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'Blessing of the Bicycles' Sends Angels to L.A. Bike Lanes

Religious leaders blessed L.A. cyclists at the 10th annual Blessing of the Bicycles today

Water from the L.A. River, blessed and sprinkled freely by an Episcopal priest, blessed some 40 cyclists at Good Samaritan Hospital's 10th annual Blessing of the Bicycles Tuesday morning.

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The Rules Of: Riding a Bike

Six steps toward biking while broke.

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Get out of your car and ride your bike in the 2 Mile Challenge. CLIF Bar will donate $1 for every trip you log to bike nonprofits, up to $100,000.

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Los Angeles' Lowrider Bike Club Is More Than Chrome and Rims

A lowrider bike club promotes healthy living and education in low-income communities

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"There ain’t nothing like riding on a lowrider bike," says William Holloway, the almost 60-year-old president of the Real Rydaz, Los Angeles' only lowrider bike club. The bikes stand out from the average beach cruiser: what makes a bike a lowrider is how low the frame can go before the pedals touch the ground. Some lowrider bikes only sit two or three inches from the street. The owners put a lot of effort into making them traffic-stoppers, with fancy paint jobs and mirrors, twisted chrome and spinning rims. (See the bikes in action here.)

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Happy Bike Week, L.A! Bike from Work (to Beer) on Thursday

It's Bike Week here in Los Angeles. Among the activities: a bike from work event at Angel City Brewing with GOOD LA.



It's Bike Week here in Los Angeles which means there's no better time to strap on that helmet, squeeze into some Spandex, and try out a few of L.A.'s new bike lanes. But this week also serves as a perfect mid-month check-in for our 30-day GOOD Challenge to stop driving so damn much. With only 15 days of May to go, can you find ways to bike, walk, or take transit instead of driving?

To keep you motivated, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition has plenty of two-wheeled activities happening all week (as part of a bigger roster of activities happening all month, in fact). From Tuesday morning's Blessing of the Bicycles at Good Samaritan Hospital to a Wednesday morning ride through downtown (meet at Union Station at 8:00 a.m.), there are lots of ways to show your support for biking in L.A. Plus, Thursday is Bike to Work Day, and if you pledge to ride to work online you can be entered to win prizes like an REI cyclist kit or a gift card to Target.

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