WSGVBC September Update: Logo Contest, Upcoming Meetings, Rides and More

CONTEST:  Help Develop the WSGVBC’s First Official Logo!

The WSGVBC is in need of an official group logo!  We know a lot of you are for more design-savvy than we are, so we’re opening up submissions to anyone who’d like to help our growing group out.  The individual behind the selected design will receive a $100 honorarium, a one year membership to the WSGVBC, plus the group’s eternal gratitude!  Please send submissions to wsgvbc [at] gmail.com by 9/20.

El Monte Community Bike Ride – Sat 9/17 (8am-12pm) – Ride Leaders/Volunteers NEEDED!

The City of El Monte, Rails to Trails Conservancy, and Amigos de los Rios are hosting another ride for all ages and abilities along the Rio Hondo Bike Path.

The ride will start at Pioneer Park in El Monte (3535 Santa Anita Blvd).  Participants will have the option of a 1 to 6 mile beginner route, or the full 14 miles of easy no-hill riding on the Rio Hondo River. “Fix-it” stations will be available where riders can address equipment issues. The ride will be followed by lunch, health expo and raffle.  Register before September 8 to receive a FREE T‐Shirt, Raffle Ticket, Lunch and Cycling Water Bottle. Winner must be present to receive prizes.  $5 Children · $10 Adults

Ride leaders are still needed.  Volunteers will receive free registration, t-shirt, lunch..etc.  If interested, please contact Steve Schweigerdt (steve [at] railstotrails.org) for more information.

Register online here

San Gabriel Valley Tri-City Tour – Oct. 1st 

Our friends at Ciclervia are hosting the 1st SGV Tri-City Tour on Oct 1st.  Featuring 5 and 15 mile options, the FREE ride will link the communities of La Puente, Hacienda Heights, and Industry.

For more info or to register, please visit the ride website here

September Coalition Meeting – Mon 9/19, 6-8pm – Monterey Park Chamber of Commerce

The next WSGVBC coalition meeting is right around the corner.  Ride on down to meet some of the other members of the group, hear the llatest in advocacy news, and have a hand in all the decision-making that comes with getting a new group established.

When: Monday August 22nd, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Monterey Park Chamber of Commerce, 700 El Mercado Ave., Monterey Park, CA 91754

City of Alhambra – Update

After presenting to the City’s Transportation Commission, WSGVBC members and local residents met with City Manager Julio Fuentes to discuss the possibility of developing the City’s first Bike Plan.  The outcome of last month’s meeting was very positive, and WSGVBC looks forward to working with City staff and local advocates to keep moving things forward.  If you’re interested in getting more involved with coalition efforts in this community please contact us.

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