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Kids Biking To School

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Nowadays statistics show that one-third of the US nation's children are obese. Obesity is a serious issue which can lead to chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart diseases at a young age. All of that can be avoided by improving the children's everyday exercises and physical activity. A better nutritious plan and an innovative idea, which changes the child's everyday routine- such as biking to school instead of driving, can go a long way. Adding that extra environmental conscious physical activity to your child's day can greatly improve their health and make them more active.

Research has shown that children who learn how to make their own way to school; such as walking or cycling instead of being driven by their parents, have an increased power of concentration and the effect of this 'exercise' lasts longer.

Naturally, one of the biggest concerns for parents is the safety of their children who bike to school. If secure bike routes were set up on the roads to schools, this worry could be lessened and the safety of the children more secure. In a bustling and traffic heavy city like Los Angeles, having less traffic on the streets in the morning is beneficial to everyone, especially the parents rushing to work.

At Bikes and Hikes LA we always try to think of the most eco-friendly and health conscious ways of transportation. We try to think of innovative solutions to better our community in West Hollywood, and make the city a safe and healthy zone.

Interested in biking through Los Angeles and never really got around to doing it? Be sure to check out our Bike Tours around LA as well as our Bike Rentals page.

 

At Bikes and Hikes LA our motto is: Experience LA - Don't Just Drive Past It! Trust us, you’ll appreciate the difference. When you take the auto out of the equation, you’ll be AMAZED by how many secret gems Los Angeles has all ripe for your discovery. Bike tours and hiking tours offer visitors and Angelenos alike the city’s ultimate up-close-and personal adventure — PLUS — you’ll be exploring the city in the greenest, most eco-friendly way possible. We further specialize in group tours and bike rentals.

 

Your Brain on Bicycling

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Your Brain on Bicycling

Bikes and Hikes LA is always interested in finding new ways to improve your health and lifestyle in eco-friendly ways. Bicyling.com has posted an interesting article about the benefits of everyday biking on your brain that we wanted to share with you!

It's no secret that cycling makes you fitter. It also sharpens your thinking and melts away stress. Now researchers are discovering why—and exactly how you can maximize the cognitive benefits of a good ride.

Every morning Canadian neuroscientist Brian Christie, PhD, gives his brain an extra boost. We're not talking about tossing back multiple strong shots of espresso or playing one of those mind-training games advertised all over Facebook.

"I hop on my bike, go to the gym for 45 minutes, then ride the rest of the way to work," says Christie. "When I get to my desk, my brain is at peak activity for a few hours." After his mental focus sputters to a halt later in the day, he jump-starts it with another short spin to run errands.

Ride, work, ride, repeat. It's a scientifically proven system. In a recent study in the Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, scientists found that people scored higher on tests of memory, reasoning, and planning after 30 minutes of spinning on a stationary bike than they did before they rode. They also completed the tests faster after pedaling.


 

Positive Spin 

Of course, there's a lot more to mental fitness than just improving your smarts. Plenty of science backs the idea that a good ride can also have emotional benefits. Cycling can elevate your mood, relieve anxiety, increase stress resistance, and even banish the blues. A recent study analyzing 26 years of research finds that even just some exercise—as little as 20 to 30 minutes a day—can prevent depression over the long term.

At the moment, scientists don't completely understand the exact mechanisms, but they do know that physical activity like cycling boosts the production of feel-good chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine.

 As you pedal past the 20-to 30-minute mark, other mood-lifting chemicals like endorphins and cannabinoids (which, as the name suggests, are in the same family of chemicals that give pot smokers their high) kick in. Even better, regularly riding your bike helps keep hormones like adrenaline and cortisol in check, which means you'll feel less stressed and you'll bounce back from anxiety-filled situations more easily.

The sweet spot for sharpening mental acuity right after exercise is about 30 to 60 minutes of aerobic riding at roughly 75 percent of your maximum heart rate.

Remember: Although it's healthy, exercise itself is a stress, especially when you're just getting started or back into riding. When you first begin to exert yourself, your body releases cortisol to raise your heart rate, blood pressure, and blood glucose levels. As you get fitter, it takes a longer, harder ride to trigger that same response.

What's the cycling prescription for happiness?

