Why You Should Join The Los Angeles Self-Supported Bicycle Meetup Group 5

Los Angeles Self-Supported Bicycle Touring Meetup Group



I have a confession to make.


I have never attended a MeetUp event, but I just started my first MeetUp group.


Now that I got that off my chest, let me tell you why you should overlook that one fact and join my MeetUp group, the Los Angeles Self-Supported Bicycle Touring MeetUp Group.


Johnny checking out the scenery

Johnny checking out the scenery

You Love Bicycle Touring

This is an obvious one.  You share the same passion as I do: you love going on bicycle tours. Even if you haven’t gone on a single bicycle tour yet, you are curious about bicycle touring. We will only be talking about bicycle touring and all that is so great about it. We are going to geek out about our gears. We want more people to discover the joys of this form of self-propelled travel.


Laura, Johnny, & Russ

3 Vayas and their owners

You Are A Pioneer

Chances are, you tried to find a MeetUp group like this, but your search came up short until you came across this group. At least that was my experience when I was looking for a bicycle touring MeetUp group to join. I was actually expecting to find many, but to my surprise, nothing in the Los Angeles area. Why not be one of the pioneer members? You get to decide where you want to travel.


Group photo

You Want To Travel With Others

You have probably been on multiple trips either by yourself or your usual travel partner. Why not try travelling with other people? Share the costs. Share the experience. Build new friendships. It’s fun just being around other people who shares the same interest as you do.


One step at a time

You Want Ideas

You want to know what are some of the trips you can make in Southern California or anywhere in the world. You want to know what real people in Los Angeles use for their bicycle tour. How about access to another person’s previous route? Get inside information on how to prepare for a trip.


Touring through the desert

You Want Access

Chances are we will get attention from a few local bicycle shops that specializes in bicycle touring. We may even have future MeetUps at their shop to give you a chance to review the latest and greatest touring bikes and equipment. Leave no stones unturned and make sure you have all your questions answered.


T-Rex vs Sang Hyun

T-Rex vs Sang Hyun

You Just Want To Have Fun

That’s really what it’s all about: to live the most fulfilling life and have fun doing it. That is why I gave up my full-time job to write this blog. That is why I try to travel as much as possible. I want to bring people together and get more folks out there riding on bicycle tours. All I ask is that you don’t be an asshole.



Join Us

I will stop there and let you know that the first MeetUp will be on December 6, 2014. This will be our Introductions & Ideas meeting.  Please RSVP and sign up to be part of this group.

First MeetUp on December 6, 2014 – Introduction & Ideas

What’s that? You have an issue with the $2 per month membership dues? That’s cheaper than having 1 cup of coffee a month. I’d like to think that all the possibilities mentioned above is worth spending $24 per year so that you help me with the MeetUp fees and refreshments for our meetings.

Click here to take your next step in becoming an Adventure Rider with the Los Angeles Self-Supported Bicycle Touring MeetUp Group.



About Johnny Lam

Johnny is an avid cyclist who enjoys bicycle touring as well as anything bicycle related. Johnny has traveled the entire Pacific Coast by bike from Vancouver to the border of California and Mexico. He’s also toured through-out locations in Southern California. Johnny is also a League of American Bicyclists League Certified Instructor (LCI) and also completed the Adventure Cycling Association’s Leadership Training Course (LTC). He is an active member in Los Angeles bicycling community being involved in organizations like the Los Angeles County Bicycling Coalition (LACBC), C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change through Live Exchange), and Bike San Gabriel Valley (Bike SGV) by taking part in ride marshaling, pedestrian & bike counts, and other volunteering opportunities.