Hot August Bikes Brings Cycling Fans Out to Amoeba Hollywood Sunday in Support of LACBC

Posted by Billy Gil, August 18, 2014 04:41pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Hollywood’s first ever Hot August Bikes event was a blast and brought bike enthusiasts and Sunday adventurers of all stripes out to the Ivar lot behind Amoeba for an afternoon full of fun, food, bikes and fundraising.

Between Amoeba’s prize wheel, raffle ticket sales and vendors donating a portion of their proceeds from the event, more than $1300 was raised for the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, whose mission to build a better, more bike-able Los Angeles County. LACBC welcomed a number of new members and gathered more than 100 signatures supporting bike lanes in Hollywood as they ran the day's bike valet—congratulations!

And speaking of those raffles, here are the winning raffle ticket numbers as well as their corresponding prizes:



$100 Converse Gift Card


$100 Converse Gift Card


$100 Converse Gift Card


$100 Converse Gift Card


$100 Converse Gift Card


LACBC Membership + T-shirt


Bern Bike Helmet


Bern Bike Helmet


Bern Bike Helmet


Bern Bike Helmet


Bern Bike Helmet


Bern Bike Helmet


$50 Amoebe Gift Certificate


$50 Amoebe Gift Certificate


$25 Umami Gift Certificate


$25 Umami Gift Certificate


Lumi Print with Light Kit


Bicylce DVD movie Pack from Amoeba


Golden Saddle Cyclery hat + patch


Sole Bicycle T-shirt + water bottle


If you did not receive a phone call, please email to confirm your ticket number/name and arrange for prize pickup. You’ll need to have your winning raffle ticket with you when you come to pick up prize.

Big thanks to all of the vendors and participants that made Hot August Bikes such a success: Sole Bicycle, Bern Helmets, Hubert’s Lemonade, Roots Hummus, Ice Cream Ian, Hollywood Farmer’s Market, Pure Luck Vegan, Bicycle Coffee, Golden Saddle Cyclery, Lumi, Converse, LA Weekly and KCRW. Read more about all of our vendors and participants here.


Folks came from all over the city to check out what was going on at Hot August Bikes. Steve, 45, and April, 32, came locally from Hollywood, promoting their Web series about riding bikes and eating desserts called Sweet Ride USA.

George, 22, originally of the Czech Republic came down just to generally check out what Hot August Bikes was all about. What was the best part? “The raffles are pretty good,” he said.

Meanwhile Alexa, 26, and Tim, 27, didn’t bike down—“we drove, we’re terrible people,” Tim joked—but they could be forgiven as they had come from the San Fernando Valley, spurred by their general interest in biking.

Lots of attendees paused to take their picture with El Pedal, LACBC’s mascot of sorts, a lucheador who braved Sunday’s heat in a mask all day to promote the nonprofit’s message.

See more pictures of everything that went down at Hot August Bikes below:

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