WaCo workshop

This morning, I met Robert and Deb at Drake’s – the Barn in W Sacramento.

We met the future residents of Washington Commons Co-housing. Some of them were meeting each other for the first time. WaCo is a business sponsor of SABA. Robert provided a safety check for all the bicycles. I some basic bicycling principles: ABCQuck Check, Rules of the Road, Group riding and Trail Etiquette.

Then we went for a ride, about 5 miles on the Sacramento River Bike Trail to Miller Park and back to the location of the future 4-story building at 4th & G Streets in W Sacramento.

Check this blog post again. I know there are more pictures out there and I hope to post more as they get to me. Fun day.

Lights On!

I went to help the SABA team hand out free front and rear bike lights at the corner of 39th and T Streets. This was the most successful Lights On give-away that I’ve been to. Many bicyclists already had great lighting on their bikes which was really nice to see. Robert set up on one corner,

Alex set up on another corner.

Cherry on top

A week of great bike riding can only be topped by encouraging someone else. I met Aisha and Haris at Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen where Robert from SABA met us. Aisha applied to SABA’s Bike Match program for a bike for her son. Robert had two possibilities, I came to advise and carry the bike back to their home in N Natomas.

Next steps: I am going to teach Haris how to ride that bike. Keep your fingers crossed and send all good vibes our way!

Saturday before Christmas

Usually this is the day to go to the BEST Christmas party of the season, right? And I went to two – 2020 style. #1: Four Season Westshore offered a free meal from Buckhorn Grill.

The best part was the champagne greeting – with an invitation to come back for refills!

I rode my bike to Party #2 at N Natomas Regional Park: it was a Bike Doc party given by Jibe. Because Bike Doc is sponsored through SABA and I was the receptionist several times, yay, I was invited.

Lights On!

This SABA program gives away front and rear bike lights to anyone riding a bike (or scooter, even a pedestrian walking with her children). The pop-up stations show up in various high-bicycle-traffic areas in every Sacramento City council district. Today it was in S Natomas on W El Camino Ave at Ninos Parkway. Two friends volunteered to join me. We met Robert from SABA at 4:30.

We gave away several sets, but there was very little bicycle traffic so we called it quits after an hour. Thank you Barbara and Lorraine for coming out to help.

Bike Doc

This week, Bike Doc was at Four Seasons Westshore and I got to interact a little bit with neighbors.

The mechanics worked until after dark, then two of them had to ride bikes towing the big heavy trailers filled with supplies back to the Jibe office (with one climb on Del Paso Rd over I-5).

Capitol Yards

This afternoon, I did a one-hour bicycle safety presentation for SABA at Capitol Yards,

a beautiful condo complex in W Sacramento just across the Tower Bridge and across from Raley Field.

Claudine Schneider, Transportation Program Coordinator, introduced me:

And I got to wear my new t-shirt!

Claudine sent me this picture:

Bike Doc

In N Natomas, Jibe provides residents access to Bike Doc on Saturdays at the Natomas Farmers Market.

Bike Doc mechanics complete basic repairs and troubleshoot problems based on common issues and conditions. Jibe contracts with SABA to provide the service. This morning I was the receptionist receiving the bikes, tagging them, and keeping the paperwork in order.

Deb and Glenn, the lead mechanic

Two bubbly friendly sharks (looks way too hot to me):

The last bikes arrived at 11:20 and by noon, I was wilting in the heat – already 100 degrees. Time to go home.