Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


MSG from Tina Chapa (Executive Director)
"Jenny's bike is a metallic pink redline expert. Her name is on the left side of the top tube. Everyone keep your eyes open for it. Stolen from Highland Elementary on Barnette st. in NOR (Oildale) 03/16/2011."

Monday, March 14, 2011

Volunteers needed

With the month of May (Bike Month) and the spring season just around the corner, we'd like to get a list of volunteers that would like to help out at our upcoming events. As you know, many of our events are made possible by volunteers and members of the community. If you are interested in helping out with our upcoming events, please email

Monday, March 7, 2011

Highland Elementary - bike rack clean up

Today we cleaned up the bike rack area for the students of Highland Elementary; Making it more convenient for students to lock up their bicycles at school. With a clean area to park their bikes, we hope that this encourages students to ride to school more often .

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

What does bad air quality even mean?

1. Is that if you are new to Bakersfield and had absolutely no idea of what the city had to offer visually, it would probably, more than likely take you 6 days to realize that Bakersfield is surrounded by some of thee most incredible Mountains.

No really look,
You're wondering "why would you post a picture of what looks like a place overwhelmed with air pollution, at least put a picture that shows the mountains"
The funny thing is that there are in fact nothing but Mountains right behind that horizon. Ejole

2. Is that almost everyone and their mother have asthmatic difficulties. I mean I can give you numbers if you want them. Kern County total population:800,458, keep in mind that Bakersfield has a population of roughly 300,000 being the biggest city in the Kern.
Pediatric Asthma:22,479
Adults with Asthma: no don't be silly, its more like 46,597
Is there really anyone with Chronic Bronchitis now days? um. yea.23,265 people do
Quick, Emphysema: Seven thousand seven-hundred and ninety
Lung Cancer: unfortunately we have those as well...424

Ok keep following, Bakersfield is ranked 2nd for most Toxic Cities in the entire US, beating NEW YORK?? WHAT! But, they, have far more cars per capita, Actually no.

It's progressively getting worse guys and gals.
My hope is that you (the reader) will do something about it. A policy maker cannot, but the people can. Will.

p.s. Riding a bike is the most effective way to do something about this.
Can we please?