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When Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa broke his elbow in a bicycle accident in July, one of the first responses from his constituents was surprise--that he even rode a bike in the first place.

Now he's being hailed as a "new champion of cyclists' rights," according to an AP report published on cbs2.

Tomorrow the Mayor's Bike Summit begins; it has garnered criticism before it even began, which is perhaps why the City Hall's PR machine is pushing the idea of a very pro-cyclists' rights Villaraigosa.

Maybe the surprise that Villaraigosa was biking on Venice Boulevard in Mid-City wasn't completely unwarranted: "The ill-fated ride was his first on city streets since taking office."