Hello fellow cyclists,
I am 40 and my bicycle has been my primary source of transportation since I was 8 years old. Before that, roller skates were my primary source of transportation.
I don't race, but do love to off-road it on my bouncy mountain bike. I finally got myself a bike better suited to commuting on the nice flat, long streets of Los Angeles. But I miss my mountain bike for it's awesome curb conquering powers! I can't ride it again until I give it a major overhaul, so the commuter it is.
I learned about the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition back in 2003 through the LA River Ride. I promptly became a volunteer and wrote a column for their newsletter until 2005 when I was asked to be the volunteer coordinator for the River Ride. In 2006, I took over coordinating the whole ride and have done it ever since. If you have ever done the ride I would love to hear what you think of it. I am always looking to improve the ride.
The 9th Annual Los Angeles River Ride is June 7th. The ride provides funds to keep this important bike advocacy organization running. Last year we were able to not only raise money, but to provide bikes for 60 kids living in south east Los Angeles.
Check out www.la-bike.org 213-629-2142 if you want to know more about the LACBC.
Thanks everyone. Ride safe!