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Monday, May 18, 2009

FULLERTON PARKS & REC Commission Special Meeting

Monday May 18th 6:30 pm City Council Chambers
Puente Street Biycle/Pedestrian Path

The Parks and Recreation Commission is being asked to review and make a recommendation to City Counsel regaring a proposed project to construct a paved pedestrian/bicycle route from the terminus of Puente st and Rosarita Dr and proceeding north to Puente st and Hermosa Drive.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Brea also having Ride of Silence

Join cyclists in Brea on May 20th for a slow-paced 12 mile bike ride. This world wide event is held in silence to honor those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.
For more info..
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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Santa Ana City code for bike parking

This Monday, the Santa Ana Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on amending the city's zoning code to require the inclusion of bicycle parking in new developments in a similar manner to how automobile parking is required.

This zoning code amendment would help residents from all segments of the city as it would make Santa Ana much more bicycle-friendly. This amendment is also in line with the rhetoric of our city's leaders to go green without creating a burden on businesses or developers. It costs more to purchase a business license in Santa Ana then it would cost to provide the proposed required bicycle parking. This amendment is also supported by the OC Chapter of the Sierra Club.

Because it is an amendment to the zoning code, the Planning Commission will vote on a recommendation on Monday and then it will ultimately be decided by the City Council. Your attendance at this Planning Commission meeting in support of this would be greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

RIDE OF SILENCE May 20th Fullerton

Fullerton Ride of Silence will meet at 6:30pm near the downtown plaza on Wilshire between Harbor and Pomona FOR MAP at 6:30pm. We will ride at 7pm.

Cyclists; road, recreation, commuter, race, triathlon. All who legally share
the road

The world wide Ride Of Silence™ bike rally

Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 7 PM

• to mourn those cyclists already killed by motorists
• to raise awareness (among motorists, police, and city officials) of cyclists on the road
• to have motorists know we only want to share the road we ride on
• to show that cyclists are not going away

On the third Wednesday of May, at 7 PM local around the world, cyclists will take to the roads in a silent protest of the carnage taking place on the streets.

Chris Phelan organized the first Ride Of Silence in Dallas in 2003 after endurance cyclists Larry Schwartz was killed by a passing bus mirror on an empty road.

The Ride Of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph for no longer than an hour, and remain silent during the ride.

The ride hopes to raise cycling awareness during bike safety month to motorists, police, traffic engineers, insurance companies, and city officials. The ride is also a chance to mourn, in funeral procession style, those who have already been killed.

The ride requests black arm bands be worn, red only if you have had a bike/motor vehicle accident. Helmets are required; bright clothing and lights are highly recommended for the ride home. There are no fees charged anyone to participate.

Phelan is looking for as many cyclists as possible to join in one of many locations in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, South and Central America and the rest of the world. Last year there were over 300 locations in all 50 US states, and 18 countries including: Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Caribbean, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, and Spain.

Bike To Work Week May 11th thur 15th

It's that time again to commute to work by bike (and to keep doing it if you already do) Check out It has information about events in your area. We will see you on the streets.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Long Beach to get a Bike Blvd??

LONG BEACH - Biking across town will soon get a little easier.

City officials are planning to create two bicycle boulevards - one running east-west and the other north-south - and a bicycle master plan.

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Ride of Silence Reminder Wednesday May 21st

The Ride of Silence this year is being organized North Orange County Bicycle Advocacy Coalition We will meet at the Downtown Plaza in Fullerton. The same place we have met the last few years. It is locate on Wilshire between Harbor and Pomona next to the Museum (301 N. Pomona ave Fullerton CA 92832) People are encouraged to meet at 6:30 pm and we will leave at 7 pm. Bring front and rear lights. Wear a black arm band...and always your helmet.
Ride of Silence

Monday, May 12, 2008

Young Environmentalists Protest Anti_Bicycle Policy At Their High School

Here is a great article from

The students are members of an environmental club at their high school that had raised $2,000 and wanted to use the funds to donate a bike rack to the school. However, they were told that the school did not want to promote cycling due to safety concerns, and thus the gift was rejected. Ironically enough, the rejection came on Earth Day.

