Concerts in the Park

Bike Valet at Concerts in the Park

Ride your bike to Concerts in the Park

A few weeks ago our free Bike Valet service began setting up on the southeast side of City Park during Concerts in the Park in Paso Robles. We’re excited to offer this free service to the Paso Robles bike community, and would like to thank the generosity of our Paso Robles Concerts in the Park Bike Valet Sponsor, Rahman Law, for making it possible.

If you’ve never used Bike Valet (and are wondering what it is), Bike Valet is our secure bike parking service, designed to encourage everyone to ride bicycles to community events. It works much like the more familiar valet service for cars that some restaurants provide:

  1. Each rider is given a numbered check tag that matches a numbered tag we attach to their bike.
  2. The bike is carefully parked in our secure enclosure.
  3. To retrieve a bike, the user hands in the check tag and the bike is returned.

Ready to ride? Come find us between 5:15-7:45 p.m. in City Park every Thursday from now through    August 18, 2016. We’ll park your bike right in the park so you can enjoy the show instead of worrying about finding a nearby spot to lock up.

Not sure what band is playing at the next Concert in the Park? Check out the 2016 schedule right here:

Eight Bike Valets in Five Days!

This is a busy, busy week for our free Bike Valet service and great week to ride your bike all over SLO County! We’ll be parking bicycles at eight (8!) different events over five days and hope you’ll bike down and let us valet your awesome bike.


ValetWater420On Tuesday in Pismo Beach Bike Valet will be at “Party on Pomeroy” a celebration of AMGEN’s 10th anniversary with food and a live band.

Tuesday May 12, 5:30 – 7:30 PM: Party on Pomeroy, Pomeroy Ave near Pismo Pier (map)

On Wednesday May 13th we’ll have not one but two Bike Valets at the AMGEN Tour of California, in Pismp Beach AND Avila Beach.

Wednesday May 13, 9:30 AM – 12 Noon: Pomeroy Ave near Pismo Pier (map)

Wednesday May 13, 11 AM – 4:30 PM: Intersection of 1st St and Beach Colony Lane (Behind Cuvee at 550 1st St) Avila Beach, CA (map)


Thanks to a partnership with The SLO County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) and Rideshare, Bike Valet will be at Farmer’s Markets around SLO County.

May 14: Bike to Morro Bay Farmers’ Market, 2:30 PM – 5 PM (map)

May 16: Bike to Arroyo Grande Farmers’ Market, 12 PM – 2:30 PM (map)

May 17: Bike to Nipomo Farmers’ Market, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM (map)

For more Bike Month Farmers’ Market info check here:


Bicycle de Mayo is a North County Connection Celebration in Templeton City Park on May 17th to celebrate the future Bike Path between Templeton and Atascadero. Join short rides from either Atascadero or Paso Robles to Templeton City Park which will have BBQ in the park, a Bike Rodeo, a BMX Stunt Show, Face Painting and more!

May 17: Bicycle de Mayo Valet, Templeton City Park, 10 AM – 4 PM (map)

Additional details at 


We’re always here and this week is no exception!

May 14: San Luis Obispo Downtown Farmer’s Market, Higuera St at Morro (In between the Apple Store and Bali’s Frozen Yogurt), 6:00 – 8:45 PM (map)

Like Bikes?

Become a member of The Bike Coalition – it’s free to sign-up and we’ll keep you informed every month about bike events and issues in SLO County. Click this link to join: I Like Bikes!

Special Bike Valets in May

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 the generosity of The SLO County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) 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.

  1. Each rider is given a check tag that matches the tag attached to their bike.
  2. The bike is carefully parked in our secure lot.
  3. To retrieve a bike, the user hands in the check tag and the bike is returned.
  4. Easy peasy!

When and Where?

ValetWater420May 1: Bike to Avila Beach Farmers’ Market, 4 PM -8 PM (map)

May 2: Bike to Paso Robles Farmers’ Market, 9 AM – 1 PM (map)

May 4: Bike to Baywood Farmers’ Market, 2 PM – 4:30 PM (map)

May 14: Bike to Morro Bay Farmers’ Market, 2:30 PM – 5 PM (map)

May 16: Bike to Arroyo Grande Farmers’ Market, 12 PM – 2:30 PM (map)

May 17: Bike to Nipomo Farmers’ Market, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM (map)

May 20: Bike to Atascadero Farmers’ Market, 3 PM – 6 PM (map)

May 26: Bike to Pismo Beach Farmers’ Market, 8 AM – 11 AM (map)


Bike Valet

Free Bike Parking!

Every Thursday evening we set up our free Bike Valet at the downtown Farmers Market in San Luis Obispo. From 6:00 – 8:45 PM the Bike Coalition is there, parking people’s bikes and watching over them until the end of Farmers Market.

If you’ve never seen our Bike Valet, take a look at this video:

We park a lot of bikes every Thursday night, but we’ve always got room for a few more. We’d love to see you bike down some Thursday and let us hang on to your bike as you explore the market and downtown shops.

Farmer Market in SLO isn’t the only place we park bikes. Our Bike Valet service can be hired for your event, wedding or workplace. It’s an easy way to promote healthy, sustainable transportation to your event and is helpful when vehicle parking is tight and congestion is a problem.You can learn more here:

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Bikefest 2014!

