Thursday Bike News – 7 June 2012

Posted on 06/07/2012


> Really beautiful video of Real Rydaz Low Rider Bike Club above. See them up close on July 1st – info below!

> Really worthwhile critique of mandatory helmet laws at Streetsblog NYC. If helmets discourage cycling, then they don’t

> Bike lanes are really on the way on Los Angeles Street in downtown Los Angeles. Existing lane markings have been scraped/erased, and little plastic L-shaped thingies herald the arrival of the great new lanes… which, let’s see, are some kind of historic first… perhaps the first two-way bike lanes in L.A.’s Civic Center… and/or the first bike lanes to reach L.A.’s Union Station. Proof: this meager night-time cellphone photo. More downtown L.A. bike lane info here.

Lots o’ events coming up:

> Tonight – Thursday June 7th 2012 – is Bike Night at the Hammer. That’s the Hammer Art Museum, as opposed to the thing that you pound nails with. Lots of excellent bikey stuff, and, well, a screening of the movie Quicksilver, too. I plan to ride to the Hammer with a group departing from Wilshire/Western at 6pm.

> This Sunday June 10th 2012 is the L.A. County Bicycle Coalition’s River Ride. Great event – lots of distances to choose from. Zevweb quotes Bikas’ Joe Linton in their River Ride coverageFacebook event here.

updated > Sunday June 17th 2012 RideSouthLA rides Augustus Hawkins Natural Park to Watts Towers! Facebook event here.

> Ride with the Real Rydaz on Sunday July 1st 2012 at We Are Responsible People’s free Peace, Love and Family ride. Facebook event here.

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