If your daily commute doesn't already include free coffee and Wi-Fi, tailoring services and a DJ soundtrack, Levi's wants to change that. Its Commuter Workspace in downtown L.A. launched last week and provides cyclist-friendly workshops, parties and discussions all month long. This Saturday, the space joins forces with Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition for a Group Architecture Ride through downtown, ending with a fiesta at Jarritos' Chinatown headquarters, where there will be plenty of complimentary Mexican soda, live music and “bicycle dancing.” What exactly is bicycle dancing? “It's what happens when you put on your music and you go riding to your favorite tunes and you're riding and moving it and shaking it,” says the coalition's Erik Alcaraz, who'll be leading the ride as El Pedal, his luchadora cyclist alter ego. Not quite ready for a group ride but still want to learn the tricks of the trade? Swing by the space at 1 p.m. Sunday, when Just Ride L.A. bike shop gives a talk on urban biking techniques, safety and legal tips for cyclists, and practical skills including how to fix a flat. Levi's Commuter Workspace, 157 W. Fifth St., dwntwn.; free. Sat., Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (preregistration required). Workspace open Mon.-Thu., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; through Aug. 29. (213) 745-6783 (Just Ride L.A.), levis-commuter.tumblr.com/events.
Sat., Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 2014
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