SLO Bike Kitchen Improvements!

The dedicated volunteer sous-chefs at the Bike Kitchen have been making some solid improvements of our downtown space in San Luis Obispo. Check ’em out below:

Wheel storage is looking solid!

Tire storage made from repurposed bike frames!

Improvements are constantly being made here in the Kitchen, stop by to see what we’ve been up to! We’re open Wednesdays & Thursdays from 4 – 7, and Sundays from 12 – 4. Location: 860 Pacific St (Corner of Moro & Pacific St), San Luis Obispo

the ONEYbike concept

Peter Varga is an industrial designer based in Slovakia, his projects include a number of bicycle concepts which have yet to be produced. Because of his industrial design background, these unique ideas only exist in prototypes which he has displayed during his studies.

One of the major challenges to encouraging people to ride bicycles can be storage, with folding bikes this problem is solved. But traditionally folding bikes lose their ‘cool’ value, this is not true with the ONEYBIKE:

Head to BAXTER MOERMAN in July and Support the Coalition!

Our neighbors at BAXTER MOERMAN have offered to donate all the proceeds from watch band adjustments and sizings to the Coalition during July! No need to bring in a flier or anything, just head down and let these talented jewelers do the rest.

They are the only shop in town with cases of jewelry they make exclusively in house, heavily inspired by the textures and senses of nature.

BAXTER MOERMAN produces the highest quality wearable art using only recycled 18K golds and conflict free diamonds, because  care about the health of our Earth, its future generations, and the rights of all humans. BAXTER MOERMAN jewelry is a beautiful extension of your personality as well as your conscience, wear it with pride!

-Owners Matthew Baxter and Matthew Moerman

Help support our local jewelers and give them a visit! BAXTER MOERMAN are conveniently located a block away from the Coalition offices at 1118 Morro St (between Higuera & Marsh). For more information visit their website, or give them a call at (805)308-8118

Visiting SLO County without a car

The Ventura County Star recently ran an article about visiting San Luis Obispo County without a car, by taking advantage of bringing bikes on Amtrak’s Surfliner trains.

If you’re considering traveling along the Southern California coast, Amtrak recently announced that bringing a bike on the Southern Surfliner train line is FREE! Allowing writer David Loe the opportunity to travel to San Luis Obispo for the 4th of July weekend without ever being in a car!

We not only succeeded, it was a lot of fun. It’s a trip I’d recommend to anyone who enjoys either walking or pedaling. You’ll return home with a great feeling of accomplishment, and, as you’ll see, it’s not that tough to pull off.

-David Loe on his car-free weekend in SLO

The next time you are heading to San Luis Obispo for fun or work, think about a car-free trip by combining the train and bicycle facilities we have to offer. Stop by the Coalition office while downtown and ask us about some great bicycle routes to check out too!

NEW Stickers!

We just got some more “I Bike” stickers in yesterday, with plans to get more for the other towns within SLO County in the near future. Look for the stickers at our events countywide throughout the summer and beyond!

We are always promoting bicycles throughout the county all the time, check out some of the other stickers in the works on our Flickr page.

ihome bicycle speakers

ever wanted to integrate a speaker system onto your bicycle without having to go through complex wiring and permanent attachments to your bike? now’s your chance to blast some tunes while cruising on two wheels, iHome released the ih85 bicycle speaker system, which essentially integrates the speakers/ipod into a device that looks like a water bottle and fits on a standard water bottle cage. no word yet on how well it works, but it’s a great idea.


the bicycle safari

a blog from lund, sweden that captures the little details of bicycles parked around city streets in the city. to check it out head over to the blog here.