Seven-City Bike Master Plan Update

Latest Accomplishments: On Tuesday, September 14th, the City of Hermosa Beach adopted the resolution to provide staff and Council support throughout the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan process.  The South Bay Bicycle Coalition thanks Mayor Tucker, the City Council and staff of Hermosa Beach for their continued support. Next Up: The Cities of Lawndale, El Segundo and Torrance will also be reviewing similar resolutions later this month.  The outlook so far is very positive and with support from all of you we are sure to keep succeeding! As most you are aware, this initiative is a bicycle master planning effort that will connect seven cities within the South Bay: Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Torrance, El Segundo, Lawndale and Gardena. The effort is made possible by the RENEW grant from the Department of Public Health and is being headed up by the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and your very own South Bay Bicycle Coalition....
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Welcome Fellow Bicyclists!

The South Bay Bicycle Coalition (SBBC) is a grassroots advocacy group striving to build a better, safer, more easily bike-able South Bay.  We are a non-profit, member-driven organization of volunteers working together to improve the bicycling environment and a healthier quality of life  for the thousands of cyclists throughout the South Bay.  Through our community outreach, awareness efforts and education campaigns, the SBBC seeks to unite our diverse bicycling communities with a common goal - to make our South Bay region a safe, inter-connected, fun and easy place to ride your bike wherever you want to go! ...
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Labor Day Fiesta Hermosa Bike Valet (Corral) Is Again a Big Success!

With 3000 bikes parked (at least), and as many smiles generated - it was a great weekend!  Thanks to everyone that helped out to make this an unqualified success - partners and volunteers alike! Want to see some solicited (but definitely not coerced...we would of course never stoop to that - there was no need!) feedback from the folks who pedaled over, down or up to use the corral?  Then check out these pieces prepared by our very own Joe Galliani, aka The Creative Greenius. Fiesta Hermosa Bike Valet Day 1, Sept 4, 2010 Hermosa Patch: Bikers Praise Free Valet as Fiesta Ends...
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Bikers Praise Free Valet as Fiesta Ends – From Hermosa Beach Patch.com

South Bay bicyclists jammed the free bike valet parking lot for the third consecutive day as Labor Day crowds soaked up the sunshine, music, food and beach culture at Fiesta Hermosa on Monday. It was all smiles, good times and another perfect day on the sand for me and my fellow volunteers from the South Bay Bicycle Coalition and the Beach Cities Cycling Club as we watched over a sea of bicycles, while we also watched dolphins play in the waters just south of the Hermosa Pier. Once again the gang from Hermosa Cyclery put in a full day overseeing the operation and making sure hundreds of bicyclists got their tires properly inflated before they rode off. Read the rest of the story on Hermosa Beach Patch.com...
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Seven-City Bike Master Plan Update

SBBC is currently working with El Segundo, Gardena, Hermosa Beach, Lawndale, Manhattan Beach and Torrance to formally adopt a resolution committing staff time and City support to the South Bay Bike Master Plan initiative.  The resolutions committing City support are expected to be on the City Council agendas in each City later in the month of September.  Check back soon for more updates! The South Bay Bicycle Master Plan is a collaboration between Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, South Bay Bicycle Coaltion and the City of Redondo Beach.  The initiative is funded by a Department of Public Health grant and will provide the planning efforts for a regional bike master plan over the next two years.  Community input and involvement is essential to creating a successful plan.  Join our Facebook group and our mailing list ...
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SBBC, Beach Cities Cycling and Hermosa Cyclery Team Up for Fiesta Hermosa’s Bike Valet

This coming Labor Day weekend, the areas foremost cycling entities will once again come together to provide free parking for thousands of bikes at Fiesta Hermosa.  Read more about the event in The Beach Reporter. Bike valet programs are popping up all around LA County and have been successful in alleviating parking and promoting cycling as a convenient form of transportation.  The South Bay Bicycle Coalition endeavors to continue growing their bike valet opportunities in the South Bay region. ...
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