Tag Archives: biking

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 […]

Ovarian Psycos Present: Bike-In Movie Night – 6/25/2014

Looking for something fun to do tomorrow in the long, summer night?  Come screen two short documentaries on ghost bikes presented by the bicycle brigade Ovarian Psycos. What is a ghost bike?  They are white-painted bicycles that are places as a memorial near the site of where a cycles was killed by a car.  They […]

BUSted! May Edition

If you’re a frequent visitor here at Hoff the Beaten Path (you really oughta be!), you know I’m a big fan of Scott Schultz’s storytelling series BUSted! True Stories About Getting Around LA by People Who Don’t Drive. Scott features some of the most incredible storytellers in LA sharing stories of their experiences with transit […]

Bike Week LA 2014

Los Angeles has more to offer this week than record high temperatures and Santa Ana winds.  May 12 – 18 is Bike Week LA 2014! All week long, Metro is sponsoring events all around town to show the community how feasible it is to commute by bike. The week kicked off Monday with an event […]

The Dos and Don’ts of Bike Locking

A few years ago, I suggested to a friend she should use more than a cable lock for her department store bicycle.  It didn’t take long before a thief with bolt cutters made off with her bike.  She couldn’t believe someone would go through that much effort to steal something.  The truth is, it is […]

“You Keep Up Well”

As a cyclist, many of the people I date tend to be as well. I think that’s great. Having a common interest is always a great thing. Plus, rides are more fun with company. However, time and time again, guys will say the same thing to me towards the end of our ride: “You keep […]

This Weekend: Giving the Streets Back to Foot and Bike Traffic

If you live or play anywhere near Mid City, do yourself a solid and abandon your car this weekend.  Giant portions of major throughways throughout Los Angeles will be shut down for special events.  This means massive headaches for drivers.  Expect delays that make you with the President was in town. Saturday, the Hollywood Half […]

Should Bicyclists Need a License?

This morning I was a block from home on my ride to work.  I was going down a small, yet steep hill with an immediate right turn at the bottom.  I had to quickly dart out of the way of another cyclist who was riding down the wrong side of the street.  On my ride […]