FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 14, 2019
19th Annual Bike to Work Day
Friday, May 17, 2019
Interview and filming opportunities throughout SLO County
DATE: Friday, May 17th, 2019
TIME: 7:00 to 9:00 AM; 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM; 4:00 to 6:00 PM
LOCATIONS: Various locations throughout San Luis Obispo County
Bike to Work Day 2019 is presented by SLO Regional Rideshare, a program of the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG), in partnership with regional employers, local jurisdictions, County of San Luis Obispo, SLO County Air Pollution Control District, Caltrans, Cal Poly, SLO Bike Club, in-kind sponsors, and community volunteers.
Opportunities for interviews and footage exist at 16 host locations involved in Bike to Work Day 2019. For a complete list of Bike to Work Day events and activities, visit rideshare.org/btwd.
Scientific Drilling: 7:00 to 9:00 AM
3003 Rollie Gates Dr., Paso Robles
Host description: Visit the County’s most remote Bike to Work Day Breakfast Station, and you won’t be disappointed with the array of breakfast burritos, coffee, granola bars, water, etc.
Contact: Misty Epperson, 805-239-9100, email@example.com
Atascadero State Hospital (ASH) with K-Man Cyclery: 7:00 to 9:00 AM
10333 El Camino Real, Atascadero
Host description: After your group ride from Sunken Gardens in downtown Atascadero, swing by the K-Man tent at the entrance to ASH for some bomb burritos and locally brewed coffee. After you snag your giveaway bag, join the police-escort to ASH’s campus!
Contact: Phillip Koziel, 805-468-2008, firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Morro Bay w/ Morro Bay Chamber: 7:00 to 9:00 AM
595 Harbor St., Morro Bay
Host description: Smell the bike buzz lingering from the finish line of AMGEN Tour of California Stage 4. Stop at Morro Bay City Hall for a cup of coffee, breakfast burrito, and bike swag!
Contact: Kirk Carmichael, 805-772-6282, email@example.com
*Morro Bay City Council Member Red Davis will be in attendance
Los Osos Library: 7:00 to 9:00 AM
2075 Palisades Ave., Los Osos
Host description: Stop by North Coast’s newest Bike to Work Day Breakfast Station. Discover your local library and support biking to work. Chat with staff that ride to work and learn about the wealth of benefits that biking offers. Get some free goodies, too!
Contact: Sharon Coronado, 805-781-4187, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cal Poly: 7:30 to 9:30 AM
Host description: Park your bike and join campus Commuter Services, BoltAbout, and Yerba Mate for some fuel on your way to work.
Contact: Cheryl Andrus, 805-756-6680, email@example.com
City of SLO: 7:00 to 9:00 AM
990 Palm St., SLO
Host description: You made it to downtown, just pedal a little further to City Hall and enjoy some amazing treats and coffee with your friends at the City.
Contact: Adam Fukushima, 805-781-5190, firstname.lastname@example.org
*Mayor Heidi Harmon will be in attendance
SLO Natural Foods Co-Op: 7:15 to 9:15 AM
2494 Victoria Ave., SLO
Host description: SLO Natural Foods Co-op will have deep Dark Mahogany coffee roasted locally by Coastal Peaks, new house made super food shakes, breakfast burritos, vegan frittatas, and more. All are welcome to stop by!
Contact: Aimee Wyatt, 805-268-5087, email@example.com
SLO County Behavioral Health: 7:30 to 9:00 AM
277 South St. #T, SLO
Host description: Celebrate Bike Month with Behavioral Health. See how capable SLO County is when we all make an effort to reduce congestion, improve our health, save money, and commute smart. May is also Mental Health Awareness Month, and the County is encouraging self-care and activities to increase mental health. Visit us on your way to school or work to learn more!
Contact: Caroline Johnson, 805-781-4191, firstname.lastname@example.org
Costco Wholesale: 7:00 to 9:00 AM
1540 Froom Ranch Way, SLO
Host description: For Bike to Work Day, Costco is hooking our community up with some light breakfast refreshments and giving the low-down on Costco memberships, services, and products.
Contact: Lacy Woeste, 805-541-7047, email@example.com
Sunrun: 7:00 to 9:00 AM
775 Fiero Ln., SLO
Host description: Last year, Sunrun raffled off some exclusive giveaways not available at other stations and served delicious waffles. This year will be even more awesome.
