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Photobooth This Thursday at Farmer’s

Get your bike portrait taken at the Bike Valet this Thursday at Farmer’s Market and help us show how much people love bikes! It’s a great way to show off the personality of you and your bike, and helps us promote biking in SLO County. Visit ibikeslo.org for previous photos.

Bicycle Collision Statistics

Ever wondered what causes bicycle collisions? The answers might surprise you!

Still worried about crashing? Take one of our free Education Workshops to learn some techniques to avoid them while riding on the road.

Of the 18% involving motor vehicles…

I ‘bike’ SLO Photobooth

Join us for the I ‘bike’ SLO photobooth every last Thursday of the month at the Bike Valet! Have your photo taken for free and show off your bike and the personal flair that you love so much about it, it’s our way of sharing the diversity of bicycles and riders in SLO County. See all the images on our flickr page here.

Our t-shirts are also for sale online as well, check ’em out at ibikeslo.org

St. Patty’s Fundraiser!

Saturday, March 5  | 5:00 – 9:30 pm

SLO Senior Center, 1445 Santa Rosa St

Join us for the St Patty’s Potluck, with all proceeds from the event going towards the Coalition! Last year’s potluck was a blast, and 2011’s will be bigger than ever! The event is open to everyone, with a $10 entry fee, including a free raffle ticket (Coalition members get two free raffle tickets) Join the Coalition at the door and get in for free!

This is a potluck, not sure what to bring? Flip a coin! Heads, bring a main dish. Tails, bring an appetizer or dessert. Don’t have a coin? Bring a beverage to share!

We will have live music, raffle prizes, a pub style quiz, and plenty of food & drink for all! Bring your friends, the more the merrier!

For more information, check out the flier here: stpattys_potluck2011

Madonna Bike Path Dedication

Join us on Friday, February 18th at 3:00 as the Madonna Inn Bike Path is formally opened!

We will all ride the path together, and have a group photo op to celebrate this great new facility. The dedication will take place in the north part of the Madonna Inn parking lot, please bike or walk to the celebration if you can. We hope to see you there!

Hosted by the City of San Luis Obispo, Madonna Inn, Air Pollution Control District and CalTrans

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 ibikeslo.org, 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.

Head to Baxter Moerman in January and support the Coalition!

Our neighbors at BAXTER MOERMAN have offered to donate all the proceeds from watch band adjustments and battery replacements to the Coalition during January! No need to bring in a flier or anything, just head down and let these talented local 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

 

Member Profile: Vanessa, Ella & Cora

Vanessa Amerson, San Luis Obispo

How long have you been a Coalition member? 2008

When did you start bicycling? When I was 6 on a cruiser with wooden blocks on the pedals

Why do you bike? I hate Cars and parking and paying for parking. And I like saying “good morning” to neighbors and chatting with friends

How many bikes do you own? 5, all very different

How often do you ride? Commutishly about 10 trips a week

What kind of riding do you do? Costumed SLO-hemian, Amateur Ballet

What do you think the most important thing the Coalition has done in our area? Joined the people to create a voice of advocacy

What changes/improvements have you seen since you lived here? Bike Blvd, Bike Kitchen, Bike signal, Bike parking

What additional changes would you like to see? Better Bike facilities at the Elementary and Jr. High Schools

What’s your favorite ride? To and from school with my daughters

What’s your advice to encourage others to get on their bikes? If you find a bike you love you are more likely to ride it and a bike doesn’t have to be expensive to fall in love with it.

How do you get involved with Coalition? I encourage parents and kids to practice riding together at Kidical Mass

What’s your favorite Coalition program? The Bike Kitchen

Anything else you want to add? Biking makes happy easily accessible.

Cora, San Luis Obispo

When did you start bicycling? When I was 4

Why do you bike? Because it’s fun

How many bikes do you own? 2

How often do you ride? Very often with my dad and most of the time with my mom

What kind of riding do you do? Regular riding

What do you think the most important thing the Coalition has done in our area? Help with Kidical Mass

What changes/improvements have you seen since you lived here? None

What additional changes would you like to see? I want everyone to like me

What’s your favorite ride? Kidical Mass

 

Anything else you want to add? Ella’s bike is shiny and mine isn’t

Ella, San Luis Obispo

When did you start bicycling? When I was 5

Why do you bike? It’s fun

How many bikes do you own? 2

How often do you ride? Whenever I’m with my mom

What kind of riding do you do? Kidical Mass riding

What do you think the most important thing the Coalition has done in our area? Keeping people safe when they’re riding bicycles

What changes/improvements have you seen since you lived here? I’ve seen a lot of people on bikes.

What additional changes would you like to see? A BIG sign in front of Bike Valet that says “Bike Coalition”

What’s your favorite ride? SLO Little 500

What’s your advice to encourage others to get on their bikes? All you have to do is pedal

How do you get involved with Coalition? I tell my friends about Kidical Mass

What’s your favorite Coalition program? Kidical Mass because sometimes the Childrens Museum brings crafts and you can put them on your bike

Anything else you want to add? When people help out at the Kitchen they help people get their bikes fixed and that makes people happy.