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NCTPA Board Room
Napa, CA 94559
 
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Dwight Murray Plaza - Phantom Clock Tower
Napa, CA 94559
 
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Justin Sienna High School
Napa, CA 94558
 
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Mercedes Benz Theater (old Copia Theater)
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Welcome to Napa Bike

Summer Membership Drive a Success!

Thanks to a generous donation from The Hub Bicycles in Napa and Giant Bicycles, Jim Boswell won the Giant Via 3 town bike. How? Jim is one of the 131 people who joined, renewed, or extended membership in Napa Bike during our Summer Membership Drive.


The $200 gift certificate to Michael Chiarello's Bottega Ristorante in Yountville was won by AJ and China Rose Zamora. The other winners are: Espen Jenson, a huge bottle of Bouchaine Chardonnay; Caren Clark, a nice bottle of Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon; Terry Smith, a cool Blackburn pump; Lorraine Fazzolare, Cateye computer; Alan Atkinson, Adrianne Jaski, Walt Brooks and Ron Lemos all won Napa Bike tees.

It's still a good idea to join. If you love biking and favor having greater safety when you do it, join now. How? Click on JOIN on this page and you will be able to pay by credit card using our secure PayPal donation page. You do not need to have a PayPal account to use your card. If you prefer to pay with a check, just download a membership form and send it in with your check.

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors, especially Keith Kimbrough and Michael Chiarello!


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This year's story in the Napa Valley Register

2014 Napa Bike Fest pictures

 


 

10th Annual April Fools Challenge

Coronation of 3 of 5 Grand April Fools at Napa Bike Fest on April 27. L-R Kevin Eisenberg of Calistoga (416 miles), Mark Lucas of Napa (1006 miles), and James Eales of Yountville (856 miles). Not pictured are Mark Neal of St. Helena (661 miles) and Sandy Kain of American Canyon (132 miles). The City of Napa just edged out St. Helena this year with its riders posting 3,938 miles to St. Helena's 3,666 miles. Many of the riders are continuing their quest for mileage and fitness by participating in the National Bike Challenge, which was the website used this year for tallying miles during the April Fools Challenge.

 


 

Advocacy Actions & Accomplishments


From new bike lanes to new bike committees . . . from a Bike Fest celebrating bicycling to more recognition for Napa County's Bicycle Friendly Communities. Napa Bike was busy in 2013 making riding safer in Napa County. JOIN NAPA BIKE.

 

Napa Bike works every day to make riding safer in Napa County. There were some significant steps forward in 2013. Some were easy to see, like the completion of Class II bike lanes in Napa the bright clothing and increased use of lights by cyclists thanks to the BE Bright! training and awareness program. Others are not entirely visible yet, like the feasibility study for the Highway 29 under-crossing in Napa and the grants for engineering the Vine Trail between Napa Bothe State Park and Calistoga. Others are foundation elements, like the agreement by all elected officials serving Napa County to visit Davis this year to see how that community has benefited from being a Platinum-Level Bicycle-Friendly Community.

Here are highlights of the projects we've been involved with in 2013.

  


 

Napa County's Bike Commuter of the Year

Congratulations to Paul Schapiro, the Napa County Bicycle Commuter of the Year. Paul lives in American Canyon and has ALWAYS biked to work to the City of Napa, a 15 mile round trip on a not very bike-friendly Highway 29.

Not only does Paul bike to and from work, he does ALL his errands on his bike…meetings and social events after work, grocery and other shopping on the weekends (and he even bikes into Napa to the Trader Joe's because he loves to shop there!). And he is well known for trying to get his co-workers to ride to work! He has been successful in getting many on bikes and several are now participating in Cycle for Sight annually.

All of this is truly admirable but what is amazing is that last fall Paul was in a terrible accident while riding his bike. A car door was opened just as he approached it, and the collision sent him to the hospital. He had surgery on a knee and an nkle and was in a full leg cast for months. But as soon as that cast was off he was in physical therapy with a goal to get on his bike as soon as possible. Paul proclaimed that he wouldn't be himself if he couldn’t get back on his bike.

Well, he is back on the bike and has been making the commute every day with the weekend trips as well…AND he did the Cycle for Sight in Napa on April 26 and then rode to Napa to attend Napa Bike Fest on April 27. Paul is not yet totally recovered from the bike crash, can't walk real well and he may never run again, but he can and does ride his bike every day!

Paul is truly a special bike commuter and an inspiration to all of those who know him. 



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Beyond Napa County


Register now for the inaugural California By Bike Tour

Our friends at CalBike say it is the most fun you can have while supporting better bicycling in California. And by the sound of it, they might just be right. It is a fully supported bike tour from Santa Barbara to San Diego October 31 - November 5.

Tour Southern California’s beautiful coastline, meet other people who love cycling and are working to make it safer, all the while enjoying outstanding hotel accommodations and food. Lodging, rest stops, most meals, SAG and mechanic support, jersey, and entertainment is included at $2,150 per person. 

You can fund-raise your ride with the help of CalBike who will provide you with a personal fundraising page, or you can register with the full price and reserve your spot outright. Registration is open; more details are here.

For answers to your questions email debbie@calbike.org.