Do three to five sessions a week. Each session should be 45 to 60 minutes long and keep your heart rate between 50 and 85 percent of your max. Of course, that's just a minimum recommendation aimed at the general public. You can go ahead and ride to your heart's—and mind's—content. 

Suddenly in the mood to go for a bike ride and have an adventure with your friends or family? Be sure to check out our Bike Tours around LA.

LA IN A DAY BIKE TOUR

See what the Wall Street Journal, the LA Times, National Discovery, ABC, CBS & Bike Times are calling the best way to experience LA. Your adventure starts on legendary Route 66 in West Hollywood and takes you through Beverly Hills & Bel-Air for an up close view of the palaces the movie stars call home. Then it’s on to our world famous beach towns: Santa Monica, Venice & Marina Del Rey. Afterwards, you’ll bike through Culver City, where you'll find the historic movie studios that put the City of Angels on the map. This 32-mile, 5 hour excursion is “bucket list” worthy and leaves no site unseen.

MOVIE STAR HOMES BIKE TOUR

One of our most scenic adventures takes you through LA’s most exclusive enclaves, Beverly Hills, Bel-Air & West Hollywood, in a truly up-close-and-personal way. Whether riding along boutique-lined Rodeo Drive or pedaling past 30+ Legendary Homes, you will see LA’s most glamourous neighborhoods in the most intimate way imaginable. Chances are you’ll even see a star (or the paparazzi tracking their every move). A few small hills at the beginning are certain to get your blood pumping and spirits soaring. You'll also enjoy a walking tour of the gardens and grounds of a legendary Beverly Hills estate featured in countless tv shows and films.

 

At Bikes and Hikes LA our motto is: Experience LA - Don't Just Drive Past It! Trust us, you’ll appreciate the difference. When you take the auto out of the equation, you’ll be AMAZED by how many secret gems Los Angeles has all ripe for your discovery. Bike tours and hiking tours offer visitors and Angelenos alike the city’s ultimate up-close-and personal adventure — PLUS — you’ll be exploring the city in the greenest, most eco-friendly way possible. We further specialize in group tours and bike rentals.

 

Proof That Hiking Makes You Happier And Healthier

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Proof That Hiking Makes You Happier And Healthier

Our friends at Huffington Post give us some reasons as to why hiking is good for the soul, the brain and the body that we wanted to share with you!

Here's what hikers can teach the rest of us about leading a happier, healthier life.

Hikers are creative.

Forget the caffeine. Those looking for a brainpower boost need not look further than the closest trail. Research shows that spending time outdoors increases attention spans and creative problem-solving skills by as much as 50 percent. The authors of the study also point out that the results may have as much to do with unplugging from technology as they do spending time outside. "This is a way of showing that interacting with nature has real, measurable benefits to creative problem-solving," David Strayer, co-author of the study, tells the Wilderness Society. Plus, it's not only the lack of technology and surplus of trees, sunshine and fresh air that contribute to this creativity boost in trail blazers. Researchers from Stanford University's Graduate School of Education found that walking gets the creative juices flowing far more than sitting.

Hikers are seriously fit.

Hitting the trail works out your body as much as it does your brain. Just one hour of trekking can burn well over 500 calories, depending on the level of incline and the weight of the pack you're carrying. Hiking is a great way to get a serious workout without putting too much pressure on your joints. If you head for the hills, weight loss results are even better. Not only are you burning some serious calories, but altitude itself has also proven a weight loss ally. Plus, tramping through the trails on a regular basis decreases blood pressure and cholesterol. Logging cardio in the form of hiking can lower blood pressure by four to 10 points, and reduce the danger of heart disease, diabetes and strokes for those at high-risk. And don't lose heart if you're not out of breath on the way back. Both the ups and downs have benefits when it comes to lowering cholesterol, but hiking downhill is two times more effective at removing blood sugars and improving glucose tolerance.

Hiking heals.

Some research suggests that the physical benefits of hiking extend far beyond cardiovascular health, and may even go as far as to help cancer patients recover. In a study published in the International Journal of Sports Medicine researchers measured oxidative stress (thought to play a role in the onset, progression and recurrence of cancer) rates of women with breast cancer and men with prostate cancer before and after hiking. The study found that long distance hiking trips may improve the antioxidative capacity, which helps fight off disease, in the blood of oncological patients. Another study showed that breast cancer survivors who exercised regularly -- many in the form of hiking -- believed that physical activity complemented their recovery from cancer treatment.

