Bikes & Beauty

Bikes and Beauty 2015 Recap

This year’s Bikes & Beauty Fashion Show Party was a blast! This year was bigger than ever and it was a joy to see so many bike-minded folks come out to celebrate. BikesBeauty2015WPWe got lots of fun photos from Barry Lewis and you can see them all over on flickr:

Bike Fashion Show Photos

(We’ll post a link to the photo-booth photos next week!)

We’re so excited by how amazing this year’s show was that we’re already opening up our interest form for next year. Want to participate in next year’s show – as a designer, model or volunteer? Sign up here and we’ll keep in the loop: Bikes & Beauty 2016 Interest Form.

The Bikes & Beauty party wouldn’t be possible without the support of the bike community and our generous Bikes & Beauty sponsors:

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Finally, a huge hug to the fine folks at iFixit for opening up their fantastic space to the community. Thank you!

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!

Bike to Blues Baseball

Ride your Bike – Get in Free!

Rideshare, the SLO County Air Pollution Control District and the SLO County Bicycle Coalition are joining forces to encourage you to re-think how you get to and from your favorite activities. Sunday, May 31st is your chance to leave your car at home and Bike to the Blues Baseball game. KidicalMassFeatured520The first 200 adults who ride their bicycles to Sinsheimer Stadium in SLO get free admission to the game!

Want to ride to the game with others? Kidical Mass, The Family Bike Happening, is meeting up at 11:30 AM in Mitchell Park for a brief safety talk before we ride as a group on the Railroad Safety Trail to Sinsheimer Park Baseball Stadium to attend the Blues Baseball game which begins at 1PM. Bike Valet will be on hand to park bicycles during the game.

Please note that riding up and down the Jennifer Street Bridge may be too difficult for some children and plan accordingly.

Bike to Blues Baseball Kidical Mass Ride

When: May 31, 2015. Game at 1 PM, meet at Mitchell Park at 11:30 AM for group bike ride to Sinsheimer Stadium.

Where: Meet at Mitchell Park, SLO, ride to Sinsheimer Stadium. (route map)

Why: BIKES!

Volunteer at Bikes and Beauty

Our Bikes and Beauty volunteers are the best!

Bike to Burritos Fundraiser

Like Bikes? Like Burritos?

Bike Month…Burritos…Bicycle Coalition….try saying that three times then join us on Wednesday May 20 as Chipotle Mexican Grill in San Luis Obispo puts on a fundraiser to support the Bicycle Coalition during Bike Month! Fifty percent of the proceeds will go to the Bike Coalition. This is a great way to fuel your numerous Bike Month rides and support the programs and efforts of the Bike Coalition at the same time. Win win!

How does it work?

It’s easy! Go to Chipotle. Order food. Then any of these options will work:

  • If you have a smartphone, simply show the Chipotle cashier this post on your phone.
  • Tell the cashier that you’re there to support the Bike Coalition.
  • Stop by the Bike Kitchen on Friday, Saturday or Sunday from Noon-5 PM and pick up a flyer to give to the cashier.

What: Bike to Burritos at the Chiplotle Mexican Grill Benefit for The SLO County Bicycle Coalition

Where: Chipotle Mexican Grill, 853 Higuera St, SLO 93401 (map)

When: Wednesday, May 20, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Why: Bike Month…Burritos…Bike Coalition!

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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!

Bike to Work Day!

Can Every Day Be Bike to Work Day?

While we’d love to see every day be Bike to Work Day, this Friday, May 15th 2015 is in fact Bike to Work Day all over SLO County.

diana400What is Bike to Work Day? It’s a national celebration to encourage people to try bicycle commuting as a healthy and safe alternative to driving. Participants of Bike to Work Day are encouraged to make stops at locations around SLO County that will provide them with the fuel they need to complete their commutes!

This year there will be special Bike to Work Day events in Atascadero, Grover Beach, Morro Bay, Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo sponsored by Rideshare’s Back ‘N’ Forth Club. The Back ‘N’ Forth Club is the region’s employer commute program. To learn more about the Back ‘N’ Forth Club visit iRideshare.org

Bike to one of these events on your way to work and have breakfast, get great giveaways and earn a chance to win a new bicycle at the Bike Month Blowout on June 4th.

Where can I participate?

