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Bike Local Sundays, Invasion Hill Crest! Still looking for a ride leader for thi

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Hi you guys,

I am going to be MIA for this but if you would like to step up and lead a short group ride to this give me a call at[masked] and i will set you up as the moderator for this event.

Concept is simple, SDCBC and its partners are trying to get more people to ride bikes to bike friendly business districts. They have chosen a ongoing bike local program and we are helping to rally troops/cyclists to help the cause because it is a good one not to mention it will probably be FUN!!!. The first bike local event will be this Sunday in Hill Crest around the Farmers market.

let me know is you want to set up a meeting point and lead a ride over with the whole gang!

Jeremy

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Bike Local Sundays kicks off in fabulous Hillcrest on April 21 with free bike valet parking at the Hillcrest Farmer’s Market and Earth Fair in Balboa Park.

“Our kick off will be the ultimate Earth Day experience. Bike local to pick up local produce at the Farmer’s Market, then ride over to Earth Fair for a celebration of everything green,” said Andy Hanshaw, executive director of the County Bicycle Coalition. “Forget the gasoline, we’re fueling on fresh veggies and empanadas.”

In partnership with the San Diego Business Improvement District Council, Bike Local Sundays are for everyone to enjoy, whether their style is spandex and clip-in shoes, board shorts and flip flops or skinny jeans and heels, the events are for all to participate in everyday cycling in San Diego.

Participating in Bike Local Sundays could even translate into discounts with local businesses and vendors.

“We’re working with businesses to offer deals for those who skip the drive and ride instead,” said Tiffany Bromfield, CEO of the Business Improvement District Council. “For April, the Hillcrest Farmers Market will give a Market Buck to Bike Local Sundays participants. Who wouldn’t ride their bike to the market to save a buck at their favorite booth?”

Additionally, the Hillcrest Farmers Market, managed by the Hillcrest Business Association, is working with local organizations to offer other services for April’s Bike Local Sundays.

"The Hillcrest Farmers Market is excited to partner with Bike Local Sundays this month,” said Lisa Wier from the Hillcrest Business Association. “In addition the Market Buck, we're providing a mega-deluxe bike valet, and a huge interactive bike safety experience with Save Moves San Diego all day long. Head to the north side of the DMV with your bike for all our biking activities."

Bike Local Sundays started with a goal to get more people riding bikes to support business in San Diego. Trends show that more people riding bikes versus driving improves community health, air quality and traffic congestion, as well as boosts business by relieving residents of the costs of owning and operating a vehicle, transferring those savings to the local economy.

Beyond Hillcrest in April, six other districts throughout the City of San Diego will host Bike Local Sundays on the third Sunday of each month, some in conjunction with the City’s Mini-CicloSDias events and with a break in August for CicloSDias (http://ciclosdias.com/) and Bike the Bay (http://www.bikethebay.net/).

The Bike Local Sundays schedule is:

October 20 – Ocean Beach

Business partners and locations of Bike Local Sundays events will be released as dates get closer.

For more information on Bike Local Sundays, visit www.bikelocal.com (http://www.bikelocal.com/). Also visit www.sdcbc.org (http://www.sdcbc.org/) for more information on other local cycling events in San Diego County.

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