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Bike Month 2017: Week 3

Bike Month 2017 continues with a fun filled week, including Bike to Work Day, the Bike Month Blow Out, a special guest at Women’s Night @ Bike Kitchen, the AMGEN Tour of California and the Downtown SLO Bock Party.

Tuesday May 16th: AMGEN Tour of California, Downtown SLO Block Party

Our Bike Valet will be at the start of the AMGEN race in Pismo Beach and in San Luis Obispo for the Downtown SLO Block Party. We’ll be in Pismo Beach from 9 AM – 12:30 PM near the intersection of Cypress & Pomeroy, then we’ll run Bike Valet from 2 – 6 PM in front of Sanctuary Tobacco on Chorro St in SLO (map). Ride your bike to the Downtown SLO Block Party and leave it with us! More info on the block party: https://www.facebook.com/events/1208757802567645/

Thursday May 18th: Women’s Night @ Bike Kitchen presents: An Evening with Karen Aydelott

Join Coeur Sports Ambassador Karen Aydelott for a special evening in the Bike Kitchen. Karen, a San Luis Obispo resident, is an avid cyclist having completed 60 double centuries and the Paris-Brest-Paris event. In addition she is an experienced triathlete and has completed 31 Ironman distance races; 5 since her amputation on 2008.  More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1901656286790237/

Friday May 19th: Bike to Work Day, followed by the Bike Month Blow Out/Bikes & Beauty Fashion Show

Bike to Work Day starts early with Commuter Stations galore and ends with the Bike Month Blow Out/Bikes & Beauty Fashion Show at the Guild Hall in SLO. Visit any of the Commuter Stations around the county to get your raffle ticket, then bring your ticket to the Bike Month Blow Out for your chance to win a 7-speed Linus Commuter bike.  Tickets for other bike raffles and giveaways will be available for purchase at the Bike Month Blow Out.

Find Commuter Stations here: https://rideshare.org/events/bike-to-work-day/

More info on the Bike Month Blow Out/Bikes & Beauty Fashion Show here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1185750391548494/

Saturday May 20th: Street Skills 101 

Bike Month is a fantastic time to brush up on your street skills. Our fun, informative course gives you in-class and on-the-road experience to make sure you know how to bike safe and bike smart. Noon – 4 PM on Saturday May 20th in SLO. Reserve your place here: https://bikeslocounty.org/events/#!event/2017/5/20/street-skills-101

Get the full Bike Month calendar of events over at Rideshare: https://rideshare.org/bike-month-events/

Bike to Blues Baseball

Ride your Bike – Get in Free!

Rideshare, the SLO County Air Pollution Control District and the SLO County Bicycle Coalition are joining forces to encourage you to re-think how you get to and from your favorite activities. Sunday, May 31st is your chance to leave your car at home and Bike to the Blues Baseball game. KidicalMassFeatured520The first 200 adults who ride their bicycles to Sinsheimer Stadium in SLO get free admission to the game!

Want to ride to the game with others? Kidical Mass, The Family Bike Happening, is meeting up at 11:30 AM in Mitchell Park for a brief safety talk before we ride as a group on the Railroad Safety Trail to Sinsheimer Park Baseball Stadium to attend the Blues Baseball game which begins at 1PM. Bike Valet will be on hand to park bicycles during the game.

Please note that riding up and down the Jennifer Street Bridge may be too difficult for some children and plan accordingly.

Bike to Blues Baseball Kidical Mass Ride

When: May 31, 2015. Game at 1 PM, meet at Mitchell Park at 11:30 AM for group bike ride to Sinsheimer Stadium.

Where: Meet at Mitchell Park, SLO, ride to Sinsheimer Stadium. (route map)

Why: BIKES!

Volunteer at Bikes and Beauty

Our Bikes and Beauty volunteers are the best!

North County Bike Events

A busy week for bicycles in North County

Bike Month is going strong and this is a busy week for bicycles in North County! Check out these upcoming North County bike events:

  • On Wednesday May 20 our free Bike Valet will be parking bicycles at the Atascadero Farmers’ Market.
  • On Saturday May 23 our free Bike Valet will be back in North County, parking bikes at Paso Artsfest.
  • On Sunday May 24 we’re holding a Bike “Roadeo” in Paso Robles as part of this year’s Great Western Bicycle Rally.

