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Breakfast at The Octagon Barn

Come see what’s new at the Octagon Barn

On Thursday November 12th the Land Conservancy are hosting a breakfast from 9-10 AM in The Octagon Barn on South Higuera Street (map).

Enjoy breakfast refreshments and coffee while you learn about what’s next for the Octagon Barn. What’s next for the Octagon Barn? According to the Land Conservancy, Feature-Project_Barn_resize“In addition becoming the new trailhead for the Bob Jones City-to-Sea Trail, plans are underway to transform the formerly private site into a public amenity with the fully restored Barn as the keystone element.”

To find out what’s next come out for some coffee and learn about the future of the Octagon Barn. Guests will be able to visit the Milking Parlor, view a visual presentation with some new slides from Ten Over Studio and chat with members of the Land Conservancy staff and board about the progress of this unique community center.

If you’d like to attend, please RSVP to Lauren at laurenm@lcslo.org or 805-544-9096 x 14.

 

2nd Annual Giro Della Costa Centrale

The Giro Della Costa Centrale is almost here!

Ready to ride the roads of the Central Coast? Race SLO‘s 2nd Annual Giro Della Costa Centrale (presented by VisitAvilaBeach.com), is set for November 14-15, 2015 in Avila Beach, California.

giro_gran_fondoThis year the Giro Della Costa Centrale will have four timed new routes ranging from 25 miles to 100 miles that showcase the beautiful Tuscan-like California Central Coast, plus first class recovery area that includes a 5-star chef’s hot Italian lunch, massage, wine and music at Festivale Italiano.

Top riders will receive the iconic PINK Giro style jersey and top KOM riders the polka dot jersey.

The 2015 event also features author, Tour de France commentator and former professional Bob “Bobke” Roll and 2012 London Olympics silver medal cyclist Dotsie Bausch.

Last year’s inaugural event sold out at 600 riders. This year’s event has added an additional 400 spots for 1,000 riders overall and is expected to sell out once again. Register today at: girodcc.com

Not Riding? Volunteer!

Race SLO is looking for volunteers for the Giro Della Costa Centrale!  All Race SLO team volunteers will receive a Giro Della Costa Centrale T-shirt, hot Bouno Tavola lunch, snacks & drinks and a chance to meet & greet our Professional Cyclists including Bob Roll and Dotsie Bausch. To volunteer, please contact Rosanne at volunteer@raceslo.com for details or simply VOLUNTEER NOW on this link:

https://raceroster.com/events/2015/5762/giro-della-costa-centrale-2015/volunteer

 

 

Volunteer Lighthouse Century

Volunteer at the Lighthouse Century

Be a Shining Beacon

Calling all volunteers! The San Luis Obispo Bicycle Club’s Lighthouse Century takes place this year on Saturday, September 26th and Bike SLO County will be at the Donati Family Vineyards Rest Stop in Templeton from 7 A.M. – Noon to help make sure riders get the snacks and beverages they need.

Want to lend a hand? Read on – fill out the form – we’ll even have transportation from SLO to Templeton and back!

 

 

if volunteer = super star & you = volunteer then…

Bike of the Week: Bianchi Eros

Love the Bianchi Eros

BOTW_Bianchi_ErosUPDATE: This has has been sold!

This dark blue Bianchi Eros is the steel-framed triple-chainring (3 x 8 speed) road bike you’ve been waiting for.

A fast bike for road riding and commuting, the 51cm frame makes this ideal for people between 5′ – 5′ 5″ tall.

Campagnolo Mirage Groupset.

$400.00 and available now at the Bike Kitchen. We’re open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Noon – 5PM. Questions? Call (805) 547-2055. Ask for Tyler.

The Bike Kitchen is a program of Bike SLO County. We have all the parts, tools and knowledge you need to fix your bicycle! We can help you build a bike from the ground up, fix that junker you found at a garage sale, or simply tune up your bicycle. We serve all types of people, and are committed to creating a safe space for everyone. We have provided guided instruction to over 8,000 people since opening our doors in 2010.This bike not your cup of tea? Still looking to buy a gently used, ready to ride bicycle? We sell all kinds of bicycles! Come in and see us!Have a bike you’d like to donate? Your generous gifts help the Bike Kitchen thrive and give even more people the chance to experience SLO County by bike. Thank you!

