SLO Bike Kitchen Video!

The folks at Highlight Media made an informational video about the Bike Kitchen and it’s new location in downtown San Luis Obispo, shared with the Bicycle Coalition as well! Thanks for helping to spread the word about the Kitchen, the Coalition and everything that we do.

Cote de Tolosa | Velo Challenge

This past Sunday we co-hosted the Cote de Tolosa with the wonderful folks at Tolosa Winery as a part of this year’s Bike Month festivities. The ride was a brutal 52 mile cross country loop with over 5,000 feet of climbing, and was won by Blake Anton, who finished in a mind-blowing 2:56:45.3! Congratulations to Blake and everyone for riding and completing the rough course!

Special thanks to everyone that came out for the lunch at the winery afterwards and volunteers who helped with the event, we had a great turn out on a gorgeous spring day. We hope to see everyone at future Coalition events!

More images from the day can be found on our Flickr page here.

Critical Mass in Vilnius, Lithuania

As promised, a continuation of the Critical Mass (Bike Happenings) around the world. Even though all of these locations are scattered worldwide, once you’re on a bike with a large group of people, the feeling can be the same.

This one in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Critical Mass in Los Angeles, California

As promised, a continuation of the Critical Mass (Bike Happenings) around the world. Even though all of these locations are scattered worldwide, once you’re on a bike with a large group of people, the feeling can be the same.

This one in Los Angeles, California.

Critical Mass in Budapest, Hungary

Critical Mass (what we know as Bike Happening) here in San Luis Obispo, is quite an event held throughout cities across the globe. Here at the Coalition, we have decided to do a series of posts sharing what our  friends around the world are doing at their Bike Happenings.

Below is a glimpse of what it’s like in Budapest, Hungary. The very end of the video has some great shots of thousands of people gathered with their bikes, enjoy!

Re-Imagining Rush Hour with BIKES!

Check out this video of rush hour times from Utrecht, Netherlands. Could you imagine what it would be like if all of these people were in single-occupancy vehicles like we are in the US?!

Help fight congestion and traffic by riding a bike or walking! May 17 – 21 is Bike to School and Work Week in SLO County! With tons of local coffee shops offering free cup of coffee when you show your helmet, for more details check out Rideshare’s website.

Scrapertown: A Story of Bicycles in East Oakland

The following is a great video by a group called California is a Place, which makes amazing videos aimed at sharing experiences from all walks of life throughout the Golden State.

This video highlights an individual in East Oakland who focuses his energy on creating unique bikes, scrapers, to ride around the city in, his way of expressing his creativity in the city landscape. His story is inspiring and beautifully captured here in this video, an inspiration for all of us to jump on our bikes!

tweed run

over 400 cyclists in london gathered on april 10th for their 2nd annual tweed run. the concept of a tweed run is to dress up in the turn of the century “tweed wear”, ride your bikes around and bask in the nostalgia of what life and styles were like a decade ago.

the ride was 12 miles throughout the city, and included a break for tea in the middle, accompanied by a three string orchestra, and prizes for best styles. the event ended up raising about $1,500 for bikes4africa, an organization that helps send bikes to africa for schoolchildren to commute on!

additional photos can be found on their flickr stream here.

this all leads up to the ultimate question: would you participate in a tweed ride in san luis obispo county? why or why not? we’d love to hear your feedback!