BikeVentura Celebrates Ten Years with City & County Expansion (20 October 2017)

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BikeVentura Press Release  VENTURA, Calif., Oct. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BikeVentura and the Ventura Bike HUB continue to expand their presence in the City and County of Ventura.  The non-profit organization will open primary operations nine blocks closer to Main Street at 490 N. Ventura Ave.  This move is the largest expansion for the non-profit and is fitting for its ten year anniversary.  In addition, BikeVentura recently opened a Bike HUB in the City of Fillmore in partnership with their Parks and Recreation Department. "We have outgrown our current space and can't wait to fill the new one," shared Tobias "Toby" Smith, Program Director for BikeVentura. "Our new location is nearly three times the size, allowing us to support more cyclists in our expanding community." To help raise funds for the expansion into its new space, BikeVentura…
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VC Reporter: Ventura’s new cycling lanes, safety award (7 June 2017)

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VC Reporter highlights Ventura City's big bronze win!  That streak of green Ventura residents are seeing along Seaward Avenue is nothing to be envious about, but rather proud, as the city has implemented the first in a series of safety lanes for cyclists. On Sunday, June 4, BikeVentura celebrated the lanes with an inaugural ride while also observing the city’s recognition by the League of American Bicyclists. The city began installing the green bike lanes in April, beginning with Main Street and Mills Road, and have recently completed addition of the lanes to Seaward Avenue and Sanjon Road. In an April release, the city cited the National Association of City Transportation Officials’ Design Guide, which states that “colored pavement within a bicycle lane increases the visibility of the facility, identifies…
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VC Reporter: Protected bike lane opens in Ventura (12 April 2017)

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VC Reporter discusses the FIRST Class IV protected bike lane in Ventura! Whether zipping off to work or out for an afternoon ride, cyclists in East Ventura have a new, safe option to travel, thanks to the launch of a new protected bike lane on Telephone Road. The lane stretches the length of road between Kimball Road and Clinton Avenue and features a single-lane dedicated bike path with clear markers and pylons separating vehicular traffic. On Tuesday, April 11, the city of Ventura and the Ventura Bike Hub christened the new lane with its first ride, attended by city staff and volunteers. “Physically separated lanes are a key component to getting more people to ride as well as making it safer for the people who already ride,” said Tobias Smith,…
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VC Star: It’s spring — and that means bicycles are out: Be safe

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VC Star discusses the HUB Club Youth Program and cycling partnerships for safety in Ventura County. (30 March 2017) Springtime traditionally brings bicyclists out to enjoy the warm sunshine, and local bicycle advocacy groups want to make sure they ride safely. At a recent launch of BikeVentura, Yvonne Adan, the group’s chairman, explained that the group formally known as VCCool — Ventura Climate Care Options Organized Locally — has changed its focus to safe bicycling in Ventura County. That covers everything from teaching kids bike safety and bike mechanics to pushing for master plans that emphasize bike paths. At the Ventura Bike HUB, located at 1150 N. Ventura Ave., bicyclists can repair their bikes and youngsters can learn safety tips. “We not only teach bike safety, we teach kids to be bike…
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