Courtesy of San Diego County Bicycle Coalition
Ron Roberts San Diego BFBD AnnouncementEarlier this year the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition and the San Diego Business Improvement Council announced seven new bicycle-friendly business districts. Photo courtesy of San Diego County Bicycle Coalition.
The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition (SDCBC), an organization that advocates for and protects the rights of all people who ride bicycles, will host its annual meeting, the Holiday Joy Ride, on December 13, 2012 at 5:30 pm at the Mission Brewery in East Village.
This year’s event will celebrate 2012 as the year bicycling boosted business in San Diego. According to Executive Director Andy Hanshaw, bike-friendly business districts, public bike sharing announcements, more cyclists at special events and a record-number of cyclists riding to work all contributed to one of most successful years ever for the cycling economy in San Diego.
This signature event, sponsored by Car2Go, starts with a neighborhood Joy Ride for cyclists of all abilities, pedaling through downtown and returning to Mission Brewery. The celebration continues at Mission Brewery with craft beer, food trucks, a silent auction and prizes. The Bicycle Coalition will present the 2012 Golden Gear Advocacy awards and the SDCBC Year-in-Review. Special guest Mia Kohout, a celebrity in the everyday cycling world, will deliver the keynote. Mia’s the co-owner, co-publisher and editor-in-chief of Momentum Mag, an independent media company that celebrates the growing transportation cycling movement in North America with an emphasis on women and families.
The event is open to the public. Tickets for SDCBC members are $10, non-members are $15, which includes the Joy Ride, program and a beer ticket. Guests can also purchase a year membership with event benefits for $25. Guests should register at http://sdcbcjoyride12.eventbri te.com/#
Learn more at sdcbc.org