Thursday, May 17, 2018

May 26: Dozens of Families from King-Chavez Schools to Bike to Art

San Diego Bike Coalition to partner with KCicletas for second annual community bike festival Bike ride ending at Chicano Park to explore bike culture

WHAT: To kick off the second annual Bike to Art event, families will embark on a bike ride from King Chavez Elementary School to Chicano Park, ending at a community festival celebrating all things bikes. Families can peruse a variety of bike-inspired artwork as well as take part in bike repair and safety classes to learn how to care for and safely use their two-wheeled companions. This is a collaboration event with the San Diego Bike Coalition and KCicletas, a grassroots cycling club that teaches bike handling, maintenance and safety out of the King-Chavez Neighborhood of Schools network.

 WHY: According to the San Diego Bike Coalition and KCicletas, Logan Heights and local community residents should feel empowered to ride bikes as a safe, healthy and fun form of everyday transportation. The second annual Bike to Art event will celebrate the joys of bicycling with a free, family-friendly festival for all to enjoy.

WHO: San Diego Bike Coalition KCicletas King Chavez Elementary School iCommute RAD Army 

WHERE/WHEN: Saturday, May 26 9:15 a.m. – Bike ride to start at King Chavez Elementary School (415 31st St, San Diego 92102) 10 a.m. – Festival at Chicano Park (Logan Avenue and Cesar Chavez Street, San Diego)

### San Diego County Bike Coalition (SDCBC) is a nonprofit organization that advocates for and protects the rights of all people who ride bicycles. They promote bicycling as a mainstream, safe and enjoyable form of transportation and recreation. For more information, please visit www.sdbikecoalition.org.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

May 19: ‘Empire Bikes Back’ to Teach Safe Riding With Star Wars Theme At Morse High

May 19: ‘Empire Bikes Back’ to Teach Safe Riding With Star Wars Theme
Bike Coalition to lead galactic bike training for kids in Southeastern San Diego
Bikeshare company to donate bikes for the event

WHAT: In a galaxy not so far away, the force of two wheels will take over hundreds of kids at Empire Bikes Back. The morning of hands-on bike safety lessons and drills at Morse High School will teach kids on bikes how to pedal safely in a controlled environment. This year, bikeshare company ofo will donate ten bikes for kids to test out their intergalactic riding skills during the event.

WHY: The San Diego Bike Coalition understands the importance of educating and empowering San Diego’s youngest riders to build the next generation of bike riders pedaling us toward a more bike-friendly future.

WHEN: Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m. – noon

WHERE: Morse High School (6905 Skyline Drive San Diego, CA 92114)

WHO:
San Diego County Bike Coalition
Southeastern Kiwanis
Urban Collaborative project
Circulate San Diego
Kids of all ages on bikes
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San Diego County Bike Coalition (SDCBC) is a nonprofit organization that advocates for and protects the rights of all people who ride bicycles. They promote bicycling as a mainstream, safe and enjoyable form of transportation and recreation. For more information, please visit www.sdbikecoalition.org.

Source: Go Mixte

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

May 3: Councilmembers to Lead Family-Friendly Ride to Kick Off National Bike Month

May 3: Councilmembers to Lead Family-Friendly Ride to Kick Off National Bike Month
Route to weave through Hillcrest to commemorate new University Avenue bike lane
San Diego Bike Coalition to host party celebrating better bicycling in San Diego
Partygoers to enjoy craft beverages, live music

WHAT: Bike riders across San Diego will gather to kick off the first of many events for National Bike Month. The San Diego Bike Coalition will host a leisurely, family-friendly bike ride from Quartyard in East Village to the new University Avenue bike lane in Hillcrest and back led by Councilmembers David Alvarez and Chris Ward.

Following the ride, participants can enjoy craft beverages while dancing to live music from local Latin-fusion band, Elrio.

WHY: The family-friendly bike ride and party will highlight that biking is for everyone – regardless of age, gender, race or income. This kick-off event will allow people to appreciate the many efforts made throughout the county to make San Diego a more bike-friendly city. 

