A busy week for bicycles in North County
Bike Month is going strong and this is a busy week for bicycles in North County! Check out these upcoming North County bike events:
- On Wednesday May 20 our free Bike Valet will be parking bicycles at the Atascadero Farmers’ Market.
- On Saturday May 23 our free Bike Valet will be back in North County, parking bikes at Paso Artsfest.
- On Sunday May 24 we’re holding a Bike “Roadeo” in Paso Robles as part of this year’s Great Western Bicycle Rally.
Bike Valet at Atascadero Farmers’ Market
Throughout Rideshare‘s Bike Month we’ll be traveling around San Luis Obispo County to set up our free Bike Valet service at a number of Farmers’ Markets. Normally we set up on Thursday evenings at the Downtown Farmers’ Market in SLO, but thanks to a partnership with The SLO County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) and Rideshare we’ll be able to park bikes countywide this month. This is a fantastic opportunity to leave your car at home, grab your bicycle and pedal down to enjoy the sights, sounds, flavors and scents of your local Farmers’ Market.
What is Bike Valet and how does it work?
Our Bike Valet is our secure bike parking service, designed to encourage everyone to ride bicycles to community events. With over 37,000 bikes parked, we are experts at protecting your ride.
The Bike Valet works just like a regular valet service.
- Each rider is given a check tag that matches the tag attached to their bike.
- The bike is carefully parked in our secure lot.
- To retrieve a bike, the user hands in the check tag and the bike is returned.
- Easy peasy!
When and Where: May 20: Bike to Atascadero Farmers’ Market, 3 PM – 6 PM (map)
Bike Valet at PASO ARTSFEST
Celebrating the arts every Memorial Day Weekend in the Paso Robles City Park, this year the main event of PASO ARTSFEST will take place on Saturday, May 23, 2015. The day appeals to art fans of all ages, featuring the Local Stars Quick-Draw, an Outdoor Fine Art Show & Sale, a Wet Painting Sale & Auction, hands-on interactive art experiences all over the park, exciting musical guests, dance performances and many more entertaining and artistic surprises. The Saturday Main Event is always FREE to the public – and our free Bike Valet will be there to watch your bicycle while you enjoy the sights and sounds of ARTFEST.
When and Where: May 23: Bike Valet at PASO ARTSFEST, 9 AM – 5 PM (Next to the Paso Historical Society (map)
Bike Roadeo at Great Western Bicycle Rally
The Great Western Bicycle Rally brings all types of riders together for a 4 day festival of all things to do with bikes, set in one of the most idyllic cycling locations in California; Paso Robles, one of California’s nominated bicycle friendly cities. Part of the events include a Bicycle Roadeo. What’s that? A Bicycle Roadeo is a fun way to teach children about basic road skills, bike helmets and beginning street smarts.
When and Where: May 24: Bicycle Roadeo at Great Western Bicycle Rally, 9 AM – 11:30 AM Frontiertown, California Mid-State Fair Grounds, Paso Robles (map)