February News is Here!

Up Next: Ride 4 Love, Led by East Side Riders BC & Los Ryderz, with C.I.C.L.E., sponsored by Metr


Ride 4 Love

On Saturday, February 14, through a sponsorship by Metro, the East Side Riders Bike Club and Los Ryderz, with C.I.C.L.E., invite you to “Ride 4 Love,” an annual bicycle ride highlighting community love.

The ride will travel through southeast communities, including Watts, Florence-Firestone, South Gate and Lynwood, making stops at the Watts Healthy Farmers’ Market, Watts Towers, AM/PM and the world-famous Elizabeth’s Bakery. The first 50 participants to arrive will receive a commemorative “Ride 4 Love” t-shirt, generously designed and produced by those leading and organizing the ride.

During the last stop, participants are welcome to visit the Watts Towers Arts Center and Charles Mingus Youth Arts Center to view the exhibition, “50 YEARS AND I STILL CAN’T BREATHE”, and hear the site’s history.

This free ride is open and accessible to all experience levels, leisurely-paced and will return to the starting point at the end of the event. This 8-mile ride is fully supported and led by trained Ride Leaders, volunteers and a certified EMT.

See more info on C.I.C.L.E.’s website and RSVP on Facebook.

Tweed, Moxie & Mustaches returns with New Belgium’s Slow Ride Sideshow!


Slow Ride SideshowLadies and gents, dress in your finest and roll through time with other dashing, distinguished, and dapper bicyclists during C.I.C.L.E.’s annual Tweed, Moxie and Mustaches Ride! On Sunday, March 1st, join us for this cherished, old-timey adventure through northeast Los Angeles! We will make two stops to visit 1920’s architectural gems and will end the ride at the Verdugo Bar for New Belgium’s Slow Ride Sideshow, a performance involving comedy, entertainment, competition and more. C.I.C.L.E. will raffle off a shiney New Belgium Cruiser, among other things.

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Participants will enjoy a curated bicycle ride, competitions (Best Dressed, etc.),pint specials, raffle prizes, a food truck and the Slow Ride Sideshow, hosted by the dynamic duo, SSSsnakeand Steiny (from the infamous Tour de Fat!).

More details to come, keep an eye out for updates on our website and on Facebook.

Date: Sunday, March 1, 2015

Time: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Starting Location: TBD

Ending Location: Verdugo Bar

Looking Back: Love Your Neighborhood Ride, Led by Bikesan@s del Valle

Bikesanas Ride

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C.I.C.L.E. teamed up with Bikesan@s del Valle on January 24th to organize the “Love Your Neighborhood” ride, sponsored by Metro. Almost 100 bicyclists rode from the Lake View Terrace Library near Hansen Dam to several stops including Roger JessupPark Commuinty Garden, BLVD Bike Shop, Pacoima Beautiful and Pacoima City Hall, and the Cesar Chavez Memorial. At each stop, speakers, artists and community leaders, including Councilmember Felipe Fuentes, discussed local history, art and community plans.Numerous flats and strong head winds didn’t stop us from finishing an incredible ride. The group arrived at the final stop at Pacoima Wash Natural Park for powerful and energizing musical performances and a local art walk bursting with creativity.

Bikesan@s del Valle were great partners to collaborate with. A huge thanks to our committed volunteer Ride Leaders for keeping things running smoothly. To join our team, please sign up here or email bike@cicle.org!

We’re Hiring! Are you a creative Web Developer/SEO Engineer that will transform C.I.C.L.E.’s website?

Hiring

C.I.C.L.E. seeks a creative Web Developer/SEO Engineer to create a new website for our organization. The website serves as a platform to access resources, register for programming, and promote events. We aim to have a site that is fresh, creative, and easy to navigate in order to increase the organization’s visibility, impact and reach. This is a contract position.  The ideal candidate is a bicycle aficionado who can seamlessly integrate a passion for two wheels into their work and creativity.

The Web Developer/SEO Engineer is responsible for designing, coding, implementing and maintaining a new website, from layout to function, according to C.I.C.L.E’s specifications. The Web Developer/SEO Engineer will create a visually appealing site that features user-friendly design and clear navigation.

If this sounds like your dream gig, learn more about the position and apply here.

Upcoming Classes:

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

Learn To Ride

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, February 15, 2015:

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.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 (biltr2cycle 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.

Gift Certificates are here! Grab a Learn to Ride Gift Certificate for that person you’ve always wanted to ride with, but they never learned how!

Gift Certificates for Group Classes are available. For Private Session, please contact julia@cicle.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS on Two Wheels (& two feet):

Los Angeles Introduces Citywide Hit and Run System: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 @ 9:30 a.m.

Ride 4 Love, led by the East Side Riders Bike Club & Los Ryderz BC: (sponsored by Metro) Saturday, February 14, 2015 @ 10 a.m.

Kiddical Mass: Saturday, February 14, 2015 @ 9 a.m.

Westside Urban Form: Shifting Gears, Bicycle Mobility on the Westside: Friday, February 20, 2015 @ 7 a.m.

Women Bike, Women Lead: A social conference for women transforming their communities through bikes: Saturday, February 21, 2015 @ 10 a.m.

Live – Ride – Share: Shared-Use Mobility Conference: Monday, February 23, 2015 @ 8 a.m.

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

C.I.C.L.E.’s Annual Tweed, Moxie & Mustaches Ride + New Belgium’s Slow Ride Sideshow: Sunday, March 1, 2015 @  12:30 p.m.

2015 National Bike Summit: March 10 – 12, 2015 (Washington, D.C.)

Wave Your Wheels in the Air: Take ACTION!

Wave your wheelsvolunteerLooking 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.