Hikers are happier.

Research shows that using hiking as an additional therapy can help people with severe depression feel less hopeless, depressed and suicidal. It may even inspire those suffering from it to lead a more active lifestyle.

For those who don't suffer from depression, hiking still offers mental benefits. "Being out in nature, away from the business of our daily lives and technology, can allow people to connect with themselves and nature in a way that brings about peace and a sense of well-being," Leigh Jackson-Magennis, REI Outdoor Programs and Outreach New England Market Manager.

If you find yourself inspired and want to go for a hike after reading this, check out the amazing hikes we have to offer!

The Hollywood Hills Day Hike

You'll be amazed by the natural beauty and breathtaking views you’ll encounter on this daytime adventure high into the hills. Your guide will take you up to the summit of Mount Hollywood where you’ll see all of LA---from the skyscrapers of downtown to Beverly Hills and beyond. Plus, we’ll hike to a vista overlooking the Hollywood sign and tell you the fascinating story of its history. Along the route, your tour guide will dazzle you with an interactive video presentation showing scenes from blockbuster films and hit television shows on the exact locations where they were filmed. Also included is a tour of the recently refurbished Griffith Park Observatory. Bring your camera--this is a view and excursion to remember for a lifetime.

The Hollywood Hills Sunset Hike

You’ve seen it in all the movies: the sprawling LA grid illuminated with millions of flickering lights. Now experience it firsthand. Not only will jetliner views astound you, so will the sites you see on this excursion: the Griffith Park Observatory, the Greek Theatre, and the legendary Hollywood sign. Plus, your tour guide will dazzle you with a video presentation showing you scenes from blockbuster films and hit television shows on the exact locations where they were filmed. It doesn’t get more Hollywood than that!

 

At Bikes and Hikes LA our motto is: Experience LA - Don't Just Drive Past It! Trust us, you’ll appreciate the difference. When you take the auto out of the equation, you’ll be AMAZED by how many secret gems Los Angeles has all ripe for your discovery. Bike tours and hiking tours offer visitors and Angelenos alike the city’s ultimate up-close-and personal adventure — PLUS — you’ll be exploring the city in the greenest, most eco-friendly way possible. We further specialize in group tours and bike rentals.

  

Southern California Dog Friendly Hikes

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Southern California Dog Friendly Hikes

We here at Bikes and Hikes LA are huge animal lovers and incredibly dog friendly, so we wanted to share with you some of LA Times’ advice on where to take your dogs on a hike in Southern California from this article.

Sit. Stay. Hike.

Southern California is blessed with a number of parks and wilderness areas that allow you to hike with your dog. Such adventures are mentally and physically stimulating for both of you. Here are some trails and tips that can be useful!

Dog-friendly Trails

There are dozens of places to hike with your dog in Southern California, from Hollywood, to the desert, to the mountains. Some places require your dog to be leashed but there are plenty of off-leash hikes too. Wherever you are, follow the rules for dogs.

 

Hiking Tips:

Pre-Hike

·Make sure your dog is in good enough shape for the length of your hike. Start with shorter hikes and increase distance to build stamina.

·If you’re hiking in areas with sharp rocks or spiny plants or doing very long hikes, consider hiking booties for your dog to protect its pads.

·Know a bit of first aid kit and bring along a basic kit, including antibiotic cream and bandages.

On the Hike

·Dogs can’t cool down as efficiently as people. Hike during the cooler parts of the day. Always carry enough water for you and your dog.

·Never let your dog run off trail with its leash attached or while wearing a training collar. Either could catch on something.

·Be respectful of other hikers. Some people don’t like dogs and don’t want to be approached.

·You wouldn’t leave trash on a trail, so don’t leave dog feces either.

