Friday, September 22

VIGIL FOR BICYCLIST KILLED BY HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER IN BEVERLY HILLS

VIGIL FOR BICYCLIST KILLED BY HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER IN BEVERLY HILLS
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Ilia Pankin, a 23-year-old avid cyclist, former Downtown LA messenger, and employee at Performance Bikes in Santa Monica, died Monday night of injuries he suffered in a hit-and-run accident. The accident occurred at Santa Monica and Wilshire boulevards, where witnesses told police that a large, dark-colored SUV struck Pankin. The suspect turned himself in late Tuesday afternoon. No further details have been released by the police. Read more.
A memorial ride is being organized by Ilia's friends and family and will be held this Friday night, 9/22, at 9pm at the intersection of Santa Monica & Wilshire. Anyone on a bicycle is welcome. Please have lights and helmets, and feel free to bring candles and lighters for the fountain memorial. Riders from Bike Oven and CICLE will ghost ride a bike in Ilia's honor. Satellite groups will meet and ride to this event together:
* Santa Monica: Performance Bikes (5th & Broadway), 8pm
* Downtown LA: Bridge between 3rd & 5th on Flower, 7pm
* Midtown: Wilshire & Western, 8pm

Thursday, September 21

2nd Annual Whirly Girls Ice Cream Social!!!


A.k.a. City of Angels Ladies' Bicycling Association, this ride is timed to end at the Bike Now "Life Can Be So Car-Free" event on Saturday, September 30th. Meet at Scoops at 2pm!

Tuesday, September 19

IAAL•MAF Inauguratational Ride - September 28

As you may know (and if ya don't where ya been?) the IAAL•MAF is a ruthless and legendary bike gang that has been terrorizing the streets of LA for months! We have locked down deadsexy rides several times a week but out of the goodness of our evil hearts have decided to open up the last Thursday of the month ride to anyone who wants to join us. Thursday, September 28th will be the first of these invitational rides.



Start: Factory Place
End: Joy Mart in Little Tokyo

Route (via Google Maps)
Mileage: 18 miles.

*Our Thursday rides usually start at 8:00PM but it's been requested that this one start a little earlier. We're going to say 7:30PM but we'll be gone for sure by 8:00PM so if you want to join us, aim to be at the starting point before 7:30PM.