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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Traffic Skills 101

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We can all agree that in Ventura, there are only a handful of days a year where you might think twice about biking because of the weather. But there could be a variety of other reasons you choose not to ride a bike: maybe your bike is uncomfortable,  or not suited to ride more than a few blocks. Maybe you wouldn’t know what to do if you got a flat tire, or other mechanical issues with the brakes or shifting. OR maybe you just don’t feel confident sharing the road with motor vehicles. BikeVentura’s Traffic Skills 101 course  will teach you the skills and give you the confidence so that you won’t think twice when you want to bike to work, school, on errands, or for pure fun. We’ll show you how to…
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The HUB Mechanics Class is Here!

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This is the one you've been asking for, and at last we can oblige you! Toby Smith, our Ventura Bike HUB manager and master mechanic, is ready to teach the people all the ins, outs, ups, and downs of introductory bike mechanics. You'll learn about wheels, derailleurs, headsets, bearings, hubs, the bottom bracket, and more. The class combines classroom instruction and hands-on work. There are 8 classes, every Tuesday and Thursday from 7-9pm starting April 10. It's $120 for non-members and $90 for BikeVentura members. Notice that BikeVentura members get a $30 discount, which just happens to be the cost of a BikeVentura membership! JOIN today and you'll get the discounted class price AND discounts at the shop, local businesses and more. Not to mention the money you'll save doing…
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