 

Be sure to check out our dog-friendly hiking tours:

The Hollywood Hills Day Hike

You'll be amazed by the natural beauty and breathtaking views you’ll encounter on this daytime adventure high into the hills. Your guide will take you up to the summit of Mount Hollywood where you’ll see all of LA---from the skyscrapers of downtown to Beverly Hills and beyond. Plus, we’ll hike to a vista overlooking the Hollywood sign and tell you the fascinating story of its history. Along the route, your tour guide will dazzle you with an interactive video presentation showing scenes from blockbuster films and hit television shows on the exact locations where they were filmed. Also included is a tour of the recently refurbished Griffith Park Observatory. Bring your camera--this is a view and excursion to remember for a lifetime.

The Hollywood Hills Sunset Hike

You’ve seen it in all the movies: the sprawling LA grid illuminated with millions of flickering lights. Now experience it firsthand. Not only will jetliner views astound you, so will the sites you see on this excursion: the Griffith Park Observatory, the Greek Theatre, and the legendary Hollywood sign. Plus, your tour guide will dazzle you with a video presentation showing you scenes from blockbuster films and hit television shows on the exact locations where they were filmed. It doesn’t get more Hollywood than that!

 

At Bikes and Hikes LA our motto is: Experience LA - Don't Just Drive Past It! Trust us, you’ll appreciate the difference. When you take the auto out of the equation, you’ll be AMAZED by how many secret gems Los Angeles has all ripe for your discovery. Bike tours and hiking tours offer visitors and Angelenos alike the city’s ultimate up-close-and personal adventure — PLUS — you’ll be exploring the city in the greenest, most eco-friendly way possible. We further specialize in group tours and bike rentals.

LA in a Day Bike Tour with Match.com

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LA in a Day Bike Tour with Match.com

Last Sunday Bikes and Hikes LA joined with Match.com to make their LA in a Day experience as exciting and unique as possible. People from all over Los Angeles gathered to meet other singles and participate in this exciting adventure together! 

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people find love on Match.com. Match.com pioneered the Internet dating industry, launching in 1995 and today serves millions of singles in 24 countries. Match.com continues to redefine the way single men and single women meet, flirt, date and fall in love, proving time and again that you can make love happen through online dating and that lasting relationships are possible. Match.com singles are serious about finding love. Whether you're interested in Christian Dating, Jewish Dating, Asian Dating, Black Dating,Senior Dating, Gay Dating, Lesbian Dating, Match.com can help you find the date or relationship that fits you best. Search free through all of our online personals. Literally, hundreds of thousands of single men and single women right in your area have posted personal ads on Match.com.

Discover why The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, the Los Angeles Times, ABC & CBS are calling the LA IN A DAY bike adventure the best way to experience LA. Begin on legendary Route 66 in West Hollywood and bike through Beverly Hills & Bel-Air to see the incredible palaces the movie stars call home. Then it’s you’re off to LA’s world famous beach towns: Santa Monica, Venice & Marina Del Rey. Afterwards, you’ll pedal through Culver City to see some of the historic movie studios that put the City of Angels on the map. This 32-mile, 5-hour excursion is “bucket list” worthy and leaves no site unseen. With several breaks, including lunch on the beach and several walking tours along the way, there’s time to rest and truly enjoy the very best of Los Angeles. Get ready to burn some calories and experience LA, up close and personal. 

Be on the lookout for other events Bikes and Hikes LA might have with Match.com and be ready to participate in other unique ventures we have to offer! 

 

At Bikes and Hikes LA our motto is: Experience LA - Don't Just Drive Past It! Trust us, you’ll appreciate the difference. When you take the auto out of the equation, you’ll be AMAZED by how many secret gems Los Angeles has all ripe for your discovery. Bike tours and hiking tours offer visitors and Angelenos alike the city’s ultimate up-close-and personal adventure — PLUS — you’ll be exploring the city in the greenest, most eco-friendly way possible. We further specialize in group tours and bike rentals.

Bikes and Hikes LA and the Chamberlain Hotel Teaming Up

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Bikes and Hikes LA and the Chamberlain Hotel Teaming Up

Bikes and Hikes LA and the Chamberlain West Hollywood hotel work together to make your tourist experience as pleasurable and entertaining as possible!

The Chamberlain West Hollywood is a hotel located in the center of West Hollywood, California. Their mission is to provide an unparalleled experience and impeccable service to our guests. Their culture, which they hope to share with all of their guests, is influenced by their passion for design, fashion, style and comfort.

