We are collecting nominations for the Year-Round Golden Pedal Awards, Metro’s competition for great stories about bicycling. We’re featuring these stories in a monthly Why You Ride series because for many Angelenos, Bike Week never ends!
- Name: Daniella Alcedo
- Distance: Short commutes (Less than one mile), medium commutes (one to five miles), and long commutes (five miles or more)
- Type of commute: Scenic
- The Commuter: Comrade commuter – for friends and family who bike together. Chic commuter – for those who ride with flair
Daniella’s ties to bicycling go beyond mere commuting. Her dedication to the Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition and getting people involved through bike rides is inspiring. She leads the Ride Around Pomona Ride each month along with other social rides and invites all bicyclists to join. As Maria says, “Daniella is one of the reasons I became more involved in advocacy work. She changed my mind about it in general by challenging the misconceptions I had about activism and bicycling.”
Although Daniella may not commute by bike daily, she serves those who do and gets others excited about volunteering for bike events. As the founder of the radio show #WomenTalkBikes, she elevates the voices of women bicyclists, including those with commuter stories to share.
With help from our generous Bike Week LA sponsors, Daniella will receive a Bike Week LA bag with a Nathan safety vest, patch kits, ankle straps, bike maps, Metro Bike Guides, and “Every Lane is a Bike Lane” bumper stickers.