News & Media

Thank you for wanting to learn more about what we're up to! Here you'll find our latest news and press releases, media clips, images and more. Please contact us at (562) 221-9672 or email us at Melissa@pedallove.org.

Listen to the Pedal Love Podcast on KPFK's Bike Talk & SoundCloud

On August's #WomenTalkBikes Daniella and Maria share their own stories of how social rides have helped them feel a welcome part of the biking community, how social rides help build and expand a successful bike advocacy community, and they connect with new riders as well and seasoned ride hosts on what makes a social ride a fun and positive experience.

For July's Stylish by Bike segment Melissa interviews "Sweet Ride U.S.A.'s" Steve Isaacs on how he rediscovered his passion for Los Angeles by bike.

On July's #WomenTalkBikes Hosts Daniella Alcedo and Maria Sipin interview Siobhan Dolan, competitive racer and amateur mechanic who talks about a new platform for women's racing at La Course, the first elite women's race at Le Tour de France.

Latest Releases

For Immediate Release May 13, 2014

Re:  Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition’s “Bike to Shop” Day Launches with 90 Retail Participants Saturday May 17 in Celebration of National Bike Month and the Opportunity to Support Your Local Economy by Bike

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Sacramento CA – In support and celebration of May as National Bike Month, and the growth of bicycling in our region, state and nation, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) is sponsoring “Bike to Shop Day” on Saturday May 17, 2014. 90 local shops throughout the Silicon Valley area including Brooks Brothers in the Stanford Shopping Center and Grocery Outlet in Redwood City have signed on to participate with special offers to entice people to get out to ride.

 For all of the details about “Bike to Shop Day” including participating stores, the group tours to join, and tips on how to best shop by bike can all be found at http://biketoshopday.org/.

Interviews & Articles

8/15/14 - The Big Story/Groups Claim Insurance Discrimination in New Form Associated Press features Pedal Love spokeswoman Charis Hill

8/05/14 - Cars and Bikes: Why Can't We All Just Get Along - Interview with Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition's Executive Editor Jen Klausner in Los Angeles Magazine

July/August 2014 - Cover feature Momentum Magazine on Shelby Sanzchez/Photo by Lisa Beth Anderson + Wellness feature on Charis Hill by Melissa Balmer/Photo by Allan Crawford

5/14/14 - Norcal Coalition sponsors 'Bike to Shop Day' - Bicycle Retailer and Industry News (special media outreach collaboration with the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition)

5/8/2014 - "Bike to Shop Day" makes the "The Agenda - 4 Things Not to Miss" - SFGate.com + in print in the San Francisco Chronicle (special media outreach collaboration with the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition)

04/25/14 - Bike the Runway: Moving Bikes Beyond Tools and Into Fashion - Longbeachize.com (featuring the photography of Lisa Beth Anderson)

4/24/14 - Silicon Valley's First Bike to Shop Day 5/17 - Streetsblog SF

04/16/14 - Is There Such a Thing as a 'Feminine Way to Ride a Bike?' - Charis Hill is quoted in this piece in Atlantic Cities

04/11/14 - Taking Cycling and Public Transit Mainstream with Maria Sipin - Neon Tommy

03/01/14 - What Long Beach can tell us about cycling and politics - Opinion L.A./Los Angeles Times

01/03/14 - How Pedal Love's beautiful logo was created and more - Psychic Temple

01/03/14 - Long Beach women bring some Pedal Love to male dominated bicycling scene - Cover feature the Press Telegram

12/23/13 - The Top 10 Stories of 2013: Long Beach & Urban Living - Longbeachize.com

11/12/13 - Women on Bikes SoCal Expands Into a Statewide Initiative - LBPost.com

Oct/Nov 2013 - Kellie Morris Featured in Momentum Magazine: "Bike Smart." Image by Lisa Beth Anderson

Sept-Oct 2013 - Kellie Morris Featured in American Bicyclist: Member Snapshot

September 2013 - Maria Sipin Featured in the League of American Bicyclist's WomenBike: "Women on a Roll" Report  

09/27/2013 - Maria Sipin Featured in Refinery 29: "Spin Out The Door—Everything You Need To Get Started Cycling Outside"

09/12/13 - Maria Sipin & Melissa Balmer Featured on Women You Should Know: "Women on a Roll When it Comes to Biking"

05/14/2013 - IN PICTURES: BikeFest Long Beach 2013 in LBPost.com

03/10/2013 - Balmer Ditches Vehicle for Bike Advocacy in Gazettes.com

01/07/13 - How a Crop of Women Activists is Making Long Beach Safer for Bicyclists, Everyone on L.A.Streetsblog

12/08/12 - Women on Bikes SoCal's Melissa Balmer with scholarship recipients Maria Sipin of A Healthy Design and Elizabeth William's of Cali Bike Tours on KPFK's BikeTalk on the First Female Only LCI Class

12/06/12 - Women on Bikes SoCal Program Director Melissa Balmer on Frank Peters' cdmCyclist

12/05/12 - Long Beach Post Names LB Cyclist "Person of the Year"

12/03/12 - First All-Female LCI Training a Huge Success in League of American Bicyclists Blog

11/13/2012 - Pedal Perfect: Bikers shed spandex to inspire new riders CNN blog

10/05/2012 - Cycle Chic: Past, Present & Future fall fashion show in Apparel News

10/03/12 - Cycle Chic: Past, Present & Future fall fashion show in Momentum Magazine

9/20/2012 - Cycle Chic: Past, Present & Future fall fashion show video courtesy of L.A. Streetsblog Lite

9/13/2012 - Fashion in Motion - Electra Bicycling Company Blog

9/7/2012 - Psychic Temple - Meet Melissa Balmer, Long Beach Cycling Advocate.

