California Bicycle Coalition Honors Long Beach’s Brian Addison with Inaugural Bicycle Dreamer Award on Monday November 2nd in Downtown Long Beach

For Immediate Release

From: Melissa Balmer

Media Director – California Bicycle Coalition

Email: Melissa@calbike.org

T. 562.612.0197 C. 562.221.9672 – below Brian Addison in one of his artful selfies

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Sacramento CA October 8, 2015 – The California Bicycle Coalition will honor Long Beach-based journalist and communications expert Brian Addison with the inaugural “Bicycle Dreamer” award on Monday November 2, 2015. The event will be held at MADE Long Beach, 236 Pine Ave., in Downtown Long Beach from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The event is free but RSVP’s are required: http://www.cadreamride.org/bicycle_dreamer_awards. Delicious food options are available from Lola’s Mexican Cuisine and should be reserved online in advance to ensure availability. The evening will also include a craft beer bar sponsored by Sierra Nevada, a DJ, a silent auction and a short program featuring California Bicycle Coalition’s Executive Director, Dave Snyder; Damien Newton, Publisher of Streetsblog LA & California; and honoree Brian Addison.

With the Bicycle Dreamer Award, the California Bicycle Coalition honors extraordinary achievement in advancing our dream: that one day soon all Californians will be able to ride bicycles safely and conveniently wherever they wish to go, and that, as a result, all our communities will thrive. The award will be given during the annual “California Dream Ride” fundraising tour – the only fundraising ride raising awareness and funds to improve bicycling for all Californians. This year the ride is Oct. 30 thru Nov. 4th and goes from Santa Barbara to San Diego, via Long Beach.

About Brian Addison

This year’s inaugural “Bicycle Dreamer” award will be given to the fiercely talented Brian Addison for using his writing and social media skills to engage and educate the broader community on the opportunities bicycling presents. The Communications Director of Downtown Long Beach Business Associates, and Editor of LongBeachize.com (part of the publishing network which includes Streetsblog LA, Streetsblog California and Santa Monica Next), this year Brian won the coveted LA Press Club Award for Online Journalist of the Year. Brian won the award against stiff competition from major news outlets such as Variety, KCET, The Hollywood Reporter, Truthdig and the LA Times for his writing both at Longbeachize.com, and as first the Associate, then Executive Editor of the Long Beach Post. During his tenure at the LB Post in 2012, he and his then colleague Sarah Bennett, chose Long Beach bicyclists as Person of the Year.

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About the California Bicycle Coalition

CalBike enables more people to bicycle, creating safer, healthier and more prosperous communities for all. We envision millions of people riding bikes every day in California with networks of safe streets and paths that conveniently connect every destination. Our goal is to double the amount of bicycling in the Golden State 2017, and triple it by 2020.

Calbike’s bicycle advocacy partners across the state include: Bike Bakersfield, Bikeable Communities, Bike East Bay, Bike Santa Cruz County, Chico Velo Cycling, Inland Empire Bicycle Alliance, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, Marin County Bicycle Coalition, Napa County Bicycle Coalition, Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates, San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, San Luis Obispo County Bicycle Coalition, Shasta Living Streets, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, Walk & Bike Mendocino and Women on Bikes California. Learn more at calbike.org.