SOUTH COUNTY:

  • Location: Voler (Manhattan Ave, Grover Beach)
  • Time: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Giveaways, chances to win, free bike safety inspections, Station Grill breakfast burritos, muffins, granola bars, coffee, and Back ‘N’ Forth Club reflective snap bands
  • Partners: Grover Beach Parks & Rec, Trinity Cyclery, Voler

SLO DOWNTOWN AREA:

  • Location: SLO Bike & Run (Marsh St, SLO)
  • Time: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Enjoy Splash Café breakfast burritos, donuts, vegetarian options, coffee, juice, free bike and helmet inspections, giveaways, kid-friendly event, and Back ‘N’ Forth Club reflective snap bands
  • Partners: SLO County, SLO Bike & Run, Clever Ducks

SLO AIRPORT AREA:

  • Location: SESLOC FCU (Broad St, SLO)
  • Time: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Breakfast burritos, snack bars, coffee, beverages, live music, Lezyne giveaways, chances to win, Bike Month t-shirt pick-up location, and Back ‘N’ Forth Club reflective snap bands
  • Partners: MINDBODY, SESLOC, Lezyne, SRAM

MORRO BAY:

  • Location: Morro Bay City Park (Harbor St & Morro Bay Blvd)
  • Time: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Breakfast burritos, chips & dip, coffee, juice, live radio broadcast, bike fixit, giveaways, and Back ‘N’ Forth Club reflective snap bands
  • Partners: Chamber of Commerce, Morro Bay Bike Shop, Lolo’s, 97.3 The Rock

ATASCADERO:

  • Location: Atascadero Chamber of Commerce parking lot (El Camino Real, Atascadero)
  • Time: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Breakfast burritos, fruit, granola bars, yogurt, coffee, juice, bike safety checks, giveaways, and Back ‘N’ Forth Club reflective snap bands
  • Partners: KMAN Cyclery, Atascadero Chamber, Galaxy Theatres, Solarponics, Go for It! Sports

PASO ROBLES:

  • Location: Paso Robles Library parking lot
  • Time: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Breakfast, beverages, giveaways, bike safety checks, and Back ‘N’ Forth Club reflective snap bands
  • Partners: Library/Parks & Rec, Best Bike Zone

Want more information about Bike Month events in SLO County? Head over to Rideshare for all the latest Bike Month information: https://rideshare.org/BikeMonth

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!

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.

AMGEN TOUR VALETS

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)

FARMERS’ MARKET VALETS

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:  https://slobikelane.org/special-bike-valets-in-may/

BICYCLE DE MAYO VALET

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 https://www.cycledemayo.com/ 

SLO FARMERS’ MARKET VALET

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!

Bicycle Happy Hour Movie Night

An evening of Wine, Cheese and Cycling in Paso Robles

Tonight is the 2nd Annual Paso Robles Bicycle Happy Hour Movie Night!

Join Best Bike Zone, The REC Foundation and the SLO County Bicycle Coalition to celebrate cycling at Best Bike Zone in Paso Robles. The evening starts with a Wine and Cheese Social followed by the classic movie The Bicycle Thiefbicycle thief full

Come on out, have some fun and meet fellow cyclists from around SLO County!

What:  2nd Annual Paso Robles Bicycle Happy Hour Movie Night

When: Monday, May 11, 6 – 9 PM.

Where: Best Bike Zone, 712 Paso Robles St, Paso Robles, CA 93446 (map)

A Busy Bike Month Weekend

Get Your Bike Month On

This is a great weekend for bicycles in SLO County. Here are just a few of the events taking place over the next few days:

Bikefest_500Friday May 8th in Morro Bay: Meet the Winemaker at Windows on the Water, a Bike Month benefit for the SLO County Bicycle Coalition from 5 – 7 PM.  More information here: https://slobikelane.org/meet-the-winemaker/

 

Saturday May 9th in Arroyo Grande: Bikefest! A bike parade, live music, great food, discounted beverages from New Belgium Brewing, great prizes and a celebration of bikes! More information here: https://slobikelane.org/bikefest-2015/

Saturday May 9th in San Luis Obispo: Bike-In Movie at Flanders Bicycle/Linker Workshop. More information here: https://www.linkerworkshop.com/blog/2015/4/21/bike-in-surf-movie

Sunday May 10th in Pismo Beach: Mother’s Day Concert in Dinosaur Caves Park. More information here: https://www.rideshare.org/events/mothers-day-concert-in-the-park/

Wait…there are even more Bike Month events happening this weekend? Yes! Check out https://www.rideshare.org/bike-month-events/ for all the latest info on Bike Month!