Here at Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition we rely on volunteers to do the great work of making cycling safer (and more fun) in the region. We’re currently seeking people who would like to get more involved in the planning and execution of events, outreach and education.
Below are a few areas we could really use your help with.
General call for volunteers
|Outreach: We’d really like to step up our communications and outreach program. We’re looking for some social media savvy people to help share information about cycling in the Pomona Valley region. If you’re interested in helping out, even a little, let us know: Outreach
|Education: The backbone of our coalition is making sure people are safe when cycling. What better way to do this than offer bike safety classes, create educational material and share helpful tips and tricks about biking safe. We’re looking for a few people to help expand our education programming. If you’d like to help make cycling safer in the region through our education program shoot us an email: Education
|Advocacy: Interested in keeping up with and sharing current issues that impact cycling in the region? We’d love if you’d help us with current and upcoming legislation, bicycle master plans, infrastructure updates and calls to action . This is a critical part of improving cycling infrastructure in the region, if you’d like to lend a hand let us know: Advocacy
PVBC is your bicycle coalition, let us know how we can make it even better! Have ideas for fun events, campaigns, fundraisers? Let us know! If you have any questions or comments don’t hesitate to contact us: Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition
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The California Bicycle Coalition’s California Bicycle Summit was October 25th – 28th in San Diego. Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition’s Chair, Sarah, and Co-Chair, John, were able to attend two days and came back inspired and energized. To get an idea of the depth and breadth of the programming you can view the schedule here: Bike Summit Program
opening plenary luncheon
bike kitchens and libraries
S.D. public transportation
Opening night party – SILO in Makers Quarter
Eve, Sarah & Cuong
Cuong & John
best marketing and promotion practices
welcome to San Diego lunch plenary
Cuong – bicycle access to transit
RB – scraper bikes
Join us for our 3rd annual Pumpkin Patch Pedal Ride on Saturday October 17th!
We will meet at Thomas Plaza at 10:00 am and head out at 10:30, The route will go through quiet and low-traffic streets to Cal Poly Pomona.
Plan to arrive at the Pumpkin Patch at 11:30 am and stay 90 minutes and leave by 1:00 pm. Back at Thomas Plaza around 2:00 pm.
View the event on Facebook
Don’t miss this fun, family-friendly, community driven ride.
Costumes are encouraged!
Bring water, a snack and a bicycle in good working order. This ride is FREE and open to anyone, but all participants should be able to ride a bike safely with the ability to brake, change gears, and balance while stopping and starting. All participants under 18 MUST wear a helmet and be escorted by a parent or guardian. Children under age 8 should be on a tag-a-long, bike trailer, tandem or other safe child-carrying device to participate in the ride.
Volunteers needed to be ride marshals!
Help control traffic and lead everyone to the Pumpkin Patch Safely. Email us if you want to volunteer! email@example.com
For the first time a small admission fee will be charged to enter the Festival.
Increasing crowds and costs in recent years have made it necessary to make this change to ensure attendees comfort and safety. Several new attractions have been added complimentary with admission making this an even better Family Fun Value!
Once inside the Festival gates you will notice that Pumpkins and most activities that have a charge will only accept activity tickets. These tickets will be sold both pre-sale and at the event from all ticket booths in $1 and $5 denominations. Activity tickets will not be accepted at the Farm Store or at most Food Vendors.
Tickets may be purchased pre-sale at the Farm Store or online: http://www.cpp.edu/~pumpkinfestival/#
But don’t worry PVBC will treat our riders and buy tickets for those who RSVP by October 7th (admission tickets, not activity tickets). Please RSVP as soon as possible so we can get a accurate number of tickets to buy from the farm, or feel free to purchase your tickets online.
Pomona Valley Bike Coalition in conjunction with the Friends of the Fox and Council Member Paula Lantz are proud to present a 30th anniversary showing of the Goonies!
Saturday, August 22nd – Lincoln Park, Pomona.
This is a free family friendly event beginning around 7pm.
Feel free to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnics, friends and family.
Absolutely no alcohol, tobacco or drugs.
Cyclists riding to the movie:
Front & rear lights required
Under 18 – helmets required
Over 18 – helmets strongly encouraged
Free to participate!
This is a fun multi-day cycling event. It won’t involve extreme challenges, and is geared towards everyday cyclists – but feel free to go the extra mile. The items to photograph will be provided in a list, no difficult riddles to solve or clues to follow.
Register your team by midnight Saturday August 8th.
Teams have between noon on Friday and noon on Sunday to take pictures of items from the list below.
Teams submit pictures by either uploading them to a social media platform with the hashtag #pvbike and their team name or emailing them to pvalleybikes [at] gmail.com
Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third teams to submit their photos, and we’ll most likely have prizes to award to other categories (e.g. goofiest photos, best team name, etc.).
An awards event will be held at Dale Bros Brewery on Sunday, August 9th from noon until 2pm, at least one member of a winning team must be present in order to claim prizes.
Follow the rules of the road and bike safe.
How to Register: Submit a team name, list of team members (no more than 5 cyclists per team), and an email address for your team captain to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than midnight on Saturday, August 8th.
- Team member(s) with bike(s) in front of a Pomona city limit sign
- Team member(s) with all feet off the ground
- Team member(s) with bike(s) in front of or at an airport
- Team member(s) with bike(s) at a street sign starting with the letter P
- Team member(s) with bike(s) at a street sign starting with the letter V
- Team member(s) with bike(s) at a street sign starting with the letter B
- Team member(s) with bike(s) at a street sign starting with the letter C
- Team member(s) riding their bike(s) while wearing a cape
- Team member(s) with bike(s) inside of a bike shop
- Team member(s) with bike(s) in front of or at a golf course
- Team member(s) with bike(s) with a sign twirler
- Team member(s) with bike(s) in front of a mural
- Team member(s) hugging a bicycle sign (e.g. share the road, bike route, etc.)
- Team member(s) with bike(s) in front of or at a community garden/farm
- Team member(s) with bike(s) and a Sunday (August 9th) newspaper and coffee and/or donuts
- Incorporate an animal or animals into a photo with your team and your bike(s)
- Incorporate an aspect of both bike culture and car culture in a photo with your team and your bike(s)
The more the merrier! Tell a friend: share it with a local cycling club or group, get your friends, family or co-workers involved!
Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/521528781334535/