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August 2007

Why not a South Coast bike program?

We’re a countywide advocacy and resource organization that promotes bicycling for safe transportation and recreation.

How to reach us Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition PO Box 92047 Santa Barbara CA 93190-2047 phone 962-1479 email web

August 7th meeting Join us on the first Tuesday of the month for our general meeting: Tuesday, August 7th Rusty’s Pizza 15 East Cabrillo Boulevard Santa Barbara No-host dinner 6:00 PM Meeting 7:00 PM

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Join our Coalition You can help improve bicycling safety and conditions in Santa Barbara County by joining others in our regional bicycling advocacy group. Together we’ll continue to make a real difference. See page 6 for info.

Our CycleSmart program The Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition’s CycleSmart bicyclist education program offers bicycling skills classes for school children and adults. Look for details of upcoming classes inside Quick Release, or contact our Co-coordinators Dru van Hengel and Erika Lindemann by email . Quick Release is published monthly by the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition, PO Box 92047, Santa Barbara, CA 93190. Subscribe for $25 per year. Issue # 190.

The Paris Vélib’ website has this image on its home page, reminding everybody that “the city is more beautiful by bicycle.”

reconditioned bikes being placed around cities. The day after their July 14th Bastille Day, Parisians These have invariably failed because new ones woke up to find 10,600 bicycles available at 750 could not replace the those vandalized or stolen stations for their use. The public-private initiative fast enough. Over the years, issues of dependabilwas crafted by Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoë to ity and security have been addressed. propel the city toward a greener future. Paris is following the lead of other European The question for us is how much would the cities with inexpensive bicycle services. They inSouth Coast—or just the City of Santa Barbara— clude Stockholm, Vienna, Brussels, Barcelona, benefit from a similar program? Judging from the Córdoba, and Copenhagen. One week after Paris success of recent programs in Europe, it would launched its program, Seville introduced 300 bikes reduce traffic congestion, cut pollution, promote at 30 stations to its residents and tourists. By the fitness, and be a popular means of travel for resiend of 2007, Seville will dents and visitors alike. Throughout Paris there have five times as many. are Vélib’ (meaning vélo Two years ago, Lyon, liberté) stations every 300 France initiated its bike proyards. During the first week gram. They now have 2000 of operation, there were bicycles at 175 locations. 45,000 rentals a day. Each The bikes are used up to 15 station has an electronic times a day, and the avervending kiosk with instrucage number of rides a day is tions in eight languages. Usabout 15,000. Ninety perThis is one of the bicycles available for free for 30 cent of the journeys on ing your credit card at the kiosk, you get a bike card to minutes in Lyon, France. Photo by Simon Nuttall. their bikes last less than 30 swipe over one of the waiting bicycles to release minutes, for which there is no charge. it. Vélib’ maintenance workers redistribute bikes So what is happening in the US? American cities to meet demand. When bikes are returned, diagare paying attention and moving to adapt the new nostic software checks tire pressure, lights, and secure European technology. Washington DC will brakes; if a bike fails the tests, it is locked out of have free bikes later this year. Portland, Oregon, service and a mechanic is directed to it. By the just sent out a “request for proposal” for a bicycle end of 2007, the system will be expanded to 1451 system. Chicago, New York and San Francisco are stations offering 20,600 bicycles. investigating the possibilities. The bicycles are a custom design. Each one has So why not our South Coast? Carpinteria Beach a low step-through frame, adjustable seat height, campers could bike into town. UCSB students roller brakes, always-on front and rear dynamo could bike to the Airport, Amtrak station, or Marlights, front wire basket, 3-speed Nexus hub gears, ketplace. Downtown Santa Barbara workers could chain guard, cable lock, puncture-resistant Marapedal to restaurants for lunch, and tourists could thon Plus tires with reflective sidewalls, and a go from hotels to local destinations. kick-stand that lifts the bike off its rear wheel. EvHow would it be paid for? European cities are ery part of the bike has security bolts which retrading space on billboards or bikes. Here, we quire special tools to undo. Even the valve stems could sell kiosk or bike advertising space. We are protected from deflation. might enter into agreements with major employParis is not the first city to offer bicycles. For ers. Or perhaps tap into part of the upcoming decades, “free bike” programs have emerged with South Coast Measure D 2008 transportation tax.

