From Metro’s The Source:
Metro is leading a regional effort to develop a user-friendly bikeshare system to increase transportation choices for people traveling to and from transit stations and making short trips. The program will provide a fleet of bicycles that can be borrowed from strategically placed bikeshare stations.
Metro is currently studying station locations in the Regional Bikeshare Implementation Plan and seeking input on areas identified for Phase 1 implementation: downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach, Pasadena and Santa Monica.
Metro has proposed a number of initial launch stations. Let them know what you think of these locations by clicking ‘like’ or leaving a comment. If you know of a great spot for a bikeshare station, pin it on the map.
With your help, Los Angeles County will be one step closer to a regional bikeshare system. Please visit the interactive map to make your station suggestions. Input will be accepted through September 8. For more information or to provide feedback, send an email to Bikeshare@metro.net.
Come join us on Sunday, June 29th for the 2nd anniversary of the sweetest ride in town! We will stop by a few local bakeries and sweet shops for some delicious samples!
Meet: 10:00a.m. @ The Valley Bikery
Ride: 10:30 a.m.
This is a family friendly ride and is open to the whole community. Samples at the local shops are free, and we will also have some homemade baked goods for sale at the Bikery to do some fundraising.
If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering as a ride leader please contact, Sharon at 818-912-3895 or Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you on Sunday!
We have some great news to share – A craft brewery is opening just down the street from the Bikery!! They are called MacLeod Ale Brewery and their grand opening is Sunday June 22nd right after YoCycle! So after we do some relaxing detox yoga at the park we will bike over to MacLeod’s party where we will enjoy even more relaxing retox.
AND – As you know the world cup is in full swing and our YoCycle instructor Sharon’s favorite teams are playing tomorrow – Portugal and USA! So you are welcome to wear a soccer jersey to YoCycle just for kicks (ahhhh see what I did there…)
See you tomorrow for YoBeerSoccerCycle! :)
After a one week break YoCycle will be back every Sunday morning! This Sunday June 8th we will have a substitute instructor, Ayla, and Sharon will be back next week. See you there!
9:00 – Meet at the Bikery
9:30 – Ride to Lake Balboa
10:00 – Yoga class
11:00 – Ride back to the Bikery
11:30 – Namaste
Car Free SFV is this Sunday May 4th
Join us to celebrate biking and walking in the valley!
Early Morning Yoga
(no mat required) with YoCycle’s fabulous instructor Sharon Porat!
Time: 8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Place: LA River Greenway at Valleyheart Drive and Radford Avenue in Studio City, two blocks north of the Studio City Farmer’s Market.
May The Forest Be With You Bike Ride
Meet and Register: 9:30 a.m
Ride: 10:00 a.m.
Start location: LA River Greenway at Valleyheart Drive and Radford Avenue in Studio City, two blocks north of the Studio City Farmer’s Market.
14 mile ride on bike lanes and bike paths (riders must be over 10).
First stop: Orange Line Busway, where Metro will have a demo bus so riders can learn how to put a bike on the bus. A solar company will also promote solar energy options.
Second stop: The Valley Bikery!
The ride will end with a raffle of some great prizes!
Car Free SFV Special Promotions:
Show your TAP card or your Car Free SFV sticker (you’ll get it when you register for the ride or scavenger hunt) to get the following special promotions from businesses on May 4:
Tuning Fork Gastropub – 25% off all food
California Pizza Kitchen (Studio City) – free small plate with $10 minimum order
The Counter Studio City – 10% off
ChinChin (Studio City) – 15% off
Studio Cycle Company – 15% off
Road Runner Sports Studio City – 10% off (VIPs receive an extra 15% if they can show they are car-free)
Big Sugar Bakeshop – free cookie
Peet’s Coffee & Tea (Studio City) – free small coffee
Pledge to go Car-free or Car-light on May 4th here!
Car Free San Fernando Valley is a collaborative event sponsored by non-profit organizations, local businesses, schools, and local government to empower the community to go Car-Free (or even car-light) just for a day.
By choosing to walk, bike, carpool, or take public transit on May 4th, you will see how easy it is to use alternative transportation and how enjoyable it is to minimize traffic congestion.
It’s almost here! Ride to LA’s bike co-ops and party at the Bike Kitchen in Silverlake! Here are the meet-up times for the valley ride:
We will have Noah’s Bagels and Jamba Juice for you at the Bikery stop at 5pm!
Here are the meet-up times for the Westside/downtown/highland park ride:
If you register for the ride in advance you will get refreshments at the rest stops on the ride, dinner and a beer at the party, raffle tickets, and a Tour de Co-ops T-shirt (first 50 people to register get a T-shirt) all for $35! If you register the day of the ride it will cost $45.
You do not have to register for the ride, but if you register you will get lots of delicious perks and will support the important work of your local bike co-0ps! :)