Monday, May 7, 2012

Bike Month in High Gear

As me and my Electra Bicycle were pedaling into work today as part of my “Every day in May” personal pledge, I was thinking of how fortunate we are to live where we CAN ride every day.

Our Chamber of Commerce weather is only a part of the story. There’s so much happening to help make our region safer and more accessible for people who ride. And the SDCBC is excited to play a strong role in the development of a growing bikeway network that will serve us all. But we also need more of us riding every day.

As I recently read in “Pedaling Revolution” by Jeff Mapes, cities that have become so well known for their bike friendliness including Amsterdam, Portland, OR and others are encouraging more people to drive less and ride more. They’ve created safer streets in part due to getting more people to ride.

San Diego is the perfect place to ride and while we are working hard to improve our network, we need to do a better job of getting our message out to folks to ride more. No better time than National Bike Month and the flurry of activity leading up to Bike to Work Day on May 18.

So join us! Grab a co-worker and ride in to work with them or host a Bike to Work Pit Stop. Your San Diego County Bicycle Coalition is here to help.

We’ve also got a great Bike Month membership drive taking place with annual memberships for only $20. Your membership helps us in our mission to advocate for and protect the rights of all people who ride bicycles.

Keep on riding!
Andy Hanshaw
Executive Director

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