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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.

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

Midnight Madness

This year’s Midnight Madness has come and gone. Originally started in 1973 by Hostelling International, Midnight Madness is now one of California’s “most popular annual bike rides.” The ride begins at midnight and is a party on wheels complete with costumes, prizes and plenty of good natured fun.

The ride just wrapped up its 36th year last weekend. Read more in The North County Times.

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

The most perfect setting

flickr_protorio There is this city that has perfect weather for 350 days every single year. The remaining 15.25 days usually has a few droplets of rain or temperatures that climbs into the unforgivable 80 degree Fahrenheit range. The 350 days of the year is neither too hot, nor too cold. Not too wet, nor too dry. It is simply perfect. Where is this magical place?

Why it is San Diego of course. Every single day has the most perfect weather. Every day is a perfect excuse to ride.

(Image via protorio)