BikeVentura’s 2020 Advocacy Agenda

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BikeVentura is committed to making Ventura County streets safer for everyone in 2020. How will you get involved?Join our first Advocacy Meeting, January 15th, at 7pm to choose priorities on this agenda, develop a strategy, and identify community leaders to organize for a louder voice!As we continue to teach thousands of youth bike safety, empower riders to fix their own bikes, and build a community of cyclists through community rides, we need to keep pushing for streets that are actually safe for those groups. Policy & PlanningSet a Modeshare Goal in the City of Ventura’s General Plan - Currently the City of Ventura is undergoing its General Plan update, and asking for public input around their stated goals. One of them is, “OUR ACCESSIBLE COMMUNITY - Our goal is to provide residents with more…
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Finding Connection and Simplicity on a Family Bicycle Tour

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The author with her husband and son My little family of three just returned home safely from our very first bicycle tour. Here are the logistics: we rode 160(ish) miles beginning in San Francisco and ending in Monterey.  We camped along the route, first in Half Moon Bay and then in Capitola, so we carried everything we needed in our saddle bags. Gear like our tent and sleeping bags were attached to our bikes.  We wore padded bike shorts. Our 7 year old son, Maverick was attached to his dad's bike by using a trail-a-bike (the Burley Piccolo) and helped pedal the whole way. I rode a 1987 Raleigh Mountain Tour bike (in a perfect coral shade).  We spent a big portion of our trip riding on Highway 1 (Half Moon…
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The HUB is Hiring

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The HUB is seeking an Open Shop Lead Job Summary:  The HUB is a Community Bicycle shop where we teach and empower people to fix their own bikes.  The Open Shop Lead Mechanic’s job is to nurture a safe and comfortable environment for clients and volunteers so that they can participate fully in our shop and get the most out of their experience.  We are looking for a dependable, community oriented person who wants to share their love of bicycles and building community. As we grow, we are looking for people that want to take on leadership in our shop and grow with us. Organization Hiring:  BikeVentura) a 501(c)(3) non-profit. www.bikeventura.orgContact Information:Please send all correspondence to:  toby@bikeventura.org orBikeVentura490 N. Ventura Ave.Ventura, CA  93001You can also call our office at (805)641-2665Reports to: …
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Welcome New Board, Staff to BikeVentura

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BikeVentura welcomes our new board member Frank Coronel (left) and new-ish shop staff Nate Cohen. They're both athletes (Frank once bowled 8 strikes in a row) and are excited to be a part of BikeVentura as we grow! Here's a little more about them:Frank CoronelFrank W Coronel is one of Farmers Insurance Group's Elite insurance agents in Ventura County. Earning several distinctive awards for customer service and production such as: District Agent of the Year, Toppers Club, Championship Award and Elite Commercial Agent. Out of Farmers 13,000 agents nationwide, he continually ranks among the top 10%. As a small business owner, Frank has been a Ventura County resident for over 40 years. And over the last 14 he has helped protect thousands of families, individuals, and businesses. Prior to that…
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Annenberg Foundation Awards BikeVentura $10k

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In August, the Annenberg Foundation awarded BikeVentura a $10,000 unrestricted grant to continue our work in Ventura County. This was part of their small grants program, for nonprofits with annual budgets under $200,000. They said "We greatly value the work you are doing in your community to ensure transportation equity. BikeVentura’s education programs and Bike HUB is very much aligned with our commitment to diversity and equity, and we appreciate how the programs are targeted toward low-income, underserved communities."BikeVentura earned this grant by showing our programs impact many lives, and with a very small budget. We want to grow so that we can bring our programs in full force to the whole county, and this grant will help us build an organization that's prepared to do so. Imagine a budget…
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