Thursday, June 25, 2009

new 'sharrows' in belmont shore

Hello CSU Long Beach Cyclists!
We want to urge all members and friends of cycling to come out on this Saturday the 27th of June to experience the latest high profile improvement in bicycle facilities in Long Beach for quite some time.

The shared lane markings, or 'Sharrows' will be unveiled at 10:00 am at Polly's Gourmet Coffee located at 4606 E. 2nd Street. Ride in the lane, like we have a right to, and see the Sharrows announce to all roadway users that we are riding where we belong, Bikes Belong!

Come celebrate, spend some money and show merchants how happy we are to shop where we are respected and valued as normal people using our bikes to enjoy where we live, work and play.

The Long Beach Cyclists played an important roll in helping to make sure that this lane marking was placed correctly and will be effective in helping cyclists to be recognized as legitimate users of our roads and streets.

Additionaly, we have also helped to document use patterns before the markings were applied so that later we can determine the effects on encouraging motorist and cyclist safe driving behaviors. Long Beach Cyclists are working with the City of Long Beach to help it achieve the goal of being the most bicycle friendly place in North America.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

CAR-FREE FRIDAYS!!! (1st fri of every month)

i know we don't need an excuse to get on our bikes
but some odd people out there do.
so the city's come up with this deal called Car-Free Fridays.
basically what happens is you ride your bike to one of these restaurant destinations and you get a discount (up to 20% off). how cool is that? perty cool, i know.

here's a list of the places to check out and what they offer:
at last café (15% off)
bouchee's bistro (free mixed green salad w/$5+ purchase)
buono's authentic pizzeria (15% off, including alcohol)
california pizza kitchen (20% off*)
cisco's burgers (15% off*)
creama café (15% off*)
george's greek café (10% off*)
gladstone's (15% off*)
ice cream & yogurt on the boardwalk ($1 off $4+ purchase)
it's a grind (free 16oz coffee w/grilled panini)
johnny rocket's (20% off*)
pizza pi (20% off*)
springbok bar & grill (lunch specials $9 - $10)
the funnel house ($1 off $4+ purchase)
utopia restaurant (20% off*)
*not including alcohol

new restaurants will be added to the list as they hop onto the bandwagon. so check out for the most current list and updated discount information.

do you know a place that offers discounts for cyclists already and didn't need any special prodding? mention them in comments to this blog. or eMail us ( so we can mention them.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Great Article

You can read about the state of cycling in Long Beach in a new article in "The District." It even includes a quote from the Godfather himself, Kevin Flaherty.

Check it out:
The District: "Flat Tired"

Bike Sale

There's going to be a garage sale for bikes on Saturday, June 13th.

Here's the details:

Bike Garage Sale
2404 2nd St.
June 13th

Come by with any bike stuff you are interested in selling/swapping

Soul Motion, Downtown, June 28th 4 - 10pm

FREE BIKE valet/parking courtesy LB & CSULB Cyclists!!! oh yes, i've seen it.

this is a free outdoor concert to be held downtown Long Beach at the intersection of Pine Ave & Broadway on Sunday, June 28th between the hours of 4pm and 10pm.
check out the link SAM
fingerprints, schooled by song, the dlba and the rda are helping make this happen.