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Winter 2018 • Volume 28 / No. 2

SANTA BARBARA BICYCLE COALITION

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The Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition (SBBIKE) vision is that Santa Barbara will be a leader in creating a bicycle-friendly community and transportation system. Extensive on-road and separated bikeways, a coordinated transit system, parking, and amenities allow us to enjoy a culture where the majority of daily trips include a bicycle. As a result, our community is healthier and encourages balanced living within our resources. Universal cycling education for all ages

David Hodges, Chair Diana O’Connell, Treasurer Frank Peters, Secretary David Campbell John Hygelund Tracey Strobel Amy Steinfeld Blake Stok

supports the development of safe and respectful road behaviors from both motorists and cyclists. Widespread community and political support for bicycling is in place. By 2040, because it is a cycling-centered county, Santa Barbara is both a great place to live and work and a nationally acclaimed cycling destination, boasting a year-round calendar of successful, fun, and inclusive events.

Ellen Willis-Conger, Associate Director ellen@sbbike.org Christine Bourgeois, Education Director edu@sbbike.org

Letter from the Editor

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Myrna Muñoz, Outreach Coordinator myrna@sbbike.org

ou know those stories that make you feel warm and hopeful? Turn to page 9

Ken Dahmen, Santa Maria Program Manager ken@sbbike.org

and prepare for a glow—the young people featured there are our future.

Diana La Riva, Volunteer Coordinator diana@sbbike.org

I believe the story in “Bike It Forward” captures the essence of advocacy work. It’s a depiction of what keeps advocates and those that seem out of reach and even when doing so is hard: It’s having or accomplishing something that brings you joy and selffulfillment, turning outward and seeing that your neighbor doesn’t have it, and making

GOVT. LIAISONS & ADVISORS Photo Paul Wellman

educators moving toward visions—even

STAFF Ed France, Executive Director ed@sbbike.org

sure he or she does. It’s sharing that becomes a chain reaction. The knowledge that the world is a better place if we all have what gives us joy

Matt Dobberteen, Advisor County of Santa Barbara matt@cosbpw.net Kent Epperson, Advisor Traffic Solutions kepperson@sbcag.org Michael Becker SBCAG mbecker@sbcag.org

and accomplishment enables people to work tirelessly toward fixing systems that aren’t equitable. That’s why SBBIKE’s new Associate Director Ellen Willis-Conger joined the coalition—because SBBIKE is addressing the lack of equity in how

ART DIRECTOR Cynthia Stahl, info@cynstahl.com

people live at a grassroots level. Thank you to the many people whose work and volunteerism is part of that. You enable us all to share better infrastructure and well-developed plans for

MANAGING EDITOR Holly Starley, editor@sbbike.org

more accessible and safer transportation systems. You help those of us cycling be safe and prepared. You ensure that more people have access to reliable, well-

CONTACT US

maintained bicycles and that more bicycles are available to a wider swath of the

506 E. Haley St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103

community. And thank you, Yesi and Gigi. May we all catalyze, benefit from, and be a part of such chain reactions in 2019. Happy cycling,

PO Box 92047 Santa Barbara, CA 93190 www.sbbike.org SBBIKE: 805-845-8955 Bici Centro: 805-617-3225 Bici Santa Maria: 805-623-5763

Holly Starley COVER PHOTO: A Day in the Shop with Mechanic Dad – Bici Centro SB volunteer and bike mechanic Greg Wilson supervised his 8-year-old twins in the shop. Teaching our youth how to safely ride and safely repair their own bicycles is an invaluable step toward achieving our vision of leaps in trips made by bicycle. GREG WILSON. BACK COVER IMAGE: Some of the Many Volunteers of Bici – It takes so many smiling faces, so many skilled hands, so many pedaling feet. These are some of the wonderful volunteers who make Bici Centro and SBBIKE possible. And SBBIKE thanks them all. PAUL MIHALEC

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Lockers, a Secret Tunnel, and Greenways! by D ia n a L a R iv a

