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Alex Baum received the Golden Spoke Award

Hope everyone has had a wonderful Bike Week L.A. thus far! Day two of Bike Week marks the return of the annual Good Samaritan Hospital “Blessing of the Bicycles.” The event always draws a great crowd out, including bicyclists, elected officials, community leaders, and religious leaders to acknowledge fallen comrades and to wish bicyclists a safe and healthy year ahead. The Golden Spoke Award is also handed out during the event. This year’s award went to long time bicycle advocate and founding member of the Los Angeles Bicycle Advisory Committee, Alex Baum. LADOT Bikeways Engineer Tina Backstrom presented Alex with a representation of what will be a new bronze plaque on the soon to be re-dedicated Alex Baum bicycle bridge. More photos from today’s event below the fold, and on our Flickr page! Also, please vote for Good Samaritan Hospital as a Best of Downtown, in the hospital category: Go to www.goodsam.org and then click on the Best of Downtown ribbon. (more…)

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Update: Kick off event media location has changed to the USC Galen Center. Also, added map for the Expo/Mid-City Bike Ride on Wed. May 16th. The ride will start at 8:00 AM at the Expo Park/USC Expo Line Station.

Bike Week L.A.

It’s that time of year again! The 18th annual Bike Week L.A. will take place May 14 – 18. It’s a great opportunity to “show your pedal power” and to attend some fun bike events throughout the greater Los Angeles area. This year, we have a lot of great stuff to look forward to, including a kick off ceremony at the newly opened USC/Expo Park Expo Line Station, along with our usual favorites like the Good Samaritan Hospital’s Blessing of the Bicycles, and Bike to Work Day festivities including free rides, pit stops, and more! Follow us below the fold for a complete list of planned Bike Week festivities.

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