Advocacy Alert

AG Bike Plan Public Workshop

This is your opportunity to affect the future of bicycle and pedestrian travel in and around Arroyo Grande! The Coalition will be there to share our ideas, and encourage you to share your voice too!

When: Thursday February 9th, 6:00 – 7:30pm

Where: City Council Chambers, 215 East Branch St, Arroyo Grande (map)

Why: Your voice matters! Help us shape a better future for bicycles as AG updates the bicycle and pedestrian plan, your ideas are our future!

The brief presentation will begin promptly at 6:00, with the public workshop immediately after. For more information, contact project planner Ryan Foster at (805) 473-5420.

Happy Friday!

Elvis rides a bike! The Muppets ride bikes! The Beatles ride bikes!

See more at the Rides a Bike blog.

Bike Kitchen Garage Sale

We’re cleaning out the garage for spring and will be selling a whole bunch of our extra parts in order to help get organized.

It’s the perfect place to get old wheels, frames and parts for your next project, no matter what it is!

When: Saturday January 28th, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Where: 861 Pepper St, SLO (map)

Come on down. Bring a friend. Get some bicycle parts.

Tools for Schools Meeting

Rideshare is hosting a free Safe Routes to School Resource meeting for anyone who wants to know the Tools for Schools.  The workshop is ideal for current School Champions and new volunteers who want to bring programs to their school. At the meeting you will:

  • Receive information on free local resources to boost your Safe Routes to School Program, including mini-grants, support and more!
  • Learn about other programs in SLO County
  • Get your specific questions answered

When: Tuesday, February 7 2012, 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Where: Community Room at the SLO Library, 995 Palm St, SLO (map)

This is a great chance to bring Safe Routes to Schools programs to your school, allowing our kids a safer, healthier way to get to school.

Happy Friday!

Kids in the Netherlands practice traffic safety from a very young age in these “traffic gardens” and learn from both a car and bicycle perspective!

Advocacy Alert

Do You Have Bicycle & Transit Requests?

Each year, the SLO Council of Governments (SLOCOG)  solicits requests for new and/or expanded bicycle, pedestrian and transit services. This is your chance to have your voice heard as SLO County continues to plan for future projects and programs.

WHO: YOU! (or any resident of SLO County)


  • Submit a request online, due by February 8th
  • Submit your request by mail:
    • Attn: Tim Gillham
    • 1114 Marsh St
    • San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Join us at the public hearing, February 1st at 8:30am at the Board of Supervisor’s Chambers at 1055 Monterey St in SLO (map)

We encourage your to share your ideas, in person or online! This is a great opportunity to let our local decision makers know what projects/ideas are important to you, so we can all help make SLO County a better place to live.

More information can be found on the SLOCOG website.

We’re Hiring!

Have you dreamt of getting paid while making SLO County more bike-friendly? Make your dreams come true and join our team… the Coalition is now hiring a Bike Valet Coordinator! To learn more about this opportunity and to apply visit our website.

UPS Seeks Bicycle Delivery Positions!

UPS is looking for cyclists interested in delivering packages during the holiday rush (now until December 23rd).

Typical workday starts around 9:45 -10:00 am. Need to be fit and capable of pulling a 2-wheeled trailer (21″ x 30″ cargo area, 38 lbs. empty) up the hills in your neighborhood. Bob Nanninga has been doing this for 3 seasons with UPS and typically puts in 3-4 hours and 10-15 miles average, daily Monday – Friday.

The week before Christmas is crazy but by then, you should be in shape. A mustache is OK but no hair is allowed below the upper lip.

If you’re interested, contact Bob at 805-234-6757, for more details and to put you in touch with UPS supervision.

Who wouldn’t love to get a package delivered by a bicycle?! This is a great quick gig for someone interested in riding their bicycle to make a little extra money for the holidays. Spread the word!