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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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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