Read more

Thursday, May 1, 2008

California Trails & Greenways Conference in San Diego this month

Another follow-up action item from last night's NOCBAC meeting. TheCalifornia Trails & Greenways Conference will be later this month inSan Diego (May 29-30-31). It's a mixed gathering of equestrians,hikers & cyclists. It can be quite informative, with workshops onfunding and other useful information for advocates. Some peopleexpressed an interest in knowing more, so here is a link: California Trails & Greenways Conference
Keynote Speakers are
The author of the book "Last Child in the Woods" Richard Louv,
and Wildlife Conservationist Joan Embery.
You won't want to miss either of these inspiring speaking engagements.
For more information on the speakers, check out their following bios.
Richard Louv (90kb, pdf)
Joan Embery (53kb, pdf)

League of American Bicyclists Names 11 new Bicycle Friendly Community

...with Portland getting the highest level "Platinum"
Today, eleven communities were honored with the League of American Bicyclists prestigious Bicycle Friendly Community designation and eleven communities renewed their designation. “This round brings into focus both the geographic and demographic diversity of designated communities,” League President Andy Clarke said. “These are all cities that are realizing the potential of bicycling to address the challenges of climate change, traffic congestion, rising obesity rates, and soaring fuel prices.” Read more.

OCTA Commuter Bikeways Strategic Plan Update TAKE THE SURVEY

The OCTA Commuter Bikeways Strategic Plan Update will provide an updated inventory of all existing bikeways in Orange County. It will also identify all of the bikeways that have been proposed by the 32 OC Cities and the County of Orange, qualifying these jurisdictions for funding from the California State Bicycle Transportation Account. Strategic gaps in the existing bikeways network and key regionally-significant projects will be identified for priority funding.
Do your part as an OC cyclist and Take the survey.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Bicycle-Sharing Program to Be First of Kind in U.S.

Starting next month, people in DC will be able to rent a bicycle day and night with the swipe of a membership card. Read more from the New York Times

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Bicyclist killed in Santa Ana crash

The OC Register writes about a crash between a bike and a truck.
Not much more is known at this time. I will try and keep you updated.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

LA’s Bicycle Master Plan Workshops; Road Service or Lip Service?

An article I found on the LAist website

"The City of Los Angeles is in the process of updating its Bicycle Master Plan, a component of the Transportation Element of the City’s General Plan...
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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Semiotics of the Ride work shop this Sunday

They are trying to drum up a few more participants for the final bike route signage workshop this week. Check out the their blog to see a recap of the last 2 workshops.

Thinking Outside The Bike Lane:
An Exercise in Communal Co-Design.

Sunday February 24th | Noon

Participants needed to take part in an effort to rethink how bicycle route signage can work in our city.

The goal of the project is to create a new "unofficial" signage system for LA's Fourth Street Bicycle Route, one that represents the needs of real cyclists and can serve as a model for future routes. Over the last few weeks members of the LA cycling community have been helping determine the shape of this system. Now we need your input!

This three hour workshop will be looking at the form & structure of the signage system as well discussing ways to best promote the route and encourage its use.

The workshop will take place at:
Self-Help Graphics
3802 Cesar E. Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90063

Monday, February 4, 2008

OH NO..Not Sheldon

I while back I wanted to learn to do a proper wheel truing. I was tired of bugging my friends (real bike mechanics) and I think they were tired of me bugging them too... So I asked the interweb in all its glory and where did it send me?? Yep.. to Sheldon Brown.

I'm sure everyone has a story like this or better like the time 10 years ago at interbike when I think I saw him walking down an isle, but couldn't decide if it would be in good practice to ask for his John

Anyhow.. The man, the myth, the riding encyclopedia (I don't want to say walking encyclopedia) of everything bike is not with us anymore. May he RIP (Ride In Peace) and his wife Harriet have comfort.

Sheldon Brown 1944-2008

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Portland's Blueprint for better Biking

“Blueprint for Better Biking: 40 Ways to Get There”
Plan to Ensure Portland is America’s Bicycling Hub

In October 2005, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance released its “Blueprint for Better Biking: 40 Ways to Get There” report, listing the 40 projects the group believes would most improve biking in the Portland Metro region.

This could be a great "blueprint" for all us. Check it out, read though it.....

Monday, January 21, 2008

Great project in LA ...Semiotics of the Ride

Semiotics of the Ride is the blog for an ongoing project to explore how graphic designers can work with communities to create flexible & meaningful information system
Check it out Semiotics of the Ride
We need to get some NOCBAC folks to the workshops.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Students use legs to power supercomputer By: Sharon Gaudin IT

Guinness World Records. Google Inc. and a bike company have sponsored a contest called "Innovate or Die," with contestants having to use bike power and post a video of their submission on Google Inc. unit YouTube. The prize is US$5,000 for the team and a bike for each member.
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