Category Biking

This Tuesday: Best of New Urbanism Film Festival 2014 Screening

This coming Tuesday, March 24th, you will have your chance to see all the short films and performances that took home an award at the 2014 New Urbanism Film Festival in Los Angeles.  If you missed the festival last year, now is your chance to see the best entertainment relating to urban planning, architecture, health […]

This Saturday: Women Bike, Women Lead

Attention all lades! On February 21, join other women-identified cyclists for the Women Bike, Women Lead ride. The ride meets at Grand Park at 10:00, with the guided group ride leaving at 10:30. The ride will head down into South LA and will come back to Grand Park by about 2:00. The ride is expected […]

2014 Year in Review for LA’s Car-Free Commuter

Hello dear readers!  I’ve been on a brief break for the holidays, but I’m back!  I was in Milwaukee for a week over Christmas and received quite the surprise to see temperatures some days were warmer there than in Los Angeles.  I’m glad to be back in LA-LA Land and ready for more Metro adventures in […]

Finding a Way Home After the Phone Battery Dies

Smartphones are the Swiss Army knives of green commuting.  With a smartphone, a commuter can find out when the next bus comes using the Metro app.  Google Maps will generate the best route for bikers, walkers or metro riders.  Ride sharing apps like Lyft and Uber will bring a driver to your location to give […]

CicLAVia as Seen Through My Eyes: South LA, 12/7/2014

Sunday afternoon was CicLAvia, the event where streets are closed to vehicle traffic as a celebration for bikes, skateboards, and non-motorized vehicles. Sunday was the first time the event was thrown in South LA. I did the ride with my friends, Skippy and Samantha, and we had a blast! We met up at my place […]

CicLAvia – South LA – 12/7/2014

This Sunday is the next CicLAvia event, and the first in South LA.  The route will connect Leimert Park to Central Ave. via Martin Luther King Blvd., and will be open only to bike, skate and pedestrian traffic.  Hubs will be located along the route that include various events celebrating the neighborhood culture and will […]

Halloween and Dia de los Muertos Weekend: Part Three

Happy Friday, dear readers!  We made it through the week, and if you’re anything like me you’re kicking off your weekend by eating a personal sized pizza on the couch (don’t judge me).  After all the fun last weekend with Halloween and Dia de los Muertos celebrations, I’m ready to keep this weekend low key. […]

Riding Through Country Club Park

One of my favorite feelings in the world is when I bike through a part of the city that’s new to me, and I discover something beautiful that I’ve never seen before. About two weeks ago, I rode south on Norton, a great street for biking and with beautiful scenery.  I approached a hill, the […]

New Law–Give Bikes 3 Feet

On September 16th, a new law will go into effect that requires motorists to give a minimum of three feet of space when passing a bicyclist.  If no space is available, the driver must slow down and pass when the coast is clear.  The previous law required motor vehicles to keep a “safe distance.”  Fines […]

Cycling to the Emmys

If you encountered a group ride at the beginning of the evening rush hour traffic where everyone was dressed in fancy duds, you were not going crazy.  What you saw is Mad Men writer Tom Smuts rolling into the Emmys on his bike with 14 of his friends.  According to the Hollywood Reporter, Smuts teamed […]