April 2017 Bike Events

Apr 22: Bike Donations/Swap | Hermosa Beach Library | 2-4pm

Visit the parking lot behind the Hermosa Beach Library to donate or exchange your gently used bicycle with the help of Motion Bike Shop, Beach Cities Cycling Club, and the Hermosa Beach Police Department

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Apr 29: Bike Rally & Birthday Party | Manhattan Beach Library | 2-4pm

Celebrate two years in the new library with a bicycling skills course for kids (Pre-K to 2nd grade), live 1980s music, specialty bikes, and more! Bike education and helmet checks.

 

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May 3: Bike To School Day For Manhattan Beach Middle School

We’re excited to work closely with Manhattan Beach Middle School, MBFD and MBPD for their 1st official Bike To School Day!

On May 3, all Manhattan Beach Middle School students are encouraged to Bike To School.

There will be a Biking School Bus going to school that day:

  • designated meetup spots where MBPD / MBFD will be helping to gather kids
  • meetup time will be 8:00 am and everyone will bike to school together at 8:15am
  • each “biking school bus” will have an assigned officer

Please make sure your kid is REGISTERED by April 28 so we can assign you a meetup spot

All students who bike to school this day will get:

  • Bike Safety class – May 1 during lunch time 12:45pm
  • Bike Safety Welcome table
    • answer trivia questions, learn to check tires
    • photo booth with street safety props
    • get prizes (hats / sunglasses etc.)
  • Join the raffle for a chance to win a new bike!

If your children are already riding their bikes to school, kudos to you and your children! Consider inviting other families who are not to join you on May 3rd ! If your children are not riding their bike to school, this is an opportunity to give it a try!

Review our bike safety tips document, and get your bikes and helmets tuned and ready to go! In addition to the health benefits associated with riding a bike, numerous studies show that kids who exercise before school starts are more focused and perform better in the classroom!

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Bike To School Events For May 2017 in the South Bay

May is national bike month. In celebration, the South Bay Bike Coalition is working with different local organizations on different events that encourage safe cycling!

May 3: Bike To School Day, Manhattan Beach Middle School

We are excited to officially partner with MBMS for a bike to school day! We will have a welcome table in the morning with a bike safety check, we will give helmets and a chance to win a NEW bike for kids who participate. Get more information about Manhattan Beach Middle School Bike To School Day.

May 4: TEDx Redondo Beach Library: Wheels of Change

Be involved in the discussion about the future of transportation reserve your spot here

May 5: Makmo Mobile Makerspace, Hermosa Beach Library

3:30pm Kids – Make an LED license plate for your bike and experiment with moving bicycle gears made from K’NEX.

May 10: National Bike To School Day

Parents and children across the country are gearing up to participate in National Bike to School Day on May 10 th . If your children are already riding their bikes to school, kudos to you and your children! Consider inviting other families who are not to join you on May 10 th ! If your children are not riding their bike to school, this is an opportunity to give it a try!

Please review our BIKE TO SCHOOL SAFETY DOCUMENT, and get your bikes and helmets tuned and ready to go! In addition to the health benefits associated with riding a bike, numerous studies show that kids who exercise before school starts are more focused and perform better in the classroom!

May 10: Phil Gaimon at Torrance Library

7 PM – Former American professional road racing cyclist and anti-doping advocate who last rode for UCI World Tour, Phil “Cookie Monster” Gaimon shares his experiences as a cyclist, author, and entrepreneur. A noted blogger, Gaimon has written for VeloNews and Bicycling and has authored Pro Cycling on $10 and Ask a Pro. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

 

 

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Marketing Internship Opportunity

Are you interested in learning more about online marketing initiatives such as:
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Social media marketing
  • Email marketing
  • Digital Analytics
  • Website Management
The South Bay Bike Coalition is looking for a Marketing Intern for 2017!  Get a chance to work directly with the current President and Executive Director and get hands on experience that will be great for your college resume.
Charlene Dipaola is the current President of SBBC.  She is also the founder, CEO of HipShakeFitness.com, the first online dance workout studio. She has had 12+ years experience in online marketing and is an adjunct professor for Digital Analytics in UCLA.
Andrea Giancoli is the Executive Director of SBBC. She is a Registered Dietitian and is a widely respected nutrition and health advocate. She has appeared on NBC Today Show, NPR and other numerous programs.
Your responsibilities will include:
  • Leading SBBC web redesign initiative
  • Social Media Management
  • Being a part of local events that are geared towards promoting bike culture in the South Bay
Interested parties should send the following to bikecoalitionsb@gmail.com:
  1. cover letter
  2. resume
  3. Answer the challenge below in the best way you can:
    1. Take a look at the current SBBC Facebook page, what do you recommend we do to improve our engagement?
    2. Take a look at our current website, what do your recommend we do to improve site traffic and donations?
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Bikes on the Streets | Cars in Museums (Yearly Fundraiser)

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JOIN THE FUN

Enjoy a night of celebration with your neighbors, safe cycling advocates, city leaders and friends. We will have food, drinks, a silent auction, vintage car rides and live music. We will also be handing out awards to people and cities who have had the most impact in safe cycling advocacy in the last year.

Sept 18

Automobile Driving Museum of El Segundo

5pm

 

BECOME A SPONSOR

As a business, giving back to  community is what sets your business and your brand apart. Your customers want to hear that story. At least 53% of consumers choose to do business with companies they believe are focused on giving to the greater good.

Please check out our sponsorship opportunities for this event.  Contact usBikeCoalitionSB@gmail.com

SBBC BY THE NUMBERS

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Your Ticket is a tax deductible donation. SBBC is a 501(c)3 TIN: 45-5578685

 

 

 

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Action Alert: New Manhattan Beach Mobility Plan Deletes Bikeway Implementation Specifics

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The safety of cyclists in the South Bay needs your help! Please act now to preserve the progress that community members like you have worked toward for the last 7 years of the SBBC.

 The City of Manhattan Beach spent about 3 years and $150,000 towards a mobility plan aimed at moving all methods of transportation forward. The SBBC applauds the idea of a holistic approach to transportation, however the latest version has a critical flaw– it deletes actual streets and specific phases for new bikeways that were in the previous version.

In addition, all maps drawn to show new planned BIKEWAYS have been DELETED. This would be a huge step BACKWARD for a city that recently implemented two new bikeways (Rosecrans and Manhattan Ave)

3 Ways You Can Take Action:

  1. Attend the joint City Council/Planning Commission meeting this Thursday at 6pm Sharp. The city council only lets the public talk at the beginning of the meeting, make your voice heard as there is no chance to comment afterwards

  2. Email Council Members and Planning Commission who will be attending the meeting. Click Here our for suggested format.

  3. eComment on the meeting by 6pm November 18, Wednesday

Let city leaders know you are outraged that the City of Manhattan Beach would invest so much time and effort in a plan with no teeth, no streets named, and no firm commitments for new bikeways and pedestrian improvements. The city needs to show leadership, stop the cycle of endless studies, and take action like other cities on the South Bay and Los Angeles.

We need make our streets safer now!  ASK the council to commit to specific projects and timelines so that we can ride our bikes more safely..

Manhattan Beach is relying on you! #BikewaysNow

Download the Manhattan Beach mobility plan versions: June 2014November 2015

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