Bike Santa Cruz County promotes bicycling through advocacy, education, and community building. Our goal is for people of all ages and abilities to feel comfortable using their bikes for daily trips.
Job Announcement: Youth Programs Director
After 9+ years with Bike Santa Cruz County, our beloved Youth Program Director, Tawn Kennedy, has decided to pursue other career opportunities. Tawn has accepted a position with Ecology Action’s adult bike encouragement program. All of Bike Santa Cruz is beyond grateful to Tawn for his amazing and impactful work with our County's youth and wish him the very best in his new post.
With Tawn's departure, Bike Santa Cruz is seeking candidates to fill his large bike shoes. Check out the job description below to find out more and apply today.
Run by the Sea 2019
Early Bird Pricing Ends October 5th!
Run by the Sea returns to lovely Wilder Ranch State Park on Sunday, October 27th! This unique 12K run, 4K run/walk, or half marathon meanders along the gorgeous coastal bluffs of California's Central Coast in Santa Cruz and consists mostly of flat, packed dirt trails. Participants will enjoy scenic coastal views while passing along the bluffs, through a unique beach crossing (12K and half marathon only), and Wilder Ranch park trails. Get ready to take in the natural beauty of the Monterey Bay, the serene flats of Wilder Ranch's meadows, and maybe even catch a glimpse of some dolphins - no other race is quite like it!
Now in its seventh year, Run by the Sea is organized by and is a benefit for Bike Santa Cruz County. All event proceeds will directly support our work on promoting bicycling through advocacy, education programs, and community building events. Our goal is for people of all ages and abilities to feel comfortable using their bikes for daily trips.
Open Streets Santa Cruz
Sunday, October 13th, 2019
Open Streets Santa Cruz returns to West Cliff Drive on Sunday, October 13th! This beloved community event will once again transform West Cliff Drive into a car-free, pop-up street park. We'll be closing the road to cars between Lighthouse Field and Natural Bridges and invite you to join us as we walk, play, bike and dance in the streets on a day free from car traffic. Essentially a pop-up street park, Open Streets is fun for the whole family and will feature dozens of awesome local organizations hosting activities and games, live music, and more!
Visit scopenstreets.org for more details, and be sure to sign up to receive updates on this and future Open Streets events.
Bike the Bay Youth Bike Tour Recap
Bike the Bay has returned from Monterey! We’re proud of our 16 riders who pushed their limits and discovered what they can accomplish on a bicycle. Our hats (or helmets) are off to all of them!
This event wouldn’t be possible without our generous sponsors and donors, including Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Wild Roots, The Bagelry, and Staff of Life. We would like to give a special shout out to the Monterey Hostel which generously hosted us as well as to Cyclepath Outfitters which provided critical ride support. Our participant’s families also helped make the ride possible by encouraging riders to join. We are excited for Bike the Bay 2020 and hope to see you there!
Bike Santa Cruz County Has a New Executive Director!
Our new director Gina Gallino Cole has 12 years of experience working in the non-profit sector, for the past 6 years, working with city and county staff and elected officials on policy and ordinance changes which will improve the health and well-being of Santa Cruz County residents. Cole’s experience with tobacco policy development has led her to see the world through the lens of public health, looking at equitable access to services and equitable protections for everyone.
“As an avid cyclist, the mission of Bike Santa Cruz County aligns well to my desire to improve the quality of cycling and the safety of my fellow cyclists in the County. As a lifelong resident, I bring an understanding of how to best tap into the supporting resources of our different jurisdictions, identifying the local leaders, advocates, and stakeholders who will eventually guide the end-game process of creating safe routes to school, work, and play for all,” says Cole.
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