SANDAG Chair, Jerome Stocks to Help Kick Off May as National Bicycle Month


WHEN:       Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 8:30 a.m.


WHERE:     Civic Center Plaza, Downtown San Diego


WHAT:     As National Bike Month kicks off officially on May 1, SANDAG Chair and Encinitas Mayor Jerome Stocks will bicycle in to the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition kick-off event at the Civic Center Plaza in Downtown San Diego. He will join Supervisor Greg Cox and San Diego Councilmembers Todd Gloria and David Alvarez to support the event and to spread awareness of biking in the San Diego region. Stocks also will talk about SANDAG’s annual free bike Tune-Up Time event on May 12 in Balboa Park and the Friday, May 18, annual Bike to Work Day with more than 85 event-filled pit stops for cyclists. Last year, more than 6,000 cyclists around the county participated in Bike to Work Day.


VISUAL:     During the kick-off event, Electra Bicycles will offer a mini-fashion show of everyday bicycling gear and casual attire for any cycling occasion. At the conclusion, the elected officials will join San Diego Bicycle Coalition members for a bike ride through downtown.


WHO:     SANDAG Chair/Encinitas Mayor Jerome Stocks

San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox

San Diego Councilmember Todd Gloria

San Diego Councilmember David Alvarez

San Diego County Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Andy Hanshaw

Electra Bicycles Marketing Director Elayne Fowler