Wednesday, June 20, 2018

June 21-23: Regional Bike Summit in San Diego

June 21: Inaugural Regional Bike Summit to Lead with Female Empowerment

Three-day experience to end with Velobration celebrating kickoff to summer
San Diego Bike Coalition to host panels and workshops around better bicycling

WHAT: The first-ever Regional Bike Summit will kick off with a half-day summit devoted to empowering the women, trans and femme bicycling communities. Powerful female speakers will lead discussions and workshops on issues such as transportation justice to give a voice to those who aren’t typically heard.

The remaining two days of the summit will uncover real strategies for improving bicycling in all communities of the San Diego region. A Velobration party will close out the summit and kickoff summer with live music, beer and bike-themed entertainment.

WHY: With San Diego’s recent ranking as a top ten city for bicycling, the Regional Bike Summit will bring together a diverse group of advocates, leaders and elected officials to discuss solutions for better biking in the region. The Bike Coalition hopes this summit will get rid of the stereotypes associated with San Diego’s bike community and break down common barriers to bicycling in order to get more people on bikes regardless of gender identity, race or income.

WHO:
San Diego Bike Coalition
Bike leaders and advocates
Elected officials
For a list of featured speakers, click here.

WHERE:
Regional Bike Summit venue: Museum of Photographic Arts (1649 El Prado San Diego, 92101)
Velobration: World Beat Cultural Center (2100 Park Blvd, San Diego, 92101)

WHEN:
Women/Trans/Femme Summit: Thursday, June 21 – 1 – 5 p.m.
Regional Bike Summit: Friday, June 22 – 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Mobile/Field Workshops, Velobration: Saturday, June 23 – 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

source: Go Mixte

Monday, June 4, 2018

Vote Yes On Prop 68



A note from CalBike:


Although it’s not obvious from its title, the Parks, Environment and Water Bond includes major funding opportunities for trails, walking and biking. Many millions of dollars will be available for trails not just in remote parks but connecting the destinations we try to reach every day.

Proposition 68 responds to the fact that many Californians across the state lack access to safe parks, wildlife, trails, and recreation areas, which limits their ability to experience the outdoors, improve their physical and emotional health, exercise, and connect with their communities. Biking and walking are critical aspects for any engagement, and really, survival, with the natural landscape surrounding us. Clean and human-powered forms of mobility provide the momentum for this initiative and a key step to increasing and connecting healthy communities across the state.

Furthermore, Proposition 68 has clear intention to address the state’s historic underinvestment in parks, trails, and outdoor infrastructure in disadvantaged areas and many communities throughout California. Every Californian should have access to clean, safe, and reliable drinking water, access to green space and parks, and vibrant healthy communities. This initiative further gains our support because of significant funding that goes towards increasing access to clean parks and water for diverse populations, particularly minority, low-income, and disabled populations and tribal communities.

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