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Thanks to CicLAvia, today promises another great bicycling run through Koreatown, Westlake and the outer downtown Los Angeles neighborhoods.
If you want a real workout in Los Angeles, skip the yoga class or health club and bike along the hills of Echo Park.
Biking in LA has its challenges and perils, the lack of bicycle lanes among them. But that is changing with new bike lanes that opened last week in downtown Los Angeles.
Biking in LA has a definite highlight: the Los Angeles River Bike Path. Ornithologists are in for a treat.
Biking in LA may not be for the faint of heart, but is full of color and surprises for those who are brave enough to tackle the streets. The trick to bicycling in the City of Angels is to avoid streets that could leave you pancaked in the first place.
Los Angeles is not intuitively the most bike-friendly city, but there are plenty of workarounds. With my Altima spending the night at the mechanic’s in Echo Park, I had to bike to Beverly Hills for a networking event.
Judging by the turnout, today’s CicLAvia in Los Angeles was a success. Bikers young and old took to the streets, and they were joined by token pedestrians, roller skaters, and a few skateboarders.
LA’s second CicLAvia is this Sunday, April 10, from 10am to 3pm. The route starts in the “Hell-Mel” area of LA (Heliotrope and Melrose) and continues to downtown Los Angeles.
Most bicyclists ride because of recreation or exercise. Few rely on bikes for transportation because that is just not realistic in most rural or urban areas. And then you have a small but vocal cult of bicyclists who seem to forget that the rules of the road do not apply to them.
Located in the urban hipster neighborhood of what is becoming Hel/Mel (Melrose and Heliotrope), Bicycle Kitchen (La Bicicocina) is staffed by volunteers who work there a few hours each week to accomplish a few goals, including: 1) Help clueless people like me 2) Make Los Angeles a friendlier place for bicycle riding, which is a huge task.