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Latest Releases

For Immediate Release April 18, 2014

Re:  Who is SoCal's Most “Stylish by Bike?” Both Vintage and Modern Looks Invited to Compete at Bike Fest on Saturday May 3rd for Great Prizes!

Note: Excellent print and web quality promotional images available upon request

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Long Beach CA – To celebrate May as National Bike Month the Downtown Long Beach Associate’s (DLBA) host their annual Bike Fest Saturday May 3rd from 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm. This year the event will be hosted in the charming historic East Village Arts District. One of the first four “Bike Friendly Business Districts” in the nation, the East Village is home to some of the city’s best modern and vintage apparel boutiques, the very popular City Grounds bike shop, and great wining and dining experiences.

For the bike-friendly hipsters and vintage aficionados Bike Fest will host the perfect showcase for their favorite bike + fashion ensembles to discover just who is SoCal's most “Stylish by Bike.” To both honor bicycling's passion for all things vintage and the hot modern urban bike scene Bike Fest will host prize winning categories for...click here to read the full release!

For Immediate Release April 17, 2014

The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Launches “Bike to Shop” Day Saturday May 17 in Celebration of National Bike Month and the Opportunity to Support Your Local Economy by Bike

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 May 17, 2014. Over seventy local shops throughout the Silicon Valley area have already signed up to participate with special offers

The day’s focus is to encourage people to ride their bikes for shorter local trips, and highlight the growth of bicycling for errands and the “shop local” economic impact as bicyclists discover shopping in their own hometowns. The day was created by Janet Lafleur of Mountain View in collaboration with Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition staff and volunteers, and is supported by the City of San Jose’s Office of Economic Development....click here to read full release!

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Interviews & Articles

04/16/13 - Is There Such a Thing as a 'Feminine Way to Ride a Bike?' - Charis Hill is quoted in this piece in Atlantic Cities

04/11/13 - 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"

 


Style maven Joen Garnica of Garnica Interiors shows off her Streetstyle as judge for May 3rd's "Stylish by Bike" contest at Bike Fest in the East Village Long Beach. Image by Allan Crawford.

Style maven Joen Garnica of Garnica Interiors shows off her Streetstyle as judge for May 3rd's "Stylish by Bike" contest at Bike Fest in the East Village Long Beach. Image by Allan Crawford.

Kali Kekepania channels "Rosie the Riveter" wearing vintage apparel from the "Make Collection" and a '39 Elgin at 2013's Bike Fest. 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 Bike Fest. Image by Allan Crawford. Makeup by Christina Garcia and hair by Sandra Pimentel.

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

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."

Our "License to Ride" blog columnist Maria Sipin of downtown L.A. by ReallyNathan. Sipin will be participating in the upcoming "Active Living Plugged In" training camp in L.A. on March 15/16.

Our "License to Ride" blog columnist Maria Sipin of downtown L.A. by ReallyNathan. Sipin will be participating in the upcoming "Active Living Plugged In" training camp in L.A. on March 15/16.

Long Beach based Kellie Morris writes the "We All Ride Bikes" blog column. Morris will be participating in the upcoming Active Living Plugged In training camp in L.A. on March 15/16. Image by Lisa Beth Anderson. Please credit model, photographer and PedalLove.org when sharing this image. See our "Cycle Chic" fashion show at the Women Bike forum at Pro Walk/Pro Bike: Pro Place 2012 in honor of Mikael Colville Andersen. Very big thanks to Streetslbog!

Long Beach based Kellie Morris writes the "We All Ride Bikes" blog column. Morris will be participating in the upcoming Active Living Plugged In training camp in L.A. on March 15/16. Image by Lisa Beth Anderson. Please credit model, photographer and PedalLove.org when sharing this image.

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

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.