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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
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.
The day’s focus is to encourage people to find out how easy and fun it is to ride their bikes for shorter local trips, and highlight the growth of bicycling for errands and the positive “shop local” economic impact as bicyclists discover shopping in their own hometowns. A full range of shopping tours are available for those who would like to participate: a 3 mile kid-oriented family ride in Mountain View, 5 mile and 10 mile tours of San Jose's walk-friendly shopping districts, and a 50 mile ride spanning the full length of Silicon Valley, hosted by Cowgirl Bike Couriers. 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/.
Listen to the Pedal Love Podcast on KPFK's Bike Talk:
- Our full July show on KPFK's Bike Talk: http://archive.kpfk.org/mp3/kpfk_140705_112000biketalk.mp3
- Listen to our July Stylish by Bike segment featuring Steve Isaac's of Sweet Ride USA: https://soundcloud.com/pedal-love/stylishbybike-july-041014final
- Listen to our July #WomenTalkBikes segment featuring Siobhan Dolan, competitive racer and amateur mechanic: https://soundcloud.com/womentalkbikes
- Learn about our Pedal Love hosts and connect with our Pedal Love podcast archives here!
Interviews & Articles
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)
Sept-Oct 2013 - Kellie Morris Featured in American Bicyclist: Member Snapshot
05/14/2013 - IN PICTURES: BikeFest Long Beach 2013 in LBPost.com
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
07/15/2012 - Momentum Magazine July/August 2012
05/2012 - Momentum Magazine May/June 2012
05/11/2012 - Getting More Women On Bikes - The Atlantic Cities
12/01/2011 - Bicycle Retailer "Website Aims Bicycle Advocacy to Women"