Stars are aligned Walt Seifert, director of the Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates writes about a June 27th meeting of bicycling advocates with Caltrans director Will Kempton, California transportation commissioner Carl Guardino, and others. Seifert says that both Kempton and Guardino observed that conditions are converging to propel bicycling to greater usage. “The stars are aligned to make progress on bicycling. Obesity concerns, community livability, recognition of the need for complete streets, interest in safe routes to school, and governor Schwarzenegger’s leading role in the fight against global warming all have the potential to change transportation policies and shift strategies.” When alerted to Caltrans-controlled challenges to commuting bicyclists, Kempton asked his staff what they can do right away to improve facilities. When he heard about bill AB 163 that requires California government agencies to accommodate commuting bicyclists, he immediately said that they would support the bill. Among other problems discussed were the isolation and inconvenience caused by freeways, not only to pedestrians and bicyclists, but frequently to motorists as well.

U-lock mystery remains a mystery

This is one of 52 bicycle U-locks along Los Carneros Road in Goleta, near the Airport.

Last June 27th, Bicycle Coalition member David Madajian posted a question to our email list about what he found in Goleta: “I noticed that on the path along Los Carneros from Mesa to Hollister there are bicycle U-locks on nearly every pole along the chain link fence. Does anyone know why they are there?” Nobody did. Investigation determined that there were 52 LeMond U-locks on the ground, attached to consecutive fence posts. Everyone was baffled. Nobody lives near the area, so it wouldn’t make sense to lock bicycles there. Nobody knew when they were installed, but by late July, they were still there. Somebody must know ...

Solvang and SB bring back the Amgen Tour At a press conference on July 25th, the cities of Solvang and Santa Barbara announced that the Amgen Tour of California cycling race will return here next February. Solvang will again host a time trial on Friday, February 23rd. And on Saturday the 24th, Santa Barbara will be the start of a stage that ends in Santa Clarita. Those are what we hosted in 2007, attracting thousands of spectators, promoting cycling in our county, and bringing in over $1 million in revenue. Our Bicycle Coalition will again administer the Local Organizing Committee for the Santa Barbara stage. Coalition member Barney Berglund will chair the committee. The 700-mile, eight-day stage race will begin in Palo Alto on the 17th, and end in Pasadena on the 24th. Other cities hosting stages are Modesto, Sacramento, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, Santa Rosa, Sausalito, and Seaside. Quick Release ~ August 2007 ~ Page 2

Wet Willy Sez Dear Wet Willy: I was riding along Hwy 101 between Orcutt and Goleta and encountered a rumble strip the whole way. Why did Caltrans do that? — Shoulder Bound. Dear Shoulder Bound: For those who may not know what a rumble strip is, it’s the row of perpendicular grooves on the roadway shoulder that’s designed to alert motorists who drift toward the shoulder from the traffic lane. Caltrans has a program to install rumble strips on major roadways (like Hwy 101) where motorists have a record of wandering out of traffic lanes and crashing into parked vehicles and cyclists. It would be nice to bicycle through a world where rumble strips were not necessary, but we live here—and they are. Rumble strips can actually be a major benefit to cyclists; on Hwy 101 they’re intended to keep motorists in the traffic lanes and away from the shoulder where cyclists are. The key is to have a rumble strip design that is effective for motorists and be of minimal impact to the usable riding area available to bikies. The Caltrans Bicycle Advisory Committee (CBAC) is a group of serious cyclists from around the State who provide guidance to Caltrans regarding bicycle transportation issues. The design of the Hwy 101 rumble strip is, in part, the result of their input. The Caltrans designed rumble strip must begin between 6 inches and 1 foot from the white line at the edge of the traffic lane and the strip itself can only be 1 foot wide. No rumble strip can be installed unless there is at least 5 feet of paved shoulder remaining after their installation and no rumble strips can be located at off ramps, on ramps, roadway junctions, driveways and stuff like that. Wet Willy has cycled adjacent to the rumble strip in both directions between Orcutt and Goleta. The shoulder is very bikeable—if you aren’t trying to ride two or three abreast—and the rumble strip is placed close enough to the traffic lane so as to allow cyclists to be located where they would likely be if the rumble strip was not even there. Most importantly, motor vehicle tires make noise when they contact the rumble strip and bikies can hear it just as motorists can feel it. This alerts motorists that they’re drifting and warns cyclists that somebody is too close to the shoulder—so both parties can take appropriate action. This month marks the beginning of an advice column authored by Coalition Vice President Wilson Hubbell. Please submit any questions you may have about cycling related issues to

