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    National Bike Month: MAY 2018
    May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try.

    San Diego Bike Month: MAY 2018
    Since May is also National Bike Month, San Diegan’s have opportunities to GO by BIKE all month long. Bike Month 2018 supports biking as an everyday, environmentally friendly, cost-saving commute choice.

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    Bike to School Day
    May 9th, 2018
    National Bike to School Day provides an opportunity for schools across the country to join together to celebrate and to build off of the energy of National Bike Month. Almost 1,000 local events in 49 states and the District of Columbia joined together to encourage children to safely bicycle or walk to school.
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    Vision Zero for Youth
    Around the world, communities are committing to eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries, with an approach called Vision Zero. A growing group of these cities is focused on improving safety in school zones and other places where children and youth walk and bicycle. Vision Zero for Youth recognizes that starting with youth can be the catalyst to build community support for Vision Zero, and that Vision Zero should include a focus on youth.



    Bike to Work Day
    Thursday, May 17, 2018

    Bike to Work Day is a nationally recognized event celebrated annually in May. Bike to Work Day will be celebrated on a Thursday again this year. Register for Bike to Work Day and join thousands of commuters throughout the San Diego region as we GO by BIKE on the morning of Thursday, May 17, 2018.

    When you register for Bike to Work Day, you can pick up a free t-shirt* at one of 100 pit stops throughout San Diego County from 6 to 9 a.m. Register by April 15, 2018 to be automatically entered to win a $500 gift card from Revolution Bike Shop! *Participants must show proof of registration to claim their free t-shirt.

    iCommute will designate 100 pit stops by April 6, 2018. Pit stops will be open from 6 to 9 a.m. on Bike to Work Day to offer fun breaks for bike riders to rest and pick up a free t-shirt, snacks, and encouragement. *Check back in mid-April for a map of all 2018 pit stop locations.
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    Barrio Logan Grand Prix
    2018 SCNCA Junior Criterium Championships / Road Development Race Series

    Saturday, April 28, 2018
    7:00 AM - 6:00 PM ~ Races held all day.

    • Join in the thrill of fast-paced bicycle racing by pro racers, top-level amateurs, a community walk, and a fun children's cycling event at the Barrio Logan Grand Prix, one of Southern California's largest cycling events. The race is open to men and women of all ages, from professional and Olympic Level Cyclists to first-time racers.
    • Logan Heights Family Health Center Expo is returning to the event this year with free immunization for children and free pregnancy testing. They will also offer complimentary health screenings for families and young children to check their cholesterol, blood pressure, vision, teeth and more.
    • New to this year’s event is a community walk that will follow the health expo. Guests of all ages are welcome to participate in the two-lap walk along the course.
    • There will also be a free Kids Zone for youth participants offering free helmets and an opportunity to participate in a bicycle safety rodeo, sponsored by Mission Federal Credit Union. The Kids Zone will take place at Cesar Chavez Park on the Port of San Diego District Tidelands from 9 a.m. to noon.
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2018
     
    What: "Hippy Crit" - Four of the most scenic climbs on Soledad.
    When: Saturday, May 5th, at 09:30 AM
    Where: Coffee Cycle, 1632 Grand Ave, Pacific Beach
    How: Tickets $15 at Eventbrite
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BiIA2Bmnq_U/

    1st Annual Coffee & Beer Hippy Crit
    Supported by Coffee Cycle, Rouleur Brewing, Iron Pig Alehouse & Bike Garage SD
    Tickets are $15 and includes a beverage at Coffee Cycle, a Rouleur Brewing beverage at Iron Pig Alehouse, commemorative pin and at least three hi-fives..

    Ride meets at Coffee Cycle 9:30 - 10:00 AM. Leaves at 10:00 AM on the designated route. Route subject to change.

    Cyclists arrive at Iron Pig between 11:00 - 11:30 am. Bike Garage will be set up with parking and a tent, as well as offering some basic mechanic services.

    Riders must be 21+, wear a helmet and waiver required.

    This ride includes dramatic elevation change. Cycling experiences, attire and equipment is recommended.
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    Spend Wednesday’s lunch hour with #GObyBIKEsd Mini-Grant recipient @thinkchulavista and participate in a bike scavenger hunt! Form a team and compete for fun prizes
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    Take part in #GObyBIKEsd Mini-Grant recipient @sdbikecoalition's Bike Month kick off ride and celebration this Thursday, May 3! All ages are invited to join in for a community bike ride, live music, food, and giveaways.
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    Reminder: Be sure to register for Bike to Work Day and join thousands of commuters throughout the San Diego region as we GO by BIKE.


