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CICLAVIA - TAKING BACK THE STREETS OF LA 

Like some kind of divine miracle, the streets of Los Angeles were closed to car traffic last Sunday as about 150,000 bikers, pedestrians, rollerbladers, skaters, unicyclists and many more celebrated the existence of PUBLIC SPACES.  If you’d told me about this five years ago — hell two years ago — I would think that you’re joking.  You have to experience it to believe it.

Check out lots more great photos of CicLAvia from Devon Tsuno.
CICLAVIA - TAKING BACK THE STREETS OF LA 

Like some kind of divine miracle, the streets of Los Angeles were closed to car traffic last Sunday as about 150,000 bikers, pedestrians, rollerbladers, skaters, unicyclists and many more celebrated the existence of PUBLIC SPACES.  If you’d told me about this five years ago — hell two years ago — I would think that you’re joking.  You have to experience it to believe it.

Check out lots more great photos of CicLAvia from Devon Tsuno.

CICLAVIA - TAKING BACK THE STREETS OF LA


Like some kind of divine miracle, the streets of Los Angeles were closed to car traffic last Sunday as about 150,000 bikers, pedestrians, rollerbladers, skaters, unicyclists and many more celebrated the existence of PUBLIC SPACES. If you’d told me about this five years ago — hell two years ago — I would think that you’re joking. You have to experience it to believe it.

Check out lots more great photos of CicLAvia from Devon Tsuno.
Tags: urban, advocacy,

BRAZIL CRITICAL MASS TRAGEDY


WARNING: This video is not for the faint of heart. It shows a driver intentionally plowing down a group of cyclists riding on Critical Mass in Porto Alegre, Brazil last Friday evening.

No matter what your opinion is on Critical Mass rides, it should never ever EVER come down to this. My heart goes out to everyone who was affected by this outrageous act of violence.

Find more details on what happened at The Urban Country.
ANTI-HARASSMENT LAWS IN THE BOOKS FOR L.A. 

As a regular commuter in this big-ass stanky town we call Los Angeles, this is kind of a big deal to me.  Though it’s not quite final yet, it’s pretty close to becoming official.  These new ordinances will make it officially illegal for drivers to be dicks to cyclists on the road.  This doesn’t happen to me much…  but when it does, it really sucks and it’s good to to see that the city law books will have my back.

Read more at Biking In LA.
ANTI-HARASSMENT LAWS IN THE BOOKS FOR L.A. 

As a regular commuter in this big-ass stanky town we call Los Angeles, this is kind of a big deal to me.  Though it’s not quite final yet, it’s pretty close to becoming official.  These new ordinances will make it officially illegal for drivers to be dicks to cyclists on the road.  This doesn’t happen to me much…  but when it does, it really sucks and it’s good to to see that the city law books will have my back.

Read more at Biking In LA.

ANTI-HARASSMENT LAWS IN THE BOOKS FOR L.A.


As a regular commuter in this big-ass stanky town we call Los Angeles, this is kind of a big deal to me. Though it’s not quite final yet, it’s pretty close to becoming official. These new ordinances will make it officially illegal for drivers to be dicks to cyclists on the road. This doesn’t happen to me much… but when it does, it really sucks and it’s good to to see that the city law books will have my back.

Read more at Biking In LA.
Tags: advocacy, urban,

Dryside Velodrome: Vote Every Day

I mentioned this last week and this is just a reminder. Dryside Velodrome — a grassroots cycling track waiting to be built in Durango, Colorado — is in the running for a $50,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project this month and they can seriously use your help. At the end of the month, the top-ten most voted projects will get the money. Dryside Velodrome could seriously use your help.

You can vote EVERY DAY on the Pepsi Refresh website. Yeah, you gotta register your e-mail address and everything which might be a pain in the ass to some. The easiest way to vote is by text messaging 104534 to 73774 (P-E-P-S-I). That just takes a few seconds, right?

Remember to vote every day. I’m voting three times a day with two different e-mail addresses and by text msg. Supporting this project is supporting track cycling in the good ol’ USA. More velodromes means more racing and more racing means more fun!

Tonight in Los Angeles!

Check the 1000 Bikes pop-up store at the Downtown LA Art Walk.

