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  • Ride of Silence – join us in Irvine and San Clemente
    March 4, 2014 | 3:23 am

    Ride of Silence

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 6:30pm City of Irvine City Hall in Irvine, California = or =  San Clemente to Dana Point Wednesday at 6:30pm Join bicyclists across America who take time to remember fellow riders killed or injured on the nation’s highways. A slow easy ride in silence with opportunity to [...]

  • OC Tour de Cure 2012
    September 24, 2012 | 9:31 am

    As one of 83 cycling events in 43 states for diabetes, join over 250 riders as the OC Tour de Cure takes place this Saturday 9/29/12 in Aliso Viejo and Laguna Niguel. The fundraiser supports nearly 26 million Americans with diabetes through the American Diabetes Association.

    There are 3 road and mountain routes to choose [...]

  • 2012 OC Gran Fondo
    September 23, 2012 | 8:51 am

    If you missed riding in The Tour, the Olympics, or even if you rode both, stretch your legs at a fundraiser on one of the 4 routes offered at the 2012 OC Gran Fondo. While primarily a fundraiser for  “Be A Hero Become A Donor” foundation (BAHBAD) and St. John Neumann Youth Ministry, there’s [...]

  • Road and Trail Closures in South County on 9/23/12
    September 21, 2012 | 5:40 am

    As a public safety message reminder from yesterday’s OC Register regarding road closures in the south county:

    The following roads and trails will be closed to the public between the hours of 06:00 thru 13:00:

    San Juan Creek Bike Trail  – closed between Doheny State Beach and Calle Arroyo La Novia Avenue  – closed between [...]

  • Bike Blvds in Anaheim?
    September 14, 2012 | 9:42 am

    The City of Anaheim is proposing Bicycle Boulevards on Lemon and Santa Ana Streets and want your feedback at an OPEN HOUSE Saturday, September 22, 2012  from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Pearson Park Amphitheatre Patio 401 Lemon Street, Anaheim, CA 92805.

    The proposal includes removing the north bound traffic lane on Lemon St. [...]

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Laguna Beach

11/21/12: Laguna Canyon (133) impact cycling – we’ll be working with the Edison project office and the city to keep you up to date.

9/13/12: A Slice of Laguna Beach, post showing cyclist collision pie chart and map of collisions.

8/18/12: In response to Julie’s:  Petition for Safe Bike Lanes in Laguna Beach, we sent one of our intrepid riders to illustrate and document the riding conditions from Dana Point to mid-town Laguna and back. His report is here with lots of pictures and standard everyday situations.

Additionally, the OC Bike Coalition is preparing additional documentation and suggested recommendations that will be posted here when complete.

Please sign the petition! Although petitions to Laguna Beach have been tried before, Complete Streets was not the law then. Now that it is, there’s a strong motivator for city councils to not only comply with the law, but to look good by addressing the concerns of their citizens while doing it – a twofer; and re-electable material to boot – a three-fer!

The Impossible has happened. Laguna Beach is thinking about bicycles.

Not your typical Critical Massers: Laguna’s ride is family friendly and kid approved.

It has finally dawned on someone in city government that perhaps the best interests of residents and merchants alike aren’t served by pumping as many cars as possible through every street in town.

Credit the awakening to Les Miklosy, Chair of the city’s newly formed Complete Streets Task Force. Les has promoted the very mellow Critical Mass rides in Laguna since 2008, an organization that has soft pedaled the benefits of cycling into the hearts of city officials.

The city has even proclaimed May 17-21, Laguna Bike to Work Week. A growing number of merchants are offering free coffee to bike commuters who show up on their bikes ready for a cup’a Joe.  So far Laguna Coffee Co. and Heidelberg Deli have ponied up- let’s support these guys with muffin buy!

You can email Les Miklosy here.

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    Complete Streets Task Force – Background
    Excerpts from a conversation with longtime Laguna Beach bicycle and pedestrian advocate, Michael Hoag.
    Out of a long range plan debuted in 1999, called Vision 2030, came an environmental committee, whose members wrote a climate protection plan. That plan included a transportation element which included language about bicycling. City Manager, Ken Frank, asked that bicycling specifically be removed out of fear of liability.
    Progress for bicyclists would have ground to a halt but for the efforts of committed advocates like city council member, Jane Egly. In 2009 a bicycle task force was formed which, recognizing the Laguna public’s general dislike of bicycles, has renamed itself Complete Streets Task Force. Emphasis is spread equally on bicycling, pedestrian access, transit, and private vehicles.

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