Bike-In Movie: The Goonies!

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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

 

Check out the event on Facebook

 

 

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Bicycle Photo Scavenger Hunt: Aug 7-9

Bicycle Photo Scavenger Hunt

                  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 pvalleybikes@gmail.com no later than midnight on Saturday, August 8th.

 


 

Scavenger Hunt List (PDF)

  •  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

Extra credit:

  •  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/

 

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

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by | July 23, 2015 · 6:51 pm

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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