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La Jolla’s California Bicycle to Host Rider Safety Visibility Summit Moderated by Nathan Fletcher on Thursday, June 22

La Jolla’s California Bicycle to Host Rider Safety Visibility Summit Moderated by Nathan Fletcher on Thursday, June 22

Call to Action To Spotlight the Newest High Visibility Technologies to Keep Riders Safe and Visible in Era of Distracted Driving

SAN DIEGO — June 16, 2017 — On Thursday, June 22, independent bicycle dealers, bicycle industry representatives, bicycling advocates and political representatives will join forces in a valuable Rider Safety Visibility (RSV) summit to discuss how bicyclists can better deploy the latest in technology to become more visible and safe whether they are road riding, commuting to work or cycling to school. The RSV event, moderated by Nathan Fletcher, will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at California Bicycles, 7462 La Jolla Boulevard in La Jolla, Calif.

The event, co-sponsored by the San Diego Sports Collective and the San Diego Sport Innovators, will focus attendees on the latest in RSV technology, including LED helmets with integrated brake and turn signals; day and night time running lights; high visibility clothing and commuter bags; and other RSV technologies that are effective at ensuring that cyclists increase visibility in an increasing era of distracted driving.

“Cyclists have to take the lead and include lights, integrated light helmets, reflective clothing, and other accessories to identify themselves on the road throughout day or night, said Nathan Fletcher, professor of practice in political sciences at UCSD and former California Assemblyman.

“There is a major push to use bicycles as a way to reduce car trips and improve our environment, at the same time these same cyclists are interacting with traffic in an era of increasingly distracted drivers. Bicyclists today need highly effective and visible options to stack the deck in their favor in terms of being better seen during the day and night,” said Ed Clancy of the San Diego Sports Collective, the event sponsor.

About the San Diego Sports Collective

This event is produced by the San Diego Sports Collective. The Rider Safety Visibility (RSV) initiative was created to improve rider visibility by creating programs that tie together companies, bicycle advocates, alternative transportation, climate action, and business and community leaders. San Diego Sports Collective is a group of passionate sports enthusiasts who want to share and support action sports and facilitate an active lifestyle in San Diego. Our action sports events include surfing, cycling, snowboarding, skiing, hockey, and more! For more information, www.sdsportscollective.com

About SDSI
SDSI is a nonprofit business development organization focused on the Sport and Active Lifestyle (SAL) industry. Working with Executive Chairman and NBA great Bill Walton, our 100 company membership represents the “San Diego Lifestyle” and includes leading sports and technology brands, nutrition and yoga, surf, skate, cycling, golf and retail, as well as some of San Diego’s bests service companies. We focus on relevant and actionable C-level content that benefits our member companies. SDSI’s award winning SDSI Springboard business accelerator program features a 20-week mentor-led curriculum whose graduates have raised $47.5 million and have an 89% success record. For more information, visit www.SDSportInnovators.com

Nathan Fletcher – Saving Lives And The Planet

Nathan Fletcher – Saving Lives And The Planet

Saving Lives And The Planet by Nathan Fletcher

May is National Bike Month. Undoubtedly we will see a flood of resolutions and proclamations; and maybe even a few public figures awkwardly perched for a photo on bike to work day. While these acts are positive and increase awareness they do not do anything to bring to change the number of bike related accidents that affect the cyclists on a daily basis. We don’t just need awareness, we need action.

 

San Diego’s collision rate is nearly double the statewide average and almost triple the national average. This substantial difference tragically reminds us that the dangers faced on our roads today are real. No policy can prevent all accidents, but we can make our roads safer.

 

There has been some progress in recent years with designated bike lanes and programs highlighting ways to enjoy recreational riding or commuting. But despite these successes, concrete action remains elusive. We know one of the hurdles to getting more people on bikes is rider accessibility and safety for daily commuters and weekend warriors alike. The calls for more dedicated bike lanes gets caught in a web of bureaucratic hurdles and always-limited government finances.

 

Cycling as a means of transportation not only leads to a healthier lifestyle and a healthier planet, but also can help accommodate the density of growth and urban design we need for the future. Cycling advocates will continue to push San Diego to set benchmarks that are bold and measurable, while allowing for accountability. There are also opportunities to help tackle the issue of rider safety by embracing advances in technology. Those of us who ride need to be more more visible and hold each other more accountable.

