The Tweed Ride + New Class – Bike Handling Skills February News

Thank you for your interest in C.I.C.L.E…and for your support throughout the year.

What an amazing 2016 it has been. With a sponsorship from Metro Safe Routes to School Pilot Program, C.I.C.L.E. created an overall strategy to offer biking and walking safety instruction to LAUSD schools in and around high injury streets, such as Hollywood and Pico boulevards. We wrote and produced two fun and engaging videos for children and parents about walking and biking to school and translated the films into Spanish. In addition to the videos we created a Walk Safe, Bike Safe workbook, Safety Trading cards and an associated Walk Safe, Bike Safe workshop. This was taught at Coffees with the Principal and Parent Resource Centers at schools located near high injury streets. Parents were taught biking and walking safety so they could teach the concepts to their children as well as others in their communities.

Our community rides became the perfect and safe opportunity for parents to practice what was learned through the Walk Safe, Bike Safe workshops. Since some parents didn’t have the capacity or desire to ride a bike, we started a walking component with our group rides. Partnering with schools and organizations like the Equitas Academy in Pico Union and Los Angeles Walks, we reached groups that never before had participated on our community rides. Soon we had principals leading our walks and parents joining us by walking with their small children riding tricycles, scooters and bikes with training wheels.

Safety Cards created for the Walk Safe, Bike Safe Workshop

Safety Cards created for the Walk Safe, Bike Safe Workshop

Walk Safe, Bike Safe Workbook created by C.I.C.L.E.

Walk Safe, Bike Safe Workbook created by C.I.C.L.E.











Save The Date – The Tweed Ride 2017

Screen Shot 2017-02-06 at 1.28.37 PMThe Tweed Ride is back! Put on your tweediest finery and join, C.I.C.L.E. for the Tweed Ride in DTLA. This will be the first day of daylight savings, so there will be plenty of daylight and photo ops as we ride to the gorgeous turn-of-the-century homes in Alvarado Terrace, built between 1890 and 1904, like the Gothic-styled Marley-Stone house or the Kinney-Everhardy house. The ride ends at a local downtown bar or pub near Union Station. Check back for updates as more details come available.

Date:  March 12th, 2017

Time : 12:00 p.m.

Start: Union Station (The exact location TBD)

C.I.C.L.E. joins the Vision Zero Alliance

Screen Shot 2017-02-06 at 3.39.44 PMThe Vision Zero Alliance is an organization of more than 20 community groups working toward zero vehicular deaths by the year 2025 and safe streets for people walking or riding a bike. C.I.C.L.E.’s focus will be erasing parents and children vehicular deaths walking to or from school through the Alliance’s Vision Zero Safe Routes to School Committee.

Recently C.I.C.L.E.’s Managing Director, Vanessa Gray, wrote about the many deaths on Sunset Boulevard in her neighborhood and the steps community members can take to make changes on their city streets to be safe for people walking or biking.

UPCOMING EVENTS on Two Wheels (& two feet):

Ride 4 Love 2017, Sunday, February 12th 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

626 Golden Streets, Sunday, March 5th 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Ciclavia: Culver City Meets Venice, March 26th 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Upcoming Classes

Learn to Ride Class

IMG_2588Did you never learn to ride a bicycle but would like to learn as an adult? Now is your chance! Join C.I.C.L.E. Instructors for this two-hour class that will help get you out there rolling on two wheels for the first time. Please click here to register.

Date: February 26th, 2017

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Where: Eagle Rock Plaza

New Class! Bike Handling Skills

You’ve taken the Learn to Ride class and learned how to ride a bike. Now what? Would you like improve your bike handling skills? Learn how to stop smoothly, turns, signaling and looking behind you all while riding in a straight line.

This class will improve your skills as a bicyclist. Bring your bike and take the class for free or rent one of our bikes for $10.

Come to this class and become a confident bicyclist. Please click here to register.

Date: February 26th, 2017

Time: 11:30am to 1:30pm

Where: Eagle Rock Plaza

Wave Your Wheels in the Air: Take ACTION!1

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!