All proceeds go directly to my buddy CoolAssMike's awesome organization:

« The 1000 Bikes Foundation is a not-for-profit organization which is dedicated to putting a bike in the hands of 1000 foster youth and their families in communities across the United States. The 1000 Bikes Foundation is more than just a charity; it is a movement that creates a treadmark in every city it rides through. Through the giving of equipment, education and demonstration projects, 1000 Bikes promotes the use of bicycles to foster youth and their families as a way of looking beyond their current situation, facilitating family bonding and encouraging healthier lifestyles. »

Tonight in Los Angeles!

Check the 1000 Bikes pop-up store at the Downtown LA Art Walk.

All proceeds go directly to my buddy CoolAssMike's awesome organization:

« The 1000 Bikes Foundation is a not-for-profit organization which is dedicated to putting a bike in the hands of 1000 foster youth and their families in communities across the United States. The 1000 Bikes Foundation is more than just a charity; it is a movement that creates a treadmark in every city it rides through. Through the giving of equipment, education and demonstration projects, 1000 Bikes promotes the use of bicycles to foster youth and their families as a way of looking beyond their current situation, facilitating family bonding and encouraging healthier lifestyles. »

This weekend all over the Los Angeles area!

The 5th Annual Midnight Ridazz All City Toy Ride! 
Bring an Unwrapped Toy! ($5-$25 value)

Since 2006 Midnight Ridazz has hosted the All City Toy Ride. 
This is the ride where we go all out to pay tribute to the awesomeness of our bike scene by giving all ridazz the opportunity to hook up some local kids with some inspiring toys. 

This year we will be gathering toys in partnership with:The Alliance For Childrens’ Rights 

BRING A TOY! 

All Rides Converge on the Olvera St. Gazebo in Downtown Los Angeles at 10pm! 
Angeles. Following toy collection we will ride to a secret after-party with delicious food, seasonal home-brew, and booty rattling beats. We will keep you entertained until the trains start running. 

BRING A TOY! 

This is a Doacracy - Everybody is invited to participate: 

- If there is no ride from your area: HELP ORGANIZE ONE! 
- Spread the word 
- Donate via Paypal to allcitytoyride@gmail.com 
- Join the google group 
- RSVP on Facebook 
- DISCUSS on MRDC Forum 
- SHARE THIS: http://tinyurl.com/all-city-toy-ride-2010 
- BRING A TOY! 

RIDES: 

WESTSIDE (hosted by RWNN) SGV (hosted by SGV MoM’s) HOLLYWOOD (hosted by Palucha) NOHO/SFV (hosted by Avery) LONG BEACH (hosted by Creative Thing) NELA / HIGHLAND PARK (hosted by Rev. Dak & Trenway) SOUTH CENTRAL (hosted by DGR) GLENDALE (hosted by steven) PASADENA (hosted by Ipsofatso) MID CITY- (hosted by Misfixed) SOUTH EAST LA (hosted by 5fixII) EAST LA - (hosted by DeKadenzy) 

SOUTH BAY (TORRANCE, INGLEWOOD etc. ) - POST IT UP! 

EMAIL CONATCT / Paypal Donations: 
ALLCITYTOYRIDE (at gmail) 

Keep up with all the info at Midnight Ridazz Dot Com
This weekend all over the Los Angeles area!

The 5th Annual Midnight Ridazz All City Toy Ride! 
Bring an Unwrapped Toy! ($5-$25 value)

Since 2006 Midnight Ridazz has hosted the All City Toy Ride. 
This is the ride where we go all out to pay tribute to the awesomeness of our bike scene by giving all ridazz the opportunity to hook up some local kids with some inspiring toys. 

This year we will be gathering toys in partnership with:The Alliance For Childrens’ Rights 

BRING A TOY! 

All Rides Converge on the Olvera St. Gazebo in Downtown Los Angeles at 10pm! 
Angeles. Following toy collection we will ride to a secret after-party with delicious food, seasonal home-brew, and booty rattling beats. We will keep you entertained until the trains start running. 

BRING A TOY! 

This is a Doacracy - Everybody is invited to participate: 

- If there is no ride from your area: HELP ORGANIZE ONE! 
- Spread the word 
- Donate via Paypal to allcitytoyride@gmail.com 
- Join the google group 
- RSVP on Facebook 
- DISCUSS on MRDC Forum 
- SHARE THIS: http://tinyurl.com/all-city-toy-ride-2010 
- BRING A TOY! 

