This coming Sunday, the 16th, is the inaugural Los Angeles Bicycle Commuter Festival and Summit. The following press release details the event, and tickets can be bought here.
AIDS/Lifecycle and the Bicycle Culture Institute announce a day-long festival and summit to entertain, educate, connect and inspire bicycle commuting in Los Angeles.
festival environment to connect with rides, community groups and brands.
indoor and outdoor workshops on fun DIY beginner topics.
$10 tickets include panels, workshops, festival and healthy snacks.
Press conference at noon
Los Angeles, January 31, 2014 – Riding bikes is fun! AIDS/Lifecycle and the Bicycle Culture Institute bring together everyone you need to learn about rides, local groups, advocacy, staying safe and getting inspired. The festival is focused on connecting the most innovative and friendly cycling folks and teaching new bicyclists (or helping sport/recreational riders) learn the basics of riding for transportation.
We encourage everyone to bring friends and family; enjoy indoor and outdoor workshops, and two open air festival areas. Festival areas encourage talking directly with people representing local bike groups: from cicLAvia and the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition to L.A. Bike Trains and SoCal Cross; cycling brands BERN, Abus and Lezyne; local favorite commuter bike shops Orange 20, Flying Pigeon and many more.
“This festival is geared to anyone who isn’t yet confident about riding a bicycle in LA. But we’ve put together such an incredible roster of vendors, workshops and people that we know this will appeal to existing cycling communities – and that’s great because it gives us a chance to have fun together while learning about how to make the bicycle a desirable transportation choice,” says organizer Nona Varnado. “We’ve also worked with Good Eggs LA to make sure we’ve got healthy snacks including vegan and gluten free options.”
Tickets are only $10 and include full access to opening panel, workshops, both festival areas and light food/beverage. Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets (http://bicyclecommuterfestival.bpt.me/) in advance and at the box office. An amazing silent auction will allow attendees to bid on the coolest new 2014 bike stuff. Proceeds benefit the Bicycle Culture Institute’s work including L.A. Bike Trains.
12:00-12:45 Press Conference – festival areas open
1:00-1:45 Opening Panel
2:00-2:45 Workshops Round 1
2:45-3:30 Break: explore & “snack time!”
3:30-4:30 Workshops Round 2
5:00-6:00 Closing Remarks/ Raffle Winner announced
6:00-7:00 Party & Open festival