SDMBA continues its strong alliance with the proud team of City of San Diego rangers at Black Mountain. Shovels finally hit the ground on the Black Widow Trail on December 1, 2018. This first work day attracted almost 80 volunteers, many of them first timers! There will be many more work days before this project is complete so check SDMBA channels for updates.
We wanted to highlight that it is possible to have a positive experience collaborating with your local representatives. Dubbed the Walnut Experience, Randy Kiefer of OC Wheelmen and Bill Sellin of OCBC organized a casual Saturday ride with city council member Melissa Fox, to highlight areas of the Walnut Trail that affect bicyclists that live and ride through Irvine.
A long-term commitment to harmonizing work-life and bike-life by becoming a bike friendly business have far-reaching benefits for both the employee and employer and once established it can foster a more productive workplace.
Residents and members of cycling groups such as Big Orange Cycling have been attempting to work with city council and community members to get proper bicycle signage installed on Palos Verdes Estate city streets reading “Bicycles May Use Full Lane”(BMUFL).
Participation in a Ride of Silence helps raise awareness and increase legislation to reduce the number of fatalities of bicyclists killed by motorists. It’s a free event and will be gathering in a city near you to honor our fallen comrades.
Today, we are participating in #GivingTuesday and providing the gift of bicycles to students in the developing world. On #GivingTuesday charities, families, businesses, and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving.
Hundreds of kids from Oceano Elementary School waited at the Great American Melodrama & Vaudeville in Oceano, where they greeted the cyclists with letters and posters that they had made in their classes.
This amazing 11 year old, Matlock Grossman, brought down the house at a Town Hall Meeting in Silverlake with his perspective and experience cycling on car filled roads. The subject of the meeting was regarding the Rowena Road Diet, which reduced traffic on Rowena ave. in 2012 from two lines in each direction to one lane plus a bike lane and center left turn lane.
Governor Jerry Brown just signed bill A.B. 902 which will allow bicyclists who are ticketed for some traffic violations to take a “driver awareness or education program” as an alternative to a ticket fine. Eliminating the high fines will encourage individuals to stay on their bikes, and adding educational classes could really help the community and law enforcement to better understand the bicyclist’s rights on the road.
Tom Smuts, a producer and writer on Mad Men and the Amazon Original Series Bosch, will be skipping his limo ride to the Emmys again this year, and instead will be cycling 17 miles to the event on September 20th.
John Bowers, a professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Institute for Energy Efficiency at UCSB, spoke to the Santa Barbara Independent about his month-long, inspirational, journey along the Ride the Divide trail.
Our community felt a great loss when legendary Los Angeles bicycling advocate, Alex Baum, passed away at the age of 92 this past March. Baum’s life was filled with unique and extraordinary experiences, and his legacy is rich with contributions to the bicycling community.