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 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 may have consisted of a…
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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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Report from the National Bike Summit

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Successful Learning and Lobbying in Washington DC Pretty Chill on Capitol Hill From March 9-12, I had the pleasure of attending the National Bike Summit, hosted by the League of American Bicyclists. I joined 350 bike advocates from all over the country to share news, knowledge, and to lobby congress to make our country more bike-friendly. It was an amazing experience and I hope to see more advocates from California when I go back next year. At the conference, I had a chance to hear inspiring voices from local and state advocacy organizations big and small. I heard volunteers from Durham NC and Cleveland TN talk about starting advocacy organizations with no money at all. I heard from educators in Minnesota about teaching children with developmental disabilities to ride bikes. I heard…
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Meet Brendan Taylor, Trailbuilder and Steward

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I had a chance to talk to the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy Stewardship Director that's putting things back together after the Thomas Fire. 1. Hi Brendan, tell us about yourself. Are you from the Area? How long have you been mountain biking/doing trailwork?  I'm actually from the greater Philadelphia area and I relocated out here for the Stewardship Director position at the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy. I'd previously worked in California back in 2007 out in the desert doing restoration projects before then working on the Pacific Crest Trail in the southern Sierra from 2008-2011, and so I jumped at the opportunity to return to southern California to work in the outdoors again. As for biking, while I don't mountain bike myself, I do love to bike tour and in fact…
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