Issue 155 is released! In this episode we discuss our exploration of the bike friendly areas of Fullerton, followed by a discussion of race radios’ place in the peloton and Romain Bardet’s desire to see them banned. We also touch on the popularity of virtual group rides, how the landscape of bike industry expositions is changing, and another reason not to use Uber.
Thoughts on e-Scooters and their role in urban cities, the Vuelta a Espana is shocked by low flying helicopter, Aqua Blue Sport Cycling team abruptly ends, and SF ride director Najari Smith is arrested while leading memorial ride for slain woman.
Topics for this episode include pro racer Peter Sagan, Phil Gaimon’s new book (and Fabian Cancellara), Thomas Dekker, IMBA’s stance on Class 1 eMTB, Metro’s plans for the Summer Olympics 2028, and LACBC kicks off Operation Firefly.
The wide open bar and absence of Wi-fi in Lord Windsor’s Roasters supports a social atmosphere in which talking to a neighbor or getting lost in each sip of your delicious beverage is completely justified.
A beautiful 20-mile beginner/intermediate ride around Westlake Village and Agoura Hills. You’ll see lovely sights on Lakeside Drive and Mulholland Hwy, including a segment with views of Malibu Lake and extravagant neighborhood homes.
Rancho Palos Verdes has some of the best coastal cycling in Southern California. Due to its proximity to the coast it’s usually cooler than any inland areas during the summer months. It has relatively light motor vehicle traffic and bike lanes on the busier roads.
Highway 39 is one of the ‘merit badge’ climbs of Southern California. It is an iconic climb that makes its way into the San Gabriel Wilderness, providing sweeping views as it makes its way around the San Gabriel Reservoir.
A new cycling lifestyle shop opened in Echo Park on October 15th. The shop, called Banker Supply Co., is a popular Pittsburgh store selling innovative bike brands that are geared towards the trendy city commuter. Banker Supply Co. is on W. Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles.
German film director, Alexander Gall, has made a documentary chronicling the embattled fight between local Burbank cyclists and a group of vocal horseback riders who have pressured the city of Burbank to reverse a previous unanimous vote keeping the bridge open to the public.
The Broad’s first hosted special exhibition, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors–the first institutional survey to explore the celebrated Japanese artist’s immersive Infinity Mirror Rooms–will embark on the most significant North American tour of her work in nearly two decades, and The Broad will be the only California museum to host the exhibition when it comes to Los Angeles in 2017.
Setting aside the obvious ‘building’ vs.’vehicle’ distinction, the experience of modern cycling is very similar to the museum experience. The combination of physicality, mental challenge, and a factor of enjoyment are shared by both.
On Thursday, July 7th, Metro will launch their bike share program in Los Angeles with 65 bike stations and over 1,000 bicycles available to the public, with more being added throughout the summer. The company is making great steps to eliminate the necessity of cars.
This classic Malibu climb coils like a kingsnake gliding through coastal brush as it traces a route up-and-over the sandstone bluffs that hug the Pacific coast and connects PCH in Malibu to Mulholland Highway in Westlake Village.
The World Cycling League will be debuting in Southern California at the VELO Sports Center in Carson March 18-19, 2016. The WCL plans to make this TeamTrak event spectacular with televised coverage, and epic racing that will fall in line with their focus to reignite U.S. excitement for velodrome racing
A few months ago, MASH SF hosted the world premiere of their new video project in San Francisco. Since that time, we had been wondering when MASH would be bringing the party to Southern California. The time has arrived.
You may be seeing a few bright green bikes on the streets of Santa Monica this weekend, when the Breeze Bike Share program, presented by Hulu, kicks off their exciting launch with a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 12. The bike share program works like this: when you find and/or reserve a bike on the Social Bicycles mobile app, you will receive a pin code that is to be entered on the keypad lock on the bicycle.
Los Angeles holds the honor of hosting the largest community open-streets event in the United States, and this past month’s 5th anniversary of the event was no different. CicLAvia, a play on the South American tradition of closing streets to cars and only allowing human-powered traffic, brought out bicycles of all shapes and stripes. We saw the standard two wheel, the trusty three wheel, and of course the rare instance of one wheel. No human-powered mode of transportation was denied access, and we saw many paws on the road too. CicLAvia is THE example of how this type of event can be run successfully in a metropolis.
In response to this increasing interest in the availability of cycle clubs in the US, Rapha is set to launch a “…Los Angeles Cycle Club…next month” No word yet on the exact date and location, but we did find a job opening for a Rapha Cycle Club Assistant at Santa Monica location. It seems likely that they will set up the club inside – or near – Bike Effect in Santa Monica; the bike shop is often the starting location of Rapha Cycle Club Mobile Los Angeles group rides.
Dan Marker-Moore slices elements of his Los Angeles photographs to create one magical piece. He uses a technique called ‘Time-Slicing’. A time-sliced image is a montage of photographs taken over a period of time and then combined to create one cohesive image. As told to City Lab, Marker-Moore says of the process, “Nothing is really frustrating about the process. Going to a remote location high above the city and taking a long break to watch the sunset while the camera takes a picture is great.” His pieces capture the brightness and beauty of the colorful vibrations of Los Angeles.
Tom Smuts, a producer and writer on Mad Men and the Amazon Original Series Bosch, will be skipping his limo ride to the Emmys again this year, and instead will be cycling 17 miles to the event on September 20th.