted, which was making its NELA debut at Future Studio Gallery in Highland Park.  Everyone at the gallery was abuzz about a hit and run accident that happened right outside the night before.  Irma Yolanda Espinoza-Lugo was in the […]

NELA Welcomes Me Home

This month marks what would be my sixth year living in the same apartment building in Koreatown–would.  As I mentioned previously, I moved to Northeast Los Angeles a few weeks ago.  It was a spontaneous move, but it was the right one. I lived in a 1930’s block apartment off of 3rd and Normandie.  It […]

My Adventures with the LA Explorers Club – Garden of Eden the Devil’s Gate

This Sunday I joined the Los Angeles Explorers Club with my friend, Mary, on an intense bike ride through the Arroyo Seco.  I’ve been wanting to check out one of their curated rides since I heard about the group earlier this year.  Their rides explore the history and culture of the city, and delve into […]

4th Annual Clitoral Mass – 8/1/2015

Last Saturday, I joined the Ovarian Psycos and dozens of other women for the fourth annual Clitoral Mass ride.  This is LA’s largest bike ride organized by and for women.  It was a great afternoon of camaraderie and promoting social justice through bicycling. I arrived early at Olvera Street, where the ride was meeting.  Bike […]

Submissions Open for the New Urbanism Film Festival 2015

Are you a film maker exploring topics of bicycling, architecture, or some other aspect of the current urban renaissance?  The New Urbanism Film Festival is now taking submissions for the 2015 festival through June 30th. For three years now, NUFF has been showcasing films that feature the city as a cultural hub.  If you’ve got […]