Meet Zuleima

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Does your bike have a name? I actually don't have a name for it other than 'my bike'  What's your favorite feature on your bike?  that its fixed and so I feel free and like I have full control of how fast/ slow I move and stop Your most unique feature? The Pink rim Back  When did you build your bike? I bought it off craigslist from a retired man in Ventura who spend his time building bikes as a fun hobby back in 2011.. and its been everywhere from San Francisco to Tijuana with me ever since  What's the cool story behind your bike? Hmmm... I think my bike just IS cool for what it does, take me from place to place aside from physically, it takes me from one space to another…
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BikeVentura stands with #BlackLivesMatter

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Dear BikeVentura Supporter,We are an active, nonprofit, grassroots organization whose mission is to grow a safe, healthy, community through equitable bicycle education, empowerment, and advocacy. We believe anyone that wants to should be able to ride a bike and feel safe - not just from cars, but safe from systemic racist oppression and police brutality. We therefore stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and take seriously our pledge to be anti-racist. We recognize that traditional bike advocacy -- including our own at times -- has only considered the needs of the privileged - the privileged who ride free from worries about a racist system that will dehumanize, hurt, or even kill them.You’ve ridden your bike before; been honked at, shouted at, or felt a car pass so close to…
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Meet Alex Penaloza, and Barney

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 Meet Alex and his Bike! Say hello to another BV crew member and their bike: Meet Alex!  Alex brings the dirt, sweat, dancing, style and effervescent magic and joy to his community, in the best way!Your bike, make and model: Surly, OG KrampusDoes your bike have a name? Usually I call them Barney because of the purple and green accents all over, but a friend also calls it my monster truck. What's your favorite feature on your bike? Probably the huge tires, I usually roll slick 29 x 2.5 tires on 50mm rims so they have a big diameter for easy roll over and a lot of volume for a cushy ride.  Your most unique feature? It’s a tie between my 80's suntour power shifters moving a 10spd drivetrain, Dia Compe 4 finger moto…
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SBBIKE April Advocacy/Policy Meeting Notes

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In April, advocates from three counties gathered to talk about ways to seize the moment and keep some of the momentum of increased bicycling that we're seeing up and down the coast. Our executive director was in attendance and spoke briefly about issues around helping those most in need. There is a link to a recording of the meeting in the linked PDF of the notes below:Advocacy policy committee minutes April 2020
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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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