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a ny p e o p l e w a nt to r i d e a b i ke o r w a l k , i f o n l y it we re s a fe r a n d

e a s i e r,” s ay s G o l et a Cit y Co u n ci l m e m b e r Ky le R i ch a rd s . L i ke u s at S B B I K E , R i ch a rd s t h i n k s a l ot a b o ut h ow to i n cre a s e t h e n u m b e r of b i ke t r i p s i n o u r co m m u n it y. S o h e w a s g l a d to j o i n o u r a n n u a l a d vo c a c y f i e l d t r i p . T h e t r i p g i ve s u s t h e o p p o r t u n it y to m e et o u r p e e r s ,

The crew from Santa Barbara and Goleta tests out Santa Monica’s ride share bikes. KYLE RICHARDS

e x p e r i e n ce ot h e r cit i e s , a n d le a r n f ro m t h e i r p ro j e c t s (i n s te a d of a s k i n g G o o g le). L a s t ye a r, a g ro u p f l ew to Po r t l a n d . T h i s ye a r, we d rove to S a nt a M o n i c a . O n ce t h e re , we cl i m b e d o n o u r b i ke s h a re b i ke s a n d c ycl e d of f. A ro u n d tow n , t h e b i ke l a n e s we re w i d e a n d b u f fe re d a n d s o m et i m e s b a cke d w it h g re e n p a i nt . We p e d a le d t h ro u g h g re e nw ay s (a k a b i ke b o u le v a rd s) a n d a s e cret tu n n e l . We we re p a s s e d by e le c t r i c b i ke s a n d s co ote r s . We s aw b i ke l o cke r s i n t h e v i ci n it y of b u s e s a n d l i g ht r a i l . We w a l ke d o n a s t re et f re e of ve h i cl e s b u t f u l l of p e o p le s t ro l l i n g a n d d a n ci n g , p l ay i n g m u s i c a n d g a m e s , l o u n g i n g a n d s h o p p i n g , a l l cre at i n g t h e fe e l of a p a r k i n a b u s i n e s s d i s t r i c t . A s I e x p e r i e n ce d t h e s e fe at u re s , I co n n e c te d e a ch to a p l a ce o r i d e a fo r S a nt a B a r b a r a . Cot a a n d B at h St re et s; O r te g a ,

t h e Cit y of S a nt a M o n i c a , a n d t h e B u s i n e s s I m p rove m e nt

A n a p a m u , a n d O a k P a r k b r i d g e s; t h e f u t u re

D i s t r i c t a b o u t h ow t h e y cre ate d a cce s s i b le s t re et s

A l i s o s G re e nw ay ; t h e A mt r a k t r a i n s t at i o n

t h at a re e n j oy a b le fo r a l l . T h e i r i n s i g ht s f i l le d u s w it h

w it h n ew b i ke l o cke r s; a fe w b l o ck s of St ate

e xcite m e nt a n d h o p e , a s t h e re i s m u ch to le a r n i n t h e s e

St re et d u r i n g t h e Tu e s d ay Fa r m e r s M a r ket .

t i m e s of s h a re d m o b i l it y a n d co m p lete s t re et s .

S a nt a M o n i c a i s s i m i l a r to S a nt a B a r b a r a i n

A cco rd i n g to o u r d at a g u y, D r. D a n i e l F i s h b e i n ,

s ize b ut d e n s e r, s o t a k i n g i m a g e s f ro m t h e i r

“ S a nt a M o n i c a’s m a ny m i le s of C l a s s I a n d C l a s s 4 l a n e s

s t re et s a n d l ay i n g t h e m o u t i n my m i n d ’s m a p

( p lu s s o m e b u f fe re d C l a s s I I ) a re m a k i n g t h e g re ate s t

of S B w a s e a s y.

co nt r i b u t i o n to r i d e r s h i p a n d s afet y.”

