Bike + Run

A user’s guide to breaking a sweat in Los Angeles

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    • Get Rolling

    • Mountain Mecca

      Mountain Mecca

      Crisscross 1,000-year-old trails carved out by the Chumash tribe

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    • Ocean View

      Ocean View

      Cliff-top aeries instill a coastal attitude

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    • Canyon Way

      Canyon Way

      A cold war relic guides you to a secluded valley

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    • The Slow Lane

      The Slow Lane

      No need to worry about bad drivers on these four bike-friendly routes

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    • What to Know
    • bicyclists in blue

      Bicyclists in Blue

      Los Angeles has up to 250 active bike cops, with 1,500 more officers certified by the LAPD. Sergeant David Krummer is the acting liaison to the cycling community

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    • Random Bike Laws

      Random Bike Laws

      We read the fine print so you don’t have to

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    • Safety First

      Safety First

      Dan Dabek, executive director of the Los Angeles bicycle education group C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange), offers some advice for safe biking in the city

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    • the lung and the restless

      The Lung and the Restless

      An expert explains why L.A.’s air quality shouldn’t spoil your workout

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    •  Why to Ride

      Why to Ride

      Biking to work fattens your wallet and slims you down. It’s also easier than you think

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    • Pack Mentality

      Pack Mentality

      Every morning of the week, in every part of the city, organized groups of road cyclists roll out in brightly colored convoys. From the Filipino-flavored Adobo Velo to the gay-friendly Different Spokes, there’s a club for all styles and skill levels

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    • What to Buy
    • a new breed

      A New Breed

      The Trek Soho Deluxe isn’t your average two-wheeler

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    •  gear shift

      Gear Shift

      Underfoot, on a wrist, or beneath a weary hamstring, sometimes a nifty gadget lends support

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    • Plus
    • Hollywood Behind Handlebars

      Hollywood Behind Handlebars

      Hitting the trail with yesteryear’s celebrity cyclists

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    • So Long, Training Wheels

      So Long, Training Wheels

      Tips to make your child’s first ride stress-free

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    • Get Running

    • Step 1

      Step 1

      Get off the couch

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    • step 2

      Step 2

      Get some shoes

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    • step 3

      Step 3

      Get some support

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    • step 4

      Step 4

      Get on track

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    • step 5

      Step 5

      Get down, dawg

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    • step 6

      Step 6

      Get ready to race

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