Monday, May 22, 2017

Bayshore Bikeway Open House: May 25



From SANDAG:

Planning Begins for Biking Connection between Imperial Beach and San Ysidro
The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is pleased to announce that initial planning for the Border to Bayshore Bikeway project is now underway. The approximately 8.5-mile route will establish a key biking connection between the communities of Imperial Beach and San Ysidro.

SANDAG invites you to a community meeting to talk with project team members and learn about the Border to Bayshore Bikeway.

          Date and Time:
          Thursday, May 25, 2017, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

          Location:
          Southwest High School
          1685 Hollister Street, San Diego, CA 92154

Community members are invited to stop by the open house-style meeting any time between 6 and 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served and Spanish translation will be available.

The project team is looking forward to hearing from community members about the destinations to which they would like the bikeway to connect. Let us know if you plan to attend the community meeting by visiting our Facebook event page.

To learn more about the project, please visit KeepSanDiegoMoving.com/BordertoBayshore.

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

May 4: Cyclo De Mayo to Pedal Through Historic Barrio Logan

May 4: Cyclo De Mayo to Pedal Through Historic Barrio Logan
Bike Coalition to bring National Bike Month to San Diego this May

On May 4, people will replace piƱatas with bicicletas and join the San Diego Bike Coalition for the second-annual Cyclo de Mayo community ride and fiesta.

The festivities will commence at 5:30 p.m. at downtown’s Quartyard with remarks from Councilmember David Alvarez. Councilmember Alvarez will join on a leisurely bike parade that tours the artistic wonders of Barrio Logan and Chicano Park – recently recognized as a national historic landmark.

Upon returning from the 45-minute ride, fiesta-goers can indulge in a craft beer while listening to tunes from local Latin-fusion band, Elrio. Throughout the night, attendees can support local bicycle vendors, including a Barrio Logan and a National City bike shop. Under open sky and string lights, attendees of Cyclo de Mayo are encouraged to revel in the cultural diversity that makes San Diego an exceptional place to live, work and ride.

Cyclo de Mayo kicks off the first of many events the Bike Coalition has planned for National Bike Month, including:

April 30 – CiclaVista: A car-free community celebration in Chula Vista to support local businesses and encourage neighborhood discovery without car traffic.
May 13 – Empire Bikes Back: At Empire Bikes Back, local organizations in Southeastern San Diego will host a Star Wars-themed bike education classes for kids, emphasizing bike-handling drills and traffic safety.
May 18 – Bike to Work Day: Ditch four wheels for two as business suits will cycle through the city on Bike to Work Day.
May 20 – Advocacy Training and Bike Ride: The Bike Coalition will speak about the Border to Bayshore Bikeway project and then lead a bike ride along the potential route.
May 27 – Bike to Art: This event will bring families together for a short ride ending in the iconic Chicano Park showcasing art from the Barrio.
According to the Bike Coalition, National Bike Month should continue in San Diego beyond May. “We hope to inspire people to embrace bicycles as a form of everyday commuting that makes our region a better place to live and makes every month Bike Month,” says Hanshaw.

Bicycle aficionados can learn about all the other Bike Month activities by clicking here.


Source: Go Mixte

Thursday, March 16, 2017

MARCH 16: Cyclists To Talk PB Bike Plans at Local Brewery

MARCH 16: Cyclists To Talk PB Bike Plans at Local Brewery
Bike Coalition to lead discussion on bike improvements planned for coastal neighborhood 

WHAT: Pedaling, planning and happy hour join forces for a monthly Bike Coalition original: Bikes on Tap. This month, cyclists will join the Bike Coalition at Amplified Ale Works in Pacific Beach to discuss “PB Pathways” – the neighborhood’s network of safe routes for transportation beyond cars. Community members will work with the Bike Coalition to brainstorm ideas for improving safety and preventing pedestrian and bike casualties in the popular neighborhood. 

WHY: In Pacific Beach, the intersection of Garnet Avenue and Mission Boulevard has been rated the third most dangerous intersection for people walking and biking in San Diego. As the only countywide organization advocating for and protecting the rights of all people on bikes, the Coalition hopes Bikes on Tap will bring residents together in a casual environment to discuss the future of biking in their own backyards.

WHO: San Diego Bike Coalition, Circulate San Diego, beautifulPB, Amplified Ale Works

WHEN: Thursday, March 16 at 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Amplified Ale Works (4150 Mission Blvd, San Diego, California 92109)

 ### 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)

MARCH 18-19: Pedal-Powered Group to Test its Legs at Bike Touring in Southern California

MARCH 18-19: Pedal-Powered Group to Test its Legs at Bike Touring in Southern California
Bike Coalition to empower first-time bike tourists on coastal Kerry’s Ride

WHAT: Bike riders of all abilities will unite for an adventurous, two-day coastal ride to test their legs at bike touring. Among unmatched views of the Southern California coastline, the pedal-powered group will join the Bike Coalition to learn the ins and outs of bike touring as they ride more than 50 miles along part of the nation’s most popular bike tour – the coastal route from Canada to Mexico.

