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For more awkward family photos, check out the new exhibit at the CA Heritage Museum. http://www.santamonicanext.org/awkward-california-heritage-museum-hosts-a-collection-of-family-photos-gone-awry/

Malcolm Dougherty, who manages the largest state department of transportation in the United States, encourages his workers to “consider swapping out your car trip for a bike ride” for Bike to Work Month in May.”

Via @cyclelicious: http://www.cyclelicio.us/2014/caltrans-director-malcolm-dougherty-rides-a-bicycle/

Rail L.A. and la2050 present “Expo Explorers” on April 27. Get more details, here: http://la.streetsblog.org/2014/04/14/railla-presents-expo-explorers/

Rail L.A. and la2050 present “Expo Explorers” on April 27. Get more details, here: http://la.streetsblog.org/2014/04/14/railla-presents-expo-explorers/

Read about Long Beach’s first Crit Race, the @wolfpackHustle Shoreline Crit at @longbeachize http://www.longbeachize.com/the-shoreline-crit-long-beachs-inaugural-wolfpack-hustle-criterium

Read about Long Beach’s first Crit Race, the @wolfpackHustle Shoreline Crit at @longbeachize http://www.longbeachize.com/the-shoreline-crit-long-beachs-inaugural-wolfpack-hustle-criterium

A brief overview of Shore Line Drive is part of the “Waterfront Racetrack for Everyone” on Long Beachize yesterday. The rest of the story is here: http://www.longbeachize.com/waterfront-racetrack-for-everyone

A brief overview of Shore Line Drive is part of the “Waterfront Racetrack for Everyone” on Long Beachize yesterday. The rest of the story is here: http://www.longbeachize.com/waterfront-racetrack-for-everyone

Apr 9

As a long time resident and former elected official in the city, I feel that the crackdown against Critical Mass was one of Santa Monica’s most shameful moments, reflecting the opposite of what I believe Santa Monica is about and should have been promoting - a more free-flowing mutual co-existence of cyclists and other users of our public streets.

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Former Santa Monica Mayor Mike Feinstein on the Santa Monica Next article on “Throwback Thursday” Santa Monica Critical Mass.

More from Mike on CM: http://www.laweekly.com/2007-10-25/news/bike-dislike/

Apr 8

Two images from last week’s LongBeachIze article: A Marine and his bike.

http://www.longbeachize.com/over-4800-miles-cross-country-on-bike-double-amputee-marine-makes-pitstop-in-long-beach

Apr 7

This was my first CicLAvia and I thought it was amazing. I was blown away. Not only by the seemingly hands off organization and the friendliness of fellow participants, but by how much the city transforms when six miles of boulevard is free of cars. Los Angeles, a city to which I commonly feel is inhumane (for its scale and service to cars), suddenly became a human city. Imagine what could happen if there were more shared spaces like plazas, permanent bike boulevards, and freeway cap parks.

- This quote defines CicLAvia. From today’s “open thread on CicLAvia IX" at SBLA.

Apr 4
If you have Instagram, join the @newbelgium photohunt on Sunday. Proceeds benefit @LACBC and @CICLEORG

If you have Instagram, join the @newbelgium photohunt on Sunday. Proceeds benefit @LACBC and @CICLEORG

Apr 3

Pictures from Santa Monica Next’s “Throwback Thursday” look at Santa Monica Critical Mass. Pics 1 and 4 by Alex Thompson. The others by Gary Kavanagh. Read the article, here: http://www.santamonicanext.org/throwback-thursday-santa-monica-critical-mass/