    When you register for Bike to Work Day, you can pick up a free t-shirt* at one of 100 pit stops throughout San Diego County from 6 to 9 a.m.
    *Participants must show proof of registration to claim their free t-shirt!

    A total of 100 Bike to Work Day pit stops are planned across San Diego County, which will be open from 6 to 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2018 for anyone who registers. Pit stops offer fun breaks for bike riders to rest and pick up a free t-shirt, snacks, and encouragement. For a list of the Bike to Work 2018 pit stop locations, check out the PIT STOP MAP.
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    Are the T-shirts really that color this year? I have 3 or 4 that color already.
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    They had a contest to choose the shirt's logo design. Both shirts were gray.
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    River Trail Group Bike Ride

    Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018 / Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am (meetup at 8:30 am)
    Meeting Location: River Mouth in Ocean Beach: at the western end of Voltaire St., San Diego, 92107 MAP
    Host: San Diego County Bicycle Coalition
    About the Event: Looking for some new places to ride with some camaraderie on the way? Join for a fun 8 – 10 mile group ride along the San Diego River Trail. The ride will include informational stops about the future of the River Trail and bike connections. Please meet at 8:30 a.m., to roll out on time by 9 a.m. Participants must bring your own bike and safety gear. Please bring at least 32 oz. of water and sun protection.

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      CommentAuthorPacMUle
    • CommentTimeMay 17th 2018
     


    Bike Party/Bike & Brunch: Picnic in the Park!

    Our amazing friends from San Diego Bike and Brunch & San Diego Bike Party are joining forces this Sunday! This is gonna be a good one folks!

    From the FB event page https://www.facebook.com/events/161292774538300/
    What’s better than a bike ride with friends? How about two bike rides in one!

    May is National Bike Month, and we can’t get enough of all the celebrations already set for San Diego. That’s why San Diego Bike Party and San Diego Bike and Brunch are hosting a ride TOGETHER! Join both groups for a party-paced pedal through San Diego neighborhoods ending with a leisurely picnic in Golden Hill Park.

    Our regular Bike Party night ride is a lazy Sunday ride this month. Riders are encouraged to bring their own grub, but there are several places to grab snacks nearby. We’ll have a few outdoorsy games to share, but feel free to bring your Frisbees, bubbles, whatever makes you smile. Even if you don’t bring a friend, we’re pretty sure you’ll leave knowing a few. One thing you shouldn’t forget to bring on this ride IS WATER. And probably some sunscreen too.

    For this picnic, please leave your ants at home! Follow these simple rules to keep this daytime ride cool for everyone:

    • Stay to the right.
    • Stop at red lights.
    • Pick up your trash.
    • Don’t get smashed.
    • Hold your line.
    • Have a great time!

    As always, check your tires, brakes, chain, etc. BEFORE THE RIDE and get them some TLC from a Local Bike Shop if they need it. Even just an extra tube can save the day sometimes.

    We’re excited for this chance to have double the fun as two great bike groups roll together. Invite your friends! It’s a bikey, brunchy, party mashup. Come celebrate Bike Month with us!
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      CommentAuthorPacMUle
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    MOAR HELPFUL INFO!

    Hey everyone! I am looking forward to next Sunday, where the groups San Diego Bike Party and San Diego Bike and Brunch join forces for a day to celebrate bicycles and food for a group ride to end for a picnic in Golden Hill Park. Some things to keep in mind to get the most out of the day by planning a bit ahead of time:

    1. Don’t forget to have your bike checked over before the ride, especially if you haven’t ridden in a while. Don’t wait until the last minute to make sure you have a safe ride - your day will be more enjoyable without the worry of your bike malfunctioning. There are a lot of great local bike shops who can help you out.

    2. For a special discount on a tune-up before the ride, Thomas Bike Shop in South Park is offering a deal on a tune-up, so this Wednesday through Saturday (05/16 - 05/19, 10am until 6pm), if you head down to the shop located on 1635 Fern St and show the shop manager, Pac, that you have clicked “Interested” or “Going” to this event and he will offer you a tune-up for a discounted rate of 25% off service/labor to make sure your ride goes smoothly.

    https://www.facebook.com/ThomasBikeSD/

    3. This is a bring-your-own-grub event, so think of foods and things to bring that are easily portable by bike, and that you have a solid way of carrying it. If you aren’t too sure on what you could bring, there are also a number of places to purchase ready-made items near the end destination. Here is a list of some options (in order from closest to the park to furthest out - but all are close by bike):

    - Cheesteaks and such: https://www.giorginos.com/
    - Pizza: http://pizzerialuigi.com/
    - Cafe/Sandwiches: http://krakatoacafe.com/
    - Grocery Store: http://www.krispsd.com/
    - Mexican Bakery: http://www.panchitasbakery.com/
    - Healthy options: https://www.anakinsfruitanddeli.com/
    - Mexican Food option #1: Humberto's Taco Shop
    - Mexican Food option #2: http://losreyesmexicanfoodsd.com/
    - Afghani Kebob House: http://www.kabob-house-sd.com/
    - 7-11 and a $5 pizza joint near the Kabob House
    - Local Coffee Roaster: http://www.darkhorsecoffeeroasters.com/

    4. If you are plan to inbibe in libations, bring cans of things and cups and such other ways to avoid bringing in glass containers, as glass is prohibited in the park.

