Your bike rides this week

Sunday May 15. Barbara, Jane, Cheryl:

Tuesday May 17. Barbara had a great ride in Monterey.

Thursday May 19. Dani, Cheryl, Kathy:

More great views from Barbara in Monterey area:

Saturday May 21. Tracy, Brenda, and Elaine:

Also on Saturday and participating in Jibe’s Joy Ride: Jane, Cheryl, Leo, Kathy, Dani.

Project Ride Smart

at H Allen Hight, week 2. Monday. The fleet of 40 bicycles is stored in a shipping container – out every morning and jigsaw-puzzled back five hours later.

Tuesday. First day of street rides. I had the green group. In the back, Pierson and Becky who are training to teach Project Ride Smart.

Wednesday. Day 2 street ride. Charlie leading the green group:

Thursday. Last day of instruction and day 3 street ride. Mellissa leading a right turn at an uncontrolled intersection.

Safe travels

Time for Phyl to travel south to visit her sister in Bakersfield – by train.

This was the pre-dawn start to my busiest day of May-is-Bike-Month. Ahead: Project Ride Smart at H Allen Hight all morning, Westlake Bike Club in hottest part of the afternoon, and Zoom meeting #5 for Better on Bikes in the evening. Friday will be a complete day off – hurray!

Not Th@M

A favorite monthly activity for a few years was Thursday @ Merrilyn’s with Phyllis until … Phyl moved to Montana 5 years ago. Phyl arrived last Thursday to visit friends and family. This afternoon, Merrilyn came to my house for a visit – longtime friends catching up!

Office Hours

Although it was quite warm this afternoon, four members of the current Better on Bikes class came to Office Hours. Brenda, Lennore, Terri, Tracy-with her new bike just purchased this morning at Bike Swap.”

Bike Swap

This 3-day event began on Friday afternoon at the N Natomas Aquatic Center.

People could donate their bike(s) to a good cause or consign them for sale. If a bike was donated, professional mechanics made the bike rideable and safe. If that wasn’t possible, the Sacramento Bike Kitchen accepted the bike.

From 4-7:00 pm, about 100 bikes had been processed and stored in the ballroom.

Saturday morning from 10-2, more bikes were accepted. William and Mellissa were part of the Jibe team who organized this first-time event:

Over 200 bikes of all types ready for sale Sunday morning:

Sunday morning bike sale. The early crew arrived at 6 am to set up the parking lot and move the bikes from the ballroom of the to organized spaces in the parking lot.

A small crowd lined up for the 9 am opening, they got the best selection:

It was a rather warm day as the shopping continued. Around 11 am, the shoppers thinned out … time to SLASH prices.

Although the sale continued until 2 pm, I left early to get ready for Office Hours.