monkey on a bike!

from the staff at the Coalition, we hope this brightens your day!

puma mopion cargo bicycle

Cargo bikes are becoming increasingly popular around SLO County and the US, perhaps because they offer the utility of a car without the necessary fuel inputs. In catching onto the trend, Puma has created a sleek looking cargo bike for all of your shopping and around town needs! With all the features of a commuter and cargo bike, the Mopion could easily become your go-to bicycle for all your two wheeled adventures. No word yet on availability.

wall of bikes!

A bike shop in Altlandsberg, Germany displays their merchandise on the wall of their building, rather than with a traditional sign out in front of the store. All in all, there are roughly 120 bikes mounted on the wall of the building!

become a member in september, get a shirt!

During the entire month of September, if you sign up to become a member of the SLO County Bicycle Coalition, you will receive a FREE “i bike SLO” t-shirt! These are quickly becoming a staple for everyone in the bicycle world of SLO County, be one of the people bringing bikes to your neighborhood by sporting one of these!

To join the Coalition, head over to our website or download our membership form, fill it out, and send it our way: 860 Pacific St, Suite 105, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (drop-ins are also welcome!).

Already a member of the Coalition? You can still get yourself a sweet t-shirt for $15 by contacting us!

Bike Breakfast on the Boulevard

Here at the Coalition, we’re all about trying to encourage bicycle and walking transportation, which is why we do a bike breakfast on the last Friday of every month right in front of our office! Join us on the corner of Morro & Pacific St in San Luis Obispo for a cup of coffee, fresh scones and fruit!

This week we will be debuting our NEW bike mounted blender! Giving you the ability to blend smoothies with your own pedal power, a great gadget that will make your morning commute that much better!

Bike Contrail

Imagine if bicyclists were able to leave a playful trace of their path as they are riding, allowing them to be more visible to passing motorists and pedestrians. That’s just what the Contrail design concept is all about.

By leaving a ‘unique mark’ upon the roadway that bicycles use, it allows bicyclists to leave a trace in the built environment that they ride in, just like cars do with oil slicks, tire marks and potholes. With this simple human powered device, bicycles can turn the pavement into a work of art.

A mechanism like this can also be used as a great teaching tool, challenging people to ride in a straight line as they check over their shoulder, keeping kids riding within lines that you create, and much much more.

The environmental impact of putting chalk on the ground might be something to take into account, as water from our roadways goes to our storm drains, which head back to our oceans. Not to mention the fact that it turns the zero emission bicycle, and creates an unnecessary output from i.

No word on the production of it yet, but you can check out their website here. The design is part of a larger competition held by Design21, Power to the Pedal.

Velorbis Leikier Bicycle

The folks from Velorbis (the Danish bike company) and Leikier (Danish blacksmith) have teamed up to make this limited edition bicycle. Inspired by old motorcycle design, as evidenced by the chopper-style fork, the bike is incredibly unique, and is guaranteed to turn heads. With a $3000 price tag, we would have to start saving years ago in order to get on anytime soon. See more here.

Retrovelo Bags

Want to feel cool while headed to work? Need a good place to stash your laptop while you ride? Not wanting to rock the ‘sporty’ look that most bike bags offer? The folks at Retrovelo have done a great job designing the stylish bags and cycling accessories that you’ve been looking for.