Get ready for another great RAAM. RAMM solos start Tuesday, June 13 and teams start Saturday, June 17th. Volunteers are needed to escort the riders out the San Luis Rey Recreation Trail to Mance Buchanan Park. Contact Pete Penseyres, Oceanside Bike and Ped Committee for rider assignments (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Course Marshals are also needed to ensure the riders stay on course after leaving Mance Buchanan Park to Old 395. Contact Jim Curl, Oceanside Bike and Ped Committee (email@example.com).
LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS BEST EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
Steve Clark, League’s Bicycle Friendly Community Specialist, announced Oceanside has the best education program for children and adults of the fourteen cities he recently toured.
Oceanside’s educational efforts supported by Angel Ayala (on far left) and Brian Nygren (far right) of Trek, with instructors Steve Tisdale and Howard LaGrange to the left of me (wearing the League jersey!)
League representative Steve Clark stated “No city has more educational programming for kids and adults than the City of Oceanside”. Pete Penseyres, Karl Rudick and Howard LaGrange teach TS101 for adults monthly. Bike Safety Rodeos are conduced throughout the school year. BikeWalk Oceanside provides volunteer support.
Sign-up now for our adult bike education class. We can only accept 30 students per class and the class usually fills up two weeks in advance. Come learn how to safely integrate with motorized traffic and feel comfortable riding your bike anywhere. Learn how to fix a flat and how to avoid that car that turns right in front of you.
You can sign-up through the City of Oceanside Parks and Recreation or the
San Diego County Bicycle Coalition website. You can also contact the Oceanside Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator to reserve a class date (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The City is currently analyzing the traffic element of the Coast Highway Vision Plan. A steering committee of local residents has been formed to recommend the highway configuration. We need to ensure the selected option ensures that all users can use this important thoroughfare. Configuration options range from keeping the highway as it is currently to having one travel lanes north and south with Class 2 bike lanes with 3 foot buffers. Replacing the signalized intersections with roundabouts is also an option.
Our committee strongly supports reducing the lanes from four to two with roundabouts. This configuration will provide enough room for bike lanes and wider sidewalks. We need to have our option heard by the Council. A short e-mail to council would be appropriate. Go to the web page header “Contacts” for Council e-mail address.