Category Archives: advocacy

Meet Dr. Riggs


Dr. William Riggs teaches bicycle and pedestrian planning and housing and economic development classes at CalPoly, San Luis Obispo.  His research focuses on quantitative community analysis and urban planning policies with a specific interest in streets designed for biking and walking, sustainability and technology.  He is doing a survey on how people use cargo bikes and wants your input.  Take the Cargo Bike Survey.

Join us in SF at Supermarket Street Sweep 8 on Dec. 7th 2013!

Supermarket Street Sweep 8 is coming, and TEAM YUBA will once again be there!  

SMSW8 by jkoshi, on Flickr

Join us on Dec. 7th as we once again participate in a fun event for a worthy cause.

WHAT: The Supermarket Street Sweep is an annual bike race that benefits the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks! For the past 7 years, hundreds of participants have zipped around the city to local supermarkets and brought back thousands of pounds of food to donate to this wonderful charity.

WHEN: Saturday, December 7, 2013. High Noon.

WHERE: Cupid’s Span (Bow & Arrow) at Folsom and Embarcadero.

The Yuba Team has so much fun at this event, collecting food, raising money and awareness for a worthy cause, while hanging out with other Cargo Bicycle riders and showing “What a Bicycle Can Do!”

We’d love to see YOU, our Bay Area family at the event.  Let us know if you plan to be there!

Biketoberfest

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WHEN: Saturday, October 12, 2013 11 am – 6 pm
WHERE: FAIRFAX, CA – Birthplace of the mountain bike!
FairAnselm Plaza 765 Center Blvd. Fairfax, CA 94930 (next to Iron Springs Pub and Java Hut)
BEER TASTING: $25 advance, $30 day of event.

2012 (last year) Highlights…..

Benefiting the Marin County Bicycle Coalition and Access4Bikes

Safe Routes to Schools National Conference

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The 4th SRTS National Conference Heads West
August 13-15, 2013

The 4th Safe Routes to School National Conference is making its way to California’s state capital this Summer. The first state to enact SRTS legislation in 1999, California has played a key role in the birth of the Safe Routes to School movement and remains a national leader in SRTS strategies. The Sacramento region — home to many innovative SRTS programs and land use and transportation policies, as well as its extensive trail system and many recreational opportunities — provides the perfect venue for this event.

Join us on the West Coast this summer for this not-to-be-missed national conference focused on providing safe, convenient and fun opportunities for children to bike and walk to school!

The fourth Safe Routes to School National Conference is hosted by the Local Government Commission. It is co-presented by the National Center for Safe Routes to School and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.

The Safe Routes to School movement has come a long way in a very short time and is resulting in healthier schools and communities throughout the nation.  I see that growth reflected in the Safe Routes to School conference too, both in the number of participants and in the breadth of sectors and champions that are represented.  The Safe Routes to School conference is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to learn, network, get inspired and then go back home and strengthen their Safe Routes to School efforts.

– Deb Hubsmith, Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership

To register for the conference, please click here.

Safe Routes to Schools National Conference

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The 4th Safe Routes to School National Conference is making its way to California’s state capital this Summer. The first state to enact SRTS legislation in 1999, California has played a key role in the birth of the Safe Routes to School movement and remains a national leader in SRTS strategies. The Sacramento region — home to many innovative SRTS programs and land use and transportation policies, as well as its extensive trail system and many recreational opportunities — provides the perfect venue for this event.

Join the Safe Routes to Schools National Partnership on the West Coast this summer for this not-to-be-missed national conference focused on providing safe, convenient and fun opportunities for children to bike and walk to school!

The fourth Safe Routes to School National Conference is hosted by the Local Government Commission. It is co-presented by the National Center for Safe Routes to School and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.

Yuba Bicycles is delighted to be a Silver Sponsor of the 4th annual Safe Routes to Schools National Conference. 

