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"South Bay Bike Night" Will Raise Funds for Local Bike Programs

Jan 18, 2015 11:59AM ● By Jeanne Fratello
Tickets are now on sale for the South Bay Bicycle Coalition's first-ever fundraiser, which is set for February 28 at Shade Hotel. The "South Bay Bike Night" - the first event of its kind in the Los Angeles area - will raise funds for the group's bicycle education and advocacy efforts. The event will feature a short program with an auction, awards ceremony, music, drinks, and hors d'oeuvres.

"We are very excited as this event is the first of its kind and will be a great way to show the world that the South Bay is committed to becoming one of the most bike friendly areas in the nation," said event co-chair Charlene Dipaola.

SBBC is a non-profit organization that strives to improve the region’s transportation culture by prioritizing a comprehensive bikeway network for increased cycling access, safe and secure streets for children to ride their bikes to school, a well-planned infrastructure that supports bicycle commuting, and educated users of the road that share a mutual respect for one another.

Founded in 2009,
the SBBC forged a partnership with seven cities (El Segundo, Gardena, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, and Lawndale) and passed a 200-mile bike master plan to ease bike travel from one city to another. In 2014, among other changes in the coalition cities, the group was responsible for placing sharrows (shared lane pavement markings) along Manhattan Avenue as well as eastbound along Rosecrans Avenue in Manhattan Beach.

Early bird tickets for the fundraiser are available for $80 until January 30. After that, the tickets will be available for $100 per person, and higher for package deals. All tickets can be purchased at EventBrite. The group is also seeking sponsors; more information about sponsorship opportunities is available here.

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