Free Bike Safety Classes

Throughout the summer of 2015, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition is offering a series of FREE bicycle safety classes. Funding for this program is provided by Metro through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

For more information and to register visit: la-bike.org/bicyclesafetyclasses

There are three different classes being offered:

  1. “Basic Bicycling Skills”
  2. “Street Cycling Skills” (TS101-A) – Session A
  3. “Street Cycling Skills” (TS101-B) – Session B

All classes are taught by trained League Cycling Instructors (LCIs). These classes are for adults and youth who are at least 14 years old. Minors must be accompanied by their parent or an adult guardian.

“BASIC BICYCLING SKILLS”

This class is a 2-hour workshop and is an abbreviated version of “Street Cycling Skills” Session A (it is NOT a substitute for the Session A class for those who want to take the Session B class).  This class covers bicyclist rules of the road, basic principles of bicycling in traffic, common hazards encountered by bicyclists and how to deal with them, simple steps to ensure your bike is in good condition, and proper helmet fit and adjustment. This is a classroom only workshop. No bicycle is needed for this class. Students will be enrolled on a first-come first-served basis. This class is limited to 24 students. All participants will receive materials, a helmet, and lights at the end of the class.

“STREET CYCLING SKILLS” (TS101-A) Session A

This class covers bicyclist rules of the road, basic principles of bicycling in traffic, lane positioning, destination positioning, common hazards encountered by bicyclists and how to deal with them, simple steps to ensure your bike is in good condition, and proper helmet fit and adjustment. This is a classroom only workshop. No bicycle is needed for this class. This class is 4 hours long. You must take “Street Cycling Skills” Session A before you can take “Street Cycling Skills” Session B. Students will be enrolled on a first-come first-served basis. This class is limited to 24 students. All participants will receive materials, a helmet, and lights at the end of the class.

“STREET CYCLING SKILLS” (TS101-B) Session B

This class is conducted entirely outdoors, on bicycles. Participants will need to bring a bike in good working condition along with the helmet they were issued in Session A. Fixed gear bikes are not recommended and fixed gear bikes without a handbrake will not be permitted. In this class, participants will learn bicycling handling skills, including emergency maneuvers. Using the principles taught in Session A, participants will ride on public roads with instructors who will help participants put what they’ve learned into practice, on the street. This class is 4 hours long. You must take “Street Cycling Skills” Session A before you can take “Street Cycling Skills” Session B. Students will be enrolled on a first-come first-served basis. This class is limited to 12 students.

For more information and to register visit: la-bike.org/bicyclesafetyclasses

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CicLAvia Bike Valet: Volunteers Needed

CCBC Will be hosting the bike valet at the CicLAvia, August 9 and we need your help!

CicLAvia – Culver City meets Venice Beach – is going to be huge! It’s the biggest open streets event in LA, bringing 100,00 people through Culver City as they explore the route by bike, foot, scooter… anything but a car. The Bike Valet is a great opportunity for CCBC to serve the community and reach new members, but we need your help to make it successful.

Please check out the sign up sheet and pick a slot that’s convenient for you. Bring friends and family too. Time spent helping counts for community service hours, so be sure to spread the word.

Note: All volunteers will get a brand new CCBC t-shirt!

To volunteer, visit our online registration page: HERE

CicLAvia
Sunday, August 9
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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CCBC Planning Meeting

Join us Friday, June 19 for our (ir)regular planning session. Lots of stuff to discuss:

  1. River Ride We need volunteers to help out at the Local Chapter booth at this annual event.
  2. CicLAvia. This is going to be this Summer’s biggest bike party and we need to fill some crucial spots. It’s time for the CBC to shine.
  3. Summer bash. We need to have some fun. So lets plan something special. All ideas are welcome.

Details:

Friday June 19

7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

The Conservatory for Coffee and Tea

10117 Washington Blvd., Culver City 90232

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Culver City Bike Counts: Volunteers Needed!

It’s that time of year again!

The city of Culver City is conducting its annual bike count. This is our opportunity to find out how much progress we have made. The information gathered in the count is invaluable for pursuing future grant opportunities. So if you want our city to become more bike friendly with more bike lanes, cycle tracks or even an improved Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan, we need your help NOW . The dates are Sat. May 16th Noon to 2pm and Tues. May 19 From 7-9 am and 4-6pm. The sign up form is here:

http://goo.gl/forms/gwLF1CHXMu

Even if you can’t help with the count, please offer suggestions of intersections where it would be good to conduct the count. You can do that on the form as well. Please also pass this on to any other interested parties that can help.

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Holiday Pot Luck

Happy Holidays!

Join us as we ring in the season with style, spreading the warmth of the holidays face-to-face and bike-to-bike! Come party with us as we rock and ROLL the holiday season!

The party starts at Downtown Culver City’s Tree Lighting Ceremony and then moves to Chez Batteate for a potluck extravaganza.

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Tree Lighting: 6-8 p.m.
Potluck: 8 – 10 p.m.
9057 Poinsettia Court, 90232

Free Bike Valet at Tree Lighting
Raffle and gifts at the Potluck!

Be sure to bring a tasty treat or beverage to share

RSVP for the potluck here: https://www.facebook.com/events/904223376262243/

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CCBC Hosts Creek Cleanup SIte

Saturday, is Coastal Cleanup Day, the largest one day volunteer event in the world!

Join us along Ballona Creek as we host a work station and do our part to keep Ballona Creek clean.

We’ll be at the Duquesne entrance on Ballona Creek from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Stop by, say hi, grab a bag and lend a hand. We need people to help with the cleanup and help at the check in table. No reservation required, just stop in.

Cyclists: The Creek Path is one of our most precious resources, so delay your weekend ride for 30 minutes and lend a hand. Even if you can’t stop, please slow down at the entrance and thank the volunteers for their efforts.

Saturday, September 20
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Duquesne entrance to Ballona Creek

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CCBC Meet & Greet

Thursday, 9/18, 6-8 p.m.

It’s been way too long since we’ve heard from our CCBC peeps. So stop riding for a bit and join us at Kay ‘n Dave’s in Culver City for a free night of food, fun, laughter and prizes too!

Kay ‘n Dave’s is known as one of the most family-friendly restaurants in town so bring your better half and all the halflings too. Everyone gets a free entree, drink and raffle ticket – on us.

Tacos, salads, conversation and more. We want to see you there!

Kay ‘n Daves, 6341 Culver Blvd., Culver City, 90232 MAP

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