Crazy Car Films at the HUB

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Flyer by Winston Braun The HUB is a great place to get together and watch movies - movies about the real terror on our city streets - cars! It's free to attend, just bring whatever you'd like to enjoy other than popcorn - we've got that covered. Bring friends! Here is the schedule with some previews if you don't recognize any of these films:Feb 6 - DUELFeb 27 - MAXIMUM OVERDRIVEMarch 13 - RUBBERMarch 27 - CHRISTINEApril 10 - THE CAR The movies start at 8pm sharp after Volunteer night. See you at the HUB - we strongly encourage riding your bike to these events....
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Dr. Dan’s Food for Thought

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Meet Dr. Dan Fishbein. An epidemiologist formerly with the CDC, he now is active in the South Coast cycling community. His love of data and familiarity with research publications mean he is a great filter for important data related to bike safety, infrastructure, and riding trends. Below are three articles about helmet use - food for thought in your protected head! He has been kind enough to provide a brief summary for each article.Protective value of bicycle helmets re-affirmed (Hoye, A. Bicycle helmets - To wear or not to wear? A meta-analyses of the effects of bicycle helmets on injuries https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29677686): A meta-analysis has been conducted of the effects of bicycle helmets on serious head injury and other injuries among crash involved cyclists. 179 effect estimates from 55 studies from 1989-2017 are included in the meta-analysis. The use of bicycle helmets was found to reduce…
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Every Dog has his Day

Every Dog has his Day

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Nick Welsh, Santa Barbara's own 'Angry Poodle' reunited with his bike Bicycle theft is rampant on the South Coast, and is a reminder that we all need to be smart about the locks we use and where we leave our bikes. But there's another measure to prevent bicycle theft: a strong biking community. Nick Welsh, a columnist for the Santa Barbara Independent, lost his beloved Mike Celmins Bicycle - handmade for Nick when he was 30 years old - when it was stolen in Santa Barbara in September 2017. I remember seeing Nick gliding along on it in SB and admiring it for it's craftsmanship and place in local bicycle history. It was because I had stopped to look so many times that I immediately recognized it Saturday at a…
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Meet Bill Knorr

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'Wild' Bill Knorr If you've been in to visit the HUB in the last six months, chances are you saw 'wild' Bill helping someone fix their bike. He's been volunteering at the HUB day-in and day-out, and has become a member of the BikeVentura family. He is an unwaveringly accommodating and friendly presence; a transformative change from a past that landed him on parole. Bill Knorr became a daily volunteer after discovering the HUB through our work-trade program, but stuck around after he found the sense of accomplishment he got from helping out so satisfying. While he's had trouble in the past, Bill quickly states the change is definitely due to being in the constructive HUB environment surrounded by positive coworkers.  “When I come home from a day at the HUB, my…
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BikeVentura is 2018 Nonprofit of the Year!

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In early 2018, BikeVentura rallied over 50 volunteers to get 200 bicycles to Thomas Fire victims 2018 has been a transformative year for BikeVentura, but also for all of Ventura County and the South Coast. After the Thomas Fire, our community rallied to support those who lost their homes. BikeVentura shifted our priorities to raise funds directly for the United Way, and then got a call from Giant Bicycles that put our organization to an early test. They wanted to donate 200 bikes to get to people who lost everything in the fire, and wanted to know if we could receive, build, and distribute them. Having just moved into a new space, we were apprehensive - could we store and build these bikes? Could we get enough volunteer support? How…
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