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Advocacy Alert

Los Osos Bike Lanes

Stand up for Protected Bike Lanes in Los Osos

The Los Osos Community Advisory Council (LOCAC) is meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 28 at the South Bay Community Center to discuss the possibility of protected bike lanes on Los Osos Valley Road in Los Osos. We’d love to see LOCAC endorse protected bike lanes and strongly encourage all Los Osos area bicyclists, bicyclists who regularly ride Los Osos Valley Road and anyone who wants to show support to attend the meeting.

With LOCAC’s endorsement, it will be easier to convince the SLO County Public Works staff that there is community support for protected bike lanes. Please come out and stand up for better bike infrastructure in Los Osos. Better roads in Los Osos benefit bicycle riders (and automobile drivers) countywide.

What: Los Osos Community Advisory Council Meeting on Protected Bike Lanes

When: Thursday, May 28 7:00 PM

Where: South Bay Community Center, 2180 Palisades Avenue, Los Osos, 93402 (map)

Why: Bike Lanes!

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 Work Day!

Can Every Day Be Bike to Work Day?

While we’d love to see every day be Bike to Work Day, this Friday, May 15th 2015 is in fact Bike to Work Day all over SLO County.

diana400What is Bike to Work Day? It’s a national celebration to encourage people to try bicycle commuting as a healthy and safe alternative to driving. Participants of Bike to Work Day are encouraged to make stops at locations around SLO County that will provide them with the fuel they need to complete their commutes!

This year there will be special Bike to Work Day events in Atascadero, Grover Beach, Morro Bay, Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo sponsored by Rideshare’s Back ‘N’ Forth Club. The Back ‘N’ Forth Club is the region’s employer commute program. To learn more about the Back ‘N’ Forth Club visit iRideshare.org

Bike to one of these events on your way to work and have breakfast, get great giveaways and earn a chance to win a new bicycle at the Bike Month Blowout on June 4th.

Where can I participate?

SOUTH COUNTY:

  • Location: Voler (Manhattan Ave, Grover Beach)
  • Time: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Giveaways, chances to win, free bike safety inspections, Station Grill breakfast burritos, muffins, granola bars, coffee, and Back ‘N’ Forth Club reflective snap bands
  • Partners: Grover Beach Parks & Rec, Trinity Cyclery, Voler

SLO DOWNTOWN AREA:

  • Location: SLO Bike & Run (Marsh St, SLO)
  • Time: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Enjoy Splash Café breakfast burritos, donuts, vegetarian options, coffee, juice, free bike and helmet inspections, giveaways, kid-friendly event, and Back ‘N’ Forth Club reflective snap bands
  • Partners: SLO County, SLO Bike & Run, Clever Ducks

SLO AIRPORT AREA:

  • Location: SESLOC FCU (Broad St, SLO)
  • Time: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Breakfast burritos, snack bars, coffee, beverages, live music, Lezyne giveaways, chances to win, Bike Month t-shirt pick-up location, and Back ‘N’ Forth Club reflective snap bands
  • Partners: MINDBODY, SESLOC, Lezyne, SRAM

MORRO BAY:

  • Location: Morro Bay City Park (Harbor St & Morro Bay Blvd)
  • Time: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Breakfast burritos, chips & dip, coffee, juice, live radio broadcast, bike fixit, giveaways, and Back ‘N’ Forth Club reflective snap bands
  • Partners: Chamber of Commerce, Morro Bay Bike Shop, Lolo’s, 97.3 The Rock

ATASCADERO:

  • Location: Atascadero Chamber of Commerce parking lot (El Camino Real, Atascadero)
  • Time: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Breakfast burritos, fruit, granola bars, yogurt, coffee, juice, bike safety checks, giveaways, and Back ‘N’ Forth Club reflective snap bands
  • Partners: KMAN Cyclery, Atascadero Chamber, Galaxy Theatres, Solarponics, Go for It! Sports

PASO ROBLES:

  • Location: Paso Robles Library parking lot
  • Time: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Breakfast, beverages, giveaways, bike safety checks, and Back ‘N’ Forth Club reflective snap bands
  • Partners: Library/Parks & Rec, Best Bike Zone

Want more information about Bike Month events in SLO County? Head over to Rideshare for all the latest Bike Month information: https://rideshare.org/BikeMonth

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!