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Published on June 14, 2024
Point Loma Embraces Greener Travel with Over 100 New Bike Helmets Distributed at Safety EventSource: San Diego County

Last night in Point Loma, ocean breezes were laced with a sense of community and consciousness as more than 100 locals, both sprouts and old timers, scored themselves a spiffy new bike helmet, in a do-gooder mashup courtesy of Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and her crew, including the County of San Diego, Scripps Health, the pedal-pushers at the San Diego Bike Coalition, Point Loma Rotary Club, and Ride the Point.

The gist is simple: bike more, emit less, and keep your noggin safe—that's the sermon Supervisor Lawson-Remer and company are preaching, with her quoted in the San Diego County Supervisor's Office saying, “Riding your bike to the beach, school or work helps reduce carbon emissions, but when you’re doing it safety is extremely important,” and indeed it is folks, but importantly, she added, “We hope everyone left our event with a greater understanding of how riding their bike helps us tackle climate change and how they can stay safe when using their bicycle for travel or recreation.”

The helpful horde unleashed a slew of interactive jabber on bike safety by local mavens, doling out tips and tricks to keep the riding rabble out of harm's way. Scripps had the helmets covered, while the tin-kickers at the San Diego Bicycle Coalition schooled attendees on the ABCs of safe cycling. Lawson-Remer was quoted saying, “It was wonderful to see so many young cyclists excited to ride with their new helmets and safety tips,” as cited by the San Diego County Supervisor's Office.