We sat down with Julian Katz, SBBC Board Member and dubbed as the “cycling king of Hermosa Beach” for a Q & A on his thoughts on safe cycling.
Q: What are some fundamentals about bike safety that every cyclist should know?
A: Bike safety fundamentals include wearing a helmet, checking your bike before riding, riding to the right or in bikeways if available, being respectful of drivers and other cyclists and pedestrians. We’ll have to get you a copy of our “Share the Road” pamphlet.
Q: What motivates your passion for cycling and why was it important for you to be involved in the cycling community?
A: I’ve been dedicated to giving back to the community in the form of getting bikeways put on the streets so that others can enjoy cycling as I have. That’s true for all of us in the SBBC.
Q: If there’s one thing you could encourage other cyclists to do, what would it be?
A: Get involved. As my answer to the previous question, participate in bicycle education programs, advocate, advocate and of course ride safely and courteously.
Q: Can you tell us about your most memorable cycling experience?
A: I had not made long bike rides (over 25 miles) for most of these years but a few years ago I joined Jim Hannon and a group from the Beach Cities Cycle Club on a 54 mile ride to Long Beach and return. I was pleased and I admit surprised that I was able to pull that off. Lots of encouragement along the way.
Would you like to help? By donating, you can help raise funds to promote safe cycling. Get involved. Join our movement for safe cycling in the South Bay.
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