 

Cyclists have to take the lead and include lights, integrated light helmets, reflective clothing, and other accessories to identify themselves on the road throughout day or night. These concepts are not new, and are often highlighted by national leaders like Tim Blumenthal of People for Bikes. He calls for a reduction in vehicle and bicycle collisions by encouraging the industry to focus on visibility. His philosophy is simple, responsible cyclists need to take the lead and be seen.

 

But personal responsibility is not enough. What if all bicycle seat manufacturers who sell products in California installed lights; and bicycle manufacturers included integrated front and rear lighting on all frames? A car or motorcycle without headlights and taillights would be ridiculous. It is time we ask manufacturers to adhere to a new standard.

 

These are just a few of the common sense ideas that can help advance safety for cyclists. Join cycling advocates and bike manufactures on Thursday, June 22nd at 6pm at California Bicycles in La Jolla to discuss these and other ideas for common sense bike reform. Show up, and become part of the conversation to make San Diego a national leader for safer, smarter riding.

 

Nathan Fletcher

Professor of practice in political sciences UCSD

And former member of CA assembly

Tuesday, May 16 – Special Bike Week Event

Tuesday, May 16 – Special Bike Week Event

Special Bike Week Event & Prelude to Bike to Work Day Showcasing Latest in Rider Safety Visibility Technology Tuesday, May 16 from North Park Main Street to Little Italy

San Diego Community & Civic Leaders, San Diego Climate Action Campaign and Bicycle Advocates to Ride State-of-the-Art Electric Bikes, Outfitted with Latest in Technology Designed to Keep Riders Safe and Visible

SAN DIEGO — May 12, 2017 — On Tuesday, May 16, San Diego Civic and Community Leaders will join bicycle and environmental advocates in a special event designed to showcase the latest in Rider Safety Visibility (RSV) technology. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. at North Park Main Street Association, 3939 Iowa Street, with comments from event managers and elected officials, followed by a round-trip group ride to Electric Bike Central in Little Italy.

Officials will transport on state-of-the-art electric bicycles with integrated front and rear lights, outfitted with the latest in new rider safety visibility technology, including LED helmets with integrated brake and turn signals; day and night time running lights; high visibility clothing and commuter bags; and other RSV technologies that are effective at ensuring that cyclists increase visibility in an increasing era of distracted driving.

The event supported by a number of electric bike brands, including Stromer, e-JOE Bike, BULLS Bikes and FOCUS Bikes; as well as visibility and safety products from Stromer, Knog Lights, Ortlieb Bags, Shower’s Pass, Safety Skin, OTTOLOCK, NiteRider, to name a few.

The riders will include representatives of from U.S. Congressman Scott Peters office, City and County representatives, San Diego Climate Action Campaign, as well as bicycling and environmental advocates, and the general public.

“National Bike Month is an opportunity to show the benefits of incorporating bicycling into San Diego’s transportation portfolio. As we strategize the best way to do this, events like the Rider Safety Visibility initiative help us prioritize rider safety through innovative technology made right here in San Diego,” said U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52).

“The event will also showcase pedal assist electric bicycles and their unique ability to conquer our geography with little effort and no sweat providing a viable option for San Diego commuters, recreation cyclists and those interested in reducing car trips, traffic and congestion. At the same time, riders interacting with traffic in an era of increasingly distracted drivers remain a huge concern for us all. We’ll present some highly effective and visible options for riders to stack the deck in their favor in terms of being better seen during the day and night,” said Ed Clancy of the San Diego Sports Collective, the event sponsor.

Event Details:

RSV Event Mission: Show off the next generation of Rider Safety Visibility cycling safety features in anticipation of Bike to Work Day.

Tuesday May 16th

4:30 p.m. Start: Word by elected officials and civic leaders at North Park Main Street Association, 3939 Iowa Street, San Diego, CA 92104: 15-20 min.

