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Posted on: August 21, 2009 Posted by: Bike San Diego Comments: 0

The California Juggernaut in The Congressional Bike Caucus

Out of the 53 California representatives, 24 belong to The Congressional Bike Caucus.

Founded by Rep. Earl Blumenauer, the Bike Caucus’ mission is:

To provide Congressional leadership in complementing the efforts of the millions of cyclists actively working for safer roads, more bikeways, convenient bike parking and increased recognition of the importance of cycling for transportation and recreation.

Posted on: August 21, 2009 Posted by: Bike San Diego Comments: 0

Bike The Bay 2009

Time is running out to register for the 2009 Bike the Bay ride! In just 10 days, over a thousand bicyclists will descend on the Embarcadero Marina Park South in the early morning to start a 25 mile non-competitive ride called Bike The Bay.

On August 30, 2009, bicyclists will have a rare opportunity to ride on the scenic San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge that is part of a 25 mile route. The proceeds from the ride will go toward promoting the efforts of the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition.

Posted on: August 20, 2009 Posted by: Bike San Diego Comments: 0

Velo Cult’s New Website

new-logoEveryone’s favorite South Park bike shop, Velo Cult, unveiled a newly designed website yesterday. Their new website has an online store that sells wool jerseys, and many, many drool-worthy bicycles. Sky Boyer’s efforts in promoting bicycling culture and catering to the San Diegan bicycle commuter population have not gone unnoticed. We wish Mr. Boyer the best and for many satisfied customers.

Posted on: August 20, 2009 Posted by: Bike San Diego Comments: 0

San Diego River Bike Path Cleanup, August 22

ocean_beach_bike_path2The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition is hosting a twice-monthly cleanup effort along the San Diego River Bike Path. This month’s next cleanup will take place on Saturday, August 22, from 9:00am to 11:00am. Graffitti and invasive weeds along the path will be removed, as well as other hazards and eyesores. Volunteers should wear work cloths and prepare to get dirty. The cleanup will begin at the bike path’s intersection with Pacific Highway (near the I-8/I-5 junction; approximately 4798 Pacific Highway, although there is no parking at that location).

Photo: Paul Hansen @ San Diego River Conservancy

Posted on: August 20, 2009 Posted by: Bike San Diego Comments: 0

A Haven for Sporting Goods Manufacturers and Bike Builders

San Diegan entrepreneurs know how to take advantage of the excellent climate and geographical terrain available to them. “Sporting-goods manufacturers employ about 3,400 people in San Diego and Riverside counties, and pay annual wages of $190 million, according to state data.”

These manufacturers include San Diego’s growing number of bicycle manufacturers who produce between between “2,000 to 100,000 frames per year.” Brands include Electra and Ellsworth Handcrafted Bikes.

Read more about San Diego’s growing bike manufacturers here.