LACBC Membership for Cely Inda
Organized by: Laura Doyle
Laura Doyle via Crowdrise
January 23, 2016
Update: Thank you for being a part of Cely's LACBC membership! In less than 24 hours, we raised enough to put her a step higher at the $100 premium membership level! Many many thanks! Any additional monies received will be donated to LACBC in Cely's honor. Thank you making this possible!
I am raising money to provide Cely Inda with an LACBC membership (Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition). She is requesting for the basic level student membership ($20), but I would like to take it a step further and raise enough for a Premier Membership ($80). Although we are ages apart, we both have pre-k kids and we both have a love for cycling. She is very active in the local Long Beach community and would benefit from an LACBC membership. This will allow her be a part of a group that represents cyclists on a local and state level.
If you have some more time, check out this quick Q&A. She's a pretty amazing individual who has made Long Beach biking into a lifestyle.
Q: How long have you lived in Long Beach, CA?
A: I've lived in Long Beach all my life.
Q: How long have you been biking?
A: I wasn't allowed to ride a bike when I was under my parents roof, because they though it was too dangerous. A cycling lifestyle is something I've always admired. I remember in high school, I was asked what are you going to do when you get older, I said "I'm gonna ride a bike." I didn't realize people would find that strange at the moment.
Q: How did you get started in the biking lifestyle?
A: At the age of 20, I had a child and became a single mother, with no work experience or possessions. I invested into a bicycle and a child seat to transport my child and I. I have been cycling for about 3 years now. My bicycle has not only transported me from place to place but in the process, I have been able to make connections with cycling organizations, such as LBcycology, Empact communities, and Pedal Movement, making more friends, networking, and most importantly finding community.
Q: What improvements would you like to see in Long Beach (related to biking)?
A: I would like to see more bicycle outreach to the low income families because I think they they would benefit most, in healthy exercise, no/low cost transportation, exploring, getting to know, and building community.