Tuesday, August 30, 2011

"Some Bicyclist Becoming More Vigilant"

via - KGET

Candle Light Vigil Recap

Community members gathered together on Monday night for a candle light vigil in honor of 51 year old  Samuel Boyd

click here to view the news story by KERO 23.

Another Bicyclist Hit

More coverage: 51 year Boyd

via- KGET

SRTS: Active transportation

Last week, San Lauren Elementary started out with three students riding to school, by week two of the 2011-2012 school year, there are now ten students riding to San Lauren. Keep up the good work! 

Monday, August 29, 2011

Candle light vigil Tonight 8pm

Candle light vigil

   Candle light vigil tonight at 8PM (H st. & Bank st.)  
for 51 year old Boyd who was struck and killed by BPD last Friday.

Californian Radio

Californian Radio August 25th

Hey all check BikeBakersfield out on the August 25th broadcast Californian Radio 


Friday, August 26, 2011

Under Cover Officer hits and kills Cyclist

Friday ///// August 26th, 2011

Bicyclist killed in collision with police officer

"A 51-year-old bicyclist was killed in a collision with a Bakersfield police officer in the 200 block of H Street Friday afternoon.
Samuel Dohn Boyd, of Bakersfield, died at Kern Medical Center about an hour after the 12:46 p.m. crash, a coroner's office news release said.
Bakersfield police reported that Officer Peter Beagley and Boyd were both traveling north on H Street when Boyd turned left into the officer's path. Beagley was unable to stop and collided with the bike.
The collision is being investigated by the BPD's traffic division, and an administrative investigation is also underway, police reported. Beagley, a six-year veteran of the department, has returned to duty.
Ryan Cunningham, an employee at Iger Studio, located near the site of the collision, said that section of H Street is a tight squeeze for cyclists when cars are parked along the curb.
"I ride my bike to work but I stay on side streets as much as possible," Cunningham said. "On this street it seems like drivers get as close to you as they can."
Cynthia Villaleando, a hairdresser at nearby Modéle salon, said there have been six accidents on that section of H Street in the four years she's worked there. She said the street is too narrow for bicycles.
"Cars go through here way too fast," she said.
Jonathan Moo, a Safe Routes to School coordinator for the cycling advocacy group Bike Bakersfield, said every street in the city should be safe for cyclists.
"If everyone, cyclists and motorists, followed the rules of the road, we wouldn't have these fatalities," he said.
Unfortunately, cyclists are the ones who are usually hurt or killed in collisions with motor vehicles, Moo said, so it's critical that drivers in Bakersfield make a commitment to share the road.
"I'm a driver, too," Moo said. "And I know it doesn't take more than five seconds of your time to give a cyclist five feet on your right."
Yielding to a cyclist -- especially one trying to move left for a turn -- might add a few seconds to your commute, Moo said, but it's the right thing and the safe thing, to do.
Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111."




Deadly crash between BPD and bicyclist

"Some witnesses at the scene say that man's life possibly could have been saved.Fifty-one-year-old Samuel Dohn Boyd is dead after he was struck by a Bakersfield Police vehicle driven by Officer Peter Beagley early Friday afternoon.Authorities say Boyd was riding a bicycle northbound on "H" street when he was struck by an undercover police SUV, after we swerved in front of the vehicle.
Neighbors say police wouldn't let them help the man as he laid motionless in the street.

"We heard a loud crash," said neighbor Tim Oates.
When Oates looked out his window he saw a black SUV, a bicycle and a man lying in the street - the results of an accident between a police vehicle and a bicyclist.
"The officer attempted to stop, was unable to and a collision occurred.  The bicyclist was transported to Kern Medical Center with major injuries," said BPD Sergeant Greg Terry.
Oates says the man laid in the street for ten minutes before the ambulance arrived. Oates says he tried to help the man, but police told him to stay back.
"I wish someone would have tried saving him," said Oates.  "From the point of impact, ten minutes, that's a lot of breath someone could put in someone's lungs."
Sergeant Terry says public safety at an accident scene or the possibility of spinal injuries to a victim are just two reasons why an officer wouldn't give first aid.
"Any officer that's able to administer aid would do so," said Terry.
Terry couldn't explain why the officer told Oates to stay away from the victim, even though Oates is CPR certified.
"I feel like I could have gave it my best," said Oates.
The accident is being investigated by BPD's traffic department and administration.
The driver of the police vehicle, Officer Peter Beagley has returned to duty."


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Kern Wheelmen: Spooktacular

Are air alerts working in the valley?

Executive Director, Tina Chapa, encourages students to walk / ride their bicycles to school in efforts to clean up our valley air. Read the article here.

We will have a rolling Train/ School bus for those students who choose to ride their bicycles to school on September 2nd, 2011 (Friday) from the corner of North Chester Ave. & Day Street to Standard Middle School. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

SRTS: San Lauren Elementary Bike Rack

We helped put in a bicycle rack at San Lauren Elementary School  just in time before the school year started. Julie Kuhnert, a parent of students at San Lauren Elementary, snaps a photo of the students that rode their bicycles on their first day of school. 

The 'bike kitchen' gives a ride to those who want to cycle - The Bakersfield Californian

Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday / August 23rd, 2011

If you didn't get a chance to pick up yesterday's paper, Steven Mayer, a staff writer of The Bakersfield Californian, wrote an article about our bicycle kitchen. Click Here to read the article.

Monday, August 22, 2011


Over the weekend, Brian De La Cerda, Jonathan Moo, Matter Peterson, and a few other riders from Bakersfield spent the day in Visalia for Central Valley Bike Day. To say the least, the event was a major success. 

via - 661FIXED

Brian of Bike Bakersfield said it best..."Structured...not so much, but that's what this Central Valley Bike Day is all about! Bakersfield, Visalia, and Fresno collaborating on what is expected to be simply a great time. Bike polo, prizes, cook out, all types of races etc. Come out and ride with people who ride just for the spirit! In Visalia"

read more here

Friday, August 19, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

6 Bikes • 1 Camera | L.A. from 89.3 KPCC on Vimeo.

Blood-In Press Conference from Rick Darge on Vimeo.

Full Moon Ride 08/13/2011

About 25 folks were in attendance on last Saturday's Full Moon Ride.

Next Full Moon Ride: Tuesday, Septermber 13th.
As always, ride leaves from Beach Park (entrance to the bike path) at 7PM. This is a slow, fun, social ride where everybody is welcome to join. The pace varies from 10-12 mph with mid points and stops for water breaks. Helmets and lights are strongly recommended.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

Sustainability at BU.

Boston University is serious about reducing its environmental footprint. SRTS Brian De La Cerda, demonstrates sustainability in this video that was produced while he was studying at Boston University.


Just a friendly reminder! Join us this Saturday (August 13th, 2011) on our monthly Full Moon Ride. We will be leaving Beach Park (entrance to the bike path) at 7PM. Due to other conflicting activities on the Bike Path, we will be headed East bound on the bike path, and not the usual west bound to riverwalk route. As always, the pace will average approximately 10-12 mph pace. Helmets and lights are strongly reccomended. Come out and have a good time! We hope to see you there.

video cred: gene hanson

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Bakersfield Your Next! ;)