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.

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

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)

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.