Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Well can you believe the big day for the Acura LA Bike Tour is tomorrow morning? Now it's time for you to make sure everything is double checked and in order. Get your packet today because you won't be able to pick it up in the morning. The start is 5am so you should try to plan on getting to the start at 3:30. There are so many people doing this and you don't want to be in a rush that extra time will go very quickly. Make sure you're bike is in perfect working order and the tires pumped up. It'll be cool out tomorrow morning and you might be standing at the start a little while so you want to dress warm but layer since you'll warm up on the ride. Make sure to get your water bottles and any food/energy bars packed up with your helmet and other cycling gear by tonight. Sure the start is early but the experience of having open LA roads to you on a bicycle ride while watching the sun rise is priceless. Be safe and have fun!
Bike Fit Specialist
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
USC Campus: fee is $10/vehicle; lot opens at 3am
Directions: Exit 110 Harbor Freeway at Exposition Blvd. Proceed west to Figueroa and turn right. Proceed north to Jefferson and enter parking lots on the left. Or proceed west after McClintock enter parking lots on the left or turn left on Vermont and enter parking lots on your left.
Exposition Park: fee is $10/vehicle; lot opens at 3am
Directions: Exit 110 Harbor Freeway 110 at Martin Luther King Blvd and proceeds west to Menlo and turn right entering parking lots on the left.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Anytime we ride our bicycles outside safety is a concern and priority. For the Acura LA Bike Tour the roads will be closed off to car traffic and because of that the roads you will be on will be so much safer to ride. Riding safely is still a priority. There will be plenty of other riders out there with you and at the start it will be dark. Make sure that when you are riding not to make sudden changes in direction or brake without warning. If you have to pull off to one side of the road or the other just take a look over your shoulder to see if anyone is coming up quickly behind you. If you need to stop try to stop along the side of the road but also even with gradually slowing down call out saying "stopping". This will give the riders behind you a heads up on what you are doing. Having a basic bicycle headlight and bright colored clothing can also help. Be safe, be smart and have fun out there.
Bike Fit Specialist
Monday, May 11, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
The Santa Monica Classic was last Sunday, and once again runners were treated to a great course, cool shirts and perfect weather. One thing that was also kind of cool was the bike valet provided by the LA County Bicycle Coalition. I think we took around 75 cars off the road and gave runners the convenience to park their bikes next to registration and the start. I encourage promoters to use this service!!