8/13/2012 - Long Beach's Suja Lowenthal Takes Her "One Shot" to Create Inclusive Transportatin - Streetsblog L.A.

8/11/2012 - National Bicycle Conference Comes to Long Beach - The Press Telegram

07/15/2012 - Momentum Magazine July/August 2012

05/2012 - Momentum Magazine May/June 2012

5/20/2012 - Long Beach Moves Up to 19 in Bike Friendly Cities - Bicycling Magazine

05/11/2012 - Getting More Women On Bikes - The Atlantic Cities

02/08/12 - Group Promotes Increasing Number of Women Using Bicycles - Gazettes.com

02/08/12 - Long Beach Launches Program Aimed at Increasing Female Bike Ridership - Press Telegram

02/07/2012 - Getting More Women to Ride Bikes - "Let's Double the Number of Women & Girls Riding Bikes" campaign + LB Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal in L.A. Observed

02/07/2012 - Sisterhood of the Traveling Bikes - Overview of the female bike movement in L.A. including Women On Bikes SoCal + LB Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal on Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky's blog

01/24/2012 - Women on Bikes SoCal #GirlBikeGangs - The Bird Wheel Blog

01/11/2012 - Cycles and Cents: Long Beach Proves Bikes Are Good for Business in Grist Magazine featuring WoBSoCal "Bikes Mean Business" columnist April Economides

01/11/2012 - WoBSoCal Editor Melissa Balmer profiled in the new Pro Walk/Pro Bike Newsletter

12/20/2011 - Sunset Magazine features Long Beach's East Village by Jennifer Volland

12/01/2011 - Bicycle Retailer "Website Aims Bicycle Advocacy to Women"

 

 

Pedal Love spokeswomen Charis Hill of Sacramento featured in the 8/15/14 Associated Press story above on health insurers avoiding paying for crucial medications. Image AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli. Below she's featured in the July/August 2014 Momentum Magazine. Image by Allan Crawford.

Single Mom marketing guru Shelby Sanchez of Dream Inspired Design of Long Beach with her two daughters in their beloved cargo bike are the cover story for Momentum Magazine for July/August.. Image by Lisa Beth Anderson.

Single Mom marketing guru Shelby Sanchez of Dream Inspired Design of Long Beach with her two daughters in their beloved cargo bike are the cover story for Momentum Magazine for July/August.. Image by Lisa Beth Anderson.

Janet Lafleur of Mountain View California illustrates how easily one can shop by bike for "Bike to Shop" Day on 5/17/2014. Image by Dick Kiser. Print quality available upon request.

Janet Lafleur of Mountain View California illustrates how easily one can shop by bike for "Bike to Shop" Day on 5/17/2014. Image by Dick Kiser. Print quality available upon request.

Kali Kekepania channels "Rosie the Riveter" wearing vintage apparel from the "Make Collection" and a '39 Elgin at 2013's Vintage Bike & Fashion Show coordinated by Women on Bikes California. Image by Allan Crawford. Makeup by Christina Garcia and hair by Sandra Pimentel.

Kali Kekepania channels "Rosie the Riveter" wearing vintage apparel from the "Make Collection" and a '39 Elgin at 2013's Vintage Bike & Fashion Show coordinated by Women on Bikes California. Image by Allan Crawford. Makeup by Christina Garcia and hair by Sandra Pimentel.

Charlie Gandy Vice Chair of the California Bicycle Coalition and Women on Bikes California Director in the March 1 story "What Long Beach can teach us about cycling and politics."

Charlie Gandy Vice Chair of the California Bicycle Coalition and Women on Bikes California Director in the March 1 story "What Long Beach can teach us about cycling and politics."

Long Beach based Kellie Morris writes the "We Can All Ride Bikes" podcast segment and blog for Pedal Love. Image by Lisa Beth Anderson. See our "Cycle Chic" fashion show at the Women Bike forum at Pro Walk/Pro Bike: Pro Place 2012 in honor of the Cycle Chic movement founder Mikael Colville Andersen. Very big thanks to Streetslblog!

Long Beach based Kellie Morris writes the "We Can All Ride Bikes" podcast segment and blog for Pedal Love. Image by Lisa Beth Anderson.

See our "Cycle Chic" fashion show at the Women Bike forum at Pro Walk/Pro Bike: Pro Place 2012 in honor of the Cycle Chic movement founder Mikael Colville Andersen. Very big thanks to Streetslblog!

Lisa Beth Anderson's gorgeous images are featured in this April 2014 Longbeachize.com article.

Lisa Beth Anderson's gorgeous images are featured in this April 2014 Longbeachize.com article.

Alexis Lantz, the President of the Executive of the Board of the California Bicycle Coalition by Allan Crawford.

Alexis Lantz, the President of the Executive of the Board of the California Bicycle Coalition by Allan Crawford.