Another Great Course from the Beach Cities Cycling Club

Our friends at the BCCC are offering a new course that just might save your life or the life of a fellow cyclist. We have our own South Bay Bicycle Coalition Board member and BCCC President, Jim Hannon to thank for this as usual.  Check out the flyer and sign up: ...
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Aviation Blvd Bike Path Community Meeting – Be There!

Now that the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan has passed our next steps are implementation of the many elements and new miles of bikeways the plan calls for.  One of those new bikeways is slated for Aviation Blvd and its implementation is being spearheaded by our friends and partners at Vitality City. The first public meeting on that plan is coming up soon and you're invited to be there and offer your opinion and comments. So save the date of Wednesday, Feb 8 for the big Aviation Boulevard Community Input Meeting hosted by Vitality City. It's all about the design and implementation of the Aviation Blvd. Bike Path. Click on the flyer above to learn more and then please plan to be there at the Redondo Beach Main Library from 5:30-7:30 to add your voice to the mix....
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A to Z Cycling Course Coming in April for Beginners & Novices!

The South Bay Bicycle Coalition is excited to announce that our great friends at the Beach Cities Cycling Club have just announced a terrific new 10 week cycling course for beginners and novices that is a must for new and less experienced riders.  There's never been a course like this offered in the South Bay before for riders who want to improve their cycling skills and techniques or who simply want to improve their health and make new friends.  It's free to all members of the Beach Cities Cycling Club, and if you're not already a member you should be.  The course starts on Sunday April 15 and will meet every Sunday from 9am to 11am.  It's co-sponsored by the BCHD Center for Health and Fitness and fits in perfectly with their Vitality City program and our own SBBC Master Bike Plan goals. Click on the flyer above to read all the details and we hope to see you there!    ...
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Congratulations to SBBC Board Member, Steve Collins, Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year

Steve Collins, long-term partner in Hermosa Cyclery and a driving force behind the Fiesta Hermosa bike valets since 2010 was deservedly honored as Man of the Year by the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce on January 12. In addition to his his extraordinary efforts providing support and free services at the twice yearly Hermosa bike valets, Collins also donates dozens of bicycles annually to the Hermosa Beach toy drive among his many community efforts. His organizing work on behalf of cyclists in the Hermosa Beach St. Patrick's Day parade resulted in a huge turnout helping to greatly increase our visibility in town. Steve's parents, his wife, Debbie, and his sister were all on hand at Union Cattle to see him receive his award as were two of his Hermosa Cyclery partners and fellow SBBC Board Member, Joe Galliani. Steve's acceptance remarks were typically humble and gracious as he acknowledged the many Hermosans he credited as his inspiration, including members of the City Council...
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SUCCESS!!!! South Bay Bicycle Master Plan Passes in Torrance. 7 for 7!

After the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan was unanimously approved by the Torrance City Council Tuesday night it has now been successfully adopted by all seven City Councils!  Thank you Torrance, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Lawndale, Gardena and El Segundo! And most of all, a heartfelt thank you to all our supporters and advocates who wrote emails, made phone calls and showed up to the Council meetings, who volunteered to do bike counts, who attended our public workshops, who volunteered at our bike valets and gave so much of their free time to make sure this golden opportunity was seized on behalf of safer, more connected and easier bicycling for all of the South Bay!  We could not have gotten this plan embraced or approved without you. Next up, new bike lanes, bike routes and bike paths interconnecting all seven cities and getting you anywhere you want to go on a bicycle.  We look forward to working with you as we...
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Hermosa Beach, Lawndale & Gardena Say YES to Master Bike Plan – That’s 5 of 7 Cities Now on Board!

The South Bay Bicycle Master Plan continued its impressive winning streak as three more cities have now approved the plan, each with unanimous votes. On Tuesday, October 26 the Hermosa Beach City Council included the Bicycle Master Plan in a historic night of progressive environmental and health initiatives passed.  In addition to approving the bike plan, Hermosa passed the Vitality City Livability Plan and bans on Styrofoam and smoking in public.  A strong contingent of SBBC supporters in their white t-shirts turned out and spoke on behalf of the plan. (more…)...
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