Bicyclists rise to Team Bike Challenge

Street Skills classes Our Bicycle Coalition’s educational CycleSmart program committee announced its “Introduction to Bicycle Street Skills” class schedule through next summer. They have scheduled seven classes, each consisting of two parts. The classes start off with a Thursday evening classroom session from 5:30-8:30 PM that deals with legal issues and common traffic scenarios. It’s then followed by a Saturday session 8:30 AM-3:30 PM that includes bicycle maintenance, bike handling skills, and a ride on roads with traffic. Our Street Skills class schedule is:       

August 16 and 18, 2007 September 20 and 22, 2007 November 15 and 17, 2007 January 17 and 19, 2008 March 20 and 22, 2008 May 15 and 17, 2008 July 17 and 19, 2008.

August Bicycle Street Skills course Consider participating in—or encouraging others to partake of—our August 16th and 18th CycleSmart two-day course. It targets those who’ve thought of using a bike for just getting around town or for fitness, but don’t feel comfortable on the road with motor vehicles. You’ll learn how to bicycle confidently and safely on the road. In addition to basic bike maintenance tips, you’ll learn about bicycle selection and will ride on roads with registered League Cycling Instructors (LCIs). Anyone 16 years of age or older is welcome to participate. Teens 14 years or older can attend with an older chaperone. Both sessions are at the Bikestation Santa Barbara, 1219 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara. To register call or email Erika Lindemann at 805-252-1469 or at The cost is $30. Some scholarships, however, are available—ask Erika about them. A helmet and bicycle are required for the Saturday class, and bicycles need to be in working order beforehand. You can learn more about our CycleSmart program and register for upcoming courses online at

Now in its third year, the SBCAG Traffic Solutions’ Team Bike Challenge was a bicycle competition during June. Teams of five individuals tracked the number of days they take trips by bicycle instead of by car. The 2007 Challenge had more teams and participants that ever before—the 253 teams had 1180 participants who logged 127,691 miles. The winning team was BourgEOIsie whose members work for Electro Optical Industries in Goleta,; each member won a $100 bike shop gift certificate. The Elected

Official Prize is awarded to Santa Barbara City Councilmember Brian Barnwell who won a plaque to show off to fellow councilmembers. Other officials who participated were Jonny Wallis, Helene Schneider, Das Williams, and Marty Blum. Last year, a follow-up survey showed that a month after the Challenge, “frequent riders” were biking 30% more, and “infrequent riders” were riding 200% more than before. You can still be inspired by the 2007 Challenge at

