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).
BIKE TO WORK 2017
THURSDAY, MAY 18TH
The City of Oceanside is sponsoring three Pit-Stops on Bike to Work Day. The City will host a pit-stop with Endurance House at the City Hall Plaza. Omega Bike Shops will support a pit stop at Mance Bucanon Park and Performance Bikes will man a pit stop at Rancho del Oro and Oceanside Blvd. at the Sprinter Station. Sign up through ICommutte at:
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.