Ride starts from NPMS 4:45-4:50 p.m., ride time of first leg: 60 minutes

Designated route to Little Italy: Electric Bike Central, 2021 India Street, San Diego, 92101

Route: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1PBc3Iq1-mIdxURKsVNzk6nThEsY&usp=sharing

Lite snacks and drinks at EBC from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Ride out and return to NPMS.

Media interviews to take place at the beginning and end of the ride.

Provided to participants:

Electric assist bicycles
Helmets
Latest in Reflective or Lighting gear
Ride leader

This event is produced by the San Diego Sports Collective. The Rider Safety Visibility (RSV) initiative was created to improve rider visibility by creating programs that tie together companies, bicycle advocates, alternative transportation, climate action, and business and community leaders. For more information, www.sdsportscollective.com

Showing Off The Next Generation Of Cycling Safety Features

Showing Off The Next Generation Of Cycling Safety Features

Mission: Show off the next generation of cycling safety features in anticipation of Bike to Work day.

Tuesday, May 16th

4:30pm start: words by elected officials and civic leaders at North Park Main Street, 3939 Iowa Street, San Diego, CA 92104 :15-20min.

Ride starts from NPMS 4:45-4:50pm, ride time of first leg: 60minutes

Designated route to Little Italy: Electric Bike Central, 2021 India Street, San Diego, 92101

Route: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1PBc3Iq1-mIdxURKsVNzk6nThEsY&usp=sharing

Lite snacks and drinks at EBC from 6:00pm to 6:30pm. Ride out and return to NPMS then proceed to ChuckAlek Biergarten (3139 University Ave) for post-ride get together.

Media interviews to take place at the beginning and end of the ride.

Confirmed attendees: Climate Action Campaign, staff and members; cong. Scott Peters office; assembly member Todd Gloria staff, NPMS staff and supporters. Our goal is for 40 riders to join in on this special ride.

Provided to participants:
Electric assist bicycles
Helmets
Reflective or lighting gear
Ride leader
Knog Lights
Safety Skin Reflective Glide on

SAGE TITANIUM BICYCLES — 2017 Sea Otter Classic Product News

SAGE TITANIUM BICYCLES — 2017 Sea Otter Classic Product News

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Barlow:

  • The Barlow is designed to be your all day adventure bike. Off road/ On road/ anywhere you want to go. Race long distance road races, explore new singletrack and gravel roads, water crossings, good weather/ bad weather. The Barlow will go anywhere you want to go.
  • Made in the USA from 3/2.5 Titanium
  • Can switch between mechanical and electronic drivetrain systems through our CCS (Cable Clip System- Patent No. 9,545,975)
  • 44mm headtube provides quick/ responsive steering
  • 142x12 Thru-Axle compatible
  • Low Bottom Bracket ensures stable handling when the road gets rough
  • Rack and fender compatible
  • 3 water bottle mounts
  • Shaped and butted tubes provide a tuned ride that focuses on performance and overall ride quality
  • Ability to run any chainring combo from a 53/39 to various single ring setups, all while running 40mm tires due to the large tire clearance in the frame
  • MSRP:
    • Frameset: $3659
    • Complete bikes can be custom built, so prices will vary. Prices range from $6400-$10K

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Skyline

  • Named 2016 Editor’s Choice by Road Bike Action, and Best All Around Bike of the Year from ROAD magazine, the Skyline exceeds expectations for how a titanium road bike should ride. The Skyline is designed to be a classic road race/ all day riding bike. A focus on snappy handling, quick acceleration, and all day comfort, ensure this is the bike you will not want to get off from at the end of the day.
  • Made in the USA from 3/2.5 Titanium
  • Can switch between mechanical and electronic drivetrain systems through our CCS (Cable Clip System- Patent No. 9,545,975)
  • 44mm headtube provides quick/ responsive steering
  • Aggressive race ready geometry makes the Skyline a smooth/ fast climber, and a screaming fast descender. This bike corners on rails!
  • Shaped and butted tubes provide a tuned ride that focuses on performance and overall ride quality
  • MSRP:
    • Frame Only: $2699
    • Frameset: $ 3349
    • Complete bikes can be custom built, so prices will vary. Prices range from $5K-$10K+

Sea Otter booth number: Booth 267, 268 (center grass pad)