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)

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Tiger-Striped Bikes on Display at One-Day Showcase

SATURDAY: Tiger-Striped Bikes on Display at One-Day Showcase Artists to auction rideable artwork for neighborhood cause WHAT: From military-inspired tiger stripes to a sea glass mosaic, artists from around San Diego present a series of custom bike frames. The one-day showcase will support Young at Art, an Ocean-Beach organization that empowers children through creativity. Guests can enter to win the bikes and support a local cause that brings art into the classroom. The frames will be auctioned off as part of the grand opening celebration for The Coffee Hub, a bike-inspired coffee bar opening its doors in the heart of Point Loma. WHY: The Coffee Hub dedicates itself to supporting hyper-local causes through events that combine two-wheeled fun, local art and craft coffee. As a small business owner and resident of Point Loma, Sandy Hanshaw saw the opportunity to merge her affection for coffee and bikes to create the perfect hub for her community. VISUALS: Custom-painted bike frame art pieces with sharp and swirling designs One fully-built bicycle with vivid colors WHO: The Coffee Hub The San Diego Bike Coalition Young at Art Local artists Kate Cowper Kristel Boe Ruth McGraw Ron Miriello Community members WHEN: Saturday, March 4, 8 a.m. – noon WHERE: The Coffee Hub, 2907 Shelter Island Drive #107, San Diego, California ### THE COFFEE HUB & CAFE invites community members to enjoy gourmet food and locally roasted coffee in a bike-inspired atmosphere. The Coffee Hub and CafĂ© brews life into the Point Loma community, one cup at a time. www.coffeehubsd.com (Source: Go Mixte)