Why we are closing the HUBs for one week

What's Happening
The Ventura and Oxnard HUBs will be closed from 8/9 - 8/15 It's been an amazing year at BikeVentura, and our staff has been charging on all fronts to keep the momentum we have built in 2019 going. But we need to pause for the cause, take a breath, and recharge. So, the HUBs will go dark for a week and all of our staff will get a week of paid vacation. Between two HUBs and just four staff, if someone can't work for whatever reason - vacation, health, other amazing BikeVentura programming - we feel it. We have to get creative with scheduling. We make it work, and with a smile, but we've earned a real week away without shifting any burdens or stress from one person to another. This…
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We are BikeVentura (officially)

What's Happening
On April 30, 2019, we officially became BikeVentura, as recognized by the State of California. Founded as VCCOOL more than a decade ago, we're proud to bear a name that truly suits our mission, and we are grateful for all the hard work that went into VCCOOL. This has been a long time coming from the pop-up HUBs in 2007 to the "new" shop at 490 N. Ventura Avenue and our enormous growth over the last three years. 2019 has been BIG and we're only half-way through Taught over 1,000 kids in Ventura County how to ride safely including partnering with 3 middle schools for week-long riding education for over 900 students136 helmets distributed6 Bike Valets at local events19 Community Bike Rides including family-friendly rides, 30 miles Fridays, Brew Rides,…
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Education Programs reach over 1,000 youth in 1st half of 2019

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The training wheels are off, and with new helmets these two from Fillmore are ready to ride! Just in time for Summer, BikeVentura has been involved in programs that have taught over 1,000 kids in Ventura County how to ride safely, and for some how to ride for the first time. Several years ago, BikeVentura, then known as VCCOOL, applied with the City of Ventura for a grant to teach kids bike safety. It was awarded, and through the hard work of city staff, a program to teach youth bike education in public school was formed. Thanks to another grant from the Channel Islands Bike Club (CIBike), the city was able to purchase a fleet of bikes and helmets, so that kids could learn in PE class. Typically bike education in schools…
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Trek Comes Through with Huge Donation!

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A pair of Trek Carbon Trek Silques With the re-opening of a Trek Corporate store in Ventura, the company saw an opportunity to support BikeVentura through a significant donation of high end bikes and parts...over $50,000 dollars worth! Donation of bikes and parts are essential for BikeVentura—it’s how we sustain Ventura Bike HUB and support many BikeVentura Programs including advocating for safer streets, Youth HUB Club, Bike Valet, Work-Trade, and Open Shop. The new Trek Corporate store will be hosting the Women's Trek-Segafredo professional team on May 14th from 6-9pm. RSVP on Facebook here. For more information about donations, please contact BikeVentura.
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Meet Zuleima Jimenez

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One of the new faces you'll see helping people out at the HUB is that of Zuleima "Zuli" Jimenez. We're stoked to have her on staff at the HUB, and asked her to tell us a little about herself so we can all get to know her a little better!Tell us a little about yourself...Born and raised in Oxnard, Ca...Spanish with a Mayan influence was my first language. My passions include learning and creating. I love to create various forms of art on canvas and on soil (gardening) as well as in many other forms.  I Love to share my passions with the community and youth. I Have worked with the Oxnard youth for many years now, currently with La Colonia youth, who are now on their 3rdCommunity Mural. I…
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