UCSB meets the Bike Challenge by Don Lubach

The month of July has brought another amazing Tour de France. Hundreds of riders, daily coverage in the International media, and amazing event coordination. The month of June featured an event with more than a thousand riders, wonderful media coverage, and close to 130,000 miles ridden. I am referring to the Team Bike Challenge mounted by the dedi- Team members, from left, Ignacio Gallardo, Deborah Artz, Dave Palmer, and Don Lubach. Leslie Mancebo is missing. Photo by Karen Iwasaka. cated staff at Traffic Solutions, a Santa Barbara agency that is all the website. I actually felt sad. The Team about sustainability in transportation. Bike Challenge got me riding a lot more I led a team of competitors from UCSB. than I would have on my own.” We were one of many teams from the uniDeb Artz, Santa Barbara’s internship maversity and we enjoyed our experience. ven, made the biggest commitment on our Leslie Mancebo, who assists job-hunting team. She purchased a wonderful new comgraduate students, pre-med students, and muter bicycle and has been using it all sumgrad-school bound Gauchos, enjoyed taking mer. I was going to catch her for a quote for to the streets on a one-speed cruiser. “It’s the Quick Release but she rode off into a actually perfect for meeting friends or a trip nice summer evening. I could hear her singto the store,” she said. She used a bicycle a lot ing as she rounded the office building on as an undergraduate and has realized that her way to the bike path. the bike is also a good tool for professionals. This was my third year as member of a My colleague Ignacio Gallardo, who helps team. This time, I jumped in and did some businesses to hire students for internships writing for the blog and made silly videos and jobs, liked the competitive part of the for the video competition. I didn't feel at all challenge. “I’ll be honest, I liked logging in like the Lance Armstrong of the contest, to check my progress and see how our team but I felt just the way I feel when I load my was doing.” briefcase into my bicycle every day—grateDave Palmer, an artist and photographer ful to be riding when, in most non-bicyclewho markets our career services to students friendly cities, I would have to use a car. I and the community, found himself riding a am proud of my colleagues and grateful for lot more in the month of June. “I felt a great the organizers of another successful Tour let-down after I entered my final trips into de Santa Barbara. Quick Release ~ August 2007 ~ Page 3

Cycling Club gives back to community

Sustainability expands

Bicycling is booming, there are more events and meetings than ever, and many are not announced much beforehand. So check our website for updates meet.html.

At their annual meeting on June 2nd, the Goleta Valley Cycling Club voted to fund a number of projects and memberships that promote bicycling. Their money is hard earned through the wonderful People Powered Ride each October. This May, they voted to fund proposals for:  


Safety vests for Obern Trail maintenance Helmets and props for COAST’s Safe Routes to School safety programs Trail tools for Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers Start-up support for SB Bici Centro Attendance at the LAB Bike Summit Firestone donation for use of facilities.

In addition, they funded memberships in these important advocacy groups:     

Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition Adventure Cycling Association League of American Bicyclists California Bicycle Coalition Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.

The GVCC’s assistance greatly helps make bicycling better for us all. To learn more about the Club, go to their website And don’t miss riding or assisting with their People Powered Ride this October 7th. Details on their website.

We thank our active members Please thank and support the following Bicycle Coalition business members:  


Bicycle Bob’s, Santa Barbara Nett & Champion Insurance Services, Santa Barbara The Bike Barn, Santa Maria Café de Velo, Santa Barbara Open Air Bicycles, Santa Barbara Pedal Power Bicycles, Santa Maria Santa Barbara Electric Bicycle Company, Santa Barbara Chris King Precision Components, Portland OR Run Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

In addition, we welcome new members Eric Lohela, Karen Gumtow and Lorna Owens. We further thank those who renewed their memberships: Annemarie Horner, Jim Marshall, Ken Yamamoto, Sally Lombrozo, Bill Powell, Pierre Delong, Hildy Hoffman, David Madajian, Glenn Reinhart, Diane Soini, Tom Towle, Robert Young, Stuart Sato, Chris Orr, Nancy Mulholland and Mark Sapp. Quick Release ~ August 2007 ~ Page 4

Upcoming bike meetings and events

Sustainability conference participants select bikes for a Mobile Bike Facilities workshop.

As part of the Sixth Annual Sustainability Conference last June, Bicycle Coalition president Ralph Fertig led two UCSB bike facilities tours for participants, looking at good and not-so-good campus conditions. Attendance soared to 850 attendees from US, CSU and CCC schools this year. Sustainability Coordinator and organizer Katie Maynard observed. “We’ve been able to see [environmental policies] spread like wildfire coming out of these conferences. And what’s more sustainable than walking and biking?

