Monday, December 20, 2010

RFC: Another Bike Swap

"Design by NamelessFire

RFC presents Another Bike Swapmeet
Buyers and sellers welocome
10-2 at Yokuts Park
Bakersfield California
Sponsored by
Bike Bakersfield // Action Sports


    As in the past this event is held as an effort to bring people in the community of cycling together. We hope that you will join us, come out and find that one part you have been missing to make your ride complete. Bring your old parts to sell or trade. A small raffle will take place in which new items that have been donated to the RFC will be up for grabs. All proceeds for the raffle will go to Bike Bakersfield, our local cycling advocates. (
    We realize that some other events may be going on this day, showing your support for cycling in Bakersfield is not one-dimensional. For us it is about creating options for the community in an effort to grow a greater since of just that, COMMUNITY."

Friday, December 17, 2010

// FULL MOON RIDE \\ - Tuesday

The Full Moon Ride will be starting at 5:30 pm sharp TUESDAY DEC 21, 2010 . The Full Moon Ride will be meeting at 
Beach Park 
at the 
entrance to the bike path
For more info contact Tina at

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Check Out: Winter Newsletter

We updated our Winter Newsletter and sent it out to all of our members via email. If you are not a member or are not on our email list, don't be afraid to sign up. We are very selective with what we send our members. As for our Winter Newsletter, this update is short and sweet. It can also be downloaded from our home page by simply clicking the link.....

Monday, December 13, 2010

Holiday Light Ride - Haggin Oaks//Wednesday

December 15th, 2010 // Wednesday
5:30pm @ Kaiser parking lot (8800 Ming Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93311)
The ride will be family friendly and last about an hour.
We hope to see many returning faces from last year and meet some new riders as well.

Don't be afraid to decorate your ride

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


38th Annual North of the River Christmas Parade (looking for riders):
Dec. 11th Saturday 9am
We Bike Bakersfield will be riding as a "float" along with our "banner" 
Show up early North Chester Ave, Look for a large group of riders.
Theme: Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer
(we ask that you wear antlers & decorate your bike to look like a reindeer)
If you would like to participate in the parade with us please RSVP ( ) for further instructions.

Haggin Oaks Christmas Lights Ride:
Dec. 15th Wednesday 5:30pm
We will be meeting in the Kaiser parking lot at ( 8800 Ming Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93311-1308 )

Downtown Christmas Lights Ride:
Dec. 20th Monday 5:30pm
We will be meeting at Beach Park at the entrance to the Kern River Parkway (AKA the bike path)

Full Moon Ride:
Dec. 21st Tuesday 5:30pm
The Full Moon Ride will be starting at 5:30pm sharp. The Full Moon Ride will be meeting at 
Beach Park at the 
entrance to the Kern River Parkway (AKA the bike path)
For more info contact Tina at ( )

Friday, November 26, 2010


Via-Kevin Talley's flickr

Saturday, November 20, 2010


The Full Moon Ride will be starting at 6pm sharp Nov 21, 2010 . The Full Moon Ride will be meeting at
Beach Park
at the
entrance to the bike path
For more info contact Tina at

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Due to the time change we will be starting the Full Moon Ride earlier.
5:30pm SUNDAY NOV. 21
As be for we will be leaving from Beach Park path entrance.

Monday, November 15, 2010

"The Ethicist"


"Above we've embedded our Streetfilm from earlier this year featuring Randy Cohen, writer of "The Ethicist" column for The NY Times Magazine. He'll be delivering a special monologue to our crowd that's sure to be funny and enlightening. In addition, there are going to be many movers and shakers in the transportation world on hand - including NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan who will deliver some special words to our audience."


Full Moon Ride

Our monthly community group ride we like to call the Full moon Ride will be on a Sunday this month.

November 21st. 7pm
Leaving from Beach Park's bike path entrance.

Let's remember that the weather is cooling as winter is fast approaching. Keeping that in mind dress properly for the evening ride.

More information visit:

Monday, November 1, 2010

Bike Rack Downtown

I've been told that this is the oldest standing bike rack in Bakersfield.

