I’m lucky to call myself a native San Diegan. I grew up in a suburb that is not unlike most suburbs across the country. You know the kind of place I’m talking about – the shopping centers are all painted beige, the front doors are rarely locked, the kids cause harmless trouble by TP-ing houses and there is one homeless individual who you consistently encounter.
My community’s homeless neighbor sat, and still sits, every day outside a gas station with a sign that reads, “Anything helps.”
The color of my bike is green. Not just any green– bright, lime green. I’ve never been a big fan of green, but I’ve always been an impulse shopper and the color looked better than the pinks, baby blues and bright oranges that surrounded it more than a year ago. After two weeks living in California and a small amount of money in my bank account, I bought a gigantic green beach cruiser.
It’s always been a mission of the San Diego County Bike Coalition to promote bicycling as a mainstream form of transportation for all people in San Diego County. And it’s always been a mission of Mixte to empower nice companies to tell their stories. That’s why, when the opportunity arose to publish a regional magazine all about the fun of bicycling in San Diego County, neither of us could pass it up.
Undeniably, my favorite holiday of the year falls on Friday, May 29.
I know. You don’t get the day off work. Neither do we.
It would defeat the purpose of the holiday. Friday, May 29 is Bike to Work Day in San Diego County.