T h e t r i p w a s o r g a n ize d by S B B I K E b o a rd

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Santa Monica Spoke’s Cynthia Rose talks about bicycling in Santa Monica. FRANK PETERS

A s R i ch a rd s co m m e nte d , “ S h if t i n g o u r cu ltu re aw ay

m e m b e r Fr a n k Pete r s , w h o w a nte d to le a r n

f ro m b e i n g a u to - ce nt r i c m e a n s e m b r a ci n g ch a n g e .”

b e s t p r a c t i ce s f ro m ot h e r s . “ N ot e ve r y

W it h a w i l l i n g n e s s to t r y o u t s o m et h i n g n e w (a s we l l

b u s i n e s s w a nt s to s h a re t h e i r s e cret s of

a s h u m a n a n d f i n a n ci a l re s o u rce s), we c a n d i s cove r

s u cce s s ,” h e s ay s . “ B u t cit i e s a re of te n e a g e r

w h at p ro j e c t s w i l l g et m o re p e o p le o n b i ke s h e re a n d

to s h a re .” We we re a b le to a s k t h e S a nt a

p e d a l i n g ove r o b s t a cle s to le a r n f ro m o u r m i s t a ke s a n d

M o n i c a S p o ke (t h e l o c a l b i c ycl e co a l it i o n),

s u cce s s e s a l o n g t h e w ay.

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Vision Zero Is for Everyone

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m s te rd a m S a m” Fr a n k l i n , S B B I K E a d vo c a c y d i re c to r i n

201 3/14 , w a s p e r p le xe d by d i v i s i o n s h e s aw i n t r a n s p o r t at i o n p l a n n i n g h e re . H e h a i l s f ro m H o l l a n d , w h e re c a l l i n g p e o p le c ycl i s t s i s l i ke c a l l i n g s h o e we a re r s s h o e i s t s . To t h e p o i nt , n o o n e t a l k s of i n f r a s t r u c t u re fo r s p e ci f i c g ro u p s . Ro a d s a re p l a n n e d to p rote c t t h e p e o p le w h o u s e t h e m . T h i s m i n d s et i s o n e re a s o n Fr a n k l i n to o k to V i s i o n Ze ro at P ro

Sam Franklin, former SBBIKE Advocacy Director

Wa l k P ro B i ke , P it t s b u rg h . V i s i o n Ze ro a i m s to m a ke s u re n o o n e — re g a rd l e s s of t r a n s p o r t at i o n m o d e

i s k i l le d o r s e r i o u s l y i n j u re d o n t h e ro a d . Fo r Fr a n k l i n , it w a s a

Franklin’s a d v ice fo r p l an n e r s an d a d vo c ate s ✓✓ S afet y i n n u m b e r s i s cr u ci a l . “ I f S a nt a B a r b a r a d e ci d e s to b e a cit y w h e re c ycl i n g i s p a r t of t h e i n f r a s t r u c tu re , yo u n e e d to m a ke it s afe fo r t h e n o n co nf i d e nt r i d e r s .” ✓✓ Env i s i o n f ro m t h e p e r s p e c t i ve of “ot h e r ” m o d e s . Rat h e r t h a n u s i n g t h e a rg u m e nt s t h at co nv i n ce d yo u , t a l k a b o ut w h at re s o n ate s w it h t h e p e r s o n yo u’re t a l k i n g to.

A Goal with a Plan:

Master Planning SB County

w ay to d e p o l it i cize t h e i s s u e . “ I t ’s a b o u t m a k i n g l ife b et te r fo r eve r yo n e w h o l i ve s h e re ,” h e s ay s . “ Fe e l i n g s afe o n yo u r s t re et s , t h at ’s h u g e .” A s a s o ci et y, we ’ve a cce pte d t h at ’s n ot a lw ay s s o —a ce r t a i n n u m b e r of p e o p l e w i l l d i e o n o u r ro a d s . Le a r n i n g t h e c a u s e s of s o m e of t h o s e d e at h s i n S a nt a B a r b a r a w a s j a r r i n g fo r Fr a n k l i n . S o to o w a s a n a n a l o g y f ro m ke y n ote s p e a ke r G i l Pe n a l o s a , w h o a s ke d at te n d e e s , “ I m a g i n e , a p l a n e f a l l s o u t of t h e s k y, k i l l i n g , s ay, 5 0 0 p a s s e n g e r s . T h e n n e x t we e k , a n ot h e r p l a n e f a l l s , a n d t h e fo l l ow i n g we e k , a n ot h e r o n e …” Eve r y ye a r, 4 0,0 0 0 p e o p le d i e o n o u r ro a d s . “A s a s o ci et y to s ay t h at ’s o k ay i s cr a z y,” Fr a n k l i n s ay s . “ We c a n f l i p t h e s cr i pt .” I n s te a d of t r y i n g to re d u ce ro a d d e at h s by a g i ve n p e rce nt , we c a n re s h a p e eve r y t h i n g a b o u t h ow we d e s i g n o u r t r a n s p o r t at i o n s y s te m s: A m i s t a ke s h o u l d n’ t co s t yo u yo u r l ife . Ch i l d re n s h o u l d b e s afe cro s s i n g t h e s t re et . Pe o p le w it h o u t h o m e s s h o u l d n’ t d i e b e c a u s e of t h e p rox i m it y of t h e i r l i ve s to o u r ro a d s . N o d e at h o n o u r ro a d s s h o u l d b e a cce pt a b le . W h e n S B B I K E j o i n e d COA S T to b r i n g V i s i o n Ze ro to S a nt a B a r b a r a , m a ny o r g a n iz at i o n s , co m p a n i e s , a n d t h e Ch a m b e r of Co m m e rce b a cke d it . T h i s O c to b e r, t h re e ye a r s a f te r Fr a n k l i n ret u r n e d to H o l l a n d ,

