Bike Parking and Pancakes! – Bike Month Rolls On!
Wow, what a weekend! The SDCBC was very busy supporting the Tune Up Time event at
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 Balboa Park . Hundreds of bikes
were valet parked while spectators watched world class athletes compete for
their spot on the US Olympic Team. Mission
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!
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. San Diego
So bike local, shop local, eat pancakes (at Snooze) and keep on riding!
Andy Hanshaw – Executive Director