    5. Think of other things you would like to bring for fun times at the park. Frisbee! Music and/or instruments! Bubbles! Lawn games! Kites! Balls to throw and kick! While we will hopefully have some picnic table access, it is not yet a guarantee, so bring blankets or other items to sit on.

    6. Want to go on the ride but are actually more interested in the picnic side of the event? Send a message so that you can help with staking out the location ahead of time, and perhaps some set-up: You know, great things to have at a picnic in the park that may seem too daunting to carry by bike that you would like to secure at the park ahead of time. Things like:
    - BBQ Grill/fuel (not necessary but some folks might find it a plus)
    - Lawn Chairs
    - Shade (there are lots of lovely trees, but more shade is always a plus)
    - Coolers/ice

    Send a message if you are looking to help with providing and/or transporting and I can help organize a bit ahead of time.

    7. Last, but not least - bring water, sunscreen, and friends! Remember, we have a few bike-sharing options in town for those who might need a rental, and this ride is a very social-paced ride, so the one or two hills we will encounter will be manageable, and if you are at all unsure you can tackle them, know that we will happily wait for everyone to regroup before riding on.

    If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to send a message on the FB pages San Diego Bike Party or San Diego Bike and Brunch, or send a DM to Jamie Rogers or Carrie Stemrich, the ride's co-organizers.

    Also, in case you missed the post the first time, here's the link to the event posting: https://www.facebook.com/events/161292774538300/

    Happy pedaling!
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    Low Tide Ride & Stride

    WHEN: Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 8 a.m.
    WHERE: YMCA Camp Surf, 560 Silver Strand Blvd., Imperial Beach, Ca 91932

    Runners and bikers enjoy an 8-mile beach race between Imperial Beach and Coronado’s North Beach. Sponsored by the Coronado Rotary Club and US Navy, this annual event is fun for the entire family. Proceeds from this event go to programs which benefit wounded VETS and other worthy causes. Have fun and support our military!
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    Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)

    What's on your wish list? The City is preparing a new five year Consolidated Plan (Fiscal Years 2020-2024) to identify community needs and priorities. You are invited to share your thoughts and suggestions at a series of Community Forums in July and August 2018. For meeting dates and locations, please view the "Community Forums" information. We also have a survey to gather responses from the community. Thank you! (This survey will close on August 31, 2018.)

    FY 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan
    The Consolidated Plan is prepared every five years, and its planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing, economic, and community development needs and priorities. The City is currently in the planning process for the FY 2020–2024 Consolidated Plan (effective July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2024), and the public is invited to share thoughts and suggestions at one of the upcoming community forums throughout the City. Please view the flyer below for more information:

    • Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library: July 10, 2018
    • Linda Vista Library: July 16, 2018
    • San Ysidro Civic Center: July 19, 2018
    • Barrio Logan-Woodbury University: July 23, 2018
    • Skyline Hills Library: July 25, 2018
    • City Heights Performance Annex: July 31, 2018
    • Central Library: August 1, 2018

    Community Forum Flyer
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    Learn about the Park Boulevard Bikeway
    SANDAG invites you to stop by to talk with the project team and provide feedback on the proposed Park Boulevard Bikeway.

    Date and Time:
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018
    Join us between: 7 – 9 a.m., 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., and 4 – 7 p.m

    Location:
    Refill Cafe
    3752 Park Blvd #104
    San Diego, CA 92103
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    Park Boulevard Bikeway
    The Park Boulevard Bikeway project is one of five segments planned as part of the Uptown Bikeways, which will enhance neighborhood connectivity between Uptown, Old Town, Mission Valley, Downtown San Diego, North Park, and Balboa Park. The Park Boulevard Bikeway will provide a vital connection for people to walk and bike between Hillcrest, North Park, and Balboa Park.

    The Park Boulevard Bikeway will be completed in two segments. The first segment runs along Park Boulevard from Robinson Avenue to Upas Street, and the second along Park Boulevard from Upas Street to Village Place. The proposed bikeway will also provide important connections to several regional bikeways including the Eastern Hillcrest Bikeway to the west and the Robinson Bikeway to the east.