Update on Planning Meeting, 9/22

Rudy Galindo from Culver City Public Works will be joining us Tuesday, 9/22 to provide real-time updates on the many bike-related projects. Hear the latest scoop – including the ATP grant application (now approved) for adding a 2-way cycle track on Eleneda, ask questions, get involved!

Please RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/495310480651520/

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CCBC Planning Meeting: 9/22

Our next CCBC planning meeting will be Tuesday, September 22 at Panera Bread, 6:30- 8:00 Bring a smile and a friend. There are some good things coming to Culver City and we should be right in the middle of it all. It’s time we took the CCBC to the next level!

CCBC Planning meeting

Time to get serious. Our next meeting is critical in our next steps forward:

  1. Strategize Culver City activity: Formation of a Bicycle Advisory Committee – BAC – (for real); Updating the Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan  – BPMP – (for real); Planning advocacy for Washington Blvd. (Downtown to the Metro Station) and the TOD at the Expo Station
  2. Selecting officers – This is critical. We need to be more organized in order to have a unified voice. The BAC, BPMP and Washington Blvd are going to happen and soon. If you are serious about wanting real change, then the CCBC needs your help. Please consider taking on a more active role so together, Culver City can be the bike friendly city we know it can be
  3. CicLAvia wrapupand thank you to Patrick and Michele
  4. Plan our next social activity(ride, party…?)

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Panera Bread, 10990 Jefferson, CC 90230

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Volunteer for the Los Angeles Bike and Ped Count

Los Angeles Bike and Ped Count Is Less than Two Weeks Away – Sign Up to Volunteer Today

The fourth biennial Los Angeles Bike and Ped Count, presented by AARP, is coming, and 57% of volunteer shifts are filled. Help us fill all 549 shifts at 180 locations by signing up for a 2-hour shift and spreading the word!

Join LACBC, Los Angeles WalksUCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, and other community partners to make sure that people on bikes and people on foot count by collecting data that will be used for years to come. Plus, volunteers get a snazzy limited edition bike + ped count t-shirt.

You can check locations near you on this updated MAP.

Please sign up HERE for a count location for one (or more!) of the following 2-hour shifts:

  • Wednesday, September 16, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Wednesday, September 16, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Volunteer trainings have already started, so be sure to sign up for one today. If you have any questions about the count, please email: count@la-bike.org.

Sign up to volunteer today and spread the word!

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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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