December Newsletter

Coming Up: CicLAvia South LA Feeder Ride

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CicLAvia is back! Do you live near John Adams Middle School? C.I.C.L.E. will be leading a feeder ride, in partnership with Safe Routes to School, to CicLAvia’s Central Avenue Hub this Sunday, December 7th! Enjoy the ride and then break off on your own to explore all that CicLAvia South LA has to offer!

Before the ride, we’ll share tips and tricks and rules of the road to ensure smooth sailing. This ride is 1.7 miles long (so you have plenty of energy for the rest of this magical day of open streets!).
Date: Sunday, December 7, 2014

Time: Meet at 8 a.m., ride leaves promptly at 8:30 a.m.

Where: John Adams Middle School

151 W. 30th Street, Los Angeles CA

More info here.

Coming Up: SHOP – RIDE – NELA Holiday Edition 

NELA BFBDThe Northeast LA Bicycle Friendly Business District will sponsor a bicycle corral opening and shop local holiday ride with support from C.I.C.L.E.! Riders will meet at Metro’s Highland Park Train Station a quick demo on shopping by bike to make scooping up wintertime goodies smooth and seemless. We’ll escort participants to shops on York Blvd. and then onto Colorado Blvd. where Councilman Jose Huizar will officially dedicate the new bike corral with a ribbon cutting in front of Big Mama’s Pizzeria.

Date: Saturday, December 13, 2014

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Highland Park Metro Station

151 North Avenue 57, Los Angeles

More details here.

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#GivingTuesday: Help Keep C.I.C.L.E. Rollin’!

A little support goes a long way!

A little support goes a long way!

Remember what you love about bicycling–the freedom, joy and the accomplishment coming from using your own power to move about in the world.

On this #GivingTuesday consider giving some of the joy and energy that you receive from bicycling back to C.I.C.L.E. by volunteering as a ride leader or photographer at one of our community bicycle rides. Give the same joy and energy to others while you help them experience the fun and freedom cycling brings. Want to discover a new part of LA County, meet new people and have fun while doing it? Check out our website for our upcoming community rides. The only requirement is to bring your enthusiasm and be ready to assist others to enjoy a fun, memorable time exploring our county.

Don’t have time to volunteer? Your donation of $10, $20 or whatever you can share us teach more workshops, print attention grabbing materials, promote safe streets through events, conduct web-based outreach and inspire more people to enjoy life on two wheels! Help us to continue spreading joy, health, and community through bicycling.

-Vanessa Gray, Executive Director at C.I.C.L.E.

C.I.C.L.E. is a project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), a non-profit public charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Visit for more information

The Perfect Gift: Learning to Ride!

Gift CertEvery month we have folks join us at our Learn to Ride classes for different reasons. Some want to cross off learning to ride a bike from their bucket list, others made a new year’s resolution to learn to ride, some need a way to move through the city for errands, and sometimes participants just want to be able to join their buds or their kids on a two-wheeled adventure.
We have Gift Certificates available to help make any of these goals happen! We invite you to give the gift of learning to ride a bike. C.I.C.L.E. offers gift certificates for group classes and individual, private lessons. Whichever you’d like, we want to support your favorite folks by helping them learn to ride (and creating future adventures for both of you!). Group Learn to Ride Gift Certificates are available here ($40 value)! We also now have Private Learn to Ride Class Gift Certificates ($130 value)! Contact with any questions.

 Upcoming Classes:

Learn to Ride for Adults (Learn with Teammates or Go Solo!)

ltrfeature3Have you always wanted to ride a bike but never learned how? This class is for adults who are getting on a bike for the first time. Online registration is now available and open! Space is limited, snag a spot (and a bike!) early.

Sunday, January 18, 2015: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Eagle Rock Plaza. Register here to get rollin’!
Sunday, January 18, 2015: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Eagle Rock Plaza. Register here to get rollin’!

New Offer! C.I.C.L.E. now conducts Private Learn to Ride Sessions for adults. Schedule a one-on-one class at your convenience (bicycle included). Register here.

Traffic Basics Class

Did you know that you can avoid many of the car-bicycle collisions by knowing how to ride properly in the street? In the classroom, you’ll learn basic principles of bicycle and traffic LTRgroup-1safety. After, we’ll head out to the streets for an easy ride that will put what you learned into practice. Be sure to bring your bike!

Saturday, February 7, 2015: 11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Cal Tech Y. This class is FREE but registration is required.

Wave Your Wheels in the Air: Take ACTION!

Wave your wheelsLooking for a rad volunteer opportunity that supports bicycle advocacy? Ride bikes, meet great folks, learn new skills and support happiness on two wheels! To share your talents and volunteer to help keep us rollin’, please sign up here!

Support C.I.C.L.E. and Go Solar! With our partnership with Real Goods Solar, everyone wins! Sign up and start saving each month when you go solar with Real Goods! Real Goods Solar is one of the leading solar energy installers. Paired with your bicycle, you’ll be on the road to fossil fuel independence! Real Goods will donate $500 to C.I.C.L.E. for everyone who chooses solar through this program.


UPCOMING EVENTS on Two Wheels (& two feet):

Unity and Solidarity Festival – Boyle Heights Saturday, December 6, 2014 @ 10 a.m.
C.I.C.L.E. + SRTS: Feeder Ride to CicLAvia Sunday, December 7, 2014 @ 8 a.m.

CicLAvia: South LA Sunday, December 7, 2014 @ 9 a.m.

SHOP – RIDE – NELA Saturday, December 13, 2014 @ 9:30 a.m.
Walk Bike Glendale Presents: 2014 Holiday Bike Ride Sunday, December 14, 2014 @ 5 p.m.

Save the Date: Love Your Hood Ride, led by Bikesan@s del Valle (sponsored by Metro) Saturday, January 24, 2015 @ 12 p.m.