Tag: Foto Friday

Posted on: October 17, 2014 Posted by: Bike San Diego Comments: 0

Foto Friday: Second Bicycle Clinic

Last Sunday we held our second Bicycle Clinic in partnership the San Diego Library (Central), Bikes del Pueblo. the SDSU Bike Stand, and San Diego’s newest bike shop, Hub and Spoke. Thanks to all our partners thirty nine bicycles and two walkers were fixed and are all now rolling happily (with their happy owners) somewhere in San Diego.

Below are a few photos from the day. Much thanks to our excellent volunteer Kate for initiating our first program to perfection. Stay tuned for our next bike clinic.

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Our volunteer bike mechanics kept busy for over four hours last Sunday fixing bicycles
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Minor issues can always be fixed on your own, if you know how. Here a Bikes del Pueblo teacher (left) teaches a local rider how to fix minor issues.
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Tyler, one of our many volunteer bike mechanics looks at a wheel that needed some air to get rolling
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The San Diego Public Library created their own custom patch kits!
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Here is the original poster that was created thanks to the library. More clinics are being planned for the future.

Posted on: October 3, 2014 Posted by: Bike San Diego Comments: 3

Foto Friday: First Bike Boxes in San Diego County Spotted in National City

Bike Box at 18th and Mile of Cars in National City, San Diego County

Kudos to National City for installing the first bike boxes in San Diego County. The location of the bike box pictured is located at 18th and Miles of Cars (National City Boulevard), which is simply the nicest possible indication from National City on how they intend to move away from their car-centric past.

If you recall, the California Traffic Control Devices Committee (CTCDC) (that obscure state committee that prescribes “uniform standards and specifications for all official traffic control devices used in California”), previously said a big “no” to all things bike related, including bikes boxes, back in 2010.

Posted on: July 18, 2014 Posted by: Bike San Diego Comments: 0

Foto Friday: A Good Habit to Cultivate

For all the talk about infrastructure and planning and advocating, we don’t talk much about cultivating the very good habit that is bicycling nor do we talk about its many benefits. But here is a brief discussion of those benefits: once the bicycle is purchased, expenses for transportation become negligible over time. It also happens to save money for the local economy. Then there is also the health benefit, both mental and physical. You’d think that with this cornucopia of good news, everyone everywhere should just be clamoring to get on a bicycle.

Well this weekend you most definitely should, especially if you plan on being anywhere in the vicinity of Hillcrest.

Photo: Paul Jamason
Be Proud to Ride a Bicycle. Photo: Paul Jamason

Posted on: June 27, 2014 Posted by: Bike San Diego Comments: 0

Foto Friday: San Diego’s Bike Train

San Diego can be a tough place to ride when one has to share road space with big trucks. Photo: Veronica Medina
San Diego can be a tough place to ride when one has to share road space with big trucks. Photo: Veronica Medina

Mid-City now has a bike train thanks to the pioneering efforts of two women, Veronica Medina and Sandra Pimentel, who were recently featured in the Uptown News.

Uptown News’ Morgan Hurley writes,

As a main corridor of Uptown, University Avenue runs approximately 10 miles from La Mesa in East County to Mission Hills, and has long been deemed an unsafe roadway for bicyclists. Until the proposed changes regarding bicycle infrastructure along University Avenue take place, commuters either tough it out or find alternative routes to make their way across town.