West Hollywood was recently voted the most walkable city in California, but West Hollywood boasts so much more, such exceptional shopping, dining and entertainment which are all just moments away from our stylish boutique hotel. We are also very eco-friendly in West Hollywood so if you are as well, we have the best adventure package for you! Save gas and see the sights; good for the planet and your soul.

The adventure package includes Bikes and Hikes LA’s supply of two 21 speed high end hybrid road bikes, helmets, safety vests, locks, self-guided tour map of West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Bel-Air, plus an additional self guided tour map to Santa Monica Beach. After the ride, The Chamberlain hotel highly suggests relaxation on their rooftop pool with a nice glass of wine.

Bikes and Hikes LA is an eco-friendly, health conscious, guided biking and hiking tourism company placed in West Hollywood. We specialize in day tours for individuals, and also have fantastic group tour options for corporate clients, social organizations, incentive travel, school and university groups and, of course families and friends. Whether you take in one of our daily LA tours, enjoy one of our quality bike rentals, or organize a company biking, hiking, walking, or even sailing event with Bikes and Hikes LA, you are guaranteed to experience LA, the eco-friendly, health conscious and most enjoyable way!

 

At Bikes and Hikes LA our motto is: Experience LA - Don't Just Drive Past It! Trust us, you’ll appreciate the difference. When you take the auto out of the equation, you’ll be AMAZED by how many secret gems Los Angeles has all ripe for your discovery. Bike tours and hiking tours offer visitors and Angelenos alike the city’s ultimate up-close-and personal adventure — PLUS — you’ll be exploring the city in the greenest, most eco-friendly way possible. We further specialize in group tours and bike rentals.

AIDS/Lifecycle Celebrity Homes LA Bike Tour

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AIDS/Lifecycle Celebrity Homes LA Bike Tour

This August 23rd at 10am, Bikes and Hikes LA is teaming up with AIDS/Lifecycle to give you a chance to experience one of our most popular bike rides offered in great company of LA’s incredible fundraising group! This group is truly inspiring and we wanted to share some of their goals from their website:

“AIDS/LifeCycle is a fully supported, 7-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Every year, this landmark ride through beautiful California delivers a life-changing experience for thousands of participants from all backgrounds and fitness levels united by a common desire to do something heroic.”

See Beverley Hills and Bel-Air like never before on this 2.5 hr leisurely, guided bike tour. One of our most scenic adventures takes you through LA’s most exclusive enclaves, Beverly Hills, Bel-Air & West Hollywood, in a truly up-close-and-personal way. Whether riding along boutique-lined Rodeo Drive or pedaling past 30+ Legendary Homes, you will see LA’s most glamorous neighborhoods in the most intimate way imaginable. Chances are you’ll even see a star (or the paparazzi tracking their every move). A few small hills at the beginning are certain to get your blood pumping and spirits soaring. You'll also enjoy a walking tour of the gardens and grounds of a legendary Beverly Hills estate featured in countless TV shows and films.

The tour ends at GYM Sportsbar West Hollywood with drink specials for the participants!

INCLUDED: 

+ With AIDS/LifeCycle just $19 bucks, normally $44

+ 2.5 Hr Guided Bikes & Hikes Tour of Celebrity Homes

+ Helmet

+ High-end Hybrid Bike

+ Safety vest

+ Souvenir water bottle

+ Drink Specials At GYM Bar to follow

+ $3 draft Domestic draft beers

+ $7 mixed drinks and frozen drinks

We at Bikes and Hikes LA are excited to be partnering up with AIDS/LifeCycle for this event and helping promote awareness and increase AIDS activism and volunteerism among the LA community!

 

At Bikes and Hikes LA our motto is: Experience LA - Don't Just Drive Past It! Trust us, you’ll appreciate the difference. When you take the auto out of the equation, you’ll be AMAZED by how many secret gems Los Angeles has all ripe for your discovery. Bike tours and hiking tours offer visitors and Angelenos alike the city’s ultimate up-close-and personal adventure — PLUS — you’ll be exploring the city in the greenest, most eco-friendly way possible. We further specialize in group tours and bike rentals.

