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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Manhattan Beach City Council Meeting

Manhattan Beach City Council Meeting

Manhattan Beach City Council Meeting Help the South Bay Bicycle Coalition approve a $100k bike lane plan for the city of Manhattan Beach. This plan would greatly expand the network of bike lanes in Manhattan Beach and help increase accessibility for bicyclists. Join us on October 3rd from 6pm-8pm at the Manhattan Beach City Hall to show your support on this matter and help push this plan forward. If you plan on coming to the City Council Meeting, please send an email to giancoli_rd@yahoo.com in order to keep this event more organized. If you are not able to attend this meeting, you can still help us by sending an email of support to CityCouncil@citymb.info. Below is a template you may use/modify and send to the city council. Dear __________________: We know that you will be voting to approve bike route infrastructure improvements at your September 5 meeting.  I hope to see you there.  I wanted to let you know that your efforts to make our city safer for riders...
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July 12: Guided Strand Tour by Bike

July 12: Guided Strand Tour by Bike Join us on July 12 to take part in a guided sunset strand history tour by bike. We will be led by Chris Miller and Jan Dennis, both long time citizens of the South Bay. At every stop we will learn very interesting facts and tidbits about the South Bay community. Riders will gather in the area between Good Stuff, The Beach House, and the Hermosa Cyclery. The start time is 6:45 PM, but arrive at 6:30 PM if you need to borrow a bike (drivers license required). For more information on this amazing event, click the link below. If you would like to register, please use the form below. MORE INFO Powered by Eventbrite ...
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Bikes on the Streets | Cars in Museums (Yearly Fundraiser)

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   Your Ticket is a tax deductible donation. SBBC is a 501(c)3 TIN: 45-5578685       Powered by Eventbrite ...
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Are Helmets Enough?

          As bicyclists, we’ve all heard of other riders who were involved in an accident with a vehicle. Perhaps you’ve even had experience with aggressive drivers or a dangerous road condition first-hand. Because these incidents are all too common, we know how important it is to wear helmets. However, rarely do we hear about an equally important need; the need to be adequately insured. Most people are unaware that many of the coverages on your automobile policy extend to provide you protection while you’re on your bicycle. Hard to imagine? Let’s look at an example. Tom was an extremely cautious bicycle rider, always wearing a helmet and obeying all the traffic laws. However, one day, he was involved in an accident with a hit and run driver. Tom had extensive injuries that required a several months stay in the hospital and extensive physical therapy. Due to his injuries, he was also unable to work for a year and a half. Fortunately for Tom (and...
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