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folder fanatic 09-23-10 02:20 PM

A Special Free Huge The CicLAvia Traffic Free Bike Ride In Los Angeles
 
What Is This All About?
Attention fellow Southern California cyclists. There is a unique bike gathering & huge ride being planned in the works by the City Of Los Angeles. It is called the Los Angeles’ first CicLAvia will be Sunday October 10th 2010 from 10am-3pm. It’s free, fun, family-friendly. It looks like the city will be closing many streets to offer a safe, traffic free commute for that day-normally you have to pay for a traffic controlled bike rides. I look foward to it!

Links:
http://ciclavia.wordpress.com/

Map Selection Menu:
http://ciclavia.wordpress.com/about/maps/

Updates On More Links:

Located Another Official Site: http://www.ciclavia.org/

Facebook (Must Be Logged In To View):
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=67395243348

Mayoral CicLAvia Press Conference
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=155915251094172&index=1

Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/events/los-angeles-ciclavia

Flying Pigeon Bike Shop Blog: http://www.flyingpigeon-la.com/2010/09/mayor-villaraigosa-announces-ciclavia-for-october-10-2010/

Local ABC Station Channel 7-1 Full Coverage Of The CicLAvia Press Conference
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=7683728

Southern California Streaming Public Radio:
http://www.scpr.org/programs/patt-morrison/2010/09/22/itll-be-a-glorious-sunday-for-biking-in-la-but-wha/

The Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/antonio-villaraigosa/get-ready-la-ciclavia-is_b_735250.html

Global Shift Website:
http://www.globalshift.org/2010/09/16/ciclavia-re-introduces-angelinos-to-a-city-sans-cars/

EM42 09-25-10 03:43 PM

I will be attending this event and ride a Twenty

folder fanatic 09-25-10 05:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EM42 (Post 11523086)
I will be attending this event and ride a Twenty

I'm happy to read that. My own cleaned up Twenty probably will be the only other one besides yours there. See all of you there!

nekohime 09-25-10 10:08 PM

Oooh, this sounds good! Might be there with the brommie if I'm not working.

Foldable Two 09-26-10 04:25 PM

Just completed Portland's last "Sunday Parkways' for 2010.

Gray and a bit of rain, but lots of folks out walking and biking through The Pearl and NW areas.

http://tiny.cc/u5drn

Did it on our Pocket 8 Bike Fridays, Saw 1 - Dahon, 1 - Older BF Tandem (being walked due to a flat) and another couple with 2 - Model "T" tikits.

This was the last of five such rides this year.

la2sei 09-27-10 05:33 PM

The wife and I plan to be there with her MU SL and my Flyby. Hope it cools down by then.

randya 09-27-10 05:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Foldable Two (Post 11526913)
Just completed Portland's last "Sunday Parkways' for 2010.

Gray and a bit of rain, but lots of folks out walking and biking through The Pearl and NW areas.

http://tiny.cc/u5drn

Did it on our Pocket 8 Bike Fridays, Saw 1 - Dahon, 1 - Older BF Tandem (being walked due to a flat and another couple with 2 - Model "T" tikits.

This was the last of five such rides this year.

I was there on my black Vitesse.

folder fanatic 09-27-10 05:49 PM

I just posted this original starting post #1 on Los Angeles' Craigslist.

Foldable Two 09-27-10 06:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by randya (Post 11533053)
I was there on my black Vitesse.

Was it the (Black) Dahon, which was parked next to a Blue canopy in Wallace Park (where the musicians were) around 1PM or so?

Wife spotted it and I turned and saw it as we were walking toward the bike corral.

Lou

randya 09-28-10 12:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Foldable Two (Post 11533291)
Was it the (Black) Dahon, which was parked next to a Blue canopy in Wallace Park (where the musicians were) around 1PM or so?

Wife spotted it and I turned and saw it as we were walking toward the bike corral.

Lou

Don't think so but not sure, we parked on the street at Wallace Park by the tamale stand and I think it was closer to 2 PM

memnoch_proxy 10-05-10 11:16 PM

I'm in WA, but I'll be visiting LA on that day. Anyone have tips on if there will be bicycle rentals near either end of the route?

alicestrong 10-06-10 12:50 PM

Welcome to the first-ever CicLAvia in Los Angeles - www.ciclavia.org !

This Sunday, October 10, 2010 (that's 10-10-10, folks), at 10 AM, our city will be opening streets from Boyle Heights to Hollywood for everyone - people on foot, bike, skates, youth, elderly, and everyone between to enjoy our streets as public spaces, free from automobile traffic.

The LA County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) will be kicking off CicLAvia with a leisurely 7-mile ride, starting at Hollenbeck Park in Boyle Heights to the Bicycle Kitchen in East Hollywood. The ride will last about one hour, and other CicLAvia events will take place throughout the day until 3 P.M.

Tour with us, help us spread the word about LACBC, and enjoy refreshments at the end!

LACBC helped initiate the movement to create CicLAvia and has served as a partner throughout planning for CicLAvia over the past two years.

Our friends with the *Eastside Bike Club* and the *San Gabriel Valley Bike Coalition* will lead also a ride, from the Alhambra / El Sereno / South Pasadena area to Hollenbeck Park. Meet at Walgreens, corner of Main St. and Fremont Ave. in Alhambra at 8:30 AM; the ride will leave at 9 AM. The ride will go through El Sereno and Lincoln Heights to Boyle Heights.

