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May 6, 2017: Cycle de Mayo, Atascadero Lake Park

May 16, 2017: Tour of California, Stage 3

May 21, 2017: Pie and Ice Cream Ride, Cambria 

President's Message

May is Bike Month!!

By Dave Abrecht

The San Luis Obispo Bicycle Club has been a long-time supporter of our local Bike Month activities.  In cooperation with the RideShare organization, our members have hosted Bike Breakfasts, planned bike rides for children and families and financially supported Bike Month activities and programs.  

Next month, our members have a number of opportunities to become involved in Bike Month.

1. We are co-hosting a Bike to Work Day Bike Breakfast on Friday, May 19, 7 - 9 AM at the San Luis Obispo County Council of Governments' office, 1114 Marsh St. SLO.  We need six members to help plan and serve the breakfast.  For more information and to volunteer, please contact me at president@slobc.org or 805.801.9211

2. The SLOBC has made a donation to Cycle de Mayo, a Bike Month event on Saturday, May 6 at Atascadero Lake Park.   For more information, see the flyer elsewhere in the newsletter or contact Elaine McElmury at ride-coordinator@slobc.org or 805.712.3641

3. Ride Share is also looking for SLOBC members to help facilitate Ride to Work rides on Friday, May 19th.  The rides will start at various locations around the county and travel to the planned bike breakfasts and work centers.  If you have an interest in helping workers around the county commute by bike, please contact Peter Williamson at the San Luis Obispo County Council of Governments (SLOCOG) at PWilliamson@rideshare.org.

4. For members who reside in San Luis Obispo, during Bike Month the city will be experimenting with traffic calming measures on High St. to improve bicycle safety. More information is available at https://rideshare.org/events/a-better-block-high-street-2/

The calendar for Bike Month activities is available at http://ridesharew.org/programs/bike-month  Make your plans now to participate in and support these activities that promote bicycle riding for recreation and transportation.

Your Board is open to questions, comments and suggestions.  Feel free to contact us at board@slobc.org and stay tuned for more information!

Upcoming Events

Cycle de Mayo

Saturday May 6th

Cycle de Mayo is an annual bike month event in northern SLO county.  This year it will be held at Atascadero Lake Park on Saturday, May 6.  Besides encouraging ridership and promoting bike safety, the event will highlight plans creating a bike path to connect the North County cities as part of the Salinas River Trail Plan.   SLOBC will have a promotional booth at the park. 

The program includes a lot of fun activities and it’s free!  There will be group rides to the park from Atascadero, Templeton and Paso Robles. There’s an awesome BMX stunt show, and you can watch the children’s Bike Safety Rodeo where they navigate around cones and stop signs.  The kids will also ride around the lake after they’ve decorated their bikes.

New this year is the Bike Swap Meet where you can buy and sell used or new bike gear.  You may bring items to the SLOBC table for us to sell.  All items must be clean and in working order.  You can either put a price tag on items, or we will sell them for whatever we can get. If you put your name on the items, we will give you the proceeds; otherwise it will be a donation to SLOBC.  Any leftover items will be donated to the Bike Kitchen unless you put a note on specific items that you want them returned if not sold.  We will deduct $3 from your sales to help cover the cost of the swap meet space. You can bring any items you want to sell over to Dave Abrecht’s house by Monday, May 1, or to the SLOBC swap meet table in Atascadero Lake Park on Saturday, May 6 after 9:30 am. Please contact Dave at daveabrecht@me.com to drop off gear.

So mark it on your calendar. We’re looking for a few volunteers for the swap meet tables and promo booth.   If you can help please contact Elaine McElmury at tipsycyclist@gmail.com.  You can get more details about the event at www.CycleDeMayo.com.









TOUR of California

Tuesday, May 16th

The Tour of California is returning to SLO County on May 16. Stage 3 of the 2017 Tour will start in Pismo Beach, travel south into northern Santa Barbara County and finish in Morro Bay.  Once again, the SLOBC will host a viewing location for members to gather, socialize and watch the live action.

Below are the preliminary details.  Plans are still being developed and updated information will be sent out to all members soon.

When: Tuesday, May 16,  2:00 PM

Where:  Claiborne and Churchill Winery, 2649 Carpenter Canyon Road (Hwy 227), SLO

We need some members who are willing to lead rides from places such as Meadow Park, French Park and a south county location.  Rides would start at 1:00 PM, or earlier, and arrive at the winery by 2:00 PM to wait for the tour to arrive.  Members are also welcome to arrive by car.  The winery will set aside a portion of their patio for us to gather after the Tour passes the location.  Wine tasting is available for a fee or free with the purchase of wine. 

More detailed information will be sent out via e-mail.  Click on the “Interest” button below to e-mail Dale Sutliff and let him know you would like to attend. 

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Pie and Ice Cream Ride

When: Sunday, May 21      

10:30 - noon

Where: Linn's Fruit Bin Farmhouse

6275 Santa Rosa Creek Rd, Cambria, CA 

Join us for scrumptious pie, ice cream and coffee at Linn's original farmhouse on Santa Rosa Creek Rd. This is a members-only event organized by the Eat-and-Greet Committee.  Please RSVP to Debbie Abrecht. 


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