Ride Ready Classes A Success

What's Happening
Ride Ready Classes a Success! Last week, BikeVentura hosted its first two day Ride Ready class, taught by our executive director, Joey Juhasz-Lukomski. The first day was comprised of in-shop instruction on basic bicycle maintenance, including the all important Fix-A-Flat tutorial (as pictured above). The second class, held on a beautiful Saturday morning, found participants outside, on their bikes, learning how to ride safely on the streets. Joey's instruction included such maneuvers as how to make an emergency stop and how to safely avoid obstacles in the road. The class ended with an exciting ride around downtown Ventura to put into practice our participants sharp cycling skills. Upon completion of the class, our Board Chairperson, John Buccola, shared "I wasn't sure I would learn anything new, but not only did I…
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BV Bikes Tour through Washington State and British Columbia!

What's Happening
This summer, a group of women supported by BikeVentura, embarked on a bike tour starting in Washington State and British Columbia, Canada.Their tour began on the Olympic Peninsula. Their first leg took them to Port Angeles, WA where they boarded a ferry to Victoria, BC. They rode North on Vancouver Island and ferried out to Salt Spring Island for few days before heading back to the USA via a Washington State ferry to San Juan Island. The trip was full of camping, coffee, bakeries and band practice. All of the members of the tour brought instruments strapped to their bikes!All of their bikes had either been refurbished and purchased at BikeVentura, or tuned up at the shop before the trip.
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Aloha Bike Valet

What's Happening
On September 1st and 2nd, BikeVentura hosted bike valet services at Ventura's 13th annual Aloha Beach Festival. Sixteen stellar volunteers provided secure bike parking for almost 200 bikes! Festival vendors provided volunteers with free food and beverages as a "thank you!" Volunteers had a blast, met new people, and helped to reduce traffic and parking congestion! Talk about a win-win-win.
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Raffle Alert– Two Momentum iWant Park Bikes!

What's Happening
We are raffling off two brand new Momentum iWant Park bicycles!! Join us on September 25th at 5:30 pm at Leashless Brewing for your chance to win a new bike. iWant Park bikes are one size fits all and were generously donated to us by Giant Bicycle. Earlier this year, Giant and BikeVentura gave away 200 of these bicycles to Thomas Fire victims. Raffle tickets are only $10 and the proceeds will go directly to BikeVentura. The raffle is part of the Green Drinks Mixer, a Ventura Chamber of Commerce event. We hope to see you there!!
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Member Focus: Dave Buttner & the Arthritis Bike Classic

Membership, What's Happening
September's member highlight is Dave Buttner. Dave is an avid cycler hailing from Port Hueneme and is gearing up to support the 2018 Arthritis Bike Classic-- California Coast Classic. Dave's favorite local stretch of road is, "from Mugu Rock to Neptune's Net; there is nothing like the ocean on one side and mountains on the other!"  Dave is a regular bike commuter averaging 2-3 days/week, 5 miles/day. His must-haves include a "front-white blinking light, a rear-red blinking light, helmet, cleats, and a vest." He is a strong believer in being predictable while on the roadway.  Dave is participating for his 9th year in the California Coast Classic! This year is different from years prior, he'll be driving and managing the supply truck. Dave participates in the Arthritis Bike Classic as someone who is…
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