Thank You John and Heidi Buccola!

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BikeVentura sadly bids adieu to Heidi and John Buccola, two outstanding board members that have been with BikeVentura since its inception out of VCCOOL in 2016. They are relocating to Reno, NV, where we're sure they will find a welcoming, vibrant cycling community to be a part of.The Buccolas went above and beyond for this organization, and that benefitted the greater Ventura community in so many ways. Their generosity in giving their time and resources to BikeVentura kept this organization operating through several transitions - renaming and rebranding the nonprofit, moving the bike HUB into a better location, bringing on a new executive director - and it's why we're able to do so much today. Whether it was Heidi organizing our kickoff party at Bell Arts Factory, or driving our Executive…
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Bike Lanes on Telephone Road Add Safety for All

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a glaring gap in our bike network The City of Ventura is preparing to reconfigure Telephone Road between Victoria and Kimball road to reduce the number of travel lanes to include a buffered bike lane. BikeVentura supports this stride toward a safer street for all. Further, we will ask the City to add a physical barrier, such as bollards or raised curbs, to more clearly delineate and protect people traveling on Telephone. We ask you to tell city council that you support this configuration as well. This reconfiguration will make the road safer for everyone using Telephone Road, not just those riding bikes: Road “diets” have been shown to slow traffic speeds, which will reduce the number of crashes and reduce the severity of injuries from crashes. If bollards are included in…
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Meet Zuleima

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Does your bike have a name? I actually don't have a name for it other than 'my bike'  What's your favorite feature on your bike?  that its fixed and so I feel free and like I have full control of how fast/ slow I move and stop Your most unique feature? The Pink rim Back  When did you build your bike? I bought it off craigslist from a retired man in Ventura who spend his time building bikes as a fun hobby back in 2011.. and its been everywhere from San Francisco to Tijuana with me ever since  What's the cool story behind your bike? Hmmm... I think my bike just IS cool for what it does, take me from place to place aside from physically, it takes me from one space to another…
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BikeVentura stands with #BlackLivesMatter

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Dear BikeVentura Supporter,We are an active, nonprofit, grassroots organization whose mission is to grow a safe, healthy, community through equitable bicycle education, empowerment, and advocacy. We believe anyone that wants to should be able to ride a bike and feel safe - not just from cars, but safe from systemic racist oppression and police brutality. We therefore stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and take seriously our pledge to be anti-racist. We recognize that traditional bike advocacy -- including our own at times -- has only considered the needs of the privileged - the privileged who ride free from worries about a racist system that will dehumanize, hurt, or even kill them.You’ve ridden your bike before; been honked at, shouted at, or felt a car pass so close to…
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