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Bici Digna and Bici Libre – TOGETHER FOREVER!!

Well, who knows about forever.

BUT – Bici Digna and Bici Libre have joined forces to bring you the ultimate in bike cooperative awesomeness! Bici Digna is no longer at the space in downtown, but stop on by Bici Libre at 1205 W. 6th St, Monday through Friday from 12-7pm and Saturday from 12-5pm! We’re right across the street from Good Samaritan Hospital.

Please like Bici Libre on Facebook for updates on workshops, rides, and ultimate coolness!

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Bici Grafica – An All-in-One Bicycle Experience!

Join us on Saturday, December 3rd for a bikey day!  Solidarity Ink will be hosting a workshop that will allow participants to create their very own bicycle-themed design and learn how to silkscreen the design on posters and t-shirts instructed by Solidarity Ink.
Participants will also get a chance to learn about bicycle safety and rules of the road by a City of Lights workshop, and will get some maintenance tips and a hands-on tire repair workshop by La Bici Digna!
Sat, Dec 3rd from 12pm-5pm
$20 per person, ages 12+
Space is limited, so please RSVP toSolidarityInk@gmail.com.

Mobile Bike Repair Workshops Coming Up!

Yo! There are a couple mobile bike repair workshops happening in the next few weeks. Make sure to mark your calendars if your bike needs some lovin’:

Saturday, November 19th 9am-2pm, Hippie Kitchen – 821 E 6th St, LA CA

Saturday, November 26th 9am-2pm, Casa Papalut – 3201 Maple Ave, LA CA

As always, these workshops are free and open to the public, and donations are much appreciated to help keep these things going.  See you there!

Bici Digna featured in El Pasajero!

Agustin Duran from Metro’s Spanish language blog, El Pasajero, visited Bici Digna, and then he wrote about it!  Check out the piece online!

Community Bike Repair Workshop Tomorrow at the Hippie Kitchen

Join us tomorrow and participate in our workshop!  Learn how to repair your bike for free at the Bici Digna mobile bike repair workshop on Saturday November 12 from 9am-12pm.

821 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA

We’ll be accepting donations and bike parts at the workshop.

For more information about the Hippie Kitchen, please visit their website: http://lacatholicworker.org/visiting-and-volunteering/soup-kitchen

 

Brake and Gear Adjustment Workshop!

On Saturday, October 1st, join Bici Digna at the CARECEN Day Labor center for a mobile bicycle workshop that will show you how to adjust your brakes and gears!  You know, for maximum bike-awesomeness.

Every first Saturday of the month, Bici Dignarios hit up the day labor center near Wilshire and  Union for a free mobile bicycle workshop.  Bring your bike, your ganas, and your good vibes.  Bici Digna will be doing minor bicycle repairs for free, and for this upcoming workshop, we’ll also be showing you how to adjust your brakes and gears so you can do that on your own!  Isn’t that cool?

So join us, Saturday, October 1st from 8am to 12pm. 1600 Shatto St, LA CA 90017.

This workshop is made possible by a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services through the Los Angeles County Department of Health.

Bike Repair Workshop at the Hippie Kitchen

This Saturday, join Bici Dignarios as they do some minor bicycle repairs at the Los Angeles Catholic Worker Soup Kitchen – AKA The Hippie Kitchen!  If you’ve been meaning to get that weird sound your rim makes checked out, well here’s your chance.

If your bike doesn’t need any repairs, well come on down anyway and help out.  We’re always looking for some good volunteers.

Saturday, September 17 from 8am-12pm, 821 East 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021-1015.  Call Leo at (323) 384-0027 for more info for this mobile workshop.

See you there!

 

Some post-summer updates!

Bici Digna has been busy!  Too busy to post good updates on this blog, but let’s try to remedy that today.

Bici Dignario Rafa (left) helping someone fix their bike at Lafayette Park. Photo by Brenda Yancor.

Bici Dignarios just wrapped up their stint at Lafayette Park, where they were hosting mobile workshops every Thursday from 7-9pm  in conjunction with the Summer Night Lights program, a gang reduction and prevention program that kept parks open until midnight during the summer.  Last Thursday, September 3rd, was the last Thursday of the program.  Bici Dignarios raffled off two bicycles to some happy park-goers, fixed up some bikes, and even changed the trucks and wheels on a skateboard.

A special thanks to all those who showed up to help and support Bici Digna during these workshops.  It’s always nice when you all come hang out with us!

Another night, another fixed bike. Photo by Brenda Yancor.

More than two months ago (yikes, really  been lagging it on the blog updates), Bici Digna and Córazon del Pueblo had their first Solidarity Ride!

Bici Dignarios and folks from Córazon del Pueblo at MacArthur Park during the Solidarity Ride. Photo by Kevin Rhone.

We rode from Hollenbeck Park in Boyle Heights to MacArthur Park, chilled out for a bit and got to know each other, then headed back to Hollenbeck for some yummy yummy food and some quality time with the Eastside Drum Circle.

Back at Hollenbeck Park with the Eastside Drum Circle. Photo by Kevin Rhone.

We had a great turn out, a chill ride, cool people and some free bikes that Bici Dignarios raffled off!

Raffling off bikes, because we can. Photo by Brenda Yancor.

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported Bici Digna, Córazon del Pueblo, and the communities we serve.

Let’s do it again sometime, yeah?

Photo by Skira Martinez.

City of Lights September Newsletter!

Hey all, check out this link on the City of Lights blog for the September Newsletter to check out upcoming events, news, and general info on what City of Lights, Bici Digna’s parent organization, is up to!

This Saturday: Learn how to patch a bicycle tube!

Hey folks, this Saturday from 8am-12pm, Bici Digna will  be having a mobile workshop at the CARECEN Day Labor Center.  Thanks to a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services through the Los Angeles County Department of Health, Bici Digna is partnering up with CICLE to teach people how to patch a flat.

It sucks being stranded with your bike and a flat tire, especially when it’s something you can learn how to fix this Saturday!

So come on over, we’ll see you there!

CARECEN Day Labor Center, 1600 Shatto St, LA CA

Saturday, August 6, 8am-12pm

Bici Digna volunteer Rafa (left) helping someone repair their bike at the CARECEN Day Labor Center during a mobile workshop.