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January 2020

A Look Ahead

The FCBC Board met the first week of the year to set the priorities and plan the events for the coming year.  The mission of FCBC is to promote safe bicycling for everyday transportation and recreation in Fresno County through advocacy and education.  FCBC will continue to provide Smart Cycling education, hold helmet and light giveaways, advocate for improved bicycling infrastructure, and lead fun bicycle rides to encourage bicycling.  Goals for the new year include growing the FCBC membership and attracting new Board members as turnover is expected.  Here are some of the things that FCBC plans to do this year, and volunteers are always needed for support:

Parades and Events

FCBC is looking to participate in several parades to promote both FCBC and bicycling in general.  FCBC is committed to participate in the Chinese New Year Parade in Fresno Chinatown on March 7 and provide bike valet.  The Mardi Gras Parade in February and the Pride Parade in June are possibilities.  FCBC will continue to have a presence and provide bike valet at Earth Day in April.

Bicycle Education

FCBC plans to hold three Bike Safe Fresno educational events led by the US Green Building Council Central California as part of the Transformative Climate Communities Initiative.  These events will be held in southwest Fresno and will build upon the first event in November. The events are expected to occur in March, May, and November. FCBC will also plan to partner with Steven’s Bicycles and other bicycle shops to hold Smart Cycling classes or bicycle rodeos throughout the year.

Bike Month

Bike Month, in May, will include the Mall to Hall Ride from Manchester Center to Fresno City Hall, Bike to Work Day with the FCBC energy station, and Bike Prom.  Bike to Work Day in Fresno is typically held during National Bike to Work Week, which is May 11 to 17 this year. The National Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 15, but the Fresno Bike to Work Day is normally held earlier in the week as many employees are off on Fridays.  The date is yet to be determined.

Group Rides

In addition to the Mall to Hall and Bike Prom rides in April, many more group rides will be scheduled during the year.  Group rides are a great way to get people excited about bicycling, have fun, and get involved with FCBC.

Next Board Meeting

The next FCBC Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 16, at the Betty Rodriguez Regional Library on Cedar Avenue south of Shields Avenue.  The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Have a comment or suggestion?  Contact us at info@fresnobike.org

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