Highlights from the Pizza Ride and CiclaValley!

Thanks to everyone who came to our Pizza ride yesterday and who stopped by our Free bike repair booth at CicLAvia last week!  We had a great time and hope you did too!  Here are some highlights.  For more pictures follow us on Instagram @lavalleybikery

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VIP parking in front of Nikki’s pizza

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“Everything we dough we dough it big”

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Animal Style/Pepperoni Pizza from Nikki’s Pizza

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Deliciousness from Padrino’s Pizza

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Refueling at Padrino’s Pizza

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Bikery volunteers at our CiclaValley repair booth at Noho hub

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And more volunteers helping keep your ride smooth throughout the day

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Pizza Ride Sunday!

The Pizza Ride is almost here!

The ride will start and end at MacLeod’s Brewery.  We will visit Nikki’s Pizza and Padrino’s Pizza and enjoy delicious free samples.  Meet at 11am.  Come hungry!

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Reseda Blvd to get LA’s first protected bike lanes this weekend

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Parking protected bike lane improvements coming to Reseda Boulevard. Diagram via SFMTA

Go check out Reseda blvd. between Plummer and Parthenia on your bike this weekend – it’s scheduled for a significant upgrade as part of Mayor Garcetti’s Great Streets Initiative.  The existing bike lanes will be replaced with protected bike lanes, also called cycle tracks.  The street will be resurfaced to reflect the changes between now and April 14th, culminating with a walking tour of Reseda Blvd. just before Garcetti’s State of the City address at the Valley Performing Arts Center at CSUN.  More details at Streetsblog.

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Reseda Boulevard plan configuration via LAGreatStreets Tumblr

 

Check us out at CiclaVALLEY!

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We are so excited for CicLAvia to come to the valley on Sunday March 21st!  We will have a Free bike maintenance booth at the Noho arts district hub, so stop by if you need a tube, some air, if you have a problem with your bike, or just to say hi :)  We will also have some sweet Bikery T-shirts and will be raffling off a brand new bike!  See you there!!

Pizza Ride March 29th!

ninja turtle pizza bikeJoin us on Sunday March 29th for a Pizza ride!  We will ride to three local pizzerias and enjoy delicious samples!  Meet at 11am at Lake Balboa (YoCycle spot).  More details coming soon!  Come hungry!

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FIRE SALE

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Valley Bikers:

We have a big announcement – after 4 years in Van Nuys we are closing our space.  We will be going mobile again, like in our early days.  We will do mobile bike clinics, bike rides, and events throughout the valley.  It is not feasible for us to continue to have a brick and mortar location, but we intend to continue to serve the valley bicycling community in other ways that are equally needed, if not more so.

We are moving everything out this weekend.  Most things will be given to other bike co-ops but we are also open to selling things at very low prices.  So come by and make us an offer!  See what you can get!  We’ll be there Saturday morning starting at 9:30 and will be in and out until around 4 or 5.  We may be there on Sunday too, depending on how Saturday goes.  Look for a message on our facebook for updates.

We would love to hear your thoughts about what you’d like to see as we change our focus.  What kind of bike rides or events do you want to go on?  What kind of support do you feel is most needed in the valley?

Hope to see you at the Bikery tomorrow!  And even more so we hope to see you at the next event!

Happy New Year from the Valley Bikery!

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Happy New Year everyone!  We hope you had a wonderful 2014, and we hope that in 2015 you find the sun on your face, the wind in your hair, and adventure just a pedal-stroke away!  We invite you to join us this coming year for bike rides, yoga, maintenance help, potlucks, baked treats, new friends, and new discoveries.

We also would like to remind you that we are 100% volunteer run, and would like to thank all the people who have helped make the Bikery a reality this year!  Clarke, our Monday mechanic of several years, Luis and Mark, our Tuesday mechanics and core volunteers since the very beginning, Alex, our very knowledgeable Sunday mechanic of the last couple years, Dora, Sunday volunteer and amazing pastry chef for our events the last couple years, Sharon, weekly YoCycle ride leader and instructor extraordinaire, Dennis, our brief but amazing Monday mechanic now bike touring the pacific coast, Junu, our computer guru who even made us a mobile app for volunteers, Ayla doing web outreach, event planning and fundraising, and our incredible shadow volunteers Michelle on Tuesdays, Jen, helping with event planning and fundraising, and Marci and Sondra just joining us with bike maintenance shifts and event planning!  Without all these incredible people nothing that we do would be possible!

We would also like to thank all of you who have come in to work on your bikes, come to events, and helped to create a fun and supportive biking community in the valley!  Thanks for your energy, your donations, and your support.  We hope we have been able to provide valuable resources and a good time.

If you would like to get more involved with the Bikery this year feel free to come to one of our monthly volunteer meetings.  Our next meeting is Wednesday, January 14th at 7:30 pm at Tres Hermanos Restaurant in Van Nuys.  We need all sorts of volunteers – some that are good at bike maintenance and some that have other skills like event planning, leading rides, fundraising, making art, and more – bring us your ideas and help make them happen.

And finally, we always need help keeping the lights on and the doors open.  Please donate here to help keep us in a brick and mortar location and to fund more events and programs.  All your donations are tax deductible as we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Special thanks to the Van Nuys neighborhood council for their generous donation this past year, and to those of you who have already donated money and/or time.

Happy New Year and keep riding!

Love the Valley Bikery :)

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