Our free Bike Valet will be out in force at the 6th annual Bikefest this Saturday, May 10th from 12 – 4 PM at the Branch Street Deli in Arroyo Grande.

Amgen Tour of CA, 2011

Come join the fun at this biketastic event. A Bike Parade around the village starts at 12:20. Live music at the Deli begins at 1 pm. There will be discount beverages, great food and many free prizes (like a New Belgium Cruiser bike) for attending. This event is sponsored by New Belgium Brewery, Lezyne, SRAM, Rideshare and the SLO County Bike Coalition.

We’re still looking for a few more volunteers to help out at our Bikefest and Mini Maker Faire Bike Valets (both on May 10th). Interested? Sign up at our Volunteerhub page.

Bikefest 2014: Branch Street Deli, 203 E Branch St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420


Now Hiring: Programs Director

The San Luis Obispo County Bicycle Coalition is now hiring a full time Programs Director to oversee our countywide programs! Read the description below and follow the instruction to apply to join our growing and incredible team.

Programs Director Position Description

The SLO County Bicycle Coalition exists to improve the quality of life on the Central Coast through bicycling advocacy, education, and inspiration. It is our goal to work with the community to help more people engage in the safe, fun and healthy habit of choosing active transportation.

The Programs Director will be responsible for all oversight of our Bike Education, Bike Valet, Bike Kitchen, and Kidical Mass programs and shall perform additional duties assigned by the Executive Director. Specifically, the Programs Director will need to demonstrate the ability to excel in the areas of: event management, contract work, invoicing, volunteer recruitment, volunteer management, bicycle education, public speaking to audiences ranging from small groups of adults to full elementary schools, interaction with diverse public clientele, and acting as a respectful smart cycling ambassador to the community. Work hours are flexible and may include afternoons, evenings, and weekends. This is a full time position consisting of approximately 40 hours per week.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.
  • 4 years experience interacting with the public representing an organization, club, company, or community group.
  • 2 years retail sales, outreach, or public speaking experience.
  • Experience with event coordination & community relations.
  • Experience with gmail, drive, google calendar, and google groups.
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Office and the willingness to learn additional skills in programs such as Adobe Creative Suite, QuickBooks and Web Content Management (using CMS).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree.
  • Expertise with public speaking, demonstrated comfort speaking to audiences ranging from small groups of adults to full elementary schools.
  • Expertise with community relations, event planning and coordination, and volunteer recruitment and management.
  • High-Level competency with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, QuickBooks, and Web Content Management.
  • Knowledge of non-profit management and membership recruitment techniques.
  • Experience with fundraising.
  • A love for riding bikes for everyday transportation and recreation.
  • Self motivated, creative, and extremely well organized.


  • This position pays $13.00/hour – $15.25/hour commensurate with experience. Benefits include 2 weeks personal time off, federal holidays off, and a $2,000 annual stipend for medical insurance.

Anti Discrimination Policy:

The San Luis Obispo County Bicycle Coalition does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any basis made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, including but not limited to race, color, creed, sex, gender, religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition or sexual orientation. All such discrimination is unlawful and prohibited by the SLO County Bicycle Coalition.

How to Apply:

Please follow application instructions strictly.
Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm (PST) on Monday, January 27, 2014.
Submit cover letter and resume as a single pdf document.
Format document title as follows: LastName_ProgramDirectorApplication.pdf
Email document to with subject line reading: Program Director Application

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Bike Valet @SLO GranFondo


We’re providing our Bike Valet in Mission Plaza as part of the annual SLO GranFondo!

The SLO GranFondo is a long-distance, mass participation cycling event that welcomes riders of all abilities to the diverse riding landscape of California’s Central Coast. Starting in San Luis Obispo, the GranFondo offers four fully supported routes, including a new GranFondo 100 mile route for 2013, to suit the recreational rider or the seasoned competitor. Enjoy beautiful coastline, green rolling hills, wine country and a chance to ride with the pros!


The SLO GranFondo is a charity event. All proceeds will support ALPHA and the Hearst Cancer Resource Center (HCRC) at French Hospital Medical Center, two SLO County non-profit s focusing on supporting children (ALPHA) and individuals living with cancer (HCRC)

When: Saturday October 12, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Mission Plaza, San Luis Obispo (map)

For more information, visit the SLO GranFondo online.

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Bike Valet @Oyster Festival


We are huge fans of SLO County’s local seafood, and are thrilled to host our Bike Valet at the 2nd Annual Central Coast Oyster Festival overlooking the spectacular Morro Bay!

SHUCK YEAH! The ‘one of a kind’ Central Coast Oyster & Music Festival has been Voted by Fox News as #4 of the top ten Oyster Festivals in the nation and the largest Oyster Festival on the West Coast! You will not want to miss out!

Held again at the Morro Bay Golf Course, overlooking the Oyster Farm and Morro Bay Rock. The Morro Bay Oyster Company will provide succulent oysters, which are some of the most renowned oysters on the west coast. In addition to oysters, alternative food choices will also be provided.

Ride your bike and park with us at the Bike Valet to get there and park your bike for free!

When: Saturday October 19, 12:00 – 8:00 pm
Where: Morro Bay Golf Course, 201 State Park Road, Morro Bay (map)

For more information and tickets, visit the Oyster Festival online. Use the special coupon code “bike” for $4 off tickets!