Bike Valet at Atascadero Farmers’ Market

Throughout Rideshare‘s Bike Month we’ll be traveling around San Luis Obispo County to set up our free Bike Valet service at a number of Farmers’ Markets. Normally we set up on Thursday evenings at the Downtown Farmers’ Market in SLO, but thanks to a partnership with The SLO County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) and Rideshare we’ll be able to park bikes countywide this month. This is a fantastic opportunity to leave your car at home, grab your bicycle and pedal down to enjoy the sights, sounds, flavors and scents of your local Farmers’ Market.

What is Bike Valet and how does it work?

Our Bike Valet is our secure bike parking service, designed to encourage everyone to ride bicycles to community events. With over 37,000 bikes parked, we are experts at protecting your ride.

The Bike Valet works just like a regular valet service.

  1. Each rider is given a check tag that matches the tag attached to their bike.
  2. The bike is carefully parked in our secure lot.
  3. To retrieve a bike, the user hands in the check tag and the bike is returned.
  4. Easy peasy!

When and Where: May 20: Bike to Atascadero Farmers’ Market, 3 PM – 6 PM (map)

Bike Valet at PASO ARTSFEST

Celebrating the arts every Memorial Day Weekend in the Paso Robles City Park, this year the main event of PASO ARTSFEST will take place on Saturday, May 23, 2015. The day appeals to art fans of all ages, featuring the Local Stars Quick-Draw, an Outdoor Fine Art Show & Sale, a Wet Painting Sale & Auction, hands-on interactive art experiences all over the park, exciting musical guests, dance performances and many more entertaining and artistic surprises. The Saturday Main Event is always FREE to the public – and our free Bike Valet will be there to watch your bicycle while you enjoy the sights and sounds of ARTFEST.

When and Where: May 23: Bike Valet at PASO ARTSFEST, 9 AM – 5 PM (Next to the Paso Historical Society (map)

Bike Roadeo at Great Western Bicycle Rally

The Great Western Bicycle Rally brings all types of riders together for a 4 day festival of all things to do with bikes, set in one of the most idyllic cycling locations in California; Paso Robles, one of California’s nominated bicycle friendly cities. Part of the events include a Bicycle Roadeo. What’s that? A Bicycle Roadeo is a fun way to teach children about basic road skills, bike helmets and beginning street smarts.

When and Where: May 24: Bicycle Roadeo at Great Western Bicycle Rally, 9 AM – 11:30 AM Frontiertown, California Mid-State Fair Grounds, Paso Robles (map)

Bike to Burritos Fundraiser

Like Bikes? Like Burritos?

Bike Month…Burritos…Bicycle Coalition….try saying that three times then join us on Wednesday May 20 as Chipotle Mexican Grill in San Luis Obispo puts on a fundraiser to support the Bicycle Coalition during Bike Month! Fifty percent of the proceeds will go to the Bike Coalition. This is a great way to fuel your numerous Bike Month rides and support the programs and efforts of the Bike Coalition at the same time. Win win!

How does it work?

It’s easy! Go to Chipotle. Order food. Then any of these options will work:

  • If you have a smartphone, simply show the Chipotle cashier this post on your phone.
  • Tell the cashier that you’re there to support the Bike Coalition.
  • Stop by the Bike Kitchen on Friday, Saturday or Sunday from Noon-5 PM and pick up a flyer to give to the cashier.

What: Bike to Burritos at the Chiplotle Mexican Grill Benefit for The SLO County Bicycle Coalition

Where: Chipotle Mexican Grill, 853 Higuera St, SLO 93401 (map)

When: Wednesday, May 20, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Why: Bike Month…Burritos…Bike Coalition!

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Like Bikes?

Become a member of The Bike Coalition – it’s free to sign-up and we’ll keep you informed every month about bike events and issues in SLO County. Click this link to join: I Like Bikes!

Eight Bike Valets in Five Days!

This is a busy, busy week for our free Bike Valet service and great week to ride your bike all over SLO County! We’ll be parking bicycles at eight (8!) different events over five days and hope you’ll bike down and let us valet your awesome bike.

