September 24, 2010
Dear Huntington Beach Bicycle Advocates (HuBBA) member,
Exciting news to share!
Huntington Beach, CA has joined the ranks of select cities in America recognized by the League of American Bicyclists for being a bicycle friendly community. The city garnered a bronze award through the leadership of fellow HuBBA co-founder Jim Powers, who worked tirelessly with numerous city employees to complete the lengthy application. Thank you Jim!
Informal feedback from the league indicates the application almost received the next higher award of silver. Therefore, we are encouraged and inspired to go for the silver working diligently over the next ten months to make improvements and submit another application. (Within 25 miles of Huntington Beach, only Irvine and Long Beach have earned a bicycle friendly award of bronze).
We encourage all our HuBBA members to join the league of American Bicyclists at www.bikeleague.org.
The league is serious about bicycle safety and has an extensive program to train Licensed Cycling Instructors who, in turn, lead classes. Like many of you, I have ridden for fifty of my fifty-seven years but I know I can always learn something new and important and perhaps life saving from licensed professionals like Jim Powers. So consider signing up yourself, friends and family for the Street Cycling Skills class:
When: Thursday October 28th 6-9pm covers rights and responsibilities of bicyclists and vehicles and safe handling tips.
When: Saturday October 30, 9-1pm 2010 (Must first have attended Thursday session) Bring bicycle and helmet. Hands on practice on your bicycle covering the class room instruction. Certificates of completion provided to graduates.
Where: Huntington Beach City Hall (Yorktown and main street), room B7.
Preregistration required at www.hbsands.org
For more information contact Jim Powers at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you at the class!
Dan Hazard, co founder, HuBBA