Contact: Kelly Knox, 805-228-4239, firstname.lastname@example.org
-or- Jennifer McIntyre, 805-228-4239, email@example.com
Garing, Taylor & Associates w/ Trinity Cyclery: 7:00 to 9:00 AM
141 S. Elm St., Arroyo Grande
Host description: Bike to Work BREAKFAST! Come support the best South County breakfast with fantastic partners, like Jamba Juice, Trinity Cyclery, and Sweet Pea Bakery.
Contact: Jenny Emrick, 805-489-1321, firstname.lastname@example.org
Caltrans District 5 HQ: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
50 Higuera St., SLO
Host description: Bike to lunch at Caltrans! Snag an a la carte taco for $3 and enjoy a FREE drink for biking to lunch at Caltrans. If you work at Caltrans, test out the bikeshare (“Bike Pool”) or ride over on your employer’s shared bike. You don’t have to live in SLO to participate in Bike to Work Day!
Contact: Audrey Ogden, 805-549-3077, email@example.com
Sunken Gardens Bike Fest: 4 to 6 p.m.
5942 W Mall., Atascadero
Host description: Get the weekend started right with Visit Atascadero’s first-ever, “Happy Hour Station” Bike Fest to wrap an incredible Bike to Work Day! Together Rideshare and Bike SLO County would like to celebrate YOU for taking an alternative mode of transportation and enjoying all that North County has to offer. Grab a bite from Fig at Courtney’s House and a pint from Dead Oak or Tent City and enjoy the picturesque beauty of Sunken Gardens from the steps of City Hall – all for a Bike to Work Day well done! Must arrive by bike for entry; bike parking provided. Event is 21+. Bites and pints available while supplies last – so ride fast!
Contact: Jacquelyn Fields, 562-743-1584, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ten Over Studio: 4 to 6 p.m.
539 Marsh St., SLO
Host description: Join Ten Over for an evening celebrating bikes and our amazing community! Back by popular demand, Ten Over will be pairing happy hour beverages with a plateful of chicken and waffles. Ten Over will also showcase work by local ocean photographers, Ryan Hill and Russell Holliday, with a portion of sales donated to World Bicycle Relief. Bike to Ten Over and get a raffle ticket to win a photo.
Contact: Steph W., 805-541-1010, email@example.com
SLO Natural Foods Co-Op: 4 to 6 p.m.
2494 Victoria Ave., SLO
Host description: Join SLO Natural Foods Co-op for “HandleBar Happy Hour” with tastings from an array of healthy beverages, including plant based milks (like oat milk, hazelnut, and coconut) as well as kombuchas and new house-made healthy green shakes.
Contact: Aimee Wyatt, 805-268-5087, firstname.lastname@example.org
South County Social Services: 4 to 6 p.m.
1086 E. Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande
Host description: Get social with the South County Social Services Happy Hour Station! Attendees will score beverages, tacos, and treats from Sun N Buns Bakery (a Morro Bay company).
Contact: Evelyn Ruscki, 805-781-1830, email@example.com
About San Luis Obispo Regional Rideshare
SLO Regional Rideshare is the region’s one-stop-shop for all things transportation. A division of the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments, SLO Regional Rideshare provides programs for commuters, employers, youth, seniors and visitors. The Back ‘N’ Forth Club, the employer commute program of SLO Regional Rideshare, is dedicated to reducing the number of single occupant vehicles on San Luis Obispo County’s roads and highways, helping commuters save money on gas, and making it easier to get to and from work. For more information about SLO Regional Rideshare, visit rideshare.org.
About San Luis Obispo Council of Governments
The San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) is an association of local governments in the San Luis Obispo County Region. Its members include all seven cities (Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Grover Beach, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, and San Luis Obispo) as well as unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County. The central purpose of SLOCOG is to examine common regional problems and suggest solutions. SLOCOG provides transportation planning and funding for the region, and serves as a forum for the study and resolution of regional issues. In addition to preparing the region’s long-range transportation plan, SLOCOG plans and provides funding for public transit services, highway and roadway improvements, and other alternative methods of transportation. To learn more about SLOCOG, visit www.slocog.org.
For more information, please contact Anna Devers, SLOCOG PIO, at (805) 781-4462 or firstname.lastname@example.org