Cabrillo Village Youth All Smiles After Bike Camp

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Local Kids Earn Free Bikes Last week, a group of 8 youth living in Cabrillo Village earned free bikes after a week long Summer camp. But this was no handout; the youth had to first complete lessons in bike maintenance, safe riding, safe route selection, and character development. The camp was put on in partnership with EPIC Leadership Center, an organization of volunteers working with youth in low-income neighborhoods. It was an idea cooked up by Christine Wood, the founder of EPIC, and Heidi Buccola, BikeVentura Board Secretary. They live across the the street from each other, and after some talking found their own community work could be reinforced by the other's. "We thought of it at first as a mechanic club - like the HUB club," says Buccola, "but we…
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Welcome Norman Schiele to our Board

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BikeVentura is proud to welcome out newest board member - Norman Schiele. Norman has been involved with the Ventura Bike HUB since 2014 as a volunteer, wrenching on bikes and helping with other projects. Since moving into our new space, he has constructed our storage drawers for used parts and our boxes for tire storage. They are a part of what gives our shop its polished look and keep us organized. You'll probably see Norman in the HUB most Wednesdays on our Volunteer Day, and out on our group rides. We're lucky to have him rolling with us.Are you interested in getting involved? BikeVentura is seeking new board members. Now is the time to jump in and be a part of our enormous growth. We've already done so much in…
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Ventura’s Great Green First Impression

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Rollin' out the Green Carpet Riders headed south into Ventura along the coast will be greeted with a newly paved, and newly striped bike-friendly Main Street. There's beautiful green paint to show motorists where to expect cyclists, and sharrows to guide bikers through the somewhat tricky intersection of Main and Olive. The cherry on top of this minty treat is the new bike repair station, installed by the city and sponsored by Channel Islands Bike Club. Here, you can perform any number of repairs from fixing your brakes (like me recently) to pumping up your tires. You can then follow the green-brick road into downtown Ventura or take the path right to the beach.If was your first time rolling into Ventura on a bike, you might think it was the bike…
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Sometimes you just need a truck…

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Sometimes you just need a truck... As Bikeventura's operations grow throughout Ventura County, the need for a quick and easy way to get several bikes at a time to different places becomes more apparent each day. We've had the luck of one of our most awesome supporters, Nina Danza, to drive scrapped bikes from the Transfer Center in Goleta to our HQ at least once a month in her Chevy S10. As much as we'd rather see everyone on a bike when they're out on the road, we can't deny that a truck is essential for success. While we seek out a truck of our own, American Trucks is offering grant funding to non-profits that use American made trucks for their programming:"The Positive Payload Program is designed to benefit non-profit charitable…
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A Special Saturday in Fillmore

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Jaime Ambriz just keeps going. He's been riding the bus and his bike back and forth from Fillmore to Ventura three days a week to work at the Ventura Bike HUB, and running the Fillmore HUB on Fridays and Saturdays. If that wasn't enough, he also coordinated a fantastic event in his hometown on Saturday. Over 30 riders participated! HUB Volunteer Mike Tweet w/ Micky A local artist with cool, creative pieces for sale Artists Guild of Fillmore Even Organizers Amelia Aparicio, Luther Richmond, and Jaime Ambriz Glass Approaching! This little one was the only person to dismount after being warned! No flat tire for her! Others were less lucky. Lions Club Supporters! A raffle of baskets was won by two Fillmore Youth Jaime Ambriz with a bike recipient and…
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