AMGEN TOUR VALETS

ValetWater420On Tuesday in Pismo Beach Bike Valet will be at “Party on Pomeroy” a celebration of AMGEN’s 10th anniversary with food and a live band.

Tuesday May 12, 5:30 – 7:30 PM: Party on Pomeroy, Pomeroy Ave near Pismo Pier (map)

On Wednesday May 13th we’ll have not one but two Bike Valets at the AMGEN Tour of California, in Pismp Beach AND Avila Beach.

Wednesday May 13, 9:30 AM – 12 Noon: Pomeroy Ave near Pismo Pier (map)

Wednesday May 13, 11 AM – 4:30 PM: Intersection of 1st St and Beach Colony Lane (Behind Cuvee at 550 1st St) Avila Beach, CA (map)

FARMERS’ MARKET VALETS

Thanks to a partnership with The SLO County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) and Rideshare, Bike Valet will be at Farmer’s Markets around SLO County.

May 14: Bike to Morro Bay Farmers’ Market, 2:30 PM – 5 PM (map)

May 16: Bike to Arroyo Grande Farmers’ Market, 12 PM – 2:30 PM (map)

May 17: Bike to Nipomo Farmers’ Market, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM (map)

For more Bike Month Farmers’ Market info check here:  https://slobikelane.org/special-bike-valets-in-may/

BICYCLE DE MAYO VALET

Bicycle de Mayo is a North County Connection Celebration in Templeton City Park on May 17th to celebrate the future Bike Path between Templeton and Atascadero. Join short rides from either Atascadero or Paso Robles to Templeton City Park which will have BBQ in the park, a Bike Rodeo, a BMX Stunt Show, Face Painting and more!

May 17: Bicycle de Mayo Valet, Templeton City Park, 10 AM – 4 PM (map)

Additional details at https://www.cycledemayo.com/ 

SLO FARMERS’ MARKET VALET

We’re always here and this week is no exception!

May 14: San Luis Obispo Downtown Farmer’s Market, Higuera St at Morro (In between the Apple Store and Bali’s Frozen Yogurt), 6:00 – 8:45 PM (map)

Like Bikes?

Become a member of The Bike Coalition – it’s free to sign-up and we’ll keep you informed every month about bike events and issues in SLO County. Click this link to join: I Like Bikes!

Bicycle Happy Hour Movie Night

An evening of Wine, Cheese and Cycling in Paso Robles

Tonight is the 2nd Annual Paso Robles Bicycle Happy Hour Movie Night!

Join Best Bike Zone, The REC Foundation and the SLO County Bicycle Coalition to celebrate cycling at Best Bike Zone in Paso Robles. The evening starts with a Wine and Cheese Social followed by the classic movie The Bicycle Thiefbicycle thief full

Come on out, have some fun and meet fellow cyclists from around SLO County!

What:  2nd Annual Paso Robles Bicycle Happy Hour Movie Night

When: Monday, May 11, 6 – 9 PM.

Where: Best Bike Zone, 712 Paso Robles St, Paso Robles, CA 93446 (map)

A Busy Bike Month Weekend

Get Your Bike Month On

This is a great weekend for bicycles in SLO County. Here are just a few of the events taking place over the next few days:

Bikefest_500Friday May 8th in Morro Bay: Meet the Winemaker at Windows on the Water, a Bike Month benefit for the SLO County Bicycle Coalition from 5 – 7 PM.  More information here: https://slobikelane.org/meet-the-winemaker/

 

Saturday May 9th in Arroyo Grande: Bikefest! A bike parade, live music, great food, discounted beverages from New Belgium Brewing, great prizes and a celebration of bikes! More information here: https://slobikelane.org/bikefest-2015/

Saturday May 9th in San Luis Obispo: Bike-In Movie at Flanders Bicycle/Linker Workshop. More information here: https://www.linkerworkshop.com/blog/2015/4/21/bike-in-surf-movie

Sunday May 10th in Pismo Beach: Mother’s Day Concert in Dinosaur Caves Park. More information here: https://www.rideshare.org/events/mothers-day-concert-in-the-park/

Wait…there are even more Bike Month events happening this weekend? Yes! Check out https://www.rideshare.org/bike-month-events/ for all the latest info on Bike Month!