Bicycle Photo Scavenger Hunt: Aug 7-9

Bicycle Photo Scavenger Hunt

Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition invites you and your friends to participate in our Bicycle Photo Scavenger Hunt, August 7th – 9th, 2015!

Free to participate!

August 7th we’ll post a list of items to photograph and teams (of up to 5 people) will have between noon on Friday, August 7th until noon on Sunday, August 9th to take pictures and upload them to a social media platform with the hashtag #pvbike (or email them directly to pvalleybikes@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.

Participation is limited to teams of up to five cyclists.

This is a fun event. Follow the rules of the road and bike safe.

Registration is simple: Teams must submit their team name, list of team members, and an email address for their team captain to pvalleybikes@gmail.com no later than midnight on Friday, August 7th.

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/

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Save the Date: Saturday, August 22nd Bike-in Movie!

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Operation Firefly, June 2015

On the evening of June 4th, 2015 we distributed bicycle lights (front & back) to cyclists in Pomona who were riding without lights. These light distributions are part of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition’s Operation Firefly – you can find more information about the project here: http://la-bike.org/OperationFirefly

We’d like to thank the Rotary Club of Claremont who supplied the funds to purchase the lights, Jax Bicycle Center – Claremont who purchased the lights, and the volunteers who waved down cyclists, installed lights and surveyed the riders!

All the cyclists receiving lights were very appreciative and much more visible as they rode away. We, as a bicycle coalition, strive to make the streets safer for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers, and distributing lights is one of the most immediately effective and rewarding ways to keep folks safe.

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If you’d like to help make the streets safer for cyclists, here are a few things you can do:

Ride a bike!

Studies have proven that more cyclists on the streets create a safer riding environment (more cyclists means fewer accidents) a phenomenon some call the “safety in numbers effect.”

Volunteer!

We’re always looking for people to help at events, whether it’s distributing lights, educating cyclists or just helping at a booth.

Stay Informed!

If you haven’t already, like us on Facebook we share our events and calls for volunteers there, or bookmark our blog and check back frequently. You can also sign up for our newsletter here: Subscribe.

Become a Member!

By joining LACBC you get discounts at rides, events and participating business partners, and you add your voice to the bicycle movement, helping create safer streets for everyone. Basic membership rates are $35 for the year, which allows you to join a regional chapter (i.e. Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition) at no extra cost! Join here: http://la-bike.org/membership

 

 

 

 

 

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June Operation Firefly!

Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition, with the help of the Rotary Club of Claremont and Jax Bicycle Center – Claremont, will be holding another Operation Firefly in Pomona soon!

Operation Firefly is an education and bicycle light distribution program intended to make sure people are riding safely at night in Los Angeles County. During the 2014-2015 season, the program served over 2,000 people at 36 distributions in 13 different cities across the county, installing front and back bike lights on their bikes, educating them about riding safely, and surveying them on riding habits.

We’ll be distributing lights in Pomona (exact location restricted to organizers and volunteers) on the evening of Thursday, June 4th from around 7:45 – 8:45pm. We’re looking for a handful of volunteers to help distribute lights and survey riders.

To sign up to volunteer:
1) Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/QYdGon
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Here’s the recent Operation Firefly Fact Sheet from the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition: http://la-bike.org/OperationFireflyFactSheet

And here’s a blog post about an Operation Firefly we did back in 2013: https://pvbike.wordpress.com/2013/02/19/operation-firefly-pomona-addition/

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Champion Bike Fest: volunteers needed

CHAMPION BIKE FEST!

Friday, May 22, 2015
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Cardenas Market
2001 S. Garey Avenue
Pomona, CA 91766

Join us at Cardenas Market in Pomona for fun and educational activities for the entire family!
Free to the public
On-site bicycle education and bicycle safety demonstrations by Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition
Sample delicious and healthy recipes
Learn how CalFresh can help with healthy purchases
Free health screenings
Receive a free cookbook
Get moving with a community bike ride led by Mobbin’ Monday

We still need a handful of volunteers to help with set up, bike valet, break down and general help.

Please sign up to volunteer at the Champion Bike Fest!

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/tUAKge
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone.

Even if you can’t help out in person, please feel free to share the flyer and tell your friends!

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