January Newsletter

Up Next: Love Your Hood Ride, Led by Bikesan@s del Valle!

Bikesan@sOn Saturday, January 24, Bikesan@s del Valle, along with C.I.C.L.E., will bring the “Love Your Hood” ride (sponsored by Metro) to the North East San Fernando Valley. The ride will start at Lake View Terrace Library and make several stops, including stopping by rad murals and Pacoima City Hall for refreshments, and will end at the Pacoima Wash Natural Park. This event aims to familiarize riders with this creative and beloved community by exploring historical sites, trails and new additions.

Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015

Time: Meet at 12 p.m., ride leaves promptly at 12:30 p.m.Los Muertos

Location: Lake View Terrace Library

12002 Osborne Street, Sylmar, CA 91342

More info here.

Top design by Design by Manny Velazquez

 

 Save The Date! C.I.C.L.E.’s Annual Tweed Ride is Back!

Calling all dashing, distinguished, and dapper bicyclists! On Sunday, March 1st, C.I.C.L.E.’s  annual Tweed ride returns! Lock in this date and join us for this cherished, old-timey adventure! More details to come, keep an eye out for updates.

Date: Sunday, March 1, 2015

Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: TBD

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Looking Back: SHOP-RIDE-NELA + Ribbon Cutting, a historic event!

From Highland Park to Eagle Rock, we rode along York and Colorado Boulevards to shop and support local businesses by bike. After arriving on Colorado we grabbed a front row seat (saddle!) to inaugurate the Bicycle Friendly Business District’s bicycle corral with ribbon cutting by Councilmember Huizar! Enjoy the photos below from this historic moment (and see more here!).

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Volunteer Spotlight: Get to Know Joni Yung

Joni & street signsWe have an awesome team of volunteers who share their time, energy, and love for bicycles with us every month. Joni Yung is one of these rockstars. We asked her a few questions about volunteering and this is what she had to share:

Why do you bike and what do you love about it?

I live in very bike-friendly Santa Monica, so getting around town on bike is a no-brainer — I don’t have to worry about getting stuck in traffic nor dealing with parking (or worse yet, parking tickets), and I always seem to run into friends while I’m cruising along the numerous bike lanes. Riding a bike gives me a sense of freedom, community and being kind to the environment. It’s also a great way to get in even more exercise when I’m not running or in a yoga class. More calories burned means more chocolate!

Joni the valetHow and why did you link up with C.I.C.L.E.?

I first heard about C.I.C.L.E. after I read about their bike+food rides in the Pasadena area. Not wanting to make the long trek from the westside, I kept them on my radar and finally got a chance to join them on the Santa Monica Museum of Arts’ Tour da Arts ride. I was hooked ever since!

Any fun bike facts about yourself?

My pink mixte with its prayer flags is somewhat of a celebrity that’s spotted at every CicLAvia and outside yoga studios and all the best donut shops in town. Follow its exploits on twitter at @ayogist.

Our volunteer team is always growing! Volunteer with us by signing up here. No experience necessary, we’d love to train you!

 Upcoming Classes: Learn to Ride for Adults (Learn with Teammates or Go Solo!

Traffic basics crewHave 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. Need-based fee waivers are available. Contact bike@cicle.org for information.

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:

New rider from LTR11:30 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 if you’d prefer to fly solo!

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 safety. 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 21, 2015:

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

ou 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.

Learn to Ride Class Gift Certificates are here!

Grab one for that person you’ve always wanted to ride with but they’ve never learned how!

Gift Certificates for Private Sessions and Group Classes are available.

Wave Your Wheels in the Air: Take ACTION!

Wave your wheelsInterested in supporting organizing efforts for bike lanes on Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hils? Sign the LACBC’s petition for a world-class street!

Looking for a new gig? We’re hiring! We are looking for a super creative website developer to give our website a much needed makeover! Contact us at bike@cicle.org if you think you may be the perfect fit for us!

Looking 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)

Beverly Hills “Greenway” Proposal Tuesday, January 6, 2015 @ 2:30 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.

Ride 4 Love, led by the East Side Riders Bike Club (sponsored by Metro) Saturday, February 15, 2015 @ 12 p.m.

L.A. Chinatown Firecracker Run and Bike Ride Saturday, February 28, 2015 @ 7 am.

C.I.C.L.E.’s Annual Tweed Ride + Fundraiser Sunday, March 1, 2015 @ 10 am.