When one thinks of Los Angeles, the city usually conjures the usual images of 6-lane freeways locked in gridlock, smoggy skies and shopping malls. Yet the adjacent havens of Venice Beach and Santa Monica are LA's bicycle Promised Land. Over the next few days, I'll be posting images of vogueurs and voguettes from my recent trip down there, and the existing inspirational infrastructure that these cities offer cyclists.
Abbott Kinney Boulevard in Venice Beach is one hotspot to witness a very vibrant bicycle culture and community. Everyone was out on their bikes the morning I went for brunch there.
Ride up and check out the German-inspired menu at Three Square Bakery.
Or share a casual coffee with a friend on the side of the road.
Or pedal off to yoga class!
Cycling around Venice is so popular, people even simulate it in gym class!
If you don't have a bike, you can test ride this gorgeous red Strida folding bike from A+R store!
By all means, in a place like Venice Beach, get out on your bike and celebrate the sunny weather!
More photos on my Venice Beach Flickr Photostream. Ride on!