We've signed the lease on our new location!

We have finally signed the lease on our new location! After a painful process involving half a year of searching, dead ends, fake-outs, and delays, we've gotten The Bicycle Tree a new home at 17th and Flower in Santa Ana. This keeps us close to our previous Main St. location and brings us closer to Santa Ana College, Willard Intermediate, and other schools. We'll have more space here, too, with greater square footage and high ceilings.

We are grateful to everyone who has contributed to this process, and we thank everyone for their patience with this interruption to our services. We're still mapping out our build-out and move-in schedule, but we expect to be open in about a month. Alllllriiiiiggghhhht!

Free Confident Cycling Classes!

 

Don't be invisible. Don't be another statistic.

Ride your bike quickly, confidently, and safely after taking FREE Confident Cycling classes with SAAS! Participants receive FREE helmets and quality Cat Eye bike lights, plus invaluable skills to last a lifetime.

These classes will be held on many Saturdays and Sundays starting Saturday, April 16th and running through the summer.

Sign up now!

http://santa-ana.org/bike-safety/

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No sea invisible. No sea una estadística más.

Andar en bicicleta de forma rápida, con confianza, y con seguridad después de tomar clases de Andar en Bicicleta con Seguridad GRATIS con SAAS! Los participantes reciben cascos y luces de bicicleta de calidad Cat Eye, además de las habilidades de valor incalculable para toda la vida.

Estas clases se llevarán a cabo en muchos sábados y domingos a partir del sábado 16 de abril hasta el verano.

Inscríbete ahora!

http://santa-ana.org/bike-safety/

Santa Ana bicyclist killed in hit-and-run at Warner and Pacific

From BikinginLA: Santa Ana bike rider killed in late night hit-and-run

This is the second bicyclist fatality in Santa Ana this year. This particular fatality — a hit-and-run — happened just a block away from the most recent Luces Vivas location. (Luces Vivas is a bike safety outreach program run by our dear friends at Santa Anta Active Streets and participated in by many The Bicycle Tree volunteers, where we give away free bike lights and helmets.)

Days like today are hard for bike activists. It can feel like we’re not doing enough, that the changes we’ve seen are just too little too late. Despair is tempting right about now. But despair is a luxury we can’t afford if we’re going to realize our dream of an Orange County where tragedies like this are inconceivable, instead of all-too-frequent.

Of course, our sadness is nothing compared to the grief that must be felt by the family and friends of the victim. We wish them our wholehearted condolences. 

If you have any information that could help lead to justice for the cowardly monster responsible for this crime, please contact Cpl. Matt Wharton at (714) 245-8209.