WHO:
Dozens of families on bikes
San Diego Bike Coalition
Councilmembers Chris Ward and David Alvarez
Community members involved in University Avenue bike lane project
iCommute

WHERE: Quartyard (1301 Market St. San Diego, CA 92101)

WHEN: Thursday, May 3 from 6 – 9 p.m.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

San Diego Bike Coalition Launches Inaugural Regional Bike Summit on June 21


Regional leaders to gather for three days of discussions around improving bicycling
Summit to include breakout sessions focused on diversity, gender in the bicycling landscape


SAN DIEGO, April 17, 2018 – For the first time, the San Diego Bike Coalition will host a Regional Bike Summit to uncover strategies to improve bicycling in all communities of the San Diego region.

“With the rise of bicycling in San Diego, we saw an opportunity to bring together a diverse group of advocates, leaders and elected officials to discuss real solutions for better biking,” says Bike Coalition Executive Director Andy Hanshaw. “Our goal for this summit is to break down common barriers to bicycling in order to get more people on bikes regardless of gender identity, race or income.”

The Regional Bike Summit kicks off at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) with a half-day Women/Femme/Trans Summit to celebrate bicycling within this population and to give a voice to those within the bicycling community who aren’t typically heard. Highlights for the three-day summit include: 
Thursday, June 21 – 1 – 5 p.m.: Women/Trans/Femme Summit, Summer Solstice Bike Ride
This half-day summit features powerful female speakers such as Keynote Speaker Dr. Adonia Lugo, UCLA Urban Anthropologist and workshops that focus on female, trans and femme empowerment in the bicycling community.
The Bike Coalition's annual Summer Solstice Bike Ride will also depart from MOPA at 6 p.m., and ride to Mission Brewery in East Village.

Friday, June 22 – 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.: Regional Bike Summit
The full day of bike-focused discussions and workshops includes panels on important local and regional topics such as bikesharing, e-bikes, bike and transit integration and trail riding.

Saturday, June 23 – 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.: Mobile/Field Workshops, Velobration
Following a morning of mobile (on bike) workshops led across San Diego and Tijuana,  the Bike Coalition and the San Diego Mountain Biking Association will host a fundraiser at the Velodrome complete with New Belgium beer, costumes and live music.
According to Hanshaw, this summit has the potential to change the bicycling landscape in San Diego.

“We want this summit to break through to diverse populations so that we can cultivate a strong voice for better biking and get rid of the stereotypes associated with San Diego’s bike community,” says Hanshaw. “By uniting all communities and people, we can truly shape the future of bicycling in our region.”   

The Regional Bike Summit welcomes all those interested in the future of bicycling in San Diego to attend. For more information on the San Diego Bike Coalition and making San Diego County a better place to ride bikes, please visit www.sdbikecoalition.org.

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San Diego Bike Coalition is a nonprofit organization that advocates for and protects the rights of all people who ride bicycles. They promote bicycling as a mainstream, safe and enjoyable form of transportation and recreation. For more information, please visit www.sdbikecoalition.org.

Source: Go Mixte

Free Monthly Speaker Series Features Bicycle Commuting 101 for Women (and everyone else)

Outdoor gear shop hosts event on May 2 to encourage more people to try a two-wheel commute

SAN DIEGO, April 24, 2018 — A local outdoor gear shop will treat aspiring bicycle commuters to an informational session full of how-to tips and gear must-haves to help more people kick their car habit—just in time for National Bike Month and Bike to Work Day.

Hosted by ROVE, an outdoor and travel store in Normal Heights, the ROVE Abouts monthly speaker series is a casual gathering in an intimate space with time to connect, learn and dream. On May 2, it will feature lessons learned from experienced bicycle commuter Jamie Hampton.

“We want to break down barriers and introduce inexperienced bicycle riders to a new way of approaching San Diego’s streets,” said Blake Robertson, who owns ROVE with his wife Jenna. “We know that Jamie Hampton, whose has been bicycle commuting in San Diego for almost 15 years, will share helpful riding tips and gear choices to make bicycle commuter fun and easy for everyone.”

