ProWalk/ProBike Long Beach Here We Come

ProWalk/ProBike 2012 logoWe’ve got our press pass to the 17th Pro Walk/Pro Bike conference taking place from September 10th to 13th in Long Beach – the region’s unlikely reigning capital of bike facilities. We’ll be no wallflower by the refreshment table. Instead we will prowl the corridors to talk to advocates, planners, engineers, officials, and public health professionals who create communities friendly to walking and cycling. And we won’t be wearing our Better Bike cap. Look for us in headphones on the hunt for some tape for an upcoming Bike Talk podcast. Continue reading

Are You a Bike Podcast Listener?

Do you tune into a favorite bike-related podcast to learn about sport, touring, the bike industry or bike culture? Is there a podcast you turn to for equipment information or tech how-to tips? We want to know for an upcoming show on our own Bike Talk (broadcast Saturdays from 10 am to noon on Kill Radio). We’ve been cruising though a bunch from around the country and we’ve already got our favorites, but we want to know what the crowd thinks. Let us know in the comments!

Where to Bike LA Authors on Bike Talk

Jon Riddle and Sarah Amelar on the air for Bike TalkWhere to Bike Los Angeles authors Sarah Amelar and Jon Riddle visited Kill Radio at Beverly & Vermont for this past weekend’s Bike Talk. Have a look at the show notes for the audio. Published just this year, Where to Bike LA is an essential cycling companion that folds 51 adult rides, 30 kids rides, and many must-see sights into a user-friendly, spiral bound volume just packed with great maps cover to cover. Have a look at the eye candy! Continue reading

Montebello Bicycle Coalition on Bike Talk

Montebello Bicycle Coalition in studio

Montebello Bicycle Coalition rocking the mic at Kill Radio’s Bike Talk!

We dropped by the Kill Radio studio this weekend to catch Montebello Bicycle Coalition rocking the mic for a Bastille Day edition of Bike Talk. The theme fit: MBC is bringing revolutionary change to this car-centric suburb in southeast Los Angeles County. Organizers Manual Zavala, Cynthia Cruz, Elsa Suzy Greno & Joel remind us that the faces of bike advocacy will be young and brown – a shift in the advocacy winds like a late-season Santa Ana gust from inland! Continue reading

Bike Talk Lives!

Kill Radio's doorBetter Bike dropped by the venerable Kill Radio studios today to chat up the guys behind Bike Talk, a veritable institution on the Los Angeles area bike scene. Every Saturday, Bike Talk founder Nicholas Richert and his on-air MC, Chicken Leather, rock the mic from 10 to noon from behind this very door. Ensconced in an not gracefully aging building at Beverly & Vermont, Kill Radio is the Los Angeles bike scene incarnate: bootstrapped, threadbare, and proudly worse for the wear. Yet not about to give up the ghost when there’s work to be done yet to wrench a bike-friendly region from the clutch of car-minded DOTs.

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Keepin’ It Real on LA’s Bike Talk

Bike Talk at work in studioKeeping it real on Kill Radio found me last week in a too-small space in a seen-better-days Koreatown building with Nicholas Richart, putting on tape another weekly installment of Bike Talk – the global platform for engaged bike folks here in the Southland. It’s required listening whether you listen live via Kill Radio on the web or catch the podcast later. Continue reading