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For Immediate Release

05/17/13 - Women on Bikes SoCal Rolls Out the Low Cost Short Sweet Female Friendly “Street Savvy” Adult Novice Bicycle Education Classes Just in Time for Summer!

04/09/13 - Two Stylish, Fun and Free Events for May’s National Bike Month in Long Beach!  The Cyclone Coaster Vintage Bike Ride on Sunday 5/5 + BikeFest with Three Special Vintage Events on Saturday 5/11!

Media Clips

Program Director Melissa Balmer interviewed by Suzanne Toro on "BeSimply" BlogTalk Radio

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Women on Bikes SoCal member Katie Taylor and why she loves Long Beach!



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Program Director Melissa Balmer interviewed during BikeFest 2012


Cycle Chic Hits the Cat-bike-walk in Long Beach from Streetfilms on Vimeo.

05/14/2013 - IN PICTURES: BikeFest Long Beach 2013 in

03/10/2013 - Balmer Ditches Vehicle for Bike Advocacy in

01/07/13 - How a Crop of Women Activists is Making Long Beach Safer for Bicyclists, Everyone on L.A.Streetsblog

12/08/12 - Women on Bikes SoCal's Melissa Balmer with scholarship recipients Maria Sipin of A Healthy Design and Elizabeth William's of Cali Bike Tours on KPFK's BikeTalk on the First Female Only LCI Class

12/06/12 - Women on Bikes SoCal Program Director Melissa Balmer on Frank Peters' cdmCyclist

12/05/12 - Long Beach Post Names LB Cyclist "Person of the Year"

12/03/12 - First All-Female LCI Training a Huge Success in League of American Bicyclists Blog

11/13/2012 - Pedal Perfect: Bikers shed spandes to inspire new riders CNN blog

10/05/2012 - Cycle Chic: Past, Present & Future fall fashion show in Apparel News

10/03/12 - Cycle Chic: Past, Present & Future fall fashion show in Momentum Magazine

9/20/2012 - Cycle Chic: Past, Present & Future fall fashion show video courtesy of L.A. Streetsblog Lite

9/13/2012 - Fashion in Motion - Electra Bicycling Company Blog

9/7/2012 - Psychic Temple - Meet Melissa Balmer, Long Beach Cycling Advocate.

8/13/2012 - Long Beach's Suja Lowenthal Takes Her "One Shot" to Create Inclusive Transportatin - Streetsblog L.A.

8/11/2012 - National Bicycle Conference Comes to Long Beach - The Press Telegram

07/15/2012 - Momentum Magazine July/August 2012

05/2012 - Momentum Magazine May/June 2012

5/20/2012 - Long Beach Moves Up to 19 in Bike Friendly Cities - Bicycling Magazine

05/11/2012 - Getting More Women On Bikes - The Atlantic Cities

02/08/12 - Group Promotes Increasing Number of Women Using Bicycles -

02/08/12 - Long Beach Launches Program Aimed at Increasing Female Bike Ridership - Press Telegram

02/07/2012 - Getting More Women to Ride Bikes - "Let's Double the Number of Women & Girls Riding Bikes" campaign + LB Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal in L.A. Observed

02/07/2012 - Sisterhood of the Traveling Bikes - Overview of the female bike movement in L.A. including Women On Bikes SoCal + LB Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal on Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky's blog

01/24/2012 - Women on Bikes SoCal #GirlBikeGangs - The Bird Wheel Blog

01/11/2012 - Cycles and Cents: Long Beach Proves Bikes Are Good for Business in Grist Magazine featuring WoBSoCal "Bikes Mean Business" columnist April Economides

01/11/2012 - WoBSoCal Editor Melissa Balmer profiled in the new Pro Walk/Pro Bike Newsletter

12/20/2011 - Sunset Magazine features Long Beach's East Village by Jennifer Volland

12/01/2011 - Bicycle Retailer "Website Aims Bicycle Advocacy to Women"