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2011’s Last Kidical Mass on Thursday!

Join this Thursday for the LAST Kidical Mass of 2011, with a “School Spirit” theme! The ride is open to kids of all ages and is a great chance for parents to teach their kids to ride smart. Bring your friends, represent your school, the more the merrier!

Check out photos from this year’s Kidical Mass rides on our flickr photostream.

Bike Safety Tips

If you’ve been wanting to get back on your bicycle, but need some quick tips to make sure you stay safe (and legal) while doing so, today is your lucky day!

The follow quick tips are intended to be simple and easy to use. For more you can check out the bike safety portion of our website.

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Still not feeling comfortable or confident on the road? Take one of our free Bike Ed Workshops!

Video: Happy Friday!

A dancing bear in Denmark cheering on cyclists on their daily ride? GENIUS! We love the spirit of this video, just like we love bikes. Enjoy.

Renew Coalition Memberships

If you haven’t renewed your Coalition membership this year, now is the time to do so! Renewing is easy, and can be done online today here.

Coalition memberships help us get more bike paths built, more safe routes to schools, more bike lanes striped, more people riding bikes, and more visitors to SLO County to be a part of the bike-happy lifestyle we love! The more members we have, the stronger our voice is within our community to make positive change for bicycles and pedestrians in the future!

Our advocacy efforts aim to make riding a bicycle easy and more enjoyable for people of all ages and abilities. With your support, we can continue to be THE voice for bicycles in SLO County, and provide the community with the programs we all know and love.

Consider the $52 household membership level to be an investment in bicycles, at just $1/week it will seriously help continue the Coalition’s momentum into 2012.

Still not convinced? Check out our latest flowchart to see why renewing your Coalition membership is a great investment in the future of bicycles in SLO County. Sign up online here.

We are proud to be your voice for bicycles in SLO County, thanks for your continued support, tell your friends! 

2011 SLO GranFondo

The 2nd Annual SLO GranFondo is set for this October! This year’s ride runs along the Central Coast and enables cyclists of all abilities to ride and support ALPHA and the Coalition. We will be receiving a portion of the proceeds from the event this year, and encourage you to invite your friends for this unique Central Coast cycling experience.

The ride offers three routes to accommodate a variety of riders:

  • GranFondo: over 100 miles on a challenging ride from SLO up the northern coast to Piedras Blancas and back
  • MedioFondo: about 50 miles along the same route as the GranFondo, but returns after reaching Cayucos
  • PiccoloFondo: a 25 mile loop through countryside that unfolds onto the Morro Bay estuary

Registration is now open, (registering after September 1st will not secure you a jersey until after the event).

Regardless of your ability level, a GranFondo is an unforgettable cycling experience. The Coalition will be parking bikes in the Mission after the ride and will receive a portion of the proceeds from the event! By riding you can support both ALPHA and the Coalition!

Bicycle Collision Statistics

Ever wondered what causes bicycle collisions? The answers might surprise you!

Still worried about crashing? Take one of our free Education Workshops to learn some techniques to avoid them while riding on the road.

Of the 18% involving motor vehicles…

Madonna Bike Path Dedication

Join us on Friday, February 18th at 3:00 as the Madonna Inn Bike Path is formally opened!

We will all ride the path together, and have a group photo op to celebrate this great new facility. The dedication will take place in the north part of the Madonna Inn parking lot, please bike or walk to the celebration if you can. We hope to see you there!

Hosted by the City of San Luis Obispo, Madonna Inn, Air Pollution Control District and CalTrans

Buy I ‘bike’ SLO Shirts Online!

Now you can purchase our ‘I bike SLO’ shirts online!

You can still head to the Coalition headquarters in downtown SLO to buy one as well, but with ibikeslo.org, we’ve made it easier for everyone to get one! 100% of the proceeds go towards the Coalition, and we have free shipping on all orders too. Get ready to see them in local stores for sale as well, we’ve already got some at Cambria Bicycle Outfitters here in town!

No paypal account is needed, but their service allows you to use a credit card even without an account through their website. The site is secure and allows you to choose your size, color and shipping info.