June News: Spintacular Fireworks + Metro Mini-Milers + More!

Up Next: Spintacular Fireworks Neighborhood Ride, led by The Bike Oven and C.I.C.L.E., sponsored by Metro

On Sunday, June 28, 2015, through a sponsorship by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), The Bike Oven, with C.I.C.L.E., invite you to the “Spintacular Fireworks Neighborhood Ride,” a community bicycle ride to Councilmember Jose Huizar’s 6th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Show. Starting at Highland Park Metro Station, the route will circle through the neighborhood, with time for participants to enjoy what local businesses have to offer during two stops along the way to the Eagle Rock Recreation Center. Enjoy a dazzling evening, under the stars, on two wheels. RSVP here to let us know you’re coming.

When: Sunday, June 28, 2015

Time: Meet at 5 p.m., the ride will leave promptly at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Highland Park Metro Gold Line Station, 151 N. Avenue 57, Los Angeles, CA 90042

This ride is organized in collaboration with the Northeast LA Bicycle Friendly Business District.

Looking Back: The South x Southeast River Ride was a blast!

On Saturday, May 23, 2015, through a sponsorship by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), LACBC and C.I.C.L.E. led the “South x Southeast River Ride.” We explored the river paths and learned about planning efforts in the neighboring communities. The ride started from Bell Gardens John Anson Ford Park, with thoughtful words from Assemblywoman Christina Garcia and from Cudahy Council man Baru Sanchez. From there, the group rode to Cudahy City Hall and Parque Dos Rios, ending with some tasty treats from the lcoal taco spot. We had a blast and hope you did too!

Thanks to Metro for sponsoring this event and to our rockstar partners for envisioning and curating such a great ride. And, high-fives to our volunteer team who kept riders safe, smiling and sailing smoothly. Want to join the team? Learn more here.

mapMiss the ride? Retrace your steps (or pedals) any time with these turn by turn directions.

Save the Date: Metro Mini-Milers Ahead!

We have a new kind of ride ahead planned for you! During the month of June, C.I.C.L.E. will host two, shorter, commuter-esque mini rides. These one-milers aim to give neighbors the chance to join others to head over to a spot they are already going to, like the Farmers’ Market and an outdoor film screening. Here are the details:

Bike Instead! #1: Ride to the Silverlake Picture Show for a screening of Pee Wee’s Big Adventure!

Date: Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Where: Santa Monica and Vermont Metro Red Line Station, 1015 N. Vermont Avenue., Los Angeles, CA 90029

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Bike Instead! #2: Ride to the Central Avenue Farmers’ Market to scoop up your groceries by bike!


Date: Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Where: Vernon Metro Blue Line Station

4421 Long Beach Ave W, Los Angeles, CA 90011

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Looking Back: Bike Week Pasadena Our 8th round of bliss!

luna1Bike Week Pasadena has come and gone but we hope the energy from each event carries you through the entire year! C.I.C.L.E. hosted four events, including A Taste of Pasadena, Women’s Bike Night, the Bike-In Movie and the Pedal Party. Hundreds of cyclists came to enjoy the weeklong festivities: we appreciate all of you that decided to support bicycling in Pasadena! Enjoy these few snapshots from the week!

A huge thank you to the City of Pasadena for sponsoring the event. And another huge thanks to our many volunteers that helped keep our events rolling safely and smoothly. We can’t do these events without you!

Upcoming Classes:

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

Have 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. Please ask about our need-based fee waivers. Contact bike@cicle.org for information.

Sunday, June 12, 2015:

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Eagle Rock Plaza.

Register here to get rollin’!

UPCOMING EVENTS on Two Wheels (& two feet):

Take a Free Bicycle Class this Summer: Saturday, June 7 – September 27, 2015 @ 9 a.m

Bike SGV: Bicycle Safety Education – Community Classes: All summer long!

15th Annual Los Angeles River Ride: Sunday, June 28, 2015

Metro Sponsors: The Spintacular Fireworks Neighborhood Ride: Sunday, June 28, 2015 @ 5 p.m.

CicLAvia – Culver City Meets Venice: Sunday, August 9, 2015 @ 9 a.m.

Wave Your Wheels in the Air: Take ACTION!

State Route 710 North Public Hearing: Learn the facts, get involved, be part of the solution. Metro and Caltrans are evaluating transportation solutions to reduce traffic congestion and improve mobility in your community. You are invited to provide your comments at the public hearing Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 10 a.m. Details here.

volunteerLooking 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!