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2017 Red Davis Celebration

Get Ready for an evening of FUN!

The 7th Annual Red Davis Celebration is upon us! Join us on Friday, November 3rd for dinner and drinks as we thank our incredible supporters and announce the recipients of our 2017 awards: Volunteer of the Year, Advocate of the Year, Public Servant of the Year, Donor of the Year, Business Member of the Year, and Board Member of the Year. Once again this year we’re hosting the ceremonies at the historic King David’s Masonic Lodge in Downtown SLO.

This event is open to everyone – whether you’re 8 or 80, a Volunteer, a Bike SLO County member, an adult, a kid, a kid at heart or just a bike lover in general. We are very proud of the amazing energy that our community and volunteers provide…let’s celebrate!

Dinner, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Food, wine, beer, soda…you’re probably wondering how much this is going to cost you, right? We’ll have some tip jars out to help cover the costs of food, drinks and renting the Lodge, but chipping in isn’t required. (We’ll love you if you do chip in but we’ll still love you either way!)

We’ll also have our DIY photo-booth set-up to capture your fun, festive selfies.

Doors open at 6:00 pm, awards ceremony begins at 7:00 p.m.

Our free Bike Valet will be parking bikes from 5:45-8:45 p.m. in the back parking lot of SLO Bike and Run (883 Marsh St, next door to the Masonic Lodge).

To enter, use the secret Masonic Elevator to the left of Founders Community Bank to enter the Lodge. We’ll have signs to help you find your way.

Sound good? Mark your calendar, November 3rd from 6-8:30PM. PLEASE RSVP on Facebook so we can gauge attendance figures and plan accordingly.

About Red Davis: In 2001 Red was a founding member of Bike SLO County (back when we were the SLO County Bicycle Coalition). For countless years Red has worked hard throughout SLO County as an advocate for better bikeways, including a ten year stint with the county’s Bicycle Advisory Committee. The County Board of Supervisors honored Red by designating the bike lanes on Los Osos Valley Road between Foothill Boulevard and South Bay Boulevard as “The Red Davis Bikeway”. Red’s hard work and dedication were the inspiration for the Red Davis Celebration, created to honor members of the bike community who make SLO County a better place for bikes. Red currently serves as a member of the Morro Bay City Council.

The Bikes & Beauty Bike Month Blowout!

Bikes & Beauty is almost here!

This year Bike SLO County’s annual Bikes & Beauty Fashion Show party is joining forces with SLO Rideshare’s Bike Month Blowout for a Bike to Work Day Afterparty Extravaganza! Join us on Friday May 20th from 6:30 – 9:30 PM at the SLO Grange Hall in SLO (map).

Bikes & BeautyCome groove to the satisfying sounds of DJ Malik, enjoy tasty food and beverages (beer, wine, cocktails, kombucha, soda) and watch the always fabulous Bike Fashion Show.

Rideshare will be giving away a Linus Commuter Bike. How can you win? Stop at any Bike to Work Day Station, collect a raffle ticket and bring it to the Bikes & Beauty Bike Month Blow Out for your chance to win!

Bike SLO County will raffle a fantastic Yuba Spicy Curry eCargo Bike (courtesy of Foothill Cyclery)! Whether you’re hauling coconuts, kids or kombucha, Spicy Curry is your jam! Retail for this bike is $4,200. Raffle tickets are $20 each or 5 for $100, available ONLY at Bikes & Beauty.

Parking at The SLO Grange Hall (map): Our free Bike Valet will be parking bikes from 6:15-9:30 PM, and there is also plenty of parking for cars

You can RSVP and Share the Event with your friends over on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1161083450620599/

Very special thanks to the bike-loving sponsors who make this night possible:

Super Spectacular Support provided by SLO Rideshare‘s Bike to Work Day.

Additional Awesome Support comes from Salon 544, Linnaea’s Cafe, Flanders Bicycle, Central Coast Brewing Company, Whalebird Kombucha, Peloton Cellars, SLO Natural Foods Co-Op, Barrelhouse Brewing Company, Mindbody, Rabbit Ridge Winery and Rosie’s Workwear.

Here comes Two-Wheeled Wednesday

Be Active, Be Social, Win!

This week we introduce Two-Wheeled Wednesday. Our goal? To get more folks riding bikes, at least one day a week. Already ride more than that? Awesome! Want to ride more but don’t think you have the time? Two-Wheeled Wednesday! Have friends who are interested in riding but haven’t made the leap? Two-Wheeled Wednesday! TwoWheeledWednesdayChimpWant an excuse to ride your bike even more? Two-Wheeled Wednesday!

Here’s how it works: On Two-Wheeled Wednesday,  ride your bicycle.  With friends. With colleagues. With strangers. Even alone, on Wednesdays we all ride together. Ride to coffee, to work, to school, to anywhere our bikes will take us. Ride with anyone and everyone who wants to ride. Ride a mile, or two, or around the block. But ride, and invite others. In Paso. In Pismo. In Cambria, Santa Margarita, SLO, Oceano, anywhere and everywhere in SLO County and beyond. The idea behind Two-Wheeled Wednesday is simply riding bikes and encouraging others to ride as well, no matter the distance.

