VC Reporter: Protected bike lane opens in Ventura (12 April 2017)
Whether zipping off to work or out for an afternoon ride, cyclists in East Ventura have a new, safe option to travel, thanks to the launch of a new protected bike lane on Telephone Road.
The lane stretches the length of road between Kimball Road and Clinton Avenue and features a single-lane dedicated bike path with clear markers and pylons separating vehicular traffic.
On Tuesday, April 11, the city of Ventura and the Ventura Bike Hub christened the new lane with its first ride, attended by city staff and volunteers.
“Physically separated lanes are a key component to getting more people to ride as well as making it safer for the people who already ride,” said Tobias Smith, BikeVentura program director. “Nothing says bikes belong here and are a viable and equitable means of transportation or recreation more than a really nice dedicated facility.”
For more information, visit www.vccool.org/hub.
BikeVentura Launch Party & Fundraiser
Join VCCOOL in welcoming the launch of BikeVentura. BikeVentura’s mission is to foster a safe, healthy community through bicycle-centered education, empowerment, and advocacy in Ventura County.
The launch party will include LIVE music provided by the SALTY SUITES, Appetizers by Scratch, and a cash bar with wine and Topa Topa Beer!
All proceeds from the launch party fund BikeVentura’s efforts! Learn how to get involved with Ventura Bike HUB (a DIY community bike shop), participate in Ventura bike activism, and promote safe cycling in Ventura County!
All ages welcome. Bring your family and friends.
Please RSVP on Facebook or text 805.980.8585!
VCTC and Bike to Work Week
From May 16-20, bring a bike on board any blue VCTC bus and ride for free! Bike Week is the perfect time to try combining cycling with transit for a car-free commute.
Social Media Photo Contest – Post a photo of yourself and your bike to Facebook or Instagram and tag VCTC by Friday, May 20, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a commuter-friendly folding bike. You can find VCTC on Facebook @goventura and Instagram @Go_VCTC.
City of Ventura reminds you to Register Your Bike. it’s free and easy! Info here.
Bike to Work Week Celebration Ride!
Friday May 20th: Bike to Work Week Celebration Ride! Meet at Topa Topa Brewery at 4:30. We depart there at 5:45 and head to Made West, then Surf Brewery to put a cap on the week. Come unwind and hang with some cool people as we celebrate a great year of cycling!