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5th Annual Red Davis Celebration

Food, Fun & Friends at the Red Davis Celebration

The 5th Annual Red Davis Celebration is upon us! Join us on Friday, October 30th for dinner and drinks as we thank our incredible supporters and announce the recipients of our 2015 awards: Volunteer of the Year, Board Member of the Year, Business Member of the Year, and 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!)

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, October 30th from 6-8:30PM, then head over to Eventbrite to reserve your free tickets:

RSVP for October 30th, 2015, 5th Annual Red Davis Celebration

Wait….who is this Red Davis person? 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. Most recently 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.

 

 

SLO Bike Rodeo

Back in the Saddle: SLO BIKE RODEO

The City of San Luis Obispo Parks and Recreation Department once again will partner with the SLO Police Department to host their annual Bike Rodeo. The Bike Rodeo promotes the joy of riding with an emphasis on safety education.

bike_rodeo_2015_600Children from age 4-14 are instructed in bike safety techniques before taking a ride through our “Safety Town” learning and practice course. Bike tune-ups are also conducted by local bike shop mechanics and helmets are checked for proper fit.

Join the Bike Safety Parade around Hawthorne School during the event, allowing participants to put their safety skills into action. End the day with a BMX stunt show and prize giveaway. Goody bags and lunch are provided to each participant.

Please remember that each child will need a bicycle, helmet and a signed Permission Slip (available at the Bike Rodeo) signed by guardian or parent.

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 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!

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!

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!

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!