A g o a l w it h o u t a p l a n i s j u s t a w i s h . —A nto i n e d e S a i nt- E x u p é r y ✓✓ S a nt a B a rb a ra B i c yc l e M a s te r P l a n p a s s e d (J u ly 2016) ✓✓ G o l et a B i c yc l e a n d Pe d e s t r i a n M a s te r P l a n p a s s e d (O c t 2018) ✓✓ Vi s i o n Z e ro a d o p te d by S B C it y Co u n c i l (S e p t 2018) ✓✓ S o lv a n g / B u e l lto n wo rk s h o p s l a u n c h d e vel o p m e nt o f S a nt a Yn e z Va l l ey B i c yc l e M a s te r P l a n (O c t 2018) ✓✓ S a nt a M a r i a B i ke M a s te r P l a n e x p l o rat i o n u n d e r w ay (2018)

t h e S a nt a B a r b a r a Cit y Co u n ci l vote d u n a n i m o u s l y to a d o pt V i s i o n

P l a n s i n a c t i o n a re th e fo u n d at i o n

Ze ro —p av i n g t h e w ay to ze ro i n ci d e nt s re s u lt i n g i n d e at h o r

o n w h i c h b et te r i n f r a s t r u c t u re

s e r i o u s i n j u r y fo r e ve r yo n e u s i n g S a nt a B a r b a r a’s ro a d s by 203 0 .

a n d s a fe , a c c e s s i b l e ro a d s fo r a ll

Fr a n k l i n’s q u i ck to p o i nt o u t h e w a s h e re at t h e r i g ht t i m e , H e

b e c o m e s re a l it y. T h a n k yo u to a ll—

h e l p e d b r i n g t h e l a n g u a g e of V i s i o n Ze ro to S a nt a B a r b a r a . H e ’s

c o m m u n it y m e m b e r s , a d vo c ate s ,

p ro u d to b e a p a r t of t h e m ove m e nt t h at le d to t h e cit y ’s B M P

p l a n n e r s , a n d p u b l i c o f f i c i a l s—

a d o pt i o n of t h e B i ke M a s te r P l a n j u s t a ye a r af te r h e le f t a n d n ow

w h o h el p e d / a re h el p i n g d e vel o p

V i s i o n Ze ro. A n d r i g ht l y s o.

th e s e p l a n s .

W a t c h “ Two New Lanes” o n t h e S a n t a B a r b a r a B i c y c l e C o a l i t i o n Yo u t u b e ch a n n e l . www.SBBIKE.org

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Af ter SBBIK E ’s eighth annu al light g iveaway, 1 ,000+ more light s w ill light the night s of Santa Barbaran s on bic ycles . Recipient s al so receive d a g if t cer tif ic ate for a f ree hour at Bic i Cent ro, where they c an repl ace the light s w ith rech argeable light s .

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Prepare Yourself

|| B u y re ch arge ab le light s

|| M ake sure your b ike h as

Dr. Dan Says: Light the Day Too Lighting your bike day and night is a simple way to improve safety, according to a recent study in Denmark. Check with our DIY shop or your local bicycle shop to fit your ride with permanent lights.

