CTC Foundation Honored to Unveil the Bike Clairemont Campaign
Bike Clairemont is a program created to advocate for mobility solutions and alternative transportation infrastructure in Clairemont and surrounding communities. Since its inception in early 2018, Bike Clairemont has collaborated and submitted multiple grant applications to advance mobility priorities, improved several miles of trail network, included policy reform language on long-range plans, distributed over 200 Pronto transit cards, created partnerships, and hosted over 10 community events and workshops.
Through the Go by Bike Mini-Grant from SANDAG, Bike Clairemont brought bicycle related education and outreach to the Clairemont community through a bike maintenance class and a children’s bicycle safety clinic. Both projects were a success, selling out and receiving positive feedback from participants. In addition to empowering Clairemont residents with hands-on knowledge, Bike Clairemont also provided information on existing bike routes while supporting Bike Month and Bike to Work Day 2019. On May 16, 2019 Bike Clairemont hosted its second Bike to Work Day Pit-Stop, on the corner of Clairemont Dr. and Balboa Ave, and aims to continue supporting Bike to Work Day for years to come.
Bike Clairemont continues to pursue grants, and collaborate with local agencies and community organizations to improve the safety and connectivity of Clairemont to other areas of town, including Pacific Beach, Linda Vista, Kearny Mesa and UTC. Bike Clairemont leadership also secured strategic board memberships on MTS' Citizen Advisory Committee, City of San Diego Mobility Board and on the Clairemont Community Planning Group, and continues to serve as an ongoing source of information to the community. As a result of ongoing dedication and engagement, Bike Clairemont received the Advocate of The Year Award from Circulate San Diego's 2021 Momentum Awards.
Barbarah Torres, Founder of the Bike Clairemont, worked in the cycling industry for over a decade, is an avid cyclist who has competed internationally, and worked as a bicycle messenger in New Zealand. You may find her riding the local trails or riding around the neighborhood. Barbarah is a Boardmember of the Clairemont Town Council Foundation and a volunteer with the San Diego Mountain Bike Association.
If you have any questions about Bike Clairemont activities, please reach out to Bikeclairemont@gmail.com.