May 2013. Photo by Megan Rivoire.

Coalition in the News

The SLO County Bicycle Coalition has been working hard these past few months, on key initiatives throughout the county that could bring better bicycle facilities for all. Below is a brief update on the Coalition in the news!

Recently, we were mentioned by MindBody online in their article in Outdoor Magazine, where they were named one of the top 50 places to work in the country! Congrats to MindBody, and thanks for mentioning the Coalition!

“We are a member of the San Luis Obispo Bike Coalition and ‘home office’ bikes are available for commuting employees to use on their lunch breaks to run errands or get some exercise. Our office building has bike room storage and men’s and women’s showers meant to encourage biking and working out on lunch breaks.”

-Excerpt from Outdoor Magazine’s article, “50 Best Places to Work

The Mustang Daily also did an article highlighting May’s 2010 Bike Month, as hosted by Rideshare. Our executive director, Dan Rivoire, was interviewed, along with our friend Kelsie Greer from Rideshare.

“We want the valet parking at community events to encourage new people to get on their bikes and remind them of how fun and efficient it is to get around on a bike,” said Bike Coalition executive director Dan Rivoire.

-Excerpt from Mustang Daily’s article, “Bicyclists Hit the Roads in Month-Long Competition

The San Luis Obispo Tribune also did an article about Bike Month, pointing out some of the events of the month, and showcasing the hard work put in by Rideshare and the Coalition.

“Bike Month officially began Saturday with a parade of riders through the Arroyo Grande Village. San Luis Obispo County Bicycle Coalition members also led various rides for people eager to try cycling.”

-Brief excerpt from SLO Tribune’s article, “SLO County kicks off Bike Month

If you hear of any Coalition news or events in the news, feel free to send us links or articles. We are always looking to spread the word and gather support for bicycles in the County, after all, we exist because of our dedicated members and bicyclists like you!

To join the Coalition, head over to our website, the more members we have, the more powerful our voice is when advocating for better bicycle and walking facilities, encouraging active healthy lifestyles for everyone!

Bike Porter

The folks over at Copenhagen Parts have created an integrated basket/handlebar system with minimal detailing. This concept may easily influence those who are inclined to weld something themselves, adding a fully functional basket to the front of their bike, allowing simple lines and functional aesthetic.

Rossignoli’s Vintage Bicycle Exhibition

Located in a courtyard in Milan, this show was a side show to the 2010 Milan Design Week. All these bikes are “found” 19th century gems.


If you like stuff like this, be sure to check out what the Bike Lane Gallery is up to during this year’s Bike Month! Bike Month takes place in May throughout San Luis Obispo county:

2010 North American Handmade Bicycle Show

From February 26-28, the 2010 North American Handmade Bicycle Show was held in Richmond, Virginia. The show is a venue for the finest bicycle builders in North America to show off their latest creations to crowds of visitors. Take a look at some of the bikes on display this year in Virginia, and a little video about the event afterwards.

CyclingNews has a great series of articles/photos from the event as well, check it out online here.

impressive bicycle acrobatics

I have no idea what this is a competition for, but from the looks of these skills, I’d imagine the other competitors were equally impressive. The ability to do these stunts while maintaining momentum on a fixed gear is unreal!

the shweeb

this pedal powered monorail system was developed in New Zealand, by Geoff Barnett, about 10 years ago. currently, it is set up as a park-style ride, but Barnett’s original inception was as an individual form of transport for major cities. the idea is centered around a sustainable form of transit that provides people with an aerobic workout as well.

right now the shweeb is only in a park setting in New Zealand, but it’s concept is something reminiscent of a hyper-futuristic city, or the beginning title sequence of futurama:

bicycle moving day!

Saturday, February 20th, we moved our entire office by bike! A parade of 10 bicycles and trailers through downtown SLO to our new office on Pacific & Morro St. Get ready to see the Bike Coalition in a central downtown location, and in a neighborhood near you!


a very special thank you to everyone who came to help us haul everything from our old space to the new spot!

bike seesaw.

using the classic B33 brooks saddle, designer Ben Wilson has created a seesaw to commemorate the nearly 150 years of manufacturing. with the aluminum frame and clean lines, it is clearly modeled after a bicycle. anyone would be lucky to have this on their playground as a kid.