July Bicycle Coalition meeting topics Our July 3rd monthly Bicycle Coalition meeting was held at the Santa Barbara Bank & Trust conference room; there were 17 people who discussed these topics:  Funding from the Goleta Valley Cycling Club to our Bicycle Coalition and others was announced.  Indications seemed positive for the Amgen Tour of California to return to Santa Barbara County.  Lisa Murawski described success of Traffic Solutions; Team Bike Challenge during June.  Plan Santa Barbara workshops were continuing. Three were held, one more is coming in July.  Ed France described the success of Bici Centro’s workshops at Casa de la Raza in Santa Barbara. About 30-40 people come by.  Jamie Goldstein described proposed changes to Pardall Road in Isla Vista, including closing a section to motorists.  Counts from our bicyclist survey were still coming in, so results will follow.  Making a temporary SB Beachway bridge near the Wharf permanent was rejected by Public Works as too expensive.

August 7, Bicycle Coalition General Meeting, sponsored by our Bicycle Coalition. This is another evening meeting. Rusty’s Pizza, 15 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara. No-host dinner 6:00 PM, meeting 7:00 PM. Phone president Ralph Fertig, 9621479 or email him at August 16, Safe Routes to School Task Force meeting, sponsored by COAST. The 2007-2008 school year is coming, and this meeting will plan for activities that will make it safer for kids to get to school. Santa Barbara Bank & Trust conference room, 1021 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, 10:00 AM. August 16 & 18, Street Skills for Cyclists, sponsored by our Bicycle Coalition. Read about it and other classes on page 3. Direct questions to August 18, Bicycle Repair Workshop, sponsored by Santa Barbara Bici Centro. This is another community biker get together for bike repair, skill sharing, construction, and great company. 11:00 AM-4:00 PM, La Casa de la Raza, 601 East Montecito Street, Santa Barbara. Volunteers needed, donations accepted. Details from Ed France, 310-9360857 or

August 24-26, Santa Barbara Triathlon, sponsored by many organizations. The Saturday Long Course race has a bike leg of 34 miles. The Sunday Co-ed Sprint and Women Only Sprint Courses both have a 6-mile bike leg. There are free First-Time Racer clinics on Friday. Details and registration at August 26, Bike Clinic, sponsored by Open Air Bicycles. This clinic covers bicycle maintenance basics to give you confidence to make repairs yourself when you’re away from home. Open Air Bicycles, 224 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, 9:00-10:00 AM. Phone 962-7000, or email Mike at for details. August 27, Bicycle Coalition Board Meeting, sponsored by our Bicycle Coalition. Our Board of Directors and Advisors will discuss Coalition issues. Meet at Ralph Fertig’s home. Email president Ralph Fertig with questions.

Santa Barbara bicyclist count shows bikelane preference This last June, our Bicycle Coalition organized volunteers for another survey of bicyclists in the City of Santa Barbara. This was our ninth major survey in a series that began in 1997. Starting in 1998, additional information was gathered about bicyclists riding (illegally) on sidewalks, going the wrong way (illegally), and wearing helmets (illegal not to wear one if you’re under 18 years old). Over the years, the database has grown to consist of over 24,000 bicyclists surveyed. Although it might seem that those numbers would offer a view of long-term trends, there is a lot of variability at an intersection site from one year to another, and variability for totals over the past decade. Often, when a trend seems to be occurring, the next year reverses it. Nevertheless, there are generalizations that can be made, three of which are illustrated by the graphs of the data: 

Out of the 12 intersections surveyed each of the nine years, there are twice as many bicyclists on streets that have striped bikelanes than on those without. It may be that there are more destinations on bikelane streets, but separate studies show not only that bicyclists feel safer on them, but in actuality they are safer.

About a quarter of the bicyclists continue to wear helmets. It seemed to be decreasing until this year’s count showed higher helmet use.

There has been more bicycling on the sidewalks recently, but the data are variable from year to year. Although we do not measure it, most probably sidewalk riding increases where no bikelanes are available. Crashes are actually more frequent on sidewalks.

