Bike Valet @SLO GranFondo

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We’re providing our Bike Valet in Mission Plaza as part of the annual SLO GranFondo!

The SLO GranFondo is a long-distance, mass participation cycling event that welcomes riders of all abilities to the diverse riding landscape of California’s Central Coast. Starting in San Luis Obispo, the GranFondo offers four fully supported routes, including a new GranFondo 100 mile route for 2013, to suit the recreational rider or the seasoned competitor. Enjoy beautiful coastline, green rolling hills, wine country and a chance to ride with the pros!

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The SLO GranFondo is a charity event. All proceeds will support ALPHA and the Hearst Cancer Resource Center (HCRC) at French Hospital Medical Center, two SLO County non-profit s focusing on supporting children (ALPHA) and individuals living with cancer (HCRC)

When: Saturday October 12, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Mission Plaza, San Luis Obispo (map)

For more information, visit the SLO GranFondo online.

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Bike Valet @Oyster Festival

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We are huge fans of SLO County’s local seafood, and are thrilled to host our Bike Valet at the 2nd Annual Central Coast Oyster Festival overlooking the spectacular Morro Bay!

SHUCK YEAH! The ‘one of a kind’ Central Coast Oyster & Music Festival has been Voted by Fox News as #4 of the top ten Oyster Festivals in the nation and the largest Oyster Festival on the West Coast! You will not want to miss out!

Held again at the Morro Bay Golf Course, overlooking the Oyster Farm and Morro Bay Rock. The Morro Bay Oyster Company will provide succulent oysters, which are some of the most renowned oysters on the west coast. In addition to oysters, alternative food choices will also be provided.

Ride your bike and park with us at the Bike Valet to get there and park your bike for free!

When: Saturday October 19, 12:00 – 8:00 pm
Where: Morro Bay Golf Course, 201 State Park Road, Morro Bay (map)

For more information and tickets, visit the Oyster Festival online. Use the special coupon code “bike” for $4 off tickets!

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Loads of Kid Friendly Bike Events Coming Up!

In the next few days, there are quite a few opportunities for bicycle fun for kids in SLO County!

Your Bicycle Coalition is the host of Kidical Mass and provides free helmet fits for participants of both Bike Rodeos, which focus on bicycle education and skills practice for kids, just in time for the school year. All events are free to attend! Check them out below.

Kidical Mass

When: Thursday September 5, 2013 … 5:30 pm
Where: Mitchell Park, SLO (for a brief safety talk before we ride) (map)

Kidical Mass September 5, 2013The Last Kidical Mass of 2013 with a UNICORN theme! Bright white horns, magical sparkles, and mythical animals are welcome as we ride through downtown, to share in the joy of riding bicycles.

We hope to see you for the fun before we end in the Mission Plaza, in time to enjoy the Thursday night Farmers Market!

SLO Bike Rodeo

When: Saturday September 7, 2013 … 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Hawthorne Elementary School, SLO (map)

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This annual Bike Rodeo has everything kids need to practice their riding skills! A full safety town to ride through, helmet fit to make sure heads are properly protected, mechanic stations to tune up bikes, and more.

Plus, it’s free! Join us for riding skills, and then follow it up with a stunt show spectacular at 2:00.

Kidz Ride Paso

When: Sunday September 8, 2013 … 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Larry Moore Park, Paso Robles (map)

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This family-oriented event is designed for kids ages 4-13 to have fun, improve their bike handling skills, and learn bike safety and etiquette.

Kids and their parents can “take to the road” on a course through the park to try out their new safety skills. Event includes a bike & helmet safety check and goody bag to all kids.

2013 Kidical Mass Season Wraps Up

The Last Kidical Mass of 2013 is next week!

September’s theme is UNICORNS! Bright white horns, magical sparkles, and mythical animals are welcome as we ride through downtown, to share in the joy of riding bicycles. We hope to see you Thursday for the fun, this is our last ride of the season.

When: September 5, 2013 … 5:30 pm
Where: Mitchell Park, SLO (for a brief safety talk before we ride)
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View even more information, and invite your family friends on our Facebook event page.

PLEASE NOTE:
ALL participants (kids & adults) must be on a bicycle. We cannot allow parents to walk next to their child on a bicycle, as it is illegal to walk in the roadway. The ride is just about 1 mile, please be sure your child has the ability to keep up with the group so we can ensure the safety of all participants.

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Bike Valet @Pops By the Sea

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We are excited to host our Bike Valet at the upcoming Pops by the Sea with the beautiful backdrop of Avila Beach!

Bring a rousing close to your summer with an afternoon of sensational music by the Sea at Pops by the Sea, Pops turns 30 Birthday Bash.

The SLO Symphony kicks off with a musical flashback to the 1980s.  Featured artist, Café Musique, combines powerful vocals with soaring violin and driving accordion.  A booming rendition of Tchaikovsky’s “1812” featuring the Cuesta Chamber Singers under the direction of John Knutson will close the program!

When: Sunday September 1, 2013, 2:30 – 7:30 pm
Where: Avila Beach Golf Resort, 6464 Ana Bay Rd (map)

For more information and tickets, visit the SLO Symphony online.

 

Bike Valet @Blarney at the Beach

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Sunday, June 9, 2013
1:00 – 6:00 pm
1st annual Blarney at the Beach
Avila Beach Golf Resort

We’re thrilled to be parking bikes in the beautiful Avila Beach for the 1st annual Blarney at the Beach!

Featuring music by the Dubliners, food from Rooney’s Irish Pub, and more! This fun event is a benefit for the Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center.

Tickets and more here.

Bike Valet @Avila Beach Concerts!

We are thrilled to announce our latest Bike Valet partnership with Avila Beach Concerts at the Cove for their upcoming 2013 Summer events!

