On May 2nd and 3rd, REI hosted their internal 3rd annual Tour de SoCal at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center. The mini conference was intended to educate the bicycle department staff from the REI Southern California region about building relationships, partnering with local non-profits, new bicycles, accessories and apparel.
Our very own Javier Hernandez was invited as a guest speaker to present on the topic of "How Cycling Changed my Life." The crowed of REI-ers were engaged throughout the presentation while sharing some laughs and learning about current efforts to improve bike-ability in the San Gabriel Valley.
Bike SGV is proud to be working along side REI. We only hope to be more effective in improving our outdoors.