Bike the Beach Prizes!

Hello SBBC members! We've got a big update that we're excited to share with you :) *drumroll* to celebrate our Bike the Beach event we'll be having a silent auction with some really amazing prizes at out final ride destination but you've got to get your ticket. Just some of our auction items Electra Townie Original 7D, Men’s Cruiser, Matte Black - Retail Price $499.95 One month Membership at Equinox Sport Club with some extra perks - Value of $455 2 night stay with our friends @https://autocamp.com/ Tiffany & Co items - Value of more than $300 Warbird Ride- CJ-6A radial engined aircraft flyover @http://www.tigersquadron.com/ Value = Priceless This silent auction will take place on March 24th at blue water grill the final venue of our event. We'll be upstairs in a private room for our event, overlooking the harbor! Your Bike the Beach ticket will also cover two drinks (coupons for each paid admission) and the Hors D'oeuvres, and a rockin' two piece Acoustic guitar and Violin show! BRING...
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Honoring our Bicycle Hero Julian Katz

Earlier this week the City Council of Hermosa Beach passed a resolution to dedicate the shared roadway “sharrow lane” from Herondo Street to 24th street as the “Julian Katz Bike Route” We thank everyone who came out to express their joy and kind words. Additionally, Rabbi Gila Katz, Julian's wife, was in attendance to accept certificates from the offices of Senator Ben Allen and Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi. For those who didn’t know Julian, Julian was a true gentleman with great passion for getting people out of their vehicles and onto the road with their bicycles. Julian had ridden his bike around the South Bay for more than 25 years. He pushed for a healthier and safer South Bay. He was a kind soul who could disagree with you without being disagreeable. At yesterday's City Council meeting we were able to witness the impact that Julian has left on us and our South Bay community. Julians civic duty carries on with all...
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South Bay Bike Coalition Community Manager

We are looking for eager and passionate professional to join our organization as a part-time community manager. The South Bay Bicycle Coalition is a California registered non-profit that was founded in late 2009 by a handful of bike-loving bicycle advocates.  We are determined to bring the wide range of local riders together to help create a safer, more accessible, more easily interconnected region in which to ride. OUR VISION The South Bay Bicycle Coalition strives to improve the region’s transportation culture by prioritizing a comprehensive  bikeway network for increased cycling access; safe and secure streets for ALL. Please take a look at the Bike Master Plan that was created to connect 7 cities in the South Bay: El Segundo, Gardena, Hermosa Beach, Lawndale, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach and Torrance. WHAT WE DO The South Bay Bicycle Coalition is the leading bike advocacy group in the South Bay.  We focus upon projects centered around improving bike infrastructure, bike policy and increasing cycling safety and convenience....
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We Asked Beach Cities Health District Candidates For Their Stand On Cycling Initiatives

We Asked Beach Cities Health District Candidates For Their Stand On Cycling Initiatives

Importance of BCHD Race: Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is among the largest preventive health agencies in the nation, and has served the communities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach since 1955. They offer an extensive range of dynamic health and wellness programs, with innovative services and facilities to promote health and prevent diseases in every lifespan. They have access to a lot of resources and funding and have a big impact on the future of safe cycling in our beach cities. This November 6, there are 5 candidates running for 3 positions on the board. We asked all the candidates about their stand on bike related issues and below is their reply. The Candidates: Andrea Giancoli A Registered Dietitian with a Master’s degree in Public Health from UCLA, Andrea N. Giancoli is an expert in health and nutrition, and she continues a long history of advocacy in promoting public health. Formerly a National Media Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition &...
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Bike To School Day 2018

We had another successful Bike To School Day in Manhattan Beach Middle School last May. We had 110 kids riding their bicycle to and from school with the guidance of awesome volunteers. South Bay Bicycle Coalition together with Leadership Manhattan Beach and Beach Cities Health District put out swag for the kids who rode their bikes to school. There were stickers, sunglasses, cookies, bike lights and last but not least, a new Bike Fix It Station added right next to all the bike corrals. Thanks to LMB, kids can now inflate a tire or adjust their brakes before heading home. Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who helped bring kids to school and safely back home. And thank you to the parents who let their children participate in our Bike To School Day! And of course, we'd like to give a shoutout to Manhattan Beach Middle School's Principal, Kim, who was so hands on with the event! We can't wait for...
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Honoring Our Beloved Bike Hero Julian Katz

We are deeply saddened with the passing of a beautiful soul. Julian Katz was a South Bay Bike Coalition Board member and an inspiration to all of us. He is the only 88 year old we know who responds to texts, emails and doodle polls. Until recently, he rode his bike everywhere he went. Julian was always pushing for things to be better; to add more bike lanes, give bikes to underprivileged kids, setup a bike swap program etc. He knew that in order for things to improve, we have to embrace change. That change is a good thing! Make A Contribution In Julian's Honor There was nothing Julian loved more than teaching kids to ride bikes for the first time and giving bikes to kids who could not afford one. In his memory, we are creating a fund to make sure the kids he loved especially the ones from 186th Elementary School in Gardena are taught bike safety skills and given new bikes...
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