People Powered Movement Photo Contest

As you may know, we have partnered with the Alliance for Biking and Walking this year as part of our commitment to transportation cycling. We believe in the work they do making our streets safer for riders of all ages and abilities. We wanted to support local bike coalitions across North America that are making our streets safer, and our journeys a little bit more sustainable. 
yuba_thumbSo, if you work for or know of a bike coalition that is in need of a Yuba Mundo, let them know about the photo contest. 

Full rules and information can be found here. 

 

Brews and Bites (and Bikes!) for Bounty

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2013
Contact:  Suzi Grady, Programs Director
suzi@petalumabounty.org
(707) 364-9118

Lagunitas Beer Sanctuary Presents the 2nd Annual Brews and Bites for Bounty

Petaluma, California – June 1, 2013 – Lagunitas Beer Sanctuary announces Brews and Bites for Bounty, a fundraising event for Petaluma Bounty on Tuesday, July 16, 2012 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.

The event features entertainment by The Highway Poets, an award-winning Northern California band, well known for its lively blend of rock, folk, and indie music. A raffle will be held for a Yuba Mundo Cargo Bike, valued at $1,250. The bike is generously donated by Petaluma-based Yuba Bikes.

Tickets are $25.00, which includes wood-fired pizza from Pizza Politana, Bounty Farm-grown salad, and drink token. Children under six years old will be admitted free of charge. Event tickets may be purchased in advance from the Petaluma Bounty website, www.petalumabounty.org, and will also be available at the door. Proceeds from Brews and Bites for Bounty will support Petaluma Bounty’s programs to make healthy food available to everyone.

Through a strategic alliance with Petaluma People Service Center (PPSC) and the help of hundreds of volunteers, Petaluma Bounty provides sustainably grown food to the Petaluma community, including affordable produce to low-income families and seniors for whom fresh, locally grown food would otherwise be inaccessible.

Formed in 2006, Petaluma Bounty’s programs include a network of community gardens throughout Petaluma to increase food self-sufficiency and strengthen community: Bounty Hunters – a community food gleaning program that collects fresh, surplus food from backyard gardens, farms and businesses and distributes it to food pantries and senior centers; the Bounty Community Farm – an educational urban farm growing sustainably- farmed food for the community and teaching sustainable agriculture to students, interns and the general public; the Bounty Box Program/PLAY (Petaluma Loves Active Youth) collaboration with Petaluma Health Center.

Yuba advocates the use of bicycles as transportation through the design and manufacture of unique cargo bikes and accessories. The company’s mission is to transform lives, cultures, and reshape infrastructure. To learn more, visit www.yubabikes.com.

The Lagunitas Brewery and Beer Sanctuary is located at 1280 North McDowell Blvd. in Petaluma.

For more information about Petaluma Bounty and its programs, visit www.petalumabounty.org, or call (707) 364-9118.

 

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C.I.C.L.E. Has Success: Pasadena Gets A Bike Boulevard

Pasadena to unveil dedicated Bicycle Boulevard

Darsha Philips

PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) — There’s good news for bicyclists in Pasadena. The city is opening a dedicated Bicycle Boulevard, which includes a special stretch along a popular boulevard for folks under pedal power.

The 3/4-mile lane runs along Marengo Avenue between Orange Grove and Washington boulevards. It is only for bicyclists and cars are not allowed through. Rich Dilluvio, Pasadena’s transportation planner, said the lane creates a convenient thoroughfare for bicyclists.

“What it lacked previously was, cyclists didn’t have a way to go through. They would either have to get off their bikes or get onto the crosswalk to walk around to continue on,” said Dilluvio. “What this does now, it makes it legal for cyclists to actually make the through-movement into this nice community that cars can’t make.”

Dilluvio added that the new lane is beneficial for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists alike, because it increases safety and decreases traffic congestion. Special bicycle signals at either sides of Marengo will alert bicyclists when it is their turn to enter the area.

Read full article and watch video here.