Roaming the world free from roaming fees

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We here at Bikes and HIkes LA are world travelers in our hearts heart and in practice. Huffington Post wrote a fantastic article with some tips on how to use your phone abroad without racking up a huge bill. We'd like to share this awesomeness here! Some of these insights are great for your domestic phone use, too. We're always looking for ways to save get the most out of our phones when we're giving tours of LA or when we're out around scouting new aventures for group events. Enjoy!

1. Unlock your smart phone and purchase an international SIM card. 

Many major U.S. wireless carriers will now "unlock" your phone for you. This allows you to use a SIM card from any carrier in any country, which gets rid of those pesky roaming charges. You can purchase a prepaid SIM card when you arrive at your destination or, if you plan ahead, you can buy one in advance from a service like Keepgo or Telestial

2. If you want a more traditional phone plan, try T-Mobile's "Simple Choice" plan.

T-Mobile's plan costs $50 per month with no annual service contract. The plan includes unlimited texting and data in over 120 countries -- so if one of those countries is on your list of destinations, you're all set. International voice calls are a flat rate of 20 cents per minute, and there are no roaming charges for data or texting. 

3. Regardless of your phone plan, use Wi-Fi as much as possible. 

Apps like Free Wi-Fi Finder use your phone's GPS to find free Wi-Fi in your area. 

4. Offline maps will save your life... and your data.

Download offline apps like City Maps 2Go and OsmAnd, or cache your own offline maps in Google Maps. Cacheing a map is actually very simple -- just zoom in on the area you want to save, type "OK Maps" into the search bar, and press the "search" icon.

5. Save data and battery by turning data roaming off or putting your phone in airplane mode.

Turning off your data will ensure that, when you're not on Wi-Fi, apps don't eat up all your data or make you exceed the data limit you have. You can still send and receive calls or texts while your data roaming is off. Keeping your phone in airplane mode will save your battery in a pinch. Disabling "push notifications" and manually loading your email will help save data as well. 

6. Save money on international calls and texts with call and text Wi-Fi apps.

Google Voice, WhatsApp, Skype, FaceTime and Facebook Messenger are your friends. They're also free. #winning

7. Keep all your travel information in a note (or take screenshots), so if you need to check a flight time or hotel address you can do without using data.

You won't always have Wi-Fi, and at some point you'll probably need to access information regarding your flights or reservations while you're on the go. Saving all that information in a note on your phone -- or taking screenshots of emails containing that information -- means you won't need to log into your email and use up that precious data. Apps like TripIt also help by keeping all your info in one nice, tidy place. 

8. Monitor your data usage.

If you have a limited amount of data available, you can monitor your usage on most phones. This ensures you don't go over the data limit you have and incur hefty overage fees. 

9. Download any and all apps you need for your travels before you get on the airplane.

You won't want to rely on Wi-Fi abroad to download apps you may need while traveling. There are tons of apps out there for travelers, but a few staples include Google Translate, Evernote, Yelp, local map apps and TripIt. 

So get your phone game in order and get traveling! If you ever find yourself in Los Angeles, come take a tour with us! At Bikes and Hikes LA our motto is: Experience LA - Don't Just Drive Past It! Trust us, you’ll appreciate the difference. When you take the auto out of the equation, you’ll be AMAZED by how many secret gems Los Angeles has all ripe for your discovery. Bike tours and hiking tours offer visitors and Angelenos alike the city’s ultimate up-close-and personal adventure — PLUS — you’ll be exploring the city in the greenest, most eco-friendly way possible. We further specialize in group tours and bike rentals.

Lunch at Fruit Gallery in Venice

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On our LA in a Day tour, we stop for lunch at the Fruit Gallery in Venice. This is the lone healthy option in a mass of greasy junk food vendors. The Fruit Gallery has wraps and juices made from fresh, local produce. The taste is amazing and the quality never disappoints. We consistenly receive rave reviews from our guests about this little spot. Guests get re-energized from this quick, healthy lunch and they can then tackle the second leg of the sightseeing tour that takes them back to our shop in West Hollywood.

