Huntington Beach to Renew Bicycle Friendly Status

Stephan Clark of the League of American Bicyclists will be visiting Huntington Beach on Wednesday, January 15.  The City, assisted by HuBBA, will be hosting him with a full day of Bicycle Friendly Community focused discussions and activities.

If you are interested, and can squeeze it into your busy schedule, you are invited to attend a  briefing by Mr. Clark on what it takes to be a bicycle friendly community and hear a summary of his take on HB.  The Briefing and discussions will begin at 4PM, in City Hall, Room B8.

This is an important event because Huntington Beach plans to apply to the League for renewal of its Bicycle Friendly Community award, hopefully at an elevated level. Our current award, at the Bronze level, expires in July 2014.  I anticipate that what Steve shares with us will  have an impact on how we implement our newly approved Bicycle Master Plan and how we approach bicycling improvements in the near future.

This could be a very interesting hour.


Jim Powers

Huntington Beach Bicycle Advocates (HuBBA)


Way to Go PedeGO!

Now here’s a business that really “gets it”.

Pedego HB

Many less cars

As we  highlighted in, Why Bicyclists Are Better Customers Than Drivers, “If you build it, they will come…and spend – oh wait – no building required.“, one business in Huntington Beach sure stepped up to the plate.

Pedego (at 301 5th street), offers secured bike parking at their establishment Tuesdays from 5 pm to 9 pm and weekends from 10 am to 6 pm. The parking will be available through Labor Day.

How enticing is this scene?

We salute and thank Pedego for their great support in meeting local cycling infrastructure needs and concerns of cyclists in Huntington Beach by providing this “velo-valet” service. The picture is also a great illustration of catering to the purchasing power of cyclists by reallocating resources (parking spaces for cars) to customers of the two wheeled variety. Well Done!

As far as we know, it is the only business in the county (so far) that offers such an inviting amenity.

If there are others, we’d love to hear about them.

Requiem for Another Lost Rider


The Orange County Bicycle Coalition expresses its deepest condolence and sympathy to the family and friends of Kenneth Prevatte who was hit and killed Saturday afternoon at 8th and PCH in Sunset Beach.

The driver, 58-year-old Becki James of Huntington Beach, was arrested, and according to a source from BikinginLA, charged with felony DUI causing great bodily injury & gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, and has already been released from custody.

Paul Kantner seems sad

Arrest Record and Case#

Arrest Record and Case#

First Cyclist Death of Summer


The Orange County Bicycle Coalition expresses its deepest condolence and sympathy to the family and friends of Roger Michael Lippman who horribly and tragically became the first cyclist fatality of summer here in the OC.

We are very sorry for your loss, and extend an offer to memorialize and celebrate his life with a bicycle ride in his honor if you wish.

Please contact us to arrange the details.

To those who were witness, we hope the trauma of this horrific event fades quickly and that you are able to carry on the best you can.

We have updated our initial coverage with the arrest record, and picture of the arrestee, and in the future will chronicle unfolding events with the most current entry at the top. Let’s all hope and pray that it won’t be anytime soon

Thanks for your support.