Summer is almost over. Well, kind of. For many students it is. In terms of the forecast, not so much. Several more months of hot, hot weather are ahead of us. So the BikeSGV team will continue to plan accordingly, with upcoming rides starting a bit earlier (or later) than usual, including the August installment of the 2017 #SGVBikeChallenge.
Speaking of the SGV Bike Challenge - 12 rides, over two dozen SGV communities - you will also want to save-the-date for ride #9, which will follow the route of April 22, 2018 #cicLAvia (San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, and Claremont) and include free samples at Grizzly's Biscuits and Donuts in Claremont! :)
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SGV Regional Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan | Take the Survey
Over the course of the next 12 months the Cities of La Puente, Montebello, Monrovia, Irwindale and Glendora will be developing Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plans to identify opportunities to improve local conditions for walking and bicycling. At the same time, a San Gabriel Valley Regional Greenway Plan will be developed to prioritize the 50 miles of multi-purpose walking and biking paths that are most feasible to build along the region’s many waterways, washes, and storm channels.
Help Inform the Plan
Public feedback is needed to develop good plans. You can help out via any of the following steps.
BikeSGV will be coordinating Pedestrian and Bicycle Counts in all 5 project cities as well as along the Rio Hondo and San Gabriel Rivers in September. If you have availability Saturdays 11am-1pm and/or Tues/Thur 7-9am or 4-6pm, you are eligible to participate! Just email us here to get the ball rolling. Count volunteers will also be eligible for special prizes, if you're into surprises. :)
Women-on-Wheels | Mariachi Music Fun Ride | Thu 8/17
Join Women on Wheels for a fun ride to West Covina Civic Center for a free concert in the park featuring Mariachi Divas!
Note: This is a women-identified only ride.
Route: 3 miles one-way
6:00 pm Meet at Morgan Park
6:30 pm Roll-out
7:00 pm Arrive at West Covina Civic Center, enjoy the concert
9:00 pm Return to Morgan Park
Facebook event page
PLEASE BRING BIKE LIGHTS! We will be returning to Morgan Park in the dark. You should also pack a blanket or chair and some snacks to share!This event is made possible by Bike San Gabriel Valley WoW and Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center.
#SGVBikeChallenge Ride #8 | SGV Skyline Ride | Sun 8/27
Calling all SGV City Sticker collectors! This month's Bike Train will touch the communities of Diamond Bar, Walnut, Industry and Rowland Heights!
#SGVgreenways Implementation Plan | LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting | Tue 8/29
Sign-On | Endorse
After several months of waiting, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works is scheduled to bring their San Gabriel Valley Regional Greenway Network Implementation Plan back to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday August 29th.
Join us in championing a healthier, greener, and more livable San Gabriel Valley by formally endorsing the San Gabriel Valley Regional Greenway Network Initiative here!
Bike to the Bowl | UCLA Football, Green Day and Coldplay
ICYMI, you can now bike, skate, or scoot your way to the stadium, from home or the Gold Line (Memorial Park station is only 1.7 miles away), and not have to worry about getting stuck in traffic or paying for parking! BikeSGV's free valet services continue into the Fall will a full schedule of UCLA football, plus a couple concerts.
Upcoming Events with Free Bike Valet
Volunteer With BikeSGV!
BikeSGV remains a strongly volunteer supported and run organization, with supportive individuals of all ages and from all walks of life amplifying our ability to support a more bicycle-, pedestrian-, and transit-friendly San Gabriel Valley. We have space for almost any talent, so just let us know what you're into.
BikeSGV also now offers a volunteer membership option for those who would like to earn their membership through service. Donate 10 hours of your time as a volunteer with BikeSGV in 2017 and you'll receive a free 12 month general membership!
Questions/info, contact monica@bikeSGV.org
Want to learn more? Check out ActiveSGV's new podcast, ActiveLab