Dia de los Muertos Celebration at L.A. Eco-Village, Sat. Nov 2, 2013 from 7pm to midnight

What:               Dia de los Muertos Celebration with Jimmy Lizama and friends

When:              Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 7pm to midnight

Where:           140 Bimini Place, Los Angeles Eco-Village, 90004


It’s Daylight Savings on November 3rd!  That means it’s darker earlier and
that means it’s probably a good time to talk about DYNAMOS


 I won’t have anything bicycle to sell you on November 2nd, but I want to introduce all you
discerning bicyclists to the little place by having a space warming party!

 Please grace us with your good vibes and honor our past ones on who can’t be
here in the flesh to party with us in this Dia De Los Muertos celebration.

 Much love and respect.

-El Pinche Jimmy*

*Long time L.A. Eco-Village member, founder of the popular Bicycle Kitchen,  well-known bicycle activist, bicycle messenger in the Downtown LA area, and TEDx alumni, Jimmy’s new venture is the Relampago* space in the heart of the Los Angeles Eco-Village where he will be creating custom made wheels and bicycle dynamos.

Join Jimmy and friends and enjoy good food, great music, craft beer, dancing and other amenities.  Please bring your good vibs to welcome the space into life, adding yet another dimension to the ever aspiring Los Angeles Eco-Village.

This is a fundraising and fun-raising event, so your donations are invited.  Watch for details.

*Relampago Wheelery aspires to be a source for custom wheel builds, dynamo lighting, and a forum for the continuing dialog of why bicyles are so important to the health and future of Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles Green Festival at the LA Mart Downtown Los Angeles, Sat. & Sun. October 19-20, 2013

What:       Los Angeles Green Festival

Where:    L.A. Mart, 1933 S. Broadway, Downtown Los Angeles 90007

When:     Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 10am to 6pm, and Sunday, October 20, 2013 from 11am to 5pm


Now in it’s third year, the Los Angeles  Green Festival welcomed over 22,000 enthusiastic participants last year.

Plan to attend this year’s event and enjoy dozens of workshops, music, art, fashion shows, yoga, kids’ activities, organic beer and wine, visionary speakers,  wide assortment of environmentally sensitive green products, and more.

And to get your free weekend pass to the Festival worth $25, go to www.greenfestivals.org/latickets13 and enter the code <lagreenfest2013>.   Note this pass is only available on-line, not at the door.

– Youth 18 and under
– Bicyclists using Clif Bar Bike Valet
– Green America and Global Exchange members
– Sierra Club Members
– 2 for 1 admission for Natural Solutions subscribers (must present magazine as proof of subscription)
– 2 for 1 admission for all Yoga Journal / Vegetarian Times readers (must present magazine as proof of subscription)

For more details, visit here.

Do take special note that the Festival location has changed this year to the:
LA Mart
1933 S. Broadway
Downtown Los Angeles 90007.

For more info on admission if you don’t get a free weekend pass, go here:

Visit the Los Angeles Eco-Village booth at the Festival
Please help spread the word to your local Los Angeles networks.

Green Festivals are sponsored by Green America and Global Exchange


Building a Bike Movement in Autopia: An Experiment in Group Ethnography, Fri., Apr. 12, 2013 at 7pm

What:       Building a Bike Movement in Autopia: An Experiment in Group Ethnography                   Where:    L.A. Eco-Village (directions)             When:      Friday, April 12, 2013 from 7 to 9 pm


Come join us for an experimental event where participants in the Los Angeles bike movement will create a group ethnography of the movement’s growth and impact on wider transportation culture in L.A. We will reflect on the history and future of bicycling in a famously car-dominated city, using ethnography as a tool for understanding social change. Rather than producing a definitive history of L.A.’s bike movement, the outcome of the event will be a website (http://labikemvmt.org/) where different narratives and timelines are available to researchers, advocates, and members of the public.

This event is open to anyone interested in experimental ethnography or transportation culture and policy in Los Angeles. It’s being organized by former ecovillager Adonia Lugo as part of the Bicicultures Roadshow, a series of talks and activities happening in L.A. and Davis in April that focus on qualitative studies of bicycling, with facilitation by Ron Milam, another former ecovillager and the founding executive director of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition. Sponsored by the Center for Ethnography at UC Irvine.
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CicLAvia Sunday, October 6, 2013 from 9am to 4pm, Heart of LA

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What:       CicLAvia
Where:     Heart of LA, downtown and extensions
When:      Sunday, October 6, 2013 from  9am to 4pm


More information:

To plan your CicLAvia activities for Sunday, October 6, go here:

CicLAvia: Heart of LA returns to the streets that started it all as we explore downtown Los Angeles on bike, foot, stroller and many more creative means of locomotion. The Heart of Los Angeles route follows in the footsteps of our first five events and helps Angelenos rediscover the origins of the City of Angels. Whether you’ve ridden these streets before or are new to CicLAvia, the Heart of LA route promises something new to discover.

CicLAvia makes the streets  safe for people to walk, skate, play and ride a bike. There are activities along the route. Shop owners and restaurants are encouraged to open their doors to people along the CicLAvia.

Ciclovías started in Bogotá, Colombia, over thirty years ago as a response to the congestion and pollution of city streets. Now they happen throughout Latin America and the United States.

Connecting communities and giving people a break from the stress of car traffic. The health benefits are immense. Ciclovías bring families outside of their homes to enjoy the streets, our largest public space. In Los Angeles we need CicLAvia more than ever. Our streets are congested with traffic, our air is polluted with toxic fumes, our children suffer from obesity and other health conditions caused by the scarcity of public space and safe, healthy transportation options. CicLAvia creates a temporary park for free, simply by removing cars from city streets. It creates a network of connections between our neighborhoods and businesses and parks with corridors filled with fun. We can’t wait to see you at CicLAvia!

Support CicLAvias by participating.  We can make it happen every week, and, perhaps, some day, every day!

CicLAvias got started in LA with former L.A. Eco-Villagers and bicycle activists Bobby Gadda and Adonia Lugo with the first ones organized by Joe Linton with support from the City of Los Angeles and our then Mayor Villaraigosa.




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