Thursday, October 31, 2019

November 1: Free Bike Lights at Central Library

Source: GoMixte

November 1: San Diego Cyclists Get Road-Ready with Free Bike Lights at Central Library

Bike light installation prepares bike riders for the end of Daylight Saving Time
Bike Coalition to make night time riding safer for commuters

WHAT:
As the majority of the country transitions from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time, the San Diego County Bike Coalition and the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) are partnering to invite all bike commuters to receive free front bike lights. All riders on bikes can head to the San Diego Central Library where Bike Coalition staff and police officers will encourage safe, nighttime commuting with free bike light installation, helpful tips and important safety information about riding in the dark.

WHY:
With nightfall arriving almost 60 minutes earlier after Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 3, the Bike Coalition wants to ensure all people in San Diego have access to what they need to be visible on busy streets and get home safely. People who commute on bikes and pedal home in the dark during the Standard Time months will be safer on our shared roads. California state law requires cyclists to use front and rear lights when commuting at night.

WHO:

San Diego Bike Coalition
San Diego Police Department
San Diego Central Library

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Location: San Diego Central Library (330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101)
Date and Time: Friday, November 1 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Sunday October 27: Ciclosdias Opens Streets in Normal Heights, City Heights and more

I super love CiclosDias events, which is why I'm so disappointed in myself for not getting this up sooner, but Sunday, October 27th is CiclosDias!!
(source: GoMixte) October 27: Mid City to Become Car-Free Playground for CicloSDias San Diego Bike Coalition invites the public to support local shops at open streets celebration WHAT On October 27, streets like Adams Avenue in Normal Heights and El Cajon Blvd. in City Heights will close completely to cars, creating a cyclist’s paradise and encouraging residents and tourists to bike, walk, skate or stroll through neighborhood streets. CicloSDias brings people of all ages together in new areas of San Diego each time to support local businesses and enjoy time outdoors. Live entertainment, activities for kids and food vendors will line the streets instead of the usual motorized vehicle traffic. The event encompasses close to four miles of car-free exploration: click here for the map.  WHY Drawing inspiration from Los Angeles’s CicLAvia and Bogotá’s weekly CiclovĂ­a, CicloSDias brings the public out to open streets to enjoy connecting with communities and local businesses while catching a glimpse of what streets would be like without car traffic. CicloSDias participants will get to rediscover their neighborhood in a more intimate and unique way. VISUALS/ACTIVITIES Hundreds of community members walking, biking, skating through Adams Avenue and other Mid City streets Live music from five bands spread along Adams Avenue Bike maintenance workshops with Bikes del Pueblo Shopping at local shops and food vendors Fair at 44 party with live music and Zumba class led by the YMCA  A SAN DIEGO TRADITION CicloSDias first rolled through San Diego in 2013 in North Park. Since then, the Bike Coalition has engaged community partners, city officials, local businesses and neighbors to host six additional open-streets celebrations in beach and inland communities across San Diego County. WHO This year, CicloSDias is a partnership between the Bike Coalition and: The City of San Diego County of San Diego The California Office of Traffic Safety San Diego Police Department Adams Avenue Business Association City Heights Community Development Corporation Fair at 44 Metropolitan Transit System YMCA Blind Lady Ale House