Participate and Win

To encourage as many people as possible to ride on Two-Wheeled Wednesdays, we’ll have monthly giveaways. To be entered, take a photo or video of your ride and share it with us on our Facebook, InstagramTwitter or Tumblr pages using the hashtag #twowheeledwednesday. At the end of each month, we’ll do a drawing for Bike Lights, Bike Kitchen Passes and other great stuff. To clarify: Two-Wheeled Wednesday takes place every Wednesday, drawings take place at the end of each month in 2016.

Share your photo or video entries with us on:

Facebook: BikeSLOCounty  Instagram: bikeslocounty  Twitter: bikeslo Tumblr: bikeslocounty

Make sure to include the #twowheeledwednesday hastag! Invite your friends! Invite your neighbors! We can’t wait to see all the SLO County bike riders!

Get ready for SLO Ultra

We know you like bikes. But do you run? Or hike? Would you like special access to a gorgeous stretch of the Central Coast that is normally inaccessible? Our Digital Media Sponsor Race SLO just announced slo ultra coursethat registration is open for their inaugural SLO Ultra trail race. If you ride more than you run, you might not know that Ultras are runs over 26.2 miles.  The SLO Ultra (which benefits The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County) will take place in Wild Cherry Canyon and features a 50 mile Ultra trail run, a trail Marathon, trail Half-Marathon and a 5 Mile trail run on Saturday, September 10, 2016.

Whether you hike or run, The SLO Ultra will showcase a beautiful natural resource, Wild Cherry Canyon, for the first time on California’s incredible Central Coast. Wild Cherry Canyon is approximately 2,400 private acres located on the Pacific Ocean along the Central Coast, northwest of Avila Beach and south of San Luis Obispo.

According to Samantha Pruitt, Race SLO Founder & CEO, “The inaugural event will be a unique outdoor lovers event in breathtaking Wild Cherry Canyon, and all levels of both runners and hikers will appreciate the exclusive access to these trail courses as well as the post-race BBQ and bluegrass festival.”

In addition to the individual races, there will be a 50 mile 2-person relay team competition, a Bluegrass Festival and fresh BBQ to celebrate all of the participants. While the course won’t be open to bicycles, this is a great chance to see one of the unspoiled gems of the Central Coast on foot. Register or get more info right here: SLO Ultra at Wild Cherry Canyon

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

 

 

Bikes & Beauty

Bikes and Beauty 2015 Recap

This year’s Bikes & Beauty Fashion Show Party was a blast! This year was bigger than ever and it was a joy to see so many bike-minded folks come out to celebrate. BikesBeauty2015WPWe got lots of fun photos from Barry Lewis and you can see them all over on flickr:

Bike Fashion Show Photos

(We’ll post a link to the photo-booth photos next week!)

We’re so excited by how amazing this year’s show was that we’re already opening up our interest form for next year. Want to participate in next year’s show – as a designer, model or volunteer? Sign up here and we’ll keep in the loop: Bikes & Beauty 2016 Interest Form.

The Bikes & Beauty party wouldn’t be possible without the support of the bike community and our generous Bikes & Beauty sponsors:

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MeeHengLow_Logo              EE-100

bhbc-circlelogo_100  KOMPLETE100  linnaeas_logo    BTD100    CCB_Logo_Arched100

 

Finally, a huge hug to the fine folks at iFixit for opening up their fantastic space to the community. Thank you!

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!

Volunteer at Bikes and Beauty

Our Bikes and Beauty volunteers are the best!

Bike In Movie: Big Hero 6

As part of Rideshare’s Bike Month, the SLO County Bicycle Coalition is showing Disney’s crowd-pleasing family-friendly animated movie Big Hero 6, a fun, hilarious adventure filled with robots, super heroes, science and a whopper of a whodunit.

Robotics prodigy Hiro lives in the city of San Fransokyo. Next to his older brother, Tadashi, Hiro’s closest companion is Baymax, a robot whose sole purpose is to take care of people. When a devastating turn of events throws Hiro into the middle of a dangerous plot, he transforms Baymax and his other friends into a band of high-tech heroes.

Bike In Movie

WHEN: May 2, 2015 7:45 PM

WHERE: Mission Plaza Amphitheater, Mission Plaza, SLO, 93401 (map)

WHO: You, Your Family, Your Friends, Your Neighbors, Movie Lovers of all ages!

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This year, as always, we’ll have popcorn and hot cocoa available, and our free Bike Valet will be there to park bicycles so you can relax and enjoy the movie. Riding your bicycle to the Bike In Movie is encouraged but by no means required. No matter how you get there, we’re looking forward to a magical night under the stars. Bring a blanket, sit back and enjoy the show!