I received good news in the mail the other day - the Tall Bike Posse has the permit to be out on highway for trash duty. Tom and I celebrated by going out today to do just that. We filled two bags of trash and one bag of recycled material. Today’s roadside gift was a FREE sign.
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2011 Great American Cleanup Summary Report
No. of Bags: 2
Recyclables Collected (separate from trash) No. of Bags: .5
What percentage of these items were beverage containers?: 100%
Most unusual piece of trash: soiled diaper
Comments: Today’s clean up was very light. I have observed other citizens and store owners picking up along the central town corridor. Of the spots most likely to have large amounts of trash are; the Park-and Ride on the westside and the hwy 58 east heading towards Santa Margarita Lake. There seems to be a need to fuel up on Bud Light talls and tossing them out the passenger side prior to arriving at the lake.
Tall Bike Posse has the best piece of highway one could want to clean up.
Tall Bike Posse and Adopt-a-Highway Post Cleanup Report
As a participant of the Statewide September 25th Cleanup Day, crew leaders were sent a letter with the following questions to send in to Sacramento. Below is the data I filled out.
Group Name: Tall Bike Posse
Route Marker: Jct. 101/Hwy 58 Santa Margarita to 1.3 miles East of J st.
Number of Participants: One
Number of Bags: One and a Half
Number of Recycled collected: One Bucket
Amount of recycled material being beverage containers: 99%
Most Unusual Item: Grease Gun
Comments: Because this was a statewide event and every active group sponsored a workday, my participants were spread thin. Santa Margarita alone had:
- Creek Cleanup
- Highway Cleanup
- Santa Margarita Lake trail work
I enjoy living in such a great civic minded community!
Come Join the Tall Bike Posse Saturday Sept. 25th for Highway Cleanup. The Tall Bike Posse will be picking up trash on our section of highway which we sponsor through the Caltrans Adopt-A-Highway program. This event is scheduled to coincide with Coastal Cleanup Day, the country’s premier marine environment volunteer event. Join the Tall Bike Posse and do a sweep of the sweetest piece of adopted highway anywhere! See the Flickr photos of past cleanup events
What You need to bring:
- A friend
- A bike or good walking shoes
This event is for 18 years and older. Unfortunately our liability will not allow you to bring young children.
We meet at 9am sharp at the Park and Ride near the Santa Margarita freeway exit for safety brief then depart at 9:30.
I provide the necessary cleanup items which include:
- Safety glasses
- OSHA approved safety vests
- Trash bags
- Pick up sticks
All you SLO road riders pay attention: When your Peloton passes through Santa Margarita, pay homage to the Adopt-a-Highway sign on the west side of town, then on your return trip out hwy 58, again pay homage at the AAH sign on the eastern border of town. Without us Tall bikers, you would be patching more rubber under a shade tree than you already are. In fact, I dare you to join us.
Get involved with your community!
3 bags of trash and we didn’t get to our east sign marker. Thank you volunteers for keeping our piece of highway clean and rideable.
Saturday Sept. 19th is California Cleanup day. The Tall Bike Posse will do a sweep of the sweetest piece of highway anyone could ever want to adopt.
All you road riders pay attention: When your Peloton passes through Santa Margarita, pay homage to the Adopt-a-Highway sign at the west side of town, then on your return trip out hwy 58, again pay homage at the AAH sign on the eastern border of town.
We meet at 9am at the park and ride for safety brief. I provide all the necessary items.
Get involved with your community!
This Saturday I’m scheduling a Roadside Cleanup event. Let’s meet at the Santa Margarita Park and Ride at 8:30 for a safety meeting and crew organizing. I will provide all the necessary roadside cleanup items. Bring your bike.
TIP #1 If you have a trailer, it works well as a trash tote.
TIP #2 Hang a bucket on the handlebars for recyclables.
We own the best piece of highway one can ever wish to adopt. Fill yourself with community pride and help clean this one horse town.
Total number of trash bags filled: One
Most common roadside trash item: Plastic bags
Most popular alcoholic beverage container: Bud Lite
Most popular soda container: Big Gulp
Most unusual item picked up: A flattened ground squirrel (and I mean flat).
Here is a Google Map of our little piece of highway
Here are pictures on the route.
Tall Bike Posse entered the SLO Criterium Little 500 halftime show and competed against 6 other teams of four. The Posse wore *Adopt-a-Highway safety gear for best visuals and practiced safety third. The race course was ours and we had a superb team made up of Deputy Steve, BrOken BOner, Baby Snakes and myself.
Still when it came to voting the best team with Style and Spirit, we came in first place! A lunch for four at Corner View Restaurant.