We know that this healthy lunch option is critical for our guests to tackle this awesome Los Angeles biking tour. According to a Reboot with Joe article titled "Fruit and Vegetables for Improved Performance":

"The micronutrient content of fruits and vegetables has an important role to play in maintaining health and optimising exercise performance, energy production and tissue recovery during periods of exercise training. Certain nutrients can’t be synthesised by the body so it’s essential that a person consumes a diet rich in fruits and vegetables to support daily training and recovery.

A sub-optimal intake of fruits and vegetables can lead to fatigue, muscle damage, lack of muscle strength and impaired immune function; all of which can have detrimental effects on training and recovery for competition or general sports performance and fitness."

We've found a gem in Venice, and we look forward to continuing to working with the Fruit Gallery to provide our biking tour groups with the proper nutrition they need! The article further notes some critical nutrients that you get from eating certain natural foods:

  • Vitamin C supports a healthy immune system by supporting white blood cell production. Foods high in Vitamin C are berries, oranges, capsicum (peppers), guava, grapefruit, kiwi, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and kale
  • Vitamin E improve stamina during exercise. Plant-based sources of vitamin E are found in olive oil and other cold-pressed nut and seed oils, kale, tomato, spinach, watercress and other dark green leafy vegetables
  • Magnesium and potassium are important for muscle strength. Magnesium and potassium rich plant foods are green colour vegetables, cauliflower, beetroots, bananas, avocado, apricots and figs
  • B vitamins  are important for energy metabolism, muscle and nerve conduction and can be found in legumes, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables.
  • Dark green vegetables are full of nutrients vital for athletic performance and should be eaten regularly – high in calcium, vitamin c, magnesium, zinc, iron and many other nutrients.

At Bikes and Hikes LA our motto is: Experience LA - Don't Just Drive Past It! Trust us, you’ll appreciate the difference. When you take the auto out of the equation, you’ll be AMAZED by how many secret gems Los Angeles has all ripe for your discovery. Bike tours and hiking tours offer visitors and Angelenos alike the city’s ultimate up-close-and personal adventure — PLUS — you’ll be exploring the city in the greenest, most eco-friendly way possible. We further specialize in group tours and bike rentals.

Congratulations to GMCLA on their 35th Anniversary Concert Weekend!

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This weekend we organized hikes for the members of the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles. All the guys loved the hike, and they were in great spirits! Of course, they had some amazing views and something to be very proud of: their 35th anniversary closing concert weekend! This group is really incredible, and we wanted to share some material and press snippets from their site:

"There’s only one word to describe the closing concert of our 35th Anniversary Season: EPIC. Alongside a 25 piece orchestra, GMCLA celebrates the music of Los Angeles and created by Angelenos in our unique and distinct style. Then, joined by 300+ singers from across the country, a chorus of over 500 men will deliver the Southern California premiere of I AM HARVEY MILK. This 60 minute oratorio takes us on a journey through the colorful and tragic life of the first openly gay man to hold political office and ultimately brings us to the knowingness that we are ALL Harvey Milk. We are ALL the bearers of Hope. Join us for this once in a lifetime event."

“A musical and emotional Tour de Force.” –San Francisco Times

“I Am Harvey Milk sizzles, soars, and comes close to breaking hearts before reaching the kind of rousing climax that brings an audience to its feet roaring with approval.” –The Huffington Post

 

We at Bikes and Hikes LA want to congratulate these guys on a successful weekend and a long-lasting tradition of excellence. We're honored that they chose to celebrate the occassion with us! 

 

 

 

At Bikes and Hikes LA our motto is: Experience LA - Don't Just Drive Past It! Trust us, you’ll appreciate the difference. When you take the auto out of the equation, you’ll be AMAZED by how many secret gems Los Angeles has all ripe for your discovery. Bike tours and hiking tours offer visitors and Angelenos alike the city’s ultimate up-close-and personal adventure — PLUS — you’ll be exploring the city in the greenest, most eco-friendly way possible. We further specialize in group tours and bike rentals.

 

 

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Bikes and Hikes LA Tours Featured at Vakantiebeurs Travel Conference As Guests of TourAmerika.nl
Idea World Fitness Conference Beverly Hills Bike Adventure
Custom & Group Excursions
Idea World Fitness Conference Beverly Hills Bike Adventure
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Idea World Fitness Conference Beverly Hills Bike Adventure
Idea World Fitness Conference Beverly Hills Bike Adventure