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Old 11-12-10, 09:50 AM
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Coming to Los Angeles 2nd week of March for a trade show

And I need to figure out how to get around on a bicycle during the week I'm in town.
1) I'm combing Craigslist for a beater to buy while I'm in town. I'm considering anything from LAX area heading on through to downtown. I'll just take a cab from the airport to the seller's meeting place.
2) I'll ride from there to my hotel downtown
3) At the end of the week, donate the bike

What do you all think of this plan? What would you do different?

Edit: Great, I can't change the subject heading to say Los Angeles...

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The roads between LAX and Downtown are not necessarily the most bicycle friendly. Where is your trade show?
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Where will you be staying, do you know yet?

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Originally Posted by cjbruin
The roads between LAX and Downtown are not necessarily the most bicycle friendly. Where is your trade show?
Tradeshow is the Convention Center next to the Staples Center. Will be staying downtown.

Thanks for the article, that gives me some ideas too!
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You might consider just hopping on the Flyaway at the LAX and going to Union Station. You could get the bike there, instead as you will be close to the hotel and could get settled in. What is your luggage situation?

Downtown has plenty of bike commuters and you'll be close to trains, buses to supplement the bike travel. And attractions like Olvera Street, Chinatown, etc. Make sure you have good locks, lights.

Somebody who knows the roads between LAX and downtown might have some other ideas.
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You might consider just hopping on the Flyaway at the LAX and going to Union Station. You could get the bike there, instead as you will be close to the hotel and could get settled in. What is your luggage situation?

Downtown has plenty of bike commuters and you'll be close to trains, buses to supplement the bike travel. And attractions like Olvera Street, Chinatown, etc. Make sure you have good locks, lights.
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Originally Posted by bergerandfries

Edit: Great, I can't change the subject heading to say Los Angeles...
It's been changed.
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It's been changed.
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From LAX (or just about anywhere in the LA basin) head west to the beach.
Take the beach bike path north to the start of the Ballona Creek bike path.
BC bike path goes northeast for about 6 miles and ends at the Syd Kronenthal park. This stretch will avoid a lot of deep-urban streets for you.
From the park ride a few blocks north-ish to Venice Blvd.
Head east on Venice, which after about 15 miles passes a few blocks south of the convention center.

I haven't been on the bike path for a while. If you want a ride patner along the beach path and BC path leave me a message and I'll try to arrange to meet you on the beach path.

I think this Google maps link will show the approximate route I described (I tried this link, and when Google maps pops up, you have to click the bicycle symbol to get the proper route)

https://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sour...&z=12&lci=bike
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