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Bikes Decorated with Tinsel, Lights, Wrapping Paper Highlight 4th-Annual Holiday Joy Ride

Bike Coalition awards City of San Diego, organizations and volunteers for 2014 bike achievements

SAN DIEGO, December 8, 2014 – San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, an organization that advocates for and protects the rights of all people who ride bicycles, hits the streets with winter cheer for it’s Holiday Joy Ride on Thursday, December 11. Tickets are $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers and $30 to become a member.

The fourth-annual family-friendly ride begins at 5:30 p.m. in Balboa Park at Panama 66 (4150 El Prado), encouraging festive costumes and featuring a “light-your-bike” parade of bicycles strung with Christmas lights and wrapped like presents. (more…)

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Thousands Flock to Hillcrest, Bankers Hill for San Diego’s Only Open-Streets Celebration

Survey reports nearly all participants attend CicloSDias for safe space to ride and walk

SAN DIEGO, November 18, 2014 – The day University Avenue and 6th Avenue closed to cars and opened to the public was the day thousands of people from throughout the region pedaled, walked, skipped, scooted and skated more than two miles of car-free roads. San Diego’s third-ever CicloSDias rolled through the Hillcrest and Bankers Hill communities on Sunday, November 9 drawing people out of their cars and into the streets.
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National Bike Tourism Conference Rolls Through San Diego November 5-8

Experts talk women on bicycles, attracting the casual rider and why bikes and beers always works

San Diego CA – San Diego will play host to the newly expanded National Bicycle Tourism Conference at the Bahia Conference Center in San Diego November 5-8, 2014. Hosted by the Bicycle Tour Network and presenting sponsor People for Bikes, this will be the largest and most data driven bike-related tourism conference ever held.

Over four fun and informative days the conference highlights attracting both more women and casual riders to the world of touring by bicycle. Luminaries from bike advocacy, the bike industry the world of tourism will offer the latest data, tools, techniques and inspiration, including keynote presentations by: (more…)

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Bicycle Coalition Names Hannah Williams as Project Coordinator

Williams brings non-profit leadership, regional bicycle project expertise

SAN DIEGO, October 15, 2014 – The San Diego Bike Coalition, an organization that advocates for and protects the rights of all people who ride bicycles, announced Hannah Williams to fill the organization’s new project coordinator position. Williams will be responsible for growing and strengthening the Bicycle Coalition’s events and managing grants throughout the county including the Regional Bike Walk Alliance and the Carlsbad Village Active Living Campaign and Education program.

“Hannah’s background and passion for bicycling make her the perfect complement to our team of everyday bicycle enthusiasts,” said Bike Coalition Executive Director Andy Hanshaw. “As San Diego becomes an increasingly popular place to ride bicycles, Hannah’s experience and training will help us move a variety of regional bicycle projects forward.”  (more…)

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Governor Brown Signs Bill to Enhance Bicycle Safety

San Diego Bike Coalition says new state law allows local governments to incorporate physically separated lanes

SAN DIEGO, September 26, 2014 – This week Governor Brown signed AB 1193, The Protected Bikeways Act, giving local governments the liberty to implement modernized bicycling infrastructure. Sponsored by the California Bicycle Coalition and authored by California Assemblymember Phil Ting, The Protected Bikeways Act encourages the implementation of bicycle lanes with physical separation from automobile traffic through the use of medians, curbs, posts and more.

The San Diego Bicycle Coalition celebrates Governor Brown’s decision to make physically separated bikeways viable options for local bicycle infrastructure and the anticipated effect such safety enhancements will have on local riders.  (more…)

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San Diego County Bicycle Coalition Elects New Board Members

Current board members elected to vice chair and secretary

SAN DIEGO, August 1, 2014 – The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, an organization advocating for and protecting the rights of all people who ride bicycles, announces Elayne Fowler and Khalisa Bolling as its newest board members.

Known for her remarkable work as global marketing director for Electra Bicycle Company, Elayne Fowler brings an innovative approach and inspiring attitude to the Bicycle Coalition. Founder of her own marketing company, Elayne pulls from her background in strategic marketing for top-tier agencies, entrepreneurial endeavors and passion for all things bicycles to guide the Coalition.

Currently a community health program representative at the University of California, San Diego, (more…)

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Bike Coalition Executive Director Appointed to City’s First-Ever Bicycle Advisory Committee

Andy Hanshaw appointed to help guide city bicycle initiatives until mid-2016

SAN DIEGO, July 29, 2014 – Today, San Diego City Council appointed Andy Hanshaw to the City’s first-ever Bicycle Advisory Committee with a term ending July 1, 2016. Recommendations from Mayor Faulconer included Hanshaw, executive director of the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition and Point Loma resident, and Kyle Heiskala of Hillcrest.

Hanshaw and Heiskala joined six additional bicycle advocates and residents from around the city to serve on the advisory board, including:

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USA Today Names San Diego in Ten Best Bike-Friendly Cities

San Diego only California city recognized in national bikeability list

Yesterday USA Today released its list of the ten best cities nationwide for bicycling. San Diego was the only California city mentioned. To read the article, click here.

According to the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, the recognition is warmly welcomed but long overdue. “San Diego is making great strides and we’ve got even more on the way to be excited about including CicloSDias, bike share and the regional bike plan,” says Executive Director Andy Hanshaw. (more…)

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San Diego Bike Coalition to Celebrate Longest Day of the Year

Beer and bike lovers unite for Summer Solstice ride, brewery tour on Friday

 SAN DIEGO, June 16, 2014 – This Friday the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition gears up to host its second-annual Summer Solstice event, combining a bicycle ride and tour of Green Flash Brewing Company to celebrate the first day of summer and the longest day of the year.

“Summer is the best time of year to ride bicycles in San Diego,” says Executive Director Andy Hanshaw. “This year Green Flash compliments our summer solstice tradition with a brewery tour. Bikes and beers– two things San Diego is well-known for.” (more…)

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Bicycle Coalition, Police Department Make Safe Bicycling a Citywide Priority

Press conference reminds San Diego how to share the road safely for National Bike Month

SAN DIEGO – In the presence of warmer weather, longer days and National Bike Month, more San Diegans are dusting off their bikes and hitting the streets. This morning City of San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman and Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Andy Hanshaw seized the opportunity to highlight what it means for bicyclists and motorists to safely share the road at this high-traffic time of year. (more…)

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