Claremont Earth Day 2015

We had a great day at Claremont Earth Day 2015!

Thanks everyone who dropped by to talk bikes, learn about cycling and bicycle advocacy in our area.

If you want to keep up to date with rides, events and volunteer opportunities check out our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/PomonaValleyBikes

If you’re on Twitter you can follow us @pvbike

The Ride Around Pomona (RAP) is a Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition (PVBC) ride and project where bicyclsits of all abilities are encouraged to ride the streets of Pomona with us. The ride is the first Saturday of the month at 8:30AM at Thomas Plaza: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ride-Around-Pomona/

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If you’d like to become a member of the Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition join LACBC  and “designate a LACBC Local Chapter to join or donate” and choose Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition here: http://la-bike.org/membership

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Have questions or want to get involved? Email us at pvalleybikes@gmail.com

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PVBC Community Meeting: April 14, 2015

Tuesday, April 14
7:00pm – 8:00pm

The Rookery
117 W 2nd St, Pomona, California 91766

This meeting is open to all! Please feel free to invite friends who may be interested in getting involved with bike advocacy.This community meeting is a way to get more volunteers on board, meet others in our biking community as well as to encourage future volunteers for upcoming events and possibly grow more memberships. This is a great time just to hang out, be social, drink good craft beer and talk bikes.

Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/627596237372708/

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Bicycle Rodeo, April 4th

BICYCLE RODEO

SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2015
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM – POMONA CIVIC CENTER

For kids ages 3-10, the Bicycle Rodeo will be held at the Pomona Civic Center at Mission Bl. and Garey Av.
Police officers will inspect bicycles, provide personalized education and will be assisting children as they ride their bikes through riding patterns.
Kids who live in Pomona and bring their own bicycle will be provided a free helmet! (while supplies last).
Police officers will get behind the grill to prepare the kids hot dogs! Chips and Drinks will also be served.
Several displays will be set up, including the opportunity for kids to take pictures wearing police gear and on a police motorcycle or in a police car.
A brand new bicycle will be raffled off during the event.

 

Bicycle Rodeo 2015 Spanish Flyer

Bicycle Rodeo 2015 English Flyer

 

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PVBC Spring Volunteers

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The Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition will be part of three big events this Spring and we need awesome bike volunteers like you!

  1. Provide bicycle education for children and their parents at the Pomona Police Bike Rodeo on Saturday April 4th 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. You will help guide kids through the course and talk to parents on bicycle safety. Lunch will be provided.
  2.  Guide Cal Poly students at a Bicycle Education Class on Saturday May 9th. Time is still being worked out, but will be morning to late afternoon. Volunteers will help with set-up, sign-in and take down. Volunteers can also help teach students but must be willing to review bicycle education materials before class.
  3. Join the Cardena’s Bicycle Education Event committee for late May. PVBC is teaming up with the Department of Public Health and Cardena’s supermarket to provide a bicycle education event for Pomona residents. We are forming a special committee and need local folks to be part of the decision-making and planning process. Regular meetings are required.

Please sign up here if you are interested in joining any of the three (or all!) events. If you have any questions, please email pvalleybikes@gmail.com. Thanks for making your community a friendlier  place to bike!

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Pomona Teen Bicycle Education Event Saturday Sept 27th


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 We are happy to announce that we are the recipients of City of Hope’s Foothill Fitness Challenge Grant aimed at educating high school students on bike safety. Through a partnership with the City of Pomona, we will host a one day bike education event that will teach teens basic bike road safety, bike drills and how to feel confident riding on the road. League Cycling Instructors and curriculum will teach students the skills they need to ride to school more often and safely.

The event will be held at Garey High School 321 W Lexington Ave, Pomona, CA 91766 from 8am-12pm on Saturday September 27th. We are looking for super volunteers to help us in the following:

  • Set up and help students get to their classroom; set up bike drill course; assist in handing out food and clean up
  • Assist Instructors in teaching bike course and keeping students engaged
  • Bike Repairs and assistance to the Ontario Wheelhouse

If you are that super volunteer,  please sign up here and be part of this exciting opportunity in Pomona!

