Bicycle Open House at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area (tomorrow!)
Saturday, Sept. 29, 9:00am
Yolo Bypass levee parking lot A, east end of Chiles Road
The Yolo Basin Foundation and the California Department of Fish and Game invite community members and their families to participate in the first bicycle open house. People may choose to bicycle several miles on the public auto tour loop as well as through some areas normally only accessible by foot. Fall migration is starting and there are ample opportunities for waterfowl and shorebird viewing. More information…
Davis Bicycle Advisory Commission meeting
Monday, Oct. 1, 5:30–7:30 pm
Community Chambers, 23 Russell Blvd.
BAC meetings offer residents the opportunity to voice any bike-related concerns to the city. You can view the meeting agenda on the BAC web page.
Bike Safety Campaign, Free Bike Light Distribution Underway
The City of Davis, in collaboration with UC Davis, Davis Bicycles! and other organizations is currently engaged in a community outreach campaign in which bicyclists are asked to sign a pledge to ride safely. Those who sign the pledge who don’t already have a bike headlight can get a free one as part of this campaign. Some of the free lights have been purchased using proceeds from the Clips of Faith beer and film festival, held last month as a fundraiser for Davis Bicycles! Read the recent news article…
Volunteers Needed: Chavez School Bike Rodeo, Oct. 17; bike counting
The Davis Bicycles! School Committee is looking for volunteers for bike-checking and helmet-fitting at the bike rodeo at Cesar Chavez Elementary School on October 17 at 1:30 PM. The school is located at 1221 Anderson Road. This is the largest elementary school in Davis, so we’d like to have as many bike-checkers and helmet-checkers as we can get to keep the wait lines as short as possible. Bike checkers are asked bring their own bike repair tools. The School Committee also needs volunteers to count bikes at Patwin, Pioneer and Korematsu Elementary schools once a month. If you’d like to help with either of these projects, please contact Christal: email@example.com
Thank You, Volunteers!
We wish to thank everyone who helped out with our annual events, Bike Loopalooza in May and Clips of Faith in August. Both were DB!’s most successful to date. You are awesome and we could not have done it without you!
Cool Davis Festival
Saturday, Oct. 13, 9:00am – 1:30pm
Davis Central Park
This year’s festival will be combined with the Farmer’s Market in Central Park. It will include music, theater, kids’ activities, plug-in electric vehicles, bike safety, fun exhibits with lots of practical solutions on how to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions. More information…
Three-Foot Passing Bill: still awaiting governor’s signature
As of this morning, bike advocates in Sacramento still don’t know what Gov. Jerry Brown will do with The California Bicycle Coalition‘s 3-foot passing bill. Read more…
Visiting charity rider’s stolen bike replaced
Elected officials and local bike advocates held a “Davis Style Justice” press conference on Sat., September 8. Read the Davis Enterprise article…
Additional articles of interest:
- Critical Mass ride today marks 20th anniversary of the first such ride in San Francisco
- Series of three articles on safe bicycling on paths shared with pedestrians
- Move more with your bike
- Man bikes across the Eurasian continent by rickshaw for London Olympiad
- Bike theft economics: What happens to stolen bikes?
- Campaign to keep bike path connection open at Old Sacramento (to north riverfront and Discovery Park)