Hampton, who leads Mixte Communications by day, is well known as a bicycle commuter and someone whose staff is often seen on two wheels. She’s been recognized by iCommute’s Diamond Award program as a San Diego Commuter of the Year for her dedication to bicycling and using transit to make business meetings all across the county. Her company is always a multi-year award winner of iCommute’s Diamond Awards honoring commuter programs that include education, flexibility, encouragement and support to encourage employees to ditch cars and try other forms of transportation.

In her May 2 presentation, Hampton will share her habits, tips and lessons learned with a heavy emphasis on those that will appeal to new or inexperienced riders. They will be practical tips to help with apparel on and off the bike, meal preparation, packing, finding the right path, essential gear and fitness. 
 
ROVE Abouts starts at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, at Rove in Normal Heights. No ticket or RSVP is required.

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ROVE: Launched in 2016, ROVE is a small retail and community space in Normal Heights offering a curated selection of outdoor and travel gear, accessories and home goods to inspire an adventurous life. Learn more at https://rove.camp or by visiting ROVE at 3275 Adams Ave.

Source: Go Mixte

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November 3: Bike Coalition to Give Out Free Bike Lights to Riders on Bicycles

Sorry, I haven't posted much around here lately. I had pneumonia and totally missed the last CicloSDias because of it. But here's some news worth sharing:


November 3: Bike Coalition to Give Out Free Bike Lights to Riders on Bicycles
Two-wheeled travelers to light up the night for daylight savings
San Diego Central Library to promote safe commuting at night

WHAT: As Daylight Savings time brings shorter days, the San Diego County Bike Coalition invites all bike commuters to receive free front and rear bike lights. The Bike Coalition and the San Diego Central Library will encourage safe, nighttime commuting with helpful tips and important safety information about riding in the dark.

WHY: The Daylight Savings transition on Sunday, November 5, means more people who commute by bikes will pedal home in the dark. As California state law requires cyclists to use front and rear lights when commuting at night, the Bike Coalition wants to ensure all people in San Diego have access to what they need to be visible on busy streets and get home safely.

WHO:
San Diego Bike Coalition
San Diego Central Library
WHERE: San Diego Central Library (330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101)

WHEN: Friday, November 3 from 3 to 6 p.m.
(source: Go Mixte)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

SUNDAY: Hundreds of Women On Bikes Take to South County for Inaugural Women Ride IB

Committee of local women who rides bikes created ride to empower female bicycling community
Morning bike rides to end among celebration of women-owned businesses at Bikeway Village in Imperial Beach

Funds raised to empower San Diego Bike Coalition to advocate for safe biking countywide

WHAT: Hundreds of women of all ages, races and abilities will grab their bikes and pedal for the inaugural Women Ride IB.

In the morning, hundreds of women will divide into two bike riding groups: some will take a casual ride on the roads from Imperial Beach to National City and back, while others will enjoy the mountain bike trails from Imperial Beach through Otay Valley Regional Park and back. Both bike rides will conclude with a festival showcasing local, women-owned businesses at the newly opened Bikeway Village in Imperial Beach.

All proceeds from Women Ride IB benefit the San Diego County Bike Coalition and its mission to protect and advocate for the rights of all people on bikes countywide.

WHY: According to the San Diego County Bike Coalition, Women Ride IB is an opportunity for the female bicycling community in San Diego to grow and celebrate each other. Brought from concept to fruition by a committee of more than a dozen women who ride bicycles in San Diego County, the ride was devised by women, for women.

WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, September 17
10 a.m.: Bike rides depart from Bikeway Village (536 13th Street, Imperial Beach)
11:30 a.m. – Noon: Bike rides return to Bikeway Village for the post-ride festival

WHO:
San Diego County Bike Coalition
Hundreds of women on bikes
Women-owned businesses showcased at Bikeway Village festival

Register here. Registration is $40 or $25 for students.

Source: Go Mixte