Upcoming Community Bike Ride October 13 2018

Join us for Bike Petaluma’s next monthly community bike ride on October 13th, the second Saturday, at 9:30am

Spread the word by signing up for the ride at our facebook event and sharing with your friends

Our vision for these rides is to bring together bicyclists of all ages and abilities to enjoy and learn how to safely ride around the streets of Petaluma.

Rides are inclusive, kid friendly, and include breaks for water and snacks. They are led by experienced riders who are familiar with the routes.

We will stay together and ride as a group with the help of designated front/end riders. =) In the case of rain, the ride will be canceled.

RIDE INFO 2nd Saturdays at 9:30AM-11:30am

Who? Everybody!!! No rider left behind. All ages and abilities. Kids are welcome!

October 13th, 2018:  Meet and start at Bob’s Beach 275 Water St. near Lynch Creek Trail Bridge by Brewsters

Map: goo.gl/9rkU7w

Downtown Petaluma Central Business District Map – Area of No Sidewalk Riding

Is it legal to ride on the sidewalks in Petaluma? Here’s an old overview of this question that addresses why riding in the street can be safer, especially for children over the age of 10. The article references the code for Petaluma, highlighting that the city prohibits bikes on sidewalks in Petaluma’s Central Business District. We have updated the map that highlights the downtown area where bikes aren’t allowed on sidewalks. Petaluma Central Business District Map

The Inaugural “Bike Petaluma 2nd Saturdays Community Ride”: Saturday, September 8th, 2018

Bike Petaluma will be hosting monthly community bike rides in and around Petaluma on the 2nd Saturdays at 9:30am, starting September 8th, 2018! =)

Our vision for these rides is to bring together bicyclists of all ages and abilities to enjoy and learn how to safely ride around the streets of Petaluma.

Our rides are inclusive, kid friendly, and include breaks for water and snacks. They are led by experienced riders who are familiar with the routes.

We will stay together and ride as a group with the help of designated front/end riders. =) In the case of rain, the ride will be canceled.

RIDE INFO 2nd Saturdays at 9:30AM-11:30am

Who? Everybody!!! No rider left behind. All ages and abilities. Kids are welcome!

September 8th, 2018:  Meet and start at Bob’s Beach 275 Water St. near Lynch Creek Trail Bridge by Brewsters Map: goo.gl/9rkU7w

Community Ride #1 9-8-2018 ROUTE MAP

Community Ride #1 9-8-2018 STARTING POINT

Community Ride #1 9-8-2018 GATHERING POINT

https://www.facebook.com/events/975510795968979/

Help Us Build the Bicycling Movement in Petaluma!

Mission Statement

Bike Petaluma strives to create a town where people of all ages and abilities can enjoy bicycling for transportation and recreation.

Call for Applications

Bike Petaluma seeks committee members to support our volunteer organization. Our goals range from improving bicycle safety, mobility, and infrastructure to raising the profile of and celebrating all forms of bicycling in Petaluma. Opportunities are currently open to serve on the Steering Committee, Advocacy Sub-Committee, and Community Engagement Sub-Committee (see descriptions below).

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who can make a commitment of at least one year. Individuals can serve on up to two committees. Each will meet once per month, typically for 1-2 hours on a weeknight.

Application Deadline: Monday, March 26, 2018 | Application Link

Committee Descriptions

Steering Committee

  • Develop governance structure for Bike Petaluma.
  • Provide strategic direction for the organization, including some oversight of both sub-committees.
  • Establish partnerships with aligned organizations and businesses, such as Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition.

Advocacy Sub-Committee

  • Develop and promote a vision for Petaluma’s bicycle network.
  • Closely track relevant city, county, and regional planning processes.
  • Initiate campaigns and mobilize constituents to support these campaigns when needed.

Community Engagement Sub-Committee

  • Promote bicycling-related services and resources available to Petalumans.
  • Organize local events to celebrate and improve bicycling in Petaluma, sometimes in coordination with key advocacy efforts.
  • Promote safe, courteous, and responsible use of roadways, paths, and trails.
  • Encourage local businesses to provide bike parking and incentivize bicycling for both employees and patrons.
  • Support bike to school and bike to work programs, including County or regional efforts.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Last Chance to Provide Input on Caltrans Bike Projects

As previously noted, Caltrans is currently developing a plan to improve bicycling along and across our state highway system. In Petaluma, this includes US-101 and CA-116 (Lakeville Avenue east of US-101).

Head to Caltrans’ interactive web map to review, “like,” “dislike,” and comment on projects that have been identified, or suggest new ones.

Identified projects include:

  • Buffered Class II bike lanes along Lakeville (east of 101, within city limits)
  • Class I crossing near Riverfront development
  • Marin-Sonoma Narrows bike route
  • Improved 101 crossing @ Target
  • Improved Washington/101 interchange

We’d like to see the proposed Class II bike lanes along Lakeville upgraded to Class IV (protected bike lanes), if feasible, as well an improved Target crossing that is better designed for bike access.

What are your thoughts? Feel free to comment below.