Can anyone confirm?

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Bakersfield Life

Check out the front page of this months Bakersfield Life. Four local Mountain bike riders are featured on the cover. We are always excited to see cycling highlighted in Our beautiful city.

Bike Bakersfield - Life as it should be.

Friday, October 29, 2010


"The Bakersfield Police Departments 28th annual Memorial Run 5k and 10k will be on the bike path, saturday 11/6. It's at the Park at River Walk, begins at 8:00 am, and goes eastbound on the path. We anticipate 400 runners."
-BPD Memorial Run Committee

Underpass at Mohawk

The bike path underpass at Mohawk is now open for use. It has two blind corners so ride safe. Remember that slow IS safe.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


In this case traffic is a beautiful thing. Bike lane traffic on the corner of Oak and 21st.
#CommuteBakersfield is really taking off. Let us continue to use the road ways in a safe manner and push multi-modal transportation in Bakersfield to an all time high.

Ride On


As the temperature begins to drop in Bakersfield remember that layers are key to warmth regulation.

Friday, October 22, 2010


The Full Moon Ride will be starting at 7:30pm sharp Oct 22, 2010. The Full Moon Ride will be meeting at
Beach Park
at the
entrance to the bike path
Come out and enjoy another fun family ride.
Some on us will be dressing up. Feel free to join in.
For more info contact Tina at

or call 661.21.9247

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hanna and Oscar

Earlier this week I was commuting along the Kern River Parkway Muli-use Path. More commonly know as the "Bike Path." When I rode up on Hanna and Oscar. They chose to ride their bikes to get to their favorite fishing location. I thought this was a great sight, two young people using a bicycle as transportation to reach an unreachable location by automobile.
What a beautiful day it was to ride and fish. Great job Hanna and Oscar.
Ride On Bakersfield

Friday, October 15, 2010


Bike Bakersfield is having an Open House October 18th. 6pm-9pm

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Be sure to click on our event page on the BIKEBAKERSFIELD web site to find out about our latest happenings.

B L O G - B I K E B A K E R S F I E L D

We have a new look click on over and check into it. We are, as you all are, figuring out social media as we roll. Thank you for following along this far. Let us all create a brighter future together.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


The Full Moon Ride will be starting at 7:30pm sharp Sept. 23.2010. The Full Moon Ride will be meeting at
Beach Park at the entrance to the bike path
This ride is fun for the whole family.
For more info contact Tina at
or call Bike Bakersfield @ 661.321.9247

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


International Walk to school Day is upon us. It is Not too late to Register your school and get the wheels moving.

Register your shoool at

Monday, September 13, 2010

Bike Polo

.as promised on twitter.

Images from POLO at Beale Park. A small group has been playing bike polo on Sunday nights. Its a load of fun and another great option for fun on your bike.

for more info contact

Tuesday, September 7, 2010



You may have noticed a few changes to our Home Page. We have added a REPORT A HAZARD LINK. By clicking on the link it allows you to report a hazard directly to the City. We worked hard on geting this up and running and spent the time with the City of Bakersfield to allow you to report directly. With that said, PLEASE contact us if you feel it is not functioning correctly or have any questions we might be able to assist.

Friday, August 20, 2010

CYCOLOGY - The Lancaster Ride

 Members of Bike Bakersfield along with 661Fixed were invited to join The Block Shops annual AV(Antelope Valley) Fair route.  We joined a diverse group of riders on a long ride in and around Lancaster. Its was a great route stopping half way through at the AV Fair grounds to take a large group photo. Thanks to Rich for having us we had a great time and would love to be invited back.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Back to School Walking and Biking Tips

 For Helpful tips on Walking and biking to school this year visit our Safe Routes to School area of the Bike Bakersfield web site. We have included walking tips such as, "What to look out for when walking" and the best way to "cross the street safely." Biking tips have also been added including, "Proper helmet" fitting and last but not least "obeying the rules on the road."

