Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Get Ready for Bike to Work Day!

Bike Parking and Pancakes!Bike Month Rolls On!

Wow, what a weekend! The SDCBC was very busy supporting the Tune Up Time event at Balboa Park and getting riders ready to roll for Bike to Work Day on May 18th. Lots of activity including free bike maintenance checks provided by Anywhere Bicycle Repair, a kids bike obstacle course and free bike safety seminars provided your San Diego County Bicycle Coalition. At the same time, our bike parking coordinator Corey was very busy helping out at the ITU Triathlon Championships at Mission Bay. Hundreds of bikes were valet parked while spectators watched world class athletes compete for their spot on the US Olympic Team.  

Both of these activities could not have happened without the support of our dedicated volunteers for which we are very grateful. The SDCBC relies on their help at events all throughout the year  and we really appreciate everything they do to support us and local bicycling. THANK YOU!

National Bike to Work Week is officially here and so is the city’s first bike parking coral! San Diego’s first Bike Corral was officially unveiled this morning in Hillcrest at 5th and University with a ribbon cutting by Councilmember Todd Gloria and a pancake fund raiser by nearby restaurant Snooze. What once was a parking space for 1 car is now a permanent place for 12 bikes to park in the business district! This marks the first of dozens of corals that are anticipated to in place throughout the city in the coming months and it’s a great cause for bicyclists to celebrate. The Bike Coral is a strong recognition that bikes can and should be accommodated in our neighborhood business districts. It makes great sense. Less traffic congestion, less pollution and it’s just plain good for business. Small businesses in the area will surely benefit by now having 12 potential customers who arrived by bike rather than one car parked in the same space. The SDCBC has also partnered recently with the San Diego Business Improvement District Council to create several “Bike Friendly Business Districts” that will feature increased bike parking accommodation, special events and more.

 So bike local, shop local, eat pancakes (at Snooze) and keep on riding!

 Andy Hanshaw – Executive Director


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