Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Bike the Bay is August 24th, 2014, Register now!

Register early so you won't miss out.  Click on the REGISTER tab above to register on line.
Join the ride and this FUN summer tradition! Bike The Bay supports local bicycling and raises funds for the The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition,,  a non-profit organization that advocates for and protects the rights of ALL people who ride bicycles. 

More information HERE on the the official Website and join us on Facebook for all the up to date news on this awesome event!
Bike The Bay is a fun ride for people of all  levels of riding ability, and features individuals, families, corporate teams and the serious and not so serious bike rider who experience a scenic bayside ride and also enjoy their only opportunity of the year to ride over the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge. The 25-mile route passes through the cities of San Diego, Coronado, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista and National City and finishes at Embarcadero Mariana Park South with a festive celebration with food, entertainment and a New Belgium beer garden. This year’s event will take place on Sunday,  August 24th, 2014 and we hope you, your family and friends can join us!

SDCBC members receive a discount, so please consider joining us to receive this and many other benefits. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Swami's Cycling Club Spotlight

Swami's Cycling Club has just joined 16 other clubs in supporting the SDCBC. Let's take a minute to see what they're all about.

Founded in 1989, Swami’s is one of the most accomplished clubs in Southern California. In 2010 they placed 3rd in the prestigious SoCal cup and won district championships in the Masters 45+ road race and Masters 55+ criterium. Over the years, they have maintained a presence at local races and achieved many top placings, earning them the nickname “the gurus of cycling.”

At their their core, Swami's is a racing club, but they’ve always felt that the club should be open for anyone who loves the sport of cycling., In their own words, “our goal is to encourage and support all riders who want to participate and develop their skills. Everyone is welcome.” 

Swami’s  has member activities that encompass the entire range of road cycling. With racing, long-distance endurance, and recreational fitness rides, they’ve got something to offer road cyclists throughout San Diego.

 If you’re interested in joining, check out their website at , and tell them the SDCBC sent you!

Summer Solstice Ride with the Bike Coalition this Friday

Meet at 6 PM at the Green Flash Brewing Co's Tasting Room. We will head out from there on a casual bike ride before heading back to Green Flash for beers and swag!   Your ticket includes a beer token, water bottle, and sunglasses- courtesy of Green Flash.

Purchase your tickets now or at the door. If you aren't a member yet, take advantage of our membership + ticket deal and save $5.

Buy Ticket to Summer Solstice

Members of the Bike Coalition support the bike movement in the San Diego region and receive exclusive benefits such as discounts at participating businesses and bike shops, discounts on rides and events, subscription to our quarterly newsletter, and most important of all- bicycle advocates working on issues that matter to you!

Monday, June 9, 2014

California Bicycle Coalition Announces its Inaugural California By Bike 2014 "Surf 'N Turf" Tour

The California Bicycle Coalition’s inaugural California by Bike Surf ‘N Turf Tour is the most fun you’ll have raising money for better bicycling in California. It is from Friday October 31st - Wednesday November 5th, 2014.

You will tour southern California’s beautiful coastline with fantastic new friends. You will enjoy great accommodations and food and connections with fellow bicyclists committed to bettering every Californian’s cycling experience. Our unique position as leaders of California’s bike movement will give us special access to community leaders and superstars in the bike world whom you’ll get to meet.

Proceeds benefit the Better Bikeways campaign, advocating for more funding and improved design for bikeways in California, and the Give Me 3 campaign, created to promote awareness of the Three Feet for Safety Act going into effect in September 2014. As an affiliate of the California Bicycle Coalition, a portion of your ride proceeds will also benefit your San Diego County Bicycle Coalition! 

Lodging, full rest stops, most meals, SAG and mechanic support, jersey, and entertainment included in the tour price of $2,150. You can fundraise to support your ride which we’ll make easy with a personal fundraising page (coming soon), or register with the full price and reserve your spot outright. Registration fees are $100.00.

The California by Bike Surf ’N Turf Tour is your opportunity to make a difference for every person who desires to live, breathe and maintain a healthy, happy lifestyle in our state – while having a great deal of fun. REGISTERTODAY

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Bike to Work 2014

The long awaited Bike to Work Day 2014 took place on the morning of Friday, May 30th in neighborhoods across San Diego County. From Chula Vista to Oceanside, bright-eyed commuters were greeted by enthusiastic volunteers, and given encouragement in the form of refreshments, free t- shirts, and high fives all around.

At the downtown pit stop at Harbor Dr. and Grape St., riders had a chance to check out the new waterfront county park and enjoy some coffee and donuts, as well as pick up the coveted Bike to Work t-shirt. Volunteers saw a wide range of participants from an 84-year -old retiree who rides 10 miles a day, to a local mom dropping her two kids off at school.
In total, about  9,000 people  biked to work, surpassing last year’s record turnout of 8400 people. Each year, as our numbers increase, so does our influence in shaping the community. As San Diego becomes a safer place for cyclists, more people will make the decision to bike commute, saving the planet, getting in shape, and having fun, all in a days work.

Bike to Work 2014 was a huge hit, thanks to everyone who was involved. Dedicated volunteers, local organizations, and businesses all teamed up to give San Diegans an excellent reason to ride to work. Let's not wait until next year to get out there and move!