Lets all be safe out there whether we are dropping our kids off at school or walking our kids in the morning, lets all look out for one another.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Bakersfield to Berkeley Recap

It has been a couple of weeks since i have been back. I have received such a great response form people. Many ask how it was. My go to answer is "Hard, challenging, rewarding, FUN"  this is what it felt like most of the time. Thank you for following my blog along the way and I have published photos on my Flickr page.HERE



We were happy to support the Bakersfield Blaze Community Heroes night on Friday. We had our Tent out and raffeled off two new bikes. Be sure to join us next month for another exciting game.

I (Ramon) was allowed to throw out the first pitch.



This is the best advice I can offer for summer riding. Whatever time of day you decide to ride remember that water is your best friend out there.

For more information check out Ride, Drink, and Be Merry

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


and Bibs

for information of availability 



Project Space is where I'm headed this weekend. After the ToC rolled throgh my town I want to see how the Mash crew handled there time on the road. The Tour of California is an invite only race of the top pros in the world. These guys invited themselves.

"We are an enthusiastic group of cyclists who have come from various endeavors to focus and share our passion for riding bikes. Not to be told where, with whom, or what we can ride, we enjoy the challenges associated with doing what we feel. Crashing the course of the 2009 Tour of California was such a challenge. 9 Days, 700 Miles, one gear ratio at a time." Via Arkitip

There is no question that these riders(MASHSF) have influenced my decision to ride across California on my journey from Bakersfield to Berkeley.- Ramon Jacquez


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Bakersfield 2 Berkeley

After an exciting and eventful month of May I, Ramon Jacquez, have decided to embark on a journey of a lifetime In order to continue to raise the awareness of  cycling for Bakersfield. Following the lead of those before me such as Alton Saseau and Norm Hoffman. We will continue to push the limits of our own abilities. Please follow along with me on my journey of a life time through California. I will continue to update my blog all week before my leaving date of June 7th.

Stay Tuned.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

53cm leader for sale $800

I am selling a 53cm leader 725tr complete.

Leader 725tr frame
Leader carbon road fork
Fsa headset
Generic bmx stem/risers with oury grips
Black deep v laced radial to a purple profile front hub purple w/ nipples
Purple velocity deep v laced to a gran compe hub 17t cog
Leader cranks 144 bcd with 44t chainring
Tange bottom bracket
Mks track pedals soma double straps and cages.
Carbon forte seatpost
White race saddle(not pictured)
The brake is optional I can leave it or take it off.

The bike has been lightly ridden by my girlfriend and she we are moving to Portland so would like to lighten up our load for the move.

I am asking $800 for the bike but am pretty reasonable so feel free to shoot me an offer.

Please e-mail me at if you are interested.

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Pake fixed gear for sale $600 obo

$600 obo


55cm Pake Frame and Pake fork
Truvativ toro cranks and matching bb
Velocity ELVS reflective rims to formula hubs
Orgin8 Carbon seatpost and swobo saddle with bottle opener
Generic stem and Kaloy risers oury grips
MKS pedals with soma straps and cages

Monday, May 24, 2010

Racing in Fresno

Bike Bakersfield Cycling Team(BBCT) was up at the, Central Valley Cyclists, 2nd Palm Bluff Crit. Great vibe, stevens bikes, spoc, csc, and rubber soul all were in the House. Fresno always gets me fired up, they love there cycling!

High-schoolers leading biking-to-school movement

BY JORGE BARRIENTOS, Californian staff writer

The new Bakersfield High School Caterpillar Biking Club is on a mission -- bike to school the entire month of May, and get as many students and residents involved as possible.

"We really just try to encourage people to ride their bikes," said BHS senior and bike club President Peter Welsh. "There's an alternative way to get around."

From Monday through Friday, students ride their bikes several miles through Stockdale Highway, taking a trail to Beach Park and over to BHS where members attend school. Some have given up their cars entirely for May -- National Bike Month -- riding to school, work and to run errands.

Welsh rides more than 13 miles every school day to and from BHS. A group of students meets at Finish Line Bicycles on Stockdale Highway just after 6 a.m..

"It's such a great way to start the morning," said Welsh, who has logged hundreds of miles this month. "It gets my day going."

