Tag Archives: Downtown

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 […]

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 Ten Days of Hoffmas

I’m big into birthdays.  Like, really big into them.  So big, that every year I throw a weekend-long fest crammed full of my favorite things around Los Angeles, which I call Hoffmas.  All I want every year is to be surrounded by my friends and have a great time.  I specifically plan the Hoffmas activities […]

CicLAVia: Iconic Wilshire Blvd. – 4/6/2014

CicLAvia–one of my favorite events in Los Angeles!  Today’s event was Los Angeles’ ninth installment of the car-free event.  Wilshire Blvd. was closed to vehicle traffic from Miracle Mile to the Financial District.  Thousands turned out with bicycles, skateboards and roller blades.  There were several designated walking areas for those who wanted to enjoy the […]

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 […]

Surf’s up, brah!

For the past year, I’ve been working evenings and Saturdays at my corporate job.  It worked out pretty well with my lifestyle.  I enjoyed being able to wake up without an alarm and enjoy a workout and breakfast every morning without rushing.  Sure, I missed out on beach days and BBQs on Saturdays, but it […]