Mini Velodrome in London

Check out how fast/quick these guys move around this tiny velodrome in London, UK!

1950s Netherlands Bikes Everywhere

It might be an understatement to say that bicycles are engrained in the culture of the Netherlands, as is evidenced from this video from the 1950s of bicycles everywhere you look! The Coalition loves the creative trailers and bikes used to carry kids, ice cream, goods and anything in between. Imagine if our streets looked like this, how much fun we would have all the time!

Winter 2011 Spoken Wheel is here!

The first edition from 2011 contains an annual report from 2010, goals for 2011, program and advocacy updates, and plenty more! Check it out online here. If you’re a member, you’ll be receiving your copy in the mail shortly, otherwise you can check it out at the Bike Kitchen as well.

Got Bicycle & Transit Requests?

The SLO Council of Governments (SLOCOG) reviews public input annually to determine countywide bikeway & transit needs. This is your chance to provide feedback on how to enhance current and future bicycle facilities and public transit services countywide.

More Info Here. Share your ideas!

Who: You! (or any citizen of SLO County)
Unmet Bicycle & Transit Needs Requests
When: Online and email requests due by Wednesday, February 9th

How: Fill out their form online here or email requests to (with “Unmet Needs” in the subject line)

Requests can also be sent to:
SLOCOG,1114 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

20 under 40 Winner: Dan Rivoire!

Congratulations to our Executive Director, Dan Rivoire, for being selected as one of SLO County’s “Top 20 Under 40”! The award is given annually to 20 local leaders, under the age of 40, who are great at their jobs and giving back to our communities. It’s a privilege to have Dan win the award, which will hopefully garner us some more support and prove that we really are doing our jobs well!

Check out the Tribune’s 20 under 40 article here.

Buy I ‘bike’ SLO Shirts Online!

Now you can purchase our ‘I bike SLO’ shirts online!

You can still head to the Coalition headquarters in downtown SLO to buy one as well, but with, we’ve made it easier for everyone to get one! 100% of the proceeds go towards the Coalition, and we have free shipping on all orders too. Get ready to see them in local stores for sale as well, we’ve already got some at Cambria Bicycle Outfitters here in town!

No paypal account is needed, but their service allows you to use a credit card even without an account through their website. The site is secure and allows you to choose your size, color and shipping info.

Have Your [bike] Voice Heard!

A very special thank you to everyone who came out last week to support the future of bicycles at the Community Budget Forum in SLO! Your voice was heard, the Coalition was proud to represent all of our members. We had a huge presence of people who wanted to see bikeway improvements as a continued priority for the city. After all, it’s one of the reasons why San Luis Obispo has been named one of the ‘happiest places’ in the US!


You can fill out and submit a survey online to express your interest through the city’s website here. (To send, simply click ‘submit anonymously’ button on top of the pdf). It’s quick, easy, and another way to have your voice heard to support bicycles in SLO!

Feel free to pass this information along to anyone you know who wants better bicycle facilities as well.

This is your chance to have your voice heard, if we don’t express how important bike improvements are to our community, then the Council will simply not include them in the 2011-2013 budget.

Support Bike Projects in SLO!

What: Dinner at the Coalition HQ before we head to the Ludwick Community Center for the Community Budget Forum to speak up for bicycle projects!

Dinner: Tuesday January 11, 5:00 – 6:15pm, Coalition HQ, 860 Pacific St, SLO

Budget Forum: Tuesday January 11, 6:30 – 8:00pm, Ludwick Community Center, 864 Santa Rosa St, SLO

Why: If we don’t show up to express how important bike improvements are to the community, then the Council will simply not includethem in the 2012-2013 Budget. This is your chance to have your voice heard!

How: NO PUBLIC SPEAKING REQUIRED. Simply vote for your priorities by placing a dot on the various projects listed on the walls of the Ludwick Center (you’ll see, it’s fun and easy!)