Bike the Beach Prizes!

Hello SBBC members! We've got a big update that we're excited to share with you :) *drumroll* to celebrate our Bike the Beach event we'll be having a silent auction with some really amazing prizes at out final ride destination but you've got to get your ticket. Just some of our auction items Electra Townie Original 7D, Men’s Cruiser, Matte Black - Retail Price $499.95 One month Membership at Equinox Sport Club with some extra perks - Value of $455 2 night stay with our friends @https://autocamp.com/ Tiffany & Co items - Value of more than $300 Warbird Ride- CJ-6A radial engined aircraft flyover @https://www.tigersquadron.com/ Value = Priceless This silent auction will take place on March 24th at blue water grill the final venue of our event. We'll be upstairs in a private room for our event, overlooking the harbor! Your Bike the Beach ticket will also cover two drinks (coupons for each paid admission) and the Hors D'oeuvres, and a rockin' two piece Acoustic guitar and Violin show! BRING...
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Honoring our Bicycle Hero Julian Katz

Earlier this week the City Council of Hermosa Beach passed a resolution to dedicate the shared roadway “sharrow lane” from Herondo Street to 24th street as the “Julian Katz Bike Route” We thank everyone who came out to express their joy and kind words. Additionally, Rabbi Gila Katz, Julian's wife, was in attendance to accept certificates from the offices of Senator Ben Allen and Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi. For those who didn’t know Julian, Julian was a true gentleman with great passion for getting people out of their vehicles and onto the road with their bicycles. Julian had ridden his bike around the South Bay for more than 25 years. He pushed for a healthier and safer South Bay. He was a kind soul who could disagree with you without being disagreeable. At yesterday's City Council meeting we were able to witness the impact that Julian has left on us and our South Bay community. Julians civic duty carries on with all...
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Honoring Our Beloved Bike Hero Julian Katz

We are deeply saddened with the passing of a beautiful soul. Julian Katz was a South Bay Bike Coalition Board member and an inspiration to all of us. He is the only 88 year old we know who responds to texts, emails and doodle polls. Until recently, he rode his bike everywhere he went. Julian was always pushing for things to be better; to add more bike lanes, give bikes to underprivileged kids, setup a bike swap program etc. He knew that in order for things to improve, we have to embrace change. That change is a good thing! Make A Contribution In Julian's Honor There was nothing Julian loved more than teaching kids to ride bikes for the first time and giving bikes to kids who could not afford one. In his memory, we are creating a fund to make sure the kids he loved especially the ones from 186th Elementary School in Gardena are taught bike safety skills and given new bikes...
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Recap of the November 7th Manhattan Beach City Council Meeting

Recap of the November 7th Manhattan Beach City Council Meeting

Recap of the November 7th Manhattan Beach City Council Meeting We did it! On November 7th, 2017, the Manhattan Beach City Council passed legislation that will add sharrows to many streets in Manhattan Beach.  The South Bay Bicycle Coalition was instrumental in pushing this legislation through and we are overjoyed that it was passed. During the meeting, the president of the SBBC, Charlene Dipaola, gave a great speech on the need for sharrows in Manhattan Beach. She referenced the growing need for sharrows for schoolchildren and casual bicyclists. 11 miles of sharrows were approved by the city council, which means that about half of the South Bay Bike Master Plan was implemented. We also had a lot of residents show up and support the passing of this legislation. Without them, our argument would not have been as convincing as it was, so we thank all of them for coming. For more information on this event, visit the links below. Click here for a map of the proposed...
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November 7th City Council Meeting

November 7th City Council Meeting

November 7th City Council Meeting In the last 6 years, we have been pushing for different cities in the South Bay to implement safer routes to schools, parks, churches etc. Our goal is that ALL citizens feel safe in our cities with whatever mode of transportation they choose.   We are at a turning point with Manhattan Beach as the council is finally considering implementing more sharrows in the city. Based on a study from LA Department of Transportation: "Sharrows improved the interactions between drivers and bicyclists in a number of ways: drivers passed bicyclists at greater distances, drivers allowed a greater tailing distance when following behind a bicyclist, tailgated a bicyclist far less often, took fewer aggressive actions, and were less abusive towards bicyclists." --- read the study We need YOUR help to move this initiative forward! The city staff has recommended community outreach instead of implementation. We have already had community outreach 6 years ago when the Bike Masterplan was approved by Manhattan Beach Council. This will cost more than...
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Recap of the Manhattan Beach City Council Meeting

Recap of the Manhattan Beach City Council Meeting

Recap of the Manhattan Beach City Council Meeting Success! Due to the efforts of the South Bay Bicycle Coalition and our supporters, on October 3rd, the Manhattan Beach City Council approved the staff recommendations that were proposed. Specifically, sharrows are going to be added near schools, among other locations. Although this was a victory, there will be more! Stay tuned for more information on what YOU can do to help make the South Bay more bicycle friendly. Attached is a picture of all the people who came out to support bicycling in the South Bay. We would like to thank all those who took time out of their busy schedules to come support us and we hope you will be able to do the same thing in the future....
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