Bike Ventura Membership Helps us Thrive

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If you ride a bike in Ventura County, you should be a member of BikeVentura. In the wake of the Thomas Fire disaster, we shifted our priorities to work to help heal the community: we raised $720 for the United way, and coordinated with a National Bike Manufacturer, Local Government and over 50 volunteers to get 200 brand-new bikes to people who lost everything in the Thomas Fire.  Bike Ventura listened to the needs of a community in recovery, and delivered. Now we turn to enriching our home through our mission: to build a stronger community for all through bicycle education, advocacy, and empowerment. We've shown we can get the job done, and now we shift back into working with you to make Ventura a safe place for everyone to ride. Your…
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This is what #VenturaStrong looks like

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On January 28th, Giant Bicycles and BikeVentura distributed 120 brand-new bikes to Thomas Fire Victims for free. Over 50 volunteers came out to help build all of the bikes that morning, and recipients of the bikes were overjoyed. The Channel Islands Bicycle Club (CIBike) also donated and distributed free lights and helmets to people who lost their homes in the fire. There were volunteers from REI, Giant Bikes, Open Air Bike Shop, Totally Local VC, Ventura County, McConnells Ice Cream, the 805 Chromies and Square Wheels bike clubs, CIBike, The Ventura Bike Depot and The Ventura Bike HUB. Giant, headquartered in Newbury Park, is donating 200 Momentum iWant Park bikes total, and they needed a local non-profit to help connect the bikes to the impacted community. Patrick Van Horn, Giant’s…
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CIBike Gives Huge Support Fire Victims, Bike Ventura

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Channel Islands Bike Club President Kate Faulkner with Joey  On Sunday,  The Channel Islands Bike Club (CIBike) is donating over $5,500 worth of helmets and lights to distribute to Thomas Fire Victims along with the 200 brand-new bikes donated by Giant. It's important that people getting these bikes can ride safely too! We're so grateful for this amazing club that is so active in our County - consider joining the club if you love riding with a group of awesome people that are working to make cycling become safer and more enjoyable. The Channel Islands Bike Club has been an outstanding partner of BikeVentura and the HUB for years through grants, donations, and working together to advocate for better bikeways in Ventura County. In keeping with that tradition, but also…
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We Raised $720 for Thomas Fire Relief

What's Happening
While the Thomas Fire was ravaging Ventura County, destroying homes and seemingly out of control, BikeVentura called an emergency board meeting. We connected via our phones as some of us were miles apart, fleeing the area, or cut off from Ventura, we asked each other, "What can we do?" feeling at a loss for action. That feeling eroded quickly as we worked through a few ideas and ended up with one that we thought could help the most and help quickest - give a free BikeVentura membership to anyone that donates $50 or more to Thomas Fire Relief through our Website. So, we set up the promotion, not really knowing what would happen - and within 24 hours BikeVentura raised over five-hundred dollars. The promotion continued through the month and on…
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Giant and BikeVentura Partner to Donate Free Bikes to Fire Victims

What's Happening
Giant Bicycles is generously donating 200 bikes to victims of the Thomas Fire who lost everything. The bikes are brand new adult Momentum iWant Park bikes. Ventura County provided a roster of folks who checked in at Poinsettia Park - and those that did can bring ID to the event to claim a bike. If you were not able to register at the park, you have a few options: (1) Register online here,     (2) Print and bring this form to the event,     (3) Register at the event Everyone should bring a photo ID to match affected addresses.
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