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3 Bicis, 1,800+ Served DIY shops mean many can af ford bic ycle repair. T hank you to the staf f and It’s not just bikes and mechanical skills that are shared at Bici Centro. Smiles, thanks to volunteers like master spoke wrangler Marianne Marsi, abound too. DIANA LA RIVA

volunte er s at our thre e B ici Centro lo cations—B ici Centro S anta Barbara, Bici Centro S anta Maria, and B ici at SBCC—for helping more than 1 ,80 0 customers have safe, reliable rides and for ensuring s afe, reliable fle et s for SBBIKE’s e ducation programs!

In just over a year, Bici Santa Maria, has become a welcome home for many who enjoy cycling in the North County. DANIEL GIRARD

Watch “ABC Quick Check” on the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition YouTube channel. Mira en español, “Chequeo 1, 2, 3.”

Watch “Volunteer Tuesdays” on the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition YouTube channel.

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3,000 Youth, 29 Schools Te ach a k id to bike, and th at k id w ill b e able to access a he althy, self-reliant mode of t ran sp or tat ion for life . T h ank you to the Le ag ue Cer t if ie d In st r uctor s and the te acher s and admini st rator s who’ ve brought bike e ducat ion to 29 scho ol s across the count y so far. And th ank you to the anony mou s foundat ion and B ici staf f and volunteer s who en sure these youth h ave f le et s of bic ycles to r ide and le ar n!

Bike It Forward! O

f t h e t we l ve b oy s a n d g i r l s , t wo -t h i rd s s t a r te d

“ D o yo u l i ke t h e b i ke yo u’re o n? ”

o ut co nf i d e nt r i d e r s , a h a n d f u l

Gigi nodded.

n e e d e d e n co u r a g e m e nt , a n d o n e

“ Wo u l d yo u l i ke to h ave

w a s n ot yet a r i d e r. T h e s i x-we e k af te r s ch o o l b i ke cl u b at A d a m s Ele m e nt a r y S ch o o l “ wo r ke d a s a g ro u p .” I n f a c t , w h e n e ve r P E

t h at b i ke? ” “ R e a l l y? ” G i g i l it u p . “ To ke e p? ” Two s p ot s aw ay, Ye s i w a s

te a ch e r J u l i e Ch u rch m a n a s ke d

b e a m i n g to o. Ch u rch m a n to l d

fo r a h e l p e r, eve r y h a n d s h ot u p .

G i g i t h e b i ke h a d b e l o n g e d to

O n t h e l a s t d ay, Ch u rch m a n

Ye s i . “ Yo u’re g o n n a g i ve m e yo u r

a d m i re d t h e n e a r p e r fe c t , 20 -

b i ke? ” G i g i a s ke d . Ye s i n o d d e d .

i n ch p u r p l e b i ke a d a d h a d

G i g i ’s b r i m m i n g te a r s s p i l le d ove r.

b ro u g ht a s a d o n at i o n b e fo re

S h e l ove d t h e b i ke , s h e h a d a

a d d i n g it t h e f l e et . W h e n it c a m e

m atch i n g p u r p le h e l m et , a n d Ye s i

t i m e to ch o o s e a b i ke fo r t h e d ay,

h a d b e co m e a te a m m ate .

G i g i we nt s t r a i g ht fo r it . A l l n ow

G i g i ’s p a re nt s af f i r m e d s h e

co n f i d e nt r i d e r s , t h e clu b zi p p e d

co u l d b r i n g t h e b i ke h o m e .

up a hill.

T h e y ’ d p l a n n e d to g et G i g i a b i ke

W h i l e o n a s h a d e b re a k ,

fo r h e r b i r t h d ay t h at we e k . W h e n

Ch u rch m a n l o o ke d b et we e n t h e

a s ke d i f s h e w a nte d it i n s te a d ,

p u r p le b i ke a n d G i g i . “ D o yo u

G i g i w a s a d a m a nt . S h e w a nte d

h ave a b i ke at h o m e? ”

Ye s i ’s p u r p le b i ke !