Participants will take the scenic train to Solana Beach, where the tour will begin with friends, the ocean and breathtaking views. The group will camp overnight under the stars in San Onofre before venturing to Mission Brewery on day two and raising a glass for the grand finale in downtown San Diego.

WHY: Kerry Kunsman, who was a long-time board member of the Bike Coalition, believed that anyone can bike tour. He expressed his passion for making bike riding accessible to all people through dedicated advocacy and education. This ride honors his legacy by welcoming all types of riders in the hopes of introducing more people to the many joys of traveling by bike. 

WHO:

  • San Diego County Bicycle Coalition 
  • 15-20 bike riders of every level who have a taste for adventure 
WHEN & WHERE:

Saturday, March 18

  • 11:30 a.m. -- Ride begins at Java Depot in Solana Beach (243 N Highway 101, Solana Beach, 92075) 
  • 4 p.m. – Ride stops for the evening at San Onofre State Beach 
Sunday, March 19

  • 8 a.m. -- Ride begins at San Onofre State Beach 
  • 4 p.m. – Post-tour celebration of Kerry Kunsman at Mission Brewery (1441 L St, San Diego, 92101) 



### 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)

Thursday, March 9, 2017

SANDAG Bayshore Bikeway Update



Please be advised that construction on Segments 4B and 5 of the Bayshore Bikeway will begin on Monday, March 13. This segment spans from Vesta Street to Marina Way and West 32nd Street in National City; work will begin on the north end of the project and will continue southward over the next six months. Refer to the project map for more details on the project location (Vesta Street to National City Marina).

Starting next week, trees on the east shoulder of Harbor Drive between Vesta Street and the bridge over Paleta Creek will be removed to make room for the bike path to be constructed in the area. This work will be performed in the roadside shoulder and access to adjacent properties will be maintained during construction. Workers will take all reasonable steps to minimize impacts to the neighboring community and will ensure access is maintained for people riding bikes, walking, and driving in the area. As the project wraps up later this summer, trees will be replanted in the project area to enhance the bikeway.

The Bayshore Bikeway is a priority project in the San Diego Regional Bike Plan Early Action Program, which will create an interconnected network of bikeways throughout the region. Approximately 15 miles of the planned 24-mile loop around the San Diego Bay have been built to date. Construction of the current 2.25-mile segment is anticipated to be completed in summer 2017.

To learn more about the Bayshore Bikeway, construction activities, or the schedule for the Bayshore Bikeway Project, please visit: KeepSanDiegoMoving.com/BayshoreBikeway.

(Source: SANDAG)

Bikes and Beer Returns to San Diego

Have you been dreaming of:
1. Going on a fun ride?
2. Making new friends?
3. Riding with old friends?
4. Just generally having a good old time?

Well lucky you, because Bikes and Beer is back for the fourth year in a row and this means all of the above are well within reach! And what's even better is that you can both ride and have fun and support a great non-profit that is working to make life in San Diego much nicer.

So quit twiddling your thumbs and get your tickets and join us for our 4th Annual Bikes and Beers ride set for April 8th at Mike Hess Brewing. The ride will feature a 15 and 30 mile route - exploring the best sights San Diego has to offer. The post-ride festival will include 2 free beers, an official event pint glass, a koozie and tons of prizes/givaways. We will also have 2 of San Diego's best food trucks and a live band! This ride benefits BIKESD to improve cycling in the region of San Diego. Use coupon code: SD2017 for $5.00 off registration for coming back for another year! This event will sell out, don't wait!

Website: CLICK HERE
Registration: CLICK HERE 

(Source: Your friendly advocates at BikeSD.)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

150 Kids Saddle Up For Safety at San Diego’s Largest Bike Rodeo

SATURDAY: 150 Kids Saddle Up For Safety at San Diego’s Largest Bike Rodeo Bike Coalition brings two-wheeled carnival to school parking lot WHAT: More than 150 elementary school students and their families are ready to master the bicycle skills needed to go from pedaling novice to cycling extraordinaire. At the sixth annual Lakeside Elementary Bike Rodeo, the San Diego Bike Coalition, school staff and community volunteers will teach hands-on bike safety amidst a carnival of food, games and music. WHY: The San Diego Bike Coalition recognizes that people only ride bikes when they feel safe on their streets. By educating and empowering even San Diego’s youngest riders, the Bike Coalition builds a confident generation on two wheels that can pedal us toward a more bike-friendly future. WHEN: Saturday, March 11 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. WHERE: Lakeview Elementary (9205 Lakeview Road, Lakeside, CA. 92040) WHO: Lakeview Elementary San Diego County Bike Coalition 150 elementary school students on bikes (Source: Go Mixte/San Diego Bicycle Coalition)