GranFondo_Valet01WEBWith our Bike Valet close to reaching 30,000 bikes parked, we’ll be at  a handful of fun events out in Avila Beach from May through August. This is a great chance to get you family and friends to ride the Bob Jones trail out to Avila and enjoy some fun on the coast.

Check out Avila Beach Concerts at the Cove online for more details!

Saturday May 25, 2013 – Avila Beach Tequila Festival
Sunday May 26, 2013 – Avila Beach Blues Festival
Sunday, June 9, 2013 – Blarney at the Beach | Irish Music Festival

Help Expand Our Bike Education Program with a Year End Gift!

2012 has been a year of incredible progress for the SLO County Bicycle Coalition. With 641 members and growing, the voice for bicycles in SLO County is the strongest it has ever been. This 20% increase in membership comes in tandem with an increased public interest in bicycles and the role they play in SLO County. We know that our work is certain to inspire more people to take to the streets on two wheels and we welcome everyone into our joyful community.

In our ideal world, people aged 8 to 80 would feel comfortable riding on streets and paths designed specifically to help everyone ride their bike more often. This is our vision, but we also know that knowledge is power. In 2012 over 30% of our members told us they want more bike education to empower people with the confidence to ride on our existing roadways. Help us expand our Bike Education program by making a year-end gift to the Bicycle Coalition.

The Bike Education program is our longest standing program. It has brought the message of safe riding to thousands of people through community workshops, business lunches, and school assemblies. Our plan for a bigger and better program has been in the works for months and recent developments have assured us we are on the right path. The Bicycle Coalition recently received numerous local grants, bolstering our ability to reach high-risk groups like college students and low-income communities. Your additional contribution will empower us to capitalize on the momentum created by grant funding.

We have ambitious plans for the Bike Education program in 2013 that will have a long lasting impact for bicycle riders of all ages and abilities in SLO County.
     ENHANCING the educational element of Kidical Mass will help make smart riding a family activity giving more moms the confidence to ride with her kids to the park.
     INCREASING educational efforts to Cal Poly and Cuesta will make incredible safety improvements for the age group that is most likely to be involved in traffic collisions resulting in injury or death.
     IMPROVING our existing materials and resources so they can be shared across language and socio-economic barriers to deliver important information to underserved populations.

Your donation will make you an integral part of the legacy that establishes bike education in schools, businesses, and throughout our great community. 

Our ambition, innovation and drive are on behalf of our members; we can’t wait to make you proud again in 2013.


Dan Rivoire
Executive Director

Click here to make your donation online, and to find information to mail your donation. All donations are 100% tax-deductible.

Bike Valet at SLO GranFondo

Our Bike Valet will be at The SLO GranFondo this October!

Where: Mission Plaza, San Luis Obispo
When: Saturday October 20th, 7:30am – 4:00pm (Bike Valet from (9:00am – 4:00pm)

Our Bike Valet is back for the annual SLO GranFondo, presented by SLO Alpha and Hearst Cancer Resource Center at French Hospital Medical Center. The Bike Valet will be located in the Mission Plaza.

Check out their website for more information on joining us for a beautiful ride on the Central Coast.

Bike Valet at Central Coast Classique

Our Bike Valet will be at the Central Coast Classique this October!

Where: Arroyo Grande, Heritage Square Park
When: Sunday October 6th, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Our Bike Valet is gearing up for the Central Coast Classique, a ride hosted by Creative Mediation and SLO Leaf. The Bike Valet will be located near the grandstand at Heritage Square Park.

Check out their website for more information on joining us for a ride along the beautiful Central Coast.

Bike Ed Workshop September 17

Our September workshop is coming up this Monday night! These workshops are free and will provide you with the confidence and knowledge you need to feel great riding your bicycle for fun or transportation.

We’ll empower you with the tips, tricks and laws of safe bicycle riding. Sign up for free online here.


Monday September 17 Workshops
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In Classroom // 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Basic Maintenance // 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Saturday September 22 Workshop:
On the Road // 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (you must take our In Classroom workshop before joining us on this ride workshop)

Bike Valet at Pops by the Sea

Where: Avila Beach Golf Resort, 6464 Ana Bay Dr, Avila Beach
When: Sunday August 5th, 2:30 – 6:00 pm (Valet from 2:00 – 6:30 pm)

Our Bike Valet is back for the annual Pops By the Sea concert, an event hosted by the SLO Symphony to celebrate music, community, and fun!

The Bike Valet will be located by the tennis courts on the far side of the venue as you enter from the Bob Jones trail.

Check out their website for more information on joining us for a concert in beautiful Avila Beach.

Bike Valet at Central Coast Cancer Challenge

Where: Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo
When: Sunday August 5th, 7:00 am – 1:00 pm (Valet from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm)

Our Bike Valet is back for the third annual Central Coast Cancer Challenge, an event supporting cancer patients, survivors and their families.

Registration is open, and there are events for the whole family – sign your children up for the 1-mile fun run, choose from 3 cycling events through San Luis Obispo wine county, test your trail running skills, and more! It’s a great way to jump start that healthy lifestyle.

In the past two years, with your awesome participation, CCCC has donated $25,000 to local cancer patients, survivors and their families.

Check out their website for more information or to register.

June’s Bike Ed Workshop

Our June workshop is coming up this Monday night! These workshops are free and will provide you with the confidence and knowledge you need to feel great riding your bicycle for fun or transportation.

We’ll empower you with the tips, tricks and laws of safe bicycle riding. Sign up for free online here.

Monday June 18 Workshops:
In Classroom // 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Basic Maintenance // 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Saturday June 23 Workshop:
On the Road // 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (you must take our In Classroom workshop before joining us on this ride workshop)