2014 – A year in review of progress

As we start 2015, thought we share a few highlights from last year that were definitely an improvement from the prior year!

Please remember we are a 100% volunteer local organization that would be happy to hear your thoughts and suggestions as well as any time you may have to volunteer!!

  • Redondo Beach – Perhaps the largest Bicycle infrastructure project ever in the South Bay as the Harbor and Herondo Gateway Project will not only create new bike lanes, but significantly improve the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists alike.
  • Manhattan Beach places Sharrows along Manhattan Avenue as well as East Bound along Rosecrans
  • El Segundo approves Sharrows for West Bound Rosecrans
  • Free Bike Education Classes by the SBBC and the BCCC had over 200 adult and child graduates
  • Free Bike Parking as over 10,000 bikes parked for free at multiple  Beach City events
  • Free Bike Safety Pamphlets provided to schools, police, bike shops, etc.
  • Recognition of eight bike friendly businesses in the South Bay
  • Multiple Multiple bike commute/alternative commuting fairs exhibited this year at local employers such as Northrup Grumman and Aerospace Corp

 

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The 5 best beach destinations on a bicycle

 

Photo courtesy of Dominik Gwarek

Photo courtesy of Dominik Gwarek

Wind blowing. Sun Streaming. Cyclists are the happiest beings on the road, next to dogs hanging their heads out of a moving car window.  Add the sound of the salty seashore waves with a rest stop to refuel and it’s heaven on earth for the Southern Californian cyclist.

Here are the top 5 beach destinations on a bicycle.

  1. Balboa Island — try the frozen banana on a stick, dipped in chocolate and a variety of toppings.  Then stroll onto the ferry.  Bicycle and Adult fee is only $1.25.
  2. Point Vicente Interpretive Center – lots to see in this cliff side park setting.  Take in the panoramic ocean vista of Catalina Island and the lighthouse to the left.  Depending on the season, get a glimpse of the Pacific gray whale migration while pelicans and paragliders soar overhead.  Explore the museum and stroll along the hiking trails.
  3. Fiesta Hermosa – it’s a party and everyone’s invited.  The Hermosa Beach Labor Day and Memorial Day is the “largest arts & crafts fair in Southern California.” Plenty of free parking for bicycles. Replenish with ice cold lemonade, fish tacos, live music, Elvis sightings, and more.
  4. Venice Boardwalk – relax while brunching at the Sidewalk Café.  Eat, drink, get a tattoo, and be merry.  It’s front row seats to a circus on the beach. Or browse through the Small World Book store next door, then greet Conan the Librarian, the resident cat.
  5. Malibu – plenty of celebrity sightings here. Cycle along the white sand’s edge of Zuma beach.  And just an hour south on Cross Creek is the Malibu Country Mart.  Try the Malibu Kitchen and picnic amidst the gardens, fountains, and sculptures.

No wonder why dogs are so happy.

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Bicycle Fund Raiser 2015

We are so excited to have our inaugural fund raiser!

  • Shade Hotel
  • Feb 28, 2015

It’s gonna be a night of fun cyclists getting together for a good cause! To promote safer cycling in our South Bay. Please sign up below and let us know how you are interested in participating.

 

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Let’s support those that support us – Recognizing Bike Friendly Businesses

The South Bay Bicycle Coalition has recognized its first Bike Friendly Business to Catalina Coffee in Redondo Beach.  Please follow this link

Window Sticker

Window Sticker

for full story and pictures and please let us know of any establishments you believe should be recognized as well.

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Over 4,200 Bikes parked!

Memorial Day Weekend always means Fiesta Hermosa!!  Once again, volunteers from the BCCC and SBBC helped valet over 4,000 bikes thanks in large part to the sponsorship from Hermosa Cyclery

Just think of all those cars not clogging up the fun!

Just think of all those cars not clogging up the fun!

 

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Sunset and History

During a perfect beach day in May, the SBBC joined with the Beach Cities Health District for an educational ride along the Strand that was led by members of the Historical societies of Hermosa and Manhattan Beach.  Pictured Jan Dennis, Manhattan Beach’s Historian.

Jan Dennis leads the talk and ride!

Jan Dennis leads the talk and ride!

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