Bicycle Warehouse on Good Morning San Diego

Nate from our Corporate Wellness department joined Elizabeth from SANDAG, Kenna from Zoic to talk with Dan Plante of Good Morning San Diego on KUSI a about getting ready for Bike to Work day.

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Bad news is that today was supposed to be Bike to Work Day, but because of rain it’s been delayed until May 29th. When Mother Nature talks, we listen.

For more information on Bike to Work Day 2015 check out our event page.

Nate being interviewed by Dan Plante

Nate being interviewed by Dan Plante

The Zoic crew

The Zoic crew

Bike Month Prep at Illumina

Last week we packed up our truck and headed to the Illumina campus just down the road here in San Diego to help them prepare for Bike Month. What a great turn out! Around 25 people brought their bikes in for a tune-up and are all ready for Bike to Work Day on May 15th.

Looking for more information on Bike Month? Check out iCommute here.

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Welcome Aboard, Kearny Mesa Edition

Jillian and her new Giant Trance 2. With an upgraded dropper post she's ready to shred Sycamore Canyon

Jillian and her new Giant Trance 2. With an upgraded dropper post she’s ready to shred Sycamore Canyon

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Steve with his new Defy Advanced PRO 0 getting fit by Mitch, our team leader in Bicycle Warehouse Kearny Mesa

Steve with his new Defy Advanced PRO 0 getting fit by Mitch, our team leader in Bicycle Warehouse Kearny Mesa

It's always great to see good things happen to good people.  Liv/Giant donated this bike to Laura as a part of their ongoing support of cancer survivors. Ride on, Laura!

It’s always great to see good things happen to good people.
Liv/Giant donated this bike to Laura as a part of their ongoing support of cancer survivors. Ride on, Laura!

Welcome Aboard, Temecula Edition

Here’s a few shots of happy guests from the last couple of weeks out of our Temecula store.

Darcie in Temecula with her awesome new ride.

Darcie in Temecula with her awesome new ride.

Harrison and his sister. Harrison was so excited about his new bike he couldn't stop giving out high fives.

Harrison and his sister. Harrison was so excited about his new bike he couldn’t stop giving out high fives.

Michael in Temecula with his brand new Giant Glory, ready for some DH

Michael in Temecula with his brand new Giant Glory, ready for some DH

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Nicole and her new Liv Tempt 3

Nicole and her new Liv Tempt 3

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EarthFair 2015

Last Sunday, April 19th EarthFair 2015 took over Balboa Park with tons of music, food and environmentally friendly exhibitors. It was a blast! Over 60,000 people came out to enjoy the day. With so much to do it was impossible to see it all, but we gave it a shot.

Bicycle Warehouse was there with a selection of eBicycles showing that even in hilly San Diego bicycles can be a practical replacement for many car trips (and way more fun). Here are a few photos of the event.

Rosie showing off one of the Stromer eBicycles

Rosie showing off one of the Stromer eBicycles

Nate from our Corporate Programs and Ulyssis the Team Leader of our Encinitas store

Nate from our Corporate Programs and Ulyssis the Team Leader of our Encinitas store

A furry visitor

A furry visitor

Debbe on the trainer

Debbe on the trainer

Mike Mautner of Raliegh/Lapierre helping out with a demo

Mike Mautner of Raliegh/Lapierre helping out with a demo

Rosie running our booth

Rosie running our booth

Trying out a Raleigh Tekoa-iE

Trying out a Raleigh Tekoa-iE

SAN DIEGO – A group of wounded veterans

SAN DIEGO – A group of wounded veterans are asking for help to recover 16 custom-made bikes that were recently stolen.
The adaptive bikes owned by the non-profit Ride 2 Recover were stolen last Tuesday from a storage unit at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. The bikes were worth over $10,000, but to the wounded warriors and their organization they are priceless.
“It may seem like a bicycle to most, but it’s not to us. It’s our way of life,” said retired Marine Corps Sgt. Jamie Rihn.
Rihn, the Ride 2 Recovery program director, said the adaptive bikes are much more than just recreational. They’re therapeutic for many veterans struggling with injuries.
“They can just be down in the dumps when they get on the bike. But when they’re done riding, even if it’s just 10 minutes, you can see the smiles on their faces, there’s just life back in their hearts,” Rihn said.
Rhin said it’s heartbreaking that someone stole them.
“I was really, really angry that someone stole from our warriors — our healing warriors that have given 110 percent already,” Rihn said. “Shame on you! Shame! I mean these aren’t just bicycles for us. These are our way of life.”
Justin Campbell runs the Vets2Trails therapeutic mountain biking program that supports the PTSD program at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He said the Semper Fi Fund and Vets2Trails organizations were also affected by the thefts since they helped donate four full suspension Trek Mountain bikes.
“Each bike was worth over $2,000 and worse, they form the backbone of one of our most welcomed therapeutic recreational activities,” Campbell stated.
An effort to raise money for more bikes is posted online.
Naval police have taken over the investigation.
Anyone with information should contact Jamie Rihn at 910-382-2003 or by emailing jamier@ride2recovery.com.

E-Ticket

Kevin, David & Guests - E-ticket

Kevin, David & Guests – E-ticket

We had a great group ride at E-ticket loop last Sunday! To join up talk to David at our Kearny Mesa store or Kevin at our Pacific Beach store.