Despite aggressive drivers, wormhole storm-drains and a lack of proper bike lanes, traversing the city by bike can be quite simple and fairly enjoyable. "Simple and enjoyable" also seems to be the credo at the Bicycle Kitchen, a volunteer-run organization that offers neophytes courses on bike repair, as well as tools and stands for those who already have the know-how. It's at the heart of LA bike culture and is a great place to meet like-minded riders. Tip: If you're a lady who's a little intimdated by the whole scene, check out "Bicycle Bitchin" night, on which only female riders and "cooks" (as the mechanics are called here) are allowed in the shop.
|Venue name:||Bicycle Kitchen||Contact:|
4429 Fountain Ave
|Opening hours:||Mon 12pm - 5pm and "Bicycle Bitchen" (ladies & transgendered only) 6:30pm - 9:30pm; Tues - Thurs 6:30pm - 9:30pm; Sat 12pm - 4pm; Sun 2pm to 6pm|