The school club has gotten the support of several local biking groups, including Bike Bakersfield and Safe Routes to School, a national center advocating safe ways to get to school.

Ramon Jacquez, local coordinator of Safe Routes, has taught the students rules of the road, hand signals and ways to stay safe.

He said BHS students, who kicked off the club this month, have taken the lead in trying to get other high schools involved, and is the first campus to join Bike Bakersfield's junior club.

Local biking officials hope to use the school's club as a pilot program for other campuses. Arvin and Stockdale high schools are pushing to join the biking movement next year.

"The students are awesome," Jacquez said. "These young cyclists will be cyclists their whole lives."

Snider's Cyclery on Union Avenue is opening its doors to the students, too, teaching them how to repair bikes for free.

The students are "health-minded," simply enjoy riding their bikes and want to share that passion with others, said David Krog, a Spanish teacher at BHS and Caterpillar club adviser. Krog has ridden to school the last several years.

Adam Montoya, a junior at BHS, will take the lead next year for the Caterpillars (the club name has no real meaning, students said). His ultimate goal is to get more campuses involved in biking to school.

"It's healthy and it's fun," he said. "And it gets you from point 'A' to 'B' as a plus."


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Bakersfield prepares for Amgen

Around Bakersfield we're beginning to see preparations that have been in the works for months.
"Behind the scenes the local organizing committee has been getting all of this lifestyle festival together. There's also a movie being played at the Fox Theater that evening, so after hours the party will continue," said Zac Griffin with Bike Bakersfield.
A new fence lines the bluffs to protect spectators. "There should be thousands of people watching," said Don Cohen with the Bakersfield Convention and Tourism Bureau.
One of the best places to view the race will be near the finish line up at BC. Cyclists will pass by multiple times before they finish the race.
"It's called a circuit finish and the idea is to pay off for the fans. I think they'll come through that start finish time three times," said Griffin.
There will be quite a few road closures to look out for. "Glenville area, if you travel through Round Mountain Road, if you use Alfred Harrell Highway, we all recommend that you wait.
The closures will probably begin about 12 that day and run till about five o'clock," said CHP Robert Rodriguez.
Closures start Wednesday, a short stretch of Panorama Drive between Haley Street and Mt. Vernon will be closed from ten in the morning. On Thursday that will expand out from Bucknell to Eaton.
Thursday China Grade Loop will be closed from Round Mountain Road to Alfred Harrell Highway. East bound Alfred Harrell Highway from Panorama Drive to Fairfax Road, and west bound Alfred Harrell Highway from Hart Park to Panorama Drive.
If you want to avoid the confusion, Bike Bakersfield has a suggestion. "We are encouraging that the people here locally leave their cars at home and ride on up to BC. And we are doing bike valet," said Griffin.
Some of those closures will be in effect from 9 in the morning until 5, and others won't close until about one in the afternoon. To check the closures you can go online to

Story and Video HERE

Thank you to 17 KGET.

GOLDSPRINTS Thursday night after the ToC!!

RideSFO bike expo GoldSprints women's final... tie breaker! from daten on Vimeo.

After the ToC we will be heading downtown to do GOLDSPRINTS! For those of you who do not know what Goldsprints are they are stationary bicycle roller racing and social event. Riders will compete head to head against each other in front of a crowd for fun. We are getting full sponsorship from Guthries Alley Cat and Jerry's Pizza "n" Pub. We will be closing down the alley by the Alley Cat and having the sprints outside so this will be an ALL AGES event. Please come out and have some fun and race against your friends or choose a stranger and have some fun!

The bikes will be provided so you do not even need a bike to race!

Monday, May 17, 2010



 We at Bike Bakersfield are more than excited to be a part of this years Tour of California. Offering FREE VALET BICYCLE PARKING on Thursday May, 20th, the day of the festivities. The event will be located on Panorama a block to the west of Mt. Vernon. Ride your bike to the event to the event and we will park your bike for you, you can enjoy your time and pick it up at whatever time is convenient for you. We will be closing at 4pm, you can pick up your bike any time before then. Come out and show your support for the cyclists!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Race photos

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