Saturday, November 8, 2014

CicloSDias: Hillcrest & Banker's Hill Open Streets on Sunday

CicloSDias is back! For the third time, San Diego is closing 2 miles of streets to vehicular traffic so people can walk, bike, roll, scoot, and skate freely on our city streets. The first two events were incredible, with thousands of pedestrians and bikes taking to the streets for the first CicloSDias that ran from Downtown through South Park, North Park, and ending in City Heights and the second one which closed major corridors in Pacific Beach. This time around, the streets run in Bankers Hill and Hillcrest, which also means easier bike access to Balboa Park. The open streets event is free and open to all ages and abilities and runs from 10am-3pm. For more information, check out the website here.

Friday, May 23, 2014

May 21: Bike Coalition Picnic @ Crown Point


Bike Coalition Member Picnic
Saturday, May 31st at 11:00 AM
Crown Point Park
1759-1799 Moorland Dr , San Diego, CA

This is open to members and people interested in Bike Coalition Activities.
SEE INVITE AND RSVP HERE

Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 30

From SANDAG:

Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 30

As you are likely aware, Bike to Work Day was postponed to Friday, May 30 due to disruptions caused by the recent wildfires. We hope that you will join thousands of San Diegans and bike to work on Bike to Work Day, Friday, May 30.

With more than 1,340 miles of bikeways in the San Diego region, biking will get you where you want to go. Participating in
Bike to Work 2014 is a great way to save money, get fit, and be environmentally friendly. That morning, stop by one of 97 pit stops to pick up a FREE Bike to Work Day t-shirt and refuel with free snacks and plenty of encouragement.

Get ready to ride. Bike to Work Month is a great time to refresh your bicycle safety skills. Practice these helpful tips every time you ride:

  • Plan your trip in advance. Visit the new San Diego Regional Interactive Bike Map.
  • Stay alert and aware of vehicles around you.
  • Use caution and appropriate hand signals when stopping and making turns.
  • Obey all traffic laws.
  • If it’s been a while since you rode, visit a local bike shop and get a tune-up.
  • Watch for sharrows. Sharrows are a guide to help you position yourself safely in the travel lane. Ride in the same direction of traffic.
  • Stay out of the “door zone” – ride at least a door's width away from parked cars. If necessary, position yourself in the center of the traffic lane to stay approximately three feet away from parked cars.
Register for Bike to Work Day and log your bike trips in TripTracker to be automatically entered to win one of many great prizes, including the grand prize – a new bicycle! Every time you bike to work and log your trips in May, you will be entered into weekly prize drawings throughout Bike to Work Month. You can log your Bike to Work trips through Friday, June 6 to be eligible for the grand prize.

Visit the iCommute
bike webpage for more helpful tips. To register for Bike to work Day, log trips, or for more information, visit 511sd.com/iCommute or call 511 and say “iCommute.”

Let’s ride!
The iCommute Bike to Work Team

Monday, April 21, 2014

Vulnerable Road User Proposal Passes Unanimously in State Transportation Committee

I've been a little focused on other things lately and just never really got this site off the ground. But, I've been thinking how easy it should be to document my little bike adventures and the process of Darren and Nova building a bike and all this craziness in the city about Decobike failing and bike infrastructure holds and pushes. So I won't get ahead of myself, but this just came through in email from the California Bicycle Coalition and it's a good place to restart with my posts. Tonight we had a big step forward for the Vulnerable Road user bill you have supported. AB 2398 (unofficially) unanimously passed the Transportation Committee 11-0. Because of you. Thank you for taking action. We have redirected the petition to also send to Senator Mark DeSaulnier and the Governor - which is where the bill could get dicey. As Gov. Brown proved with the Three Feet for Safety Act by putting it off for six years, he does not want new laws to enforce. We need to show him that protecting all road users is vital for the health and safety of all California communities. Share our petition with a friend with this URL: chn.ge/1i9Km07. Be sure to tag us in any social media post and use the hashtag #bikeCA! Finally, we can only have victories like this because of the support of our members. Join, renew, or donate today to help us be an even stronger force enabling more people to bicycle for the health, safety, and prosperity of all Californians. Thanks again for your support, Ryan Price California Bicycle Coalition