RIDES: 

WESTSIDE (hosted by RWNN) SGV (hosted by SGV MoM’s) HOLLYWOOD (hosted by Palucha) NOHO/SFV (hosted by Avery) LONG BEACH (hosted by Creative Thing) NELA / HIGHLAND PARK (hosted by Rev. Dak & Trenway) SOUTH CENTRAL (hosted by DGR) GLENDALE (hosted by steven) PASADENA (hosted by Ipsofatso) MID CITY- (hosted by Misfixed) SOUTH EAST LA (hosted by 5fixII) EAST LA - (hosted by DeKadenzy) 

SOUTH BAY (TORRANCE, INGLEWOOD etc. ) - POST IT UP! 

EMAIL CONATCT / Paypal Donations: 
ALLCITYTOYRIDE (at gmail) 

Keep up with all the info at Midnight Ridazz Dot Com

This weekend all over the Los Angeles area!

The 5th Annual Midnight Ridazz All City Toy Ride!
Bring an Unwrapped Toy! ($5-$25 value)

Since 2006 Midnight Ridazz has hosted the All City Toy Ride.
This is the ride where we go all out to pay tribute to the awesomeness of our bike scene by giving all ridazz the opportunity to hook up some local kids with some inspiring toys.

This year we will be gathering toys in partnership with:
The Alliance For Childrens’ Rights

BRING A TOY!

All Rides Converge on the Olvera St. Gazebo in Downtown Los Angeles at 10pm!
Angeles. Following toy collection we will ride to a secret after-party with delicious food, seasonal home-brew, and booty rattling beats. We will keep you entertained until the trains start running.

BRING A TOY!

This is a Doacracy - Everybody is invited to participate:

- If there is no ride from your area: HELP ORGANIZE ONE!
- Spread the word
- Donate via Paypal to allcitytoyride@gmail.com
- Join the google group
- RSVP on Facebook
- DISCUSS on MRDC Forum
- SHARE THIS: http://tinyurl.com/all-city-toy-ride-2010
- BRING A TOY!

RIDES:

WESTSIDE (hosted by RWNN)
SGV (hosted by SGV MoM’s)
HOLLYWOOD (hosted by Palucha)
NOHO/SFV (hosted by Avery)
LONG BEACH (hosted by Creative Thing)
NELA / HIGHLAND PARK (hosted by Rev. Dak & Trenway)
SOUTH CENTRAL (hosted by DGR)
GLENDALE (hosted by steven)
PASADENA (hosted by Ipsofatso)
MID CITY- (hosted by Misfixed)
SOUTH EAST LA (hosted by 5fixII)
EAST LA - (hosted by DeKadenzy)

SOUTH BAY (TORRANCE, INGLEWOOD etc. ) - POST IT UP!

EMAIL CONATCT / Paypal Donations:
ALLCITYTOYRIDE (at gmail)

Keep up with all the info at Midnight Ridazz Dot Com

Tags: events, advocacy,

Riding In Sickness And In Health

Sorry about my absence in posts yesterday. I’ve been fighting this nasty cold all week and it got the better of me yesterday so I was pretty out of it.

I may have been bed-ridden yesterday but this morning I decided to get on my bike and ride despite the sore throat and stuffed nose. Of course, I feel so much better once I’m pedaling. Everything clears right up. It feels like the activity in my body and increased metabolic rate helps to fight the cold quicker. Or maybe I’m sweating it out, I don’t know — but now there’s no denying that riding helps make you feel better.

According to a study done at the University Of Wales Institute in Cardiff, statistics show a significant decrease in sickness-related absences with both students and faculty since they started heavily encouraging cycling as a form of transportation a few years ago. So if you’re feeling sick, try getting on your wheels. Rest and recovery is great and all but wouldn’t you rather be riding than laying in bed?

Read the full article at Bike World News.

This weekend in Los Angeles!

What is it?  Find out here.

This weekend in Los Angeles!

What is it? Find out here.

Tags: advocacy, events,

I don’t even know what to say… but I lol’ed.

Found on Tucson Bike Lawyer.

Tags: advocacy, lulz,
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