For more information, please email us at pvalleybikes@gmail.com

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Register for Teen Bicycle Education Event Saturday Sept 27th

 

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Register here for the Teen Bicycle Education Event at Garey High School on Saturday September 27th 8am- 12pm.  This event is free to all high school students and will include some basic bicycle safety skills, bike drills and free food. There will also be a drawing at the end with prizes!

This event is only open to Pomona Unified School District High School students ONLY

All students must register to participate. Register here!

A bike is highly recommended for this event as there will be basic bike drills on the basketball courts such as riding in a straight line, hand signals, stopping and other exercises. But if you don’t have a bike, no worries! You can still attend the class!

Food and drinks will be provided for all participants.

Space is limited, register today!

For more information, please email Daniella at: pvalleybikes@gmail.com

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Join LACBC at Metro on 7/16 to Ask for More Funding for Walking & Biking

 

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ACTION ALERT

For over two years, LACBC has worked alongside the Safe Routes to School National Partnership to call attention to the critical lack of funding for walking and biking in Los Angeles County. Despite pedestrians and bicyclists making up 19% of all trips and 39% of roadway fatalities in LA County, less than 1% of transportation funding is spent on these two modes. On July 16th, Metro’s Planning and Programming Committee will consider adopting a 10-year Short Range Transportation Plan that again gives short shrift to walking and biking.

 TWO WAYS TO PARTICIPATE and SUPPORT:

Join us July 16th at Metro:

We’re mobilizing our countywide coalition to turn out to a Metro committee meeting next Wednesday (we meet at 2:15pm to coordinate). Please join us on July 16th to show your support for increasing funding for walking and biking.  Metro Board Room: Planning and Programming Committee considering $88B plan with only 0.6% for walk/bike

Where:    Metro HQ, Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd floor
Day:         Wednesday, July 16th
Time:       2:30 pm to coordinate* –  You do not have to speak.
Easy access from Metrolink and Foothill Transit Silverstreak
* we’ll notify those who rsvp of any time adjustment

Please to RSVP Eric at LACBC. (email eric@la-bike.org)

Social Media Participation!

There is also an opportunity to use social media to express your support.  Using the hashtag #metrofundwalkbike. Please join the conversation online by posting to Twitter and Facebook:

  • Answering the question: “Why should #metrofundwalkbike?”
  • Add pictures!! Write your answer on a piece of paper – (green if possible) and share the picture in tweets and on Facebook. Get your friends and family to do it too!
  • For social media tag our local Metro Board Members, Gloria Molina* (Pomona, Claremont, Walnut) Michael Antonovich @mikeantonovich (Covina, San Dimas, La Verne) * not on twitter, email her at: molina@bos.lacounty.gov
    and @metrolosangeles
  • Not on Twitter or Facebook – comment on this post or email us your comment and/or picture – We’ll post it!

Together we can get the funding we need to make LA County walkable and bikeable, but we need the whole choir singing. This week it gets real. Please help get the word out to your networks so we can get diverse turnout next Wednesday and a full representation online.

Metro’s reluctance to plan for and invest in active transportation stands in the way of our region meeting its mobility, environmental and public health goals. In Metro’s view, walking and biking are the purview of individual cities and not a regional transportation priority. As a result, Metro has a fragmented approach to walking and biking that does not ensure that all of the parts add up to a region that is in fact multimodal, safe and serves the needs of all travelers and all trips. (JM, SRTSNP)

Metro’s staff report  addressing  these concerns dismissed the value of walking and bicycling as “regionally significant” modes of transportation and continues to discount the importance of non-commute trips. For more info and additional links, please see full post at SRTS National Partnership 

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