S h e d i d , b ut it w a s to o s m a l l to r i d e . E xch a n g i n g a k n ow i n g g l a n ce w it h Ye s i , Ch u rch m a n a s ke d G i g i ,

“ I t ’s j u s t o n e of t h o s e n e at t h i n g s t h at ’s h a p p e n i n g w it h b i ke s at o u r s ch o o l ,” s ay s Ch u rch m a n . A l l A d a m s s t u d e nt s e n j oy c ycl i n g t h ro u g h o u t t h e s ch o o l ye a r (eve r y f if t h P E ). Fo r Ch u rch m a n , s h a r i n g a n a c t i v it y s h e l ove s i s “ w h at I ’m s u p p o s e d to b e d o i n g .”

“C a n I g i ve my b i ke yo u we re g o i n g to g i ve m e to s o m e o n e e l s e? ” s h e a d d e d w it h

These young people earned a bike and rode to the beach on the new, safer Rancheria Bike Lane, one of the recent projects of the SB BMP. PAUL MIHALEC Help your kids ride to school safely! Check out “Bike Train,” along with videos on safe routes to local schools, on the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition YouTube channel.

s p a r k l i n g e ye s . www.SBBIKE.org

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p i l ot p ro g r a m t h i s s u m m e r h e l p e d p e o p le g et to wo r k w it h o u t c a r s—a n d e a r n a b i ke i n t h e p ro ce s s . “ E a r n a Fo l d e d B i ke ,” w a s r u n by S B I K E a n d f u n d e d by Tr af f i c S o l ut i o n s . Co m m ute r s ro d e t h e t r a i n a n d co m p lete d t h e i r t r i p s to wo r k by b i c ycle —a b r a n d-n e w fo l d-u p, e a s y-to -s to re b i ke t h at wo u l d b e co m e t h e i r s to ke e p . To e a r n t h e b i ke s ($ 45 0 a p i e ce), 20 0 p lu s co m m ute r s p a i d $ 5 0 a n d p ro m i s e d to co m m u te by t r a i n at le a s t 4 0 t i m e s ove r t h e n e x t s i x m o nt h s . S B B I K E’s cre w, le d by My r n a M u ñ oz , t a u g ht re ci p i e nt s h ow to u s e t h e b i c ycle s a n d p rov i d e d h e l m et s w h e n n e e d e d , a s we l l a s l o g i s t i c a l s u p p o r t . To h e l p ke e p t h i s p ro g r a m g o i n g , e m a i l my r n a @ sb b i ke .o rg.

p a r k i n g d e m a n d , t h e n b i c ycl i n g a n d b i ke s h a re n e e d to b e p a r t of t h e s o lu t i o n .” A b i ke s h a re s y s te m (e n h a n ci n g e x i s t i n g ve r s i o n s , l i ke h ote l b i ke s) i s l i s te d a s a p o s s i b le s t r ate g y i n S B ’s B i ke M a s te r P l a n . Cit y Co u n ci l m ay t a ke u p t h e i s s u e i n J a n u a r y. Co m m u n it y a d o pt i o n , B e cke r le a r n e d d u r i n g S B B I K E’s re ce nt f i e l d t r i p, i s w hy S a nt a M o n i c a h a s i m p le m e nte d it s m a ny b i c ycle n et wo r k i m p rove m e nt s . “ T h e co m m u n it y re co g n ize d t h at , if yo u t r y to m ove e ve r yo n e a ro u n d

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o p p o r t u n it i e s fo r m u ch-n e e d e d p hy s i c a l a c t i v it y fo r t h e n e x t g e n e r at i o n! O u r v i s i o n i s a s afe b i ke w ay n et wo r k—n e i g h b o r h o o d s co n n e c te d to b e a ch e s , p a r k s , s ch o o l s , a n d wo r k . O u r t r a ck re co rd i s p rove n . A n d we h ave a o n ce -i n-a- g e n e r at i o n o p p o r t u n it y i n 201 9 to f u lf i l l o u r v i s i o n: Yo u r d o n at i o n i s a 20 0 t i m e s + ret u r n o n i nve s t m e nt i n n e w b i ke w ay s . D o n ate to d ay to co nt i n u e t h e v i r t u o u s c ycle a n d b u i l d a b i c ycl i n g le g a c y!

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SBBIKE's Winter 2018 Quick Release  

Success- Toward many more trips taken on bicycle.

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