The overall number of bicyclists counted has increased and dropped over the years. The year with most bicyclists was 1998, the lowest was 2000. Other years have fallen in between.

There has been an increase this year in bikepath bicycling by 20% over prior years. We counted bicyclists on the Beachway, Obern Trail and Maria Ygnacio Trail, and all show more users.

Santa Barbara’s La Casa de la Raza youngsters went mountain biking at the Douglas Family Preserve for the first time. Photo by Ed France.

Bici Centro provides kids bikes and goes mountain biking by Ed France

As we all know, bikes aren’t just practical, they’re fun! This July the Bici Centro Crew teamed up with La Casa de La Raza’s youth summer programs, and took a group of students mountain biking on the Mesa’s Douglas Family Preserve. This group of eleven 7th and 8th graders was accompanied by seven adults, and was outfitted—you guessed it—by mountain bikes refurbished under the care of Santa Barbara Bici Centro. Within the group of students, only two had ever mountain biked before, and one had never previously ridden a bicycle. Staff from the Casa de la Raza approached Bici Centro to host a ride to help relieve tension amongst these youngsters in light of the recent Eastside/Westside slaying. It’s increasingly important to help the kids escape their normal stomping grounds within the downtown core and the engage them with challenging and fun physical activities. Bici Centro volunteers stay energized by seeing well-tuned bicycles that were previously in disrepair or “junk” being enjoyed by deserving youth. And our growing fleet of bicycles has come under serious demand. One of the boys who hadn’t mountain biked before wouldn’t stop riding, even while everyone else ate lunch. He is eager to get into mountain biking as a sport, and many of the group insisted that we take them out for a second ride. After the ride, many of the kids couldn’t wait to take a bike home with them. It was difficult for us not to give in, but the kids were promised the opportunity to take home a bicycle after they volunteered with us and learned how to repair their own bicycles. That’s right, Bici Centro, by popular demand, is launching its Earna-Bike program. More details coming soon. Special thanks to La Casa de La Raza for all of the outstanding services they provide for our community. Check out for more on our bicycle programs.

Overall, we could not obtain the data without the help of our volunteers: Ann Lawler, Tony Boughman, Matt Dobberteen, Lisa Murawski, Jim Marshall, Ed France, Dave Bourgeois, Dru van Hengel, Ralph Fertig, Wilson Hubbell, Bob Cooper, Sarah Grant, Bob Burgess, and Owen Patmor. We greatly appreciate your contribution to bicycling. Quick Release ~ August 2007 ~ Page 5

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Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition

Regional bicycle clubs & groups

Road repair contacts

President, Ralph Fertig, 962-1479 Vice President, Wilson Hubbell, 6831240, Secretary, Drew Hunter, 896-2119 Treasurer, Mark McClure, 967-5031 Director, Judy Keim, 687-2912 Director, Don Lubach, 964-7798 Director, Jim Marshall, 962-3531 Director, David Bourgeois, 899-3728 Director, Nancy Mulholland, 563-9073 Advisor, Dru van Hengel, 564-5544 Advisor, Erika Lindemann, 569-1544 Advisor, Matt Dobberteen, 568-3000

The Cutters Mark Langowski, 937-3252 Echelon Santa Barbara Mark Purcell, Goleta Valley Cycling Club Doris Phinney, 968-3143 Lompoc Valley Bicycle Club Gene Pritchett, 733-2707 SB Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers John Berberet, 681-0048 Santa Barbara Bicycle Club Dave Court, Santa Barbara BMX Dale Bowers, Tailwinds Bicycle Club David Cantero, 937-4097 UCSB Cycling Club Matthew Post , 818-642-3553

Caltrans Carpinteria Dale Lipp, 684-5405 x402 Goleta Bill Millar, 961-7575 Lompoc Larry Bean, 736-1261 Santa Barbara City Dru van Hengel, 564-5544 Santa Barbara County Matt Dobberteen, 568-3576 Santa Maria Rick Sweet, 925-0951 x227 Solvang Brad Vigro, 688-5575 UCSB Dennis Whelan, 893-7009

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