BikeVentura, a Project of VCCOOL
VCCool is an active, grass-roots non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) corporation located in Ventura, California. VCCool incorporated in 2007. BikeVentura is comprised of two organizations, BikeVentura Advocacy and the Ventura Bike HUB (community bicycle shop).
BikeVentura’s mission is to foster a safe, healthy community through bicycle-centered education, empowerment, and advocacy in Ventura County.
- Participated in January 2017 City Council meeting to support the successful approval of a grant funding The Ventura Avenue Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements Plan. The Grant includes bike lanes and sidewalks on Cedar St; bike lane, sidewalk and stop sign at DeAnza and curb extensions and better crosswalks on Ventura Ave
- In 2016, helped over 800 people fix their bikes, logged over 2,500 Volunteer hours, built and sold nearly 100 bikes, thanks to donations
- Co-creator of Ventura’s Master Bikeway Plan. Our on-going, community actions are creating a new bicycle feel to the city of Ventura, including some of California’s first green-bike-boxes
- In 2012, opened the Ventura Bike HUB community shop supporting low-income cyclists in fixing their own bicycle
- VCCool’s on-line petition and video was responsible for SCAG moving $700,000,000 of additional funds to Active Transportation in the 2012 Regional Transportation Budget
- Hosted six bilingual Kid Bike Safety Rodeos teaching kids and parents and giving away close to 2,000 helmets
- Provided 25 bicycles to farm-worker youth
- Provide technical responses to city codes and plans, including 35 page of recommendations for the Westside code
- Written ~$1.5 million dollars of successful state/federal grants for Ventura City pay for bicycle safety and education