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.