More than a Membership

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A story:One day, you remembered how much fun you had biking as a kid.  Feeling a little cooped up at home, you decide you’d like to get back on a bike and go for a ride. So you head to the Ventura Bike HUB to get an inexpensive used bike (you’re not trying to turn professional). As you buy your bike, you’re offered a one-year membership for $30 - you like what we’re doing, so you buy it - immediately knocking 10% off the price of your new bike, helmet, and lock. But the rewards of being a BikeVentura member are just getting started.You ride home on beautiful green bike lanes, comfortable and confidently in traffic - bike lanes that BikeVentura advocates for tirelessly with dollars from your membership. As…
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The BV Crew and their Bikes: Meet Toby!

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Your bike make and model: Trash Pile Cruiser FrameDoes your bike have a name?  The BuzzsawWhat's your favorite feature on your bike?  The Curve of the frame matching(ish) the front tyreYour most unique feature? The ChainringWhen did you build your bike? 2009 while working at Open Air CyclesWhat's the cool story behind your bike?  All of the parts were in the metal scrap pile, and I got inspired to build a fun bike from the parts. After looking at the pile I wanted to build a bike inspired by land speed world record bikes based on the chainring from the exercise bike.These are the parts: 1. A beach cruiser frame with a stuck seatpost and broken cantilever bars.  2. A Schwinn exercise bike, is where we stole the cranks and…
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estaremos ofreciendo reparación gratuita de bicicletas / Free Bike Repair in Oxnard for Essential Travel

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Scroll down for EnglishTalleres de reparación de bicicletas han sido declarados negocios esenciales por el Condado de Ventura, el estado de California y los del CDC. Nos alegra que estas agencias reconozcan que hay personas que necesitan sus bicicletas para su sustento. Ya sea para llegar al trabajo o para servicios vitales, siempre han habido personas para quienes la bicicleta es su principal forma de transporte. Ahora, con el autobús convirtiéndose en una opción cada vez más y mas arriesgoza, más personas optan con la bicicleta, y esas personas son típicamente de comunidades de bajos ingresos y de color.En Oxnard, una ciudad de más de 200.000 personas, sólo hay una de estas tiendas de bicicletas esenciales abiertas. No podemos reabrir nuestro Oxnard HUB en Community Action, pero estaremos ofreciendo reparación…
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S. Mark Taper Foundation Awards BikeVentura $20,000

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BikeVentura is honored to announce that we have been awarded a generous $20,000 grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation. With these funds, we will write our first mulit-year strategic plan, expand HUB services in the county, and continue to foster healthy communities through bicycle advocacy, education and empowerment. Founded in 1989, the S. Mark Taper Foundation is a private family foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of people’s lives by supporting nonprofit organizations and their work in our communities. This is the first time BikeVentura has been awarded a grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation, and we are extremely grateful to have their trust and support. Our HUB program impacts a broad spectrum of lives, and has seen more and more demand for its services over the last three years.…
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Meeting Summary: VCTC at new advocacy group

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Last Wednesday, BikeVentura's new group comprising folks interested in bicycle advocacy and policy met at the HUB, and were joined by two staff from the Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC).  We heard a lot about multi-modal connectivity - bus to train, bus to bike, trail to bike, etc. and how VCTC is working on improving services to accommodate that. Mostly though, we talked about a grand project that could really change the landscape of cycling in the county - The Santa Paula Branch Line. This would be a trail along the rail line that runs from the VTA Metrolink Station to Piru. Some cities have built their portions of the trail, but the County and City of Ventura have not started construction on it. VCTC owns the right of along the…
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