After the ribbon cutting festivities at Hollenbeck Park, the ride will meet with the *Eastside Riders*, *South Central Bike Club*, and the *Midday Ridazz* at 11 AM at the intersection of Figueroa and 7th streets. This ride will then proceed to Macarthur Park for a pitstop, travel to East Hollywood, then return to Hollenbeck Park.

The Eastside Bike Club will be pulling a *GHOST BIKE* as a reminder to all motorists to SHARE THE ROAD! The Ghost Bike w/Rider is a tribute to all cyclists that have been killed by motorists.

For updates on the ride and to rsvp contact erica@la-bike.org

Foldable Two 10-06-10 06:12 PM

Please post some pictures of the event!

We will still be in the NW this coming Sunday, so won't be able to participate.

Wife and I grew up not far from Fremont & Valley Blvd in Alhambra - just a few miles South of the SGV Bike Coalition's starting point.

Lou

alicestrong 10-07-10 12:04 PM

Events along the route...

folder fanatic 10-07-10 05:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Foldable Two (Post 11582483)
Please post some pictures of the event!

We will still be in the NW this coming Sunday, so won't be able to participate.

Wife and I grew up not far from Fremont & Valley Blvd in Alhambra - just a few miles South of the SGV Bike Coalition's starting point.

Lou

I will post some photos of the event just as soon as I come back from it. My trusty camera will be able to take 10 or so photos.

alicestrong 10-07-10 06:38 PM

I'm sure there will be lots of photos. This is a BIG THING!

EM42 10-07-10 06:53 PM

thanks Alice

just like to announce the Raleigh Twenty Owners Club RTOC is meeting at L.A. CITY HALL Spring Street at NOON !

I will be at the ride at 10am but i know it will be done by noontime
I will be riding the brown Twenty

Bromptons, Dahons, or any small wheel bike folding or not are welcome to join us at noon meetup

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4110/...7035df0aaf.jpg

EM42 10-08-10 12:46 AM

Quote:

I'm in WA, but I'll be visiting LA on that day. Anyone have tips on if there will be bicycle rentals near either end of the route?
http://ciclavia.wordpress.com/freque...ked-questions/

according to the link above The Flying-Pigeon Bike shop will have bicycles for rent

folder fanatic 10-08-10 10:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by memnoch_proxy (Post 11578075)
I'm in WA, but I'll be visiting LA on that day. Anyone have tips on if there will be bicycle rentals near either end of the route?


Quote:

Originally Posted by EM42 (Post 11589863)
http://ciclavia.wordpress.com/freque...ked-questions/

according to the link above The Flying-Pigeon Bike shop will have bicycles for rent

Make sure that you contact Flying Pigeon Bike Shop early. The bikes are rented out very quickly. If you cannot get one, try Craigslist or one of the bike Co-ops below:

Bike Oven
3706 North Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90065
323 223 8020
http://bikeoven.com/

Bicycle Kitchen
706 Heliotrope
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) NO-CARRO or (323) 662-2776
http://www.bicyclekitchen.com/

Bikerowave
12255 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90066
(310) 230-5236
http://www.bikerowave.org/

They might be able to help you get a temporary bike-or know someone who does.

folder fanatic 10-08-10 11:22 PM

And more information forthcoming:
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/video?id=7715268

angfoo 10-09-10 01:02 AM

Noob over here!!! I'm attending and very excited to be a part of this!!! This post needs MOAR EXCLAMATIONS!!!!

la2sei 10-10-10 07:34 PM

The wife and I had a great time on our folders at CicLAvia today. Saw quite a few folders out there, managed to meet EM42 at Little Tokyo. The ride on the Gold line in this morning was packed with bikes. Hope they continue to have it. I caught a glimpse of Folder Fanatic, going the other way, but didn't get a chance to say hi.

alicestrong 10-11-10 11:48 AM

Amazing!!!! Fantastic!!!!

Didn't get a chance to meet you, folder fanatic, maybe next time!

EM42 10-11-10 02:43 PM

here's one photo of the Folder Group meeting at City Hall

about a dozen folder riders showed up but could not stay as they wanted to ride the streets

[there are many other folder riders I have seen and did not stop by as they were not aware of the folder group meeting]

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4150/...24a33fa7_b.jpg

will post the rest of the photos later

the CicLAvia is a success and I'm excited to ride the next one!

I don't remember everyone that I met but
hello to Henry and his wife on their Dahons[socalfolder group], Raul on his '64 Moulton F 4 speed, Mark from Carlsbad with his moulton, Folder Fanatic on her brown Twenty, and many others

folder fanatic 10-11-10 05:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alicestrong (Post 11605926)
Amazing!!!! Fantastic!!!!

Didn't get a chance to meet you, folder fanatic, maybe next time!

I hope to meet you too at the next event.

Quote:

Originally Posted by EM42 (Post 11607038)
here's one photo of the Folder Group meeting at City Hall

about a dozen folder riders showed up but could not stay as they wanted to ride the streets

[there are many other folder riders I have seen and did not stop by as they were not aware of the folder group meeting]

will post the rest of the photos later

the CicLAvia is a success and I'm excited to ride the next one!

I don't remember everyone that I met but
hello to Henry and his wife on their Dahons[socalfolder group], Raul on his '64 Moulton F 4 speed, Mark from Carlsbad with his moulton, Folder Fanatic on his brown Twenty, and many others

The folding bicycle niche is growing stronger here in Los Angeles by just seeing the strong turnout of all those folding bikes passing by me! Thank you for posting your photo here. I am eagerly awaiting word of the next CicLAvia perhaps sometimes next year too.


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