Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Reflections of a (Very) Successful Bike Month

Councilmember Todd Gloria speaks at ribbon cutting for City's first bike coral
during Bike Month 2012

A reporter recently called to follow up on an earlier story on National Bike Month. She asked if I felt that Bike Month had been successful here in San Diego. Without hesitation and with great enthusiasm, I replied, "Incredibly Successful!" A record breaking bike to work day with over 7,000+ (up from the previous year of 6,000), a new bike parking coral (with more to come soon), lots of media coverage and interest in the bicycling "story"and so much more took place during a whirlwind month of May. It's exciting to see growth year over year on Bike to Work Day which should also translate into more people pedaling to work on a daily basis in the future. So lets continue to build on this momentum and get more people riding; for our health, for our environment and for our neighborhoods and business who benefit from all of us riding.

The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition is excited to announce the recent adoption of a 5-year strategic plan with a new mission, vision and goals that will lead to 1) a growing membership that will 2) make our voice stronger and our advocacy more effective and 3) grow our organization to service our members better. Help us fulfill our mission: To advocate for, and protect the rights of, all people who ride bicycles. Learn more about our new strategic plan on our web site

Thanks for a great Bike Month San Diego, lets keep it rolling!

Andy Hanshaw
Executive Director

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