History of Co-ops and Civil Rights

Good article from Colorlines on the historical connection between cooperatives and civil rights movements.

“They pooled meager resources, doubled or in some cases tripled their influence, shared both the risk and the profits and gave each other a voice and a chance to get ahead.”

How Co-ops Helped Produce Foot Soldiers for Civil Rights

The Missing Piece: Protected Intersections

Check out this great video about how protected intersections (and protected bike lanes) keep people safe from “right hooks” and other collisions when biking or walking across intersections!  Hope to see these in LA soon!

YoCycle is moving to Sundays starting March 15th!

Start your Sunday mornings with sunshine, a relaxing bike ride, friends, and Yoga!

Starting March 15th YoCycle will happen on Sunday mornings instead of Wednesday evenings.

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Every Sunday

9:00 am: Meet at Valley Bikery

9:30 am: Ride

10:00 am: Yoga at Balboa Lake

11:00 am: Ride back to Valley Bikery

11:30 am: Namaste :)

Bring: A bike, a yoga mat or towel, comfortable clothing, water, snacks

Rain Cancels (any amount of rain)

Tour de Co-ops: Saturday March 29th

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Tour de Co-ops is almost here! A bike ride to explore LA’s awesome bike co-ops!

We will have two routes that both end at the party at Bicycle Kitchen.  The first will start at CSUN Bike Collective in Northridge, head over to Bikesan@s del Valle in Pacoima, ride down to Valley Bikery in Van Nuys and finally to the Bicycle Kitchen in Silverlake (with a stop at the Noho red line station if you don’t want to bike the whole way).

If you plan to start with us at the Bikery we will meet at 5pm and ride at 5:30.  We will have snacks and refeshments!

Tour de Co-ops NORTH Route

The second route will start at Bikerowave in Venice, then ride over to Bici Libre near downtown, then up to Bike Oven in Highland Park, and finally end at Bicycle Kitchen in Silverlake as well.

Tour de Co-ops SOUTH Route

You can join either route at any of the bike co-ops, so that you ride only as many miles as you want to.  Please note the meet-up times at each co-op.  The pace will be relaxed, and no riders will be left behind.

The afterparty at Bike Kitchen is sponsored by New Belgium Brewery and Comida No Bombas.  Enjoy good food, good beer, good music, and good people!  Meet cyclists from all over the city and learn about all 7 of LA’s bike co-ops!

Tour de Co-ops is Free and is also a Fundraiser!  Wait, what?  Yes, you may choose to register for the ride for $35 to help support your awesome local bike co-ops (we really need it to keep providing services!).

If you register you get lots of perks! Food at every co-op we stop at, dinner at the party, a New Belgium beer at the party, a T-shirt, and a raffle ticket!  And it will be cheaper than if you buy food, beer, a T-shirt individually the day of the event!  And anyway, where else can you get snacks, a workout, dinner, a drink, and a T-shirt all for $35!!

Register here: https://www.youcaring.com/tourdecoops

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Breaking Away

Wednesday Night Yo-Cycle will be joining forces to team up with LACBC’s event taking place this Wednesday 2/12: Breaking Away movie screening & Operation Firefly fundraiser!. We will be meeting at 6 p.m. and leaving at 6:30 to ride over down the orange line to the Laemmle theater in North Hollywood. Regular Yo-Cycle will continue next Wednesday.

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No YoCycle January 15th – Will be back next Wednesday

Yogis and Cyclists:

We will not be holding YoCycle this Wednesday 1/15 because our Yoga instructor will be out of town.  We’ll be back on as usual next Wednesday at 6:30 – hope to see you there!

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SOLD: Peugot road bike with Campagnolo wheels

We have a nice 62cm Peugot road bike with Campagnolo wheels at the Bikery!  If you’re tall and looking for a classic, high quality steel road bike you’re in luck!  The wheelset alone is worth $200, but this entire bike can be yours for $250.  All it needs is some bar-tape and it’s ready to ride!  Stop by and check it out, or email us if you have any questions.

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