BikeVentura, a Project of VCCOOL
VCCool is an active, grass-roots non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) corporation located in Ventura, California. VCCool incorporated in 2007. BikeVentura is comprised of three organizations, BikeVentura Advocacy, Ventura Bike HUB, and Fillmore Bike HUB. The Bike HUBs are community bicycle shops and second-hand bike stores.
BikeVentura’s mission is to foster a safe, healthy community through bicycle-centered education, empowerment, and advocacy in Ventura County.
- In 2018, helped over 775 people fix their bikes, logged over 621 work-trade hours, built and recycled nearly 346 bikes back into the community, thanks to donations
- Winner of Ventura Chamber of Commerce’s Non-Profit of the Year!
- Partnered with Epic in 2018 to host first-of-its-kind bicycle focused summer camp in Cabrillo Village
- Continued partnership with City of Ventura to host Ride Ready course; join a FREE class and bikeventura.org/events
- Participated in January 2017 City Council meeting to support the successful approval of a grant funding The Ventura Avenue Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements Plan. The Grant includes bike lanes and sidewalks on Cedar St; bike lane, sidewalk and stop sign at DeAnza and curb extensions and better crosswalks on Ventura Ave
- Partnered with Giant Bicycles and Channel Islands Bike Club to donate over 200 bikes and helmets to Thomas Fire Victims
- Co-creator of Ventura’s Master Bikeway Plan. Our on-going, community actions are creating a new bicycle feel to the city of Ventura, including some of California’s first green-bike-boxes
- In 2012, opened the Ventura Bike HUB community shop supporting low-income cyclists in fixing their own bicycle
- Provided 25 bicycles to farm-worker youth
- Provide technical responses to city codes and plans, including 35 page of recommendations for the Westside code
- Written ~$1.5 million dollars of successful state/federal grants for Ventura City pay for bicycle safety and education
BikeVentura thanks their partners. Through their generous support of donations, grants, and sponsorship BikeVentura is able to sustain and grow Bike HUB and BikeVentura Advocacy programs.