Your team at the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition hopes that you and yours have remained healthy and safe through the many challenges of drought, heat waves, fires, power outages, a pandemic, economic decline, political strife.
With the pandemic-related closure of schools, gyms, parks, and businesses, many locals have started – or returned to – cycling. It’s a safe outdoor activity for families – and the source of sanity for many of us. The world just looks a little brighter from the seat of a bike.
Facing significant loss of income, we remained solvent through careful financial management and with funds from the Payroll Protection Program.
With more folks out on the road, it’s even more important to educate cyclists on how to ride safely and keep those bike paths and lanes in rideable condition! Despite the challenges, we had many successes through our grassroots efforts and lobbying activities, including:
- Correcting problems from the City of Santa Rosa’s repaving project
- Enhancing enforcement against cars parking in Sebastopol and Rohnert Park bike lanes
- Clearing debris from county roads
- Keeping garbage cans from obstructing bike lanes
- Supporting the rights of cyclists who have been injured in collisions or crashes
- Maintaining road safety messages in the news
Our advocacy work depends upon your donations and membership dues to cover expenses that cannot be funded by contracts or grants, including:
- Being the voice for cyclists at city and county meetings
- Teaching safe cycling and improving community awareness to share the roads
- Bringing visibility of safe cycling to the press to build support
- Lobbying for better and safer cycling policies and roads
- Championing legal cases to underscore cycling issues and emphasize cycling rights
Please donate now by clicking the blue “donate” button above. We have set our goal this year to raise $50,000. Would you be able to renew your membership and/or make a donation, and help us achieve our $50,000 goal?
Mail us a check, donate online, give us a phone call, but most importantly – GO RIDE YOUR BIKE!
Thanks for your support!
Eris Weaver, Executive Director