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Transforming San Luis Obispo County into a safer and more livable community by promoting cycling and walking for everyday transportation and recreation.

Tour de France Party--Sun, July 23, 6AM-9AM
Who will win this year's Tour? Landis? Hincapie? A new face? Come celebrate the last day of the Tour de France in front of a big screen TV and find out. On Sunday, July 23, from 6AM-9AM, Kennedy Fitness and Cambria Bicycle Outfitters will host a TV party as a benefit for the Bicycle Coalition. There will be plenty of coffee, OJ, and delicious muffins to enjoy. Most of all, there will be prizes, including a $100 gift certificate to Cambria Bicycle Outfitters! A $5 donation is requested. All proceeds will benefit the Bicycle Coalition. The party will take place at Kennedy's SLO Multiplex, located at 188 Tank Farm Road. See you there!

SLO Historic Bike Map Hot Off the Press
Historic San Luis Obispo By Bike Cover Photo
The SLO County Bicycle Coalition has just published a new map, where you can take a self-guided tour of historic San Luis Obispo. Explore all of your favorite historic sites, such as Chinatown, the Railroad District, and the Dallidet Adobe. Or get to know a few lesser known sites like old Japan Town. Whatever tickles your fancy, enjoy taking a ride back into the past of this great city. The new map is available below as a download or from the SLO Chamber of Commerce, located at 1039 Chorro St. Thanks go to Heritage Shared, the SLO Bicycle Club, and the City of San Luis Obispo for their support in making the map possible.

Historical Bike Map Brochure - Front Page (2.81mb PDF)
Historical Bike Map Brochure - Back Page (1.13mb PDF)

Roadwork on Hwy. 227 Near SLO Airport
The northbound lane of Hwy 227 (Broad Street) will be closed north of Buckley Road to south of Fiero Lane beginning June 26 to reconstruct the pavement. The work will take place from 8:30AM to 3:30PM and is expected to last two weeks. The bicycle lane on northbound Hwy 227 will be closed during the project. A sign south of Buckley Road will alert bicyclists of the lane closure and to use an alternate route.

Bike Valet is Going Strong!
The Bike Valet at SLO Farmers' Market continues to draw dozens of cyclists each week to the corner of Morro and Higuera. We offer FREE safe and convenient bicycle parking as well as friendly service, useful bike information and engaging banter. Come see what your Bike Coalition is up to and learn about other local bike resources. And if you like talking to visitors about how great bicycling in San Luis Obispo County is, volunteer to staff the booth with us! Contact Jessica Berry at 781-1385 or to sign up.

Grand Jury Releases Report on Bicycling
The grand jury has just released a report on bicycling in SLO County. To read the full 12-page PDF click here.

Bikes in the News: They drive by bike
"Fed up by putting too much wear and tear on automobiles, Bob Nanninga, along with wife Elaina Geltner, is fulfilling his goal of putting more miles on their bicycles, than on their SUV." To read the inspiring SLO Tribune story about Coalition board member Bob Nanninga,
click here . Then follow Bob's lead: how many car trips can you replace with bike trips this week?

Here's some other news stories that have recently been in the local news -

Bicycle Safety and Education Links
In an attempt to keep bicyclists aware of the laws pertaining to cycling, we have collected some useful links to help educate and inform. These link include vehicle codes pertaining to bicycles, tips about riding safely and legally, and even a link to the BikeEd flier about the classes that are taught locally by League of American Bicyclist certified instructors. To read and learn more click here.

Support SLO's Bike Friendly Businesses
The SLO County Bicycle Coalition is proud to announce an opportunity for cycling enthusiasts to support local businesses that are helping us transform SLO County into a safer and more livable community by promoting cycling and walking for everyday transportation and recreation. Look for the Bike Friendly Business logo at SLO County restaurants, hotels and stores.

New Cycling Skills Course Makes Debut: "The Art of Cycling"
Refine your cycling skills. Ride your bike confidently and safely for transportation and recreation, in traffic and elsewhere. Learn to be visible, be predictable, ride between and through intersections, ride in groups, avoid crashes and falls - and more. The course takes place over three meetings. The next course is scheduled for Tuesday, July 11th (6PM-9PM); Tuesday, July 18th (6PM-9PM); and Saturday, July 22nd (8:30AM-noon). Please register in advance. Classes are open to all cyclists in San Luis Obispo County 16 and older. Bicycles are necessary only on Saturday. Instructors certified by the League of American Bicyclists. Contact Jean Anderson at or call 805-545-9003. The flier is available here

Bike Coalition Gear Available
There’s a way to show your support for the SLO County Bicycle Coalition. Logo clothing and gear are available for purchase at

From coffee mugs to shirts to underwear, every logo item you buy gets us a buck or two closer to funding the bicycle projects you care about most. And flaunting your gear at the office and around town will help spread the word about the Coalition.

Prices range from $9.99 for a “Bike Culture on the Rise” thong to $26.99 for a hooded sweatshirt, plus tax and shipping. Other items include baby clothes, tee-shirts, tank tops, beer steins, and bike messenger bags. Buy one. Heck, buy 'em all.

Want to commute to work?
Here at the SLO County Bicycle Coalition we are interested in ways to convince individuals about the benefits of commuting to work. Our recent Bike Month was a great example of the fun that's involved with riding a bike. We also offer a series of columns by current board members about the benefits of commuting to work. These and other links can be found here.

Membership Profile

Tammy Seale and Mike Boswell

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August 10th, 2006

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