SFBC Biker Bulletin
August 23, 2005
"The time is coming when bicycling will no longer be a fringe activity. When the looming oil crisis finally kicks in and gasoline hits $6 a gallon, every day is going to be Bike to Work Day."
GREAT SF BIKE RIDE IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER--REGISTER TODAY!
Labor Day weekend--the Great SF Bike Ride! Join the SFBC in cruising city streets closed to traffic during the Great SF Bike Ride on Sunday, September 4th at 8am. The SFBC is hosting this fun, non-competitive Community Ride that encompasses a 5 mile loop of the SF Grand Prix race course--including the Taylor Street hill! You get to pedal the Grand Prix Course before the pros like the pros. Don't miss it.
Save $5 when you register before next TUESDAY August 30th. Pre-registration HIGHLY encouraged. Day of ride registration begins at 7am. Ride starts promptly at 8am. All ride proceeds benefit the SFBC's campaign to build the Citywide Bike Network.
FLAT-FIXERS NEEDED SATURDAY
Get your hands a little greasy for a good cause: The SFBC is co-sponsoring two special, free workshops this Saturday afternoon at the SF Main Public Library to encourage folks to try bike commuting. We need 3 or 4 more volunteers to help us teach people how to fix their flats. The event, aptly named "How to Fix a Flat in Under 10 Minutes", is this Saturday from 2-3:30pm at the library at 100 Larkin St. @ Grove. If you can help out, please contact Leah as soon as possible at email@example.com. And, to learn some great tips on bike commuting in SF, check out our other workshop earlier that day: How to Bike Anywhere in SF. This is a great opportunity to encourage a friend to try biking in the city. See details in calendar below.
IN TOWN LABOR DAY WEEKEND? GIVE THE SFBC A HAND AT BIKE EVENTS
Labor Day weekend is a BIG bike weekend in our beloved bike city. The SFBC is looking for member participation at the Great SF Bike Ride, Grand Prix pro race and Giro race. SFBC tabling, ride registration, course monitors, valet bike parking and t-shirt sales are just a few areas where we really need your help. If you are in town, come out and enjoy the biking while giving the SFBC a hand. This is a great way to be a part of the bike action!
TONIGHT--BI-WEEKLY VOLUNTEER NIGHT
Everyone is welcome to take part in the Wednesday bi-weekly Volunteer Night at the SFBC office. Three fun filled hours of letter folding and envelop stuffing while you mingle with fellow bicyclists and maybe make a friend or two! We will sprinkle in a variety of bike advocacy projects to keep it interesting. For your hard work, the SFBC springs for a tastey dinner of your choice. The evening starts at 5pm and wraps up around 8pm. A great way for new members to get involved. Location: 995 Market St. Suite 1550. Bring your bike upstairs. Questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. See you then!
CALLING ALL WITH A FLAIR FOR FUNDRAISING
Generally feared, fundraising is in fact fun, challenging, creative, and absolutely essential to the health of any non-profit organization. We are looking for two unafraid, dynamic people to join us as fundraising interns for two specific projects! Help plan the event of the year, Winterfest, as our Event Organizing Intern or use your detective skills to uncover additional funding opportunities as our Foundation and Resource Development Intern. Come get a taste of a great profession and a great organization, while learning these and other critical and very marketable skills that have broad application. Contact Development Director Lisa Ruth Elliott at 415.431.2453 x302 or email@example.com if you are up for this fun and excitement.
CANCELLED: LOMBARDI SPORTS FIRST ANNUAL BIKE SWAP
Please note that Lombardi's has cancelled their First Annual Bike Swap this weekend.
SF EXAMINER WEEKEND GREAT RIDES - WRITE ONE UP!
You may have noticed that the SF Examiner has started publishing a Saturday "weekend" edition, featuring a "Great Bike Ride" on page 3 each week, supplied by the SFBC. We'd love to have all the creative peddlers out there start cooking up their own great rides -- it's not too hard, but there is a set format and a finite length (pretty terse) -- take a look at this Saturday's edition for the template, try your hand at writing up a ride or two of your own, and send 'em in to firstname.lastname@example.org
BIKES AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR YOUTH BIKE PROGRAM
The SFBC is working with youth bike ed programs to provide after school bicycle programs for middle school youth. They are currently in need of bikes and volunteers. If you have a decent hybrid or mountain bike collecting dust in your garage, please consider donating it to our partner youth program. They are also looking for broken bikes for our repair classes. The donations are tax- deductible and for a great cause! Volunteers are needed on Mondays from 3-4 p.m. and Fridays 3-6 to help with both repair and urban bike riding classes. Please contact Jason Agar at email@example.com or Susan Silber at 510-558-0821.
BAY BRIDGE BIKE PHOTOS SOUGHT FOR FILM
The SFBC and its partners continue to campaign for full shore-to-shore bicycle and pedestrian access on the Bay Bridge -- the rebuilt East Span will have sidepaths for human-powered crossing between Oakland and Treasure Island, but we're having to fight hard to get a SF-TI bike/ped connection on the retrofitted West Span. Meanwhile, local filmmaker David Brown (Surfing for Life) is putting the final touches on a documentary about the Bay Bridge retrofit/rebuild -- he needs some footage or still images to help tell the story of activists winning the East Span path. If you've got Bike the Bridge visuals in your archive, contact Andy Thornley at 431-BIKE x 307 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll hook you up with the filmmakers.
BICYCLE-FRIENDLY BERKELEY COALITION HIRING
The Bicycle-Friendly Berkeley Coalition (BFBC) is seeking a motivated and energetic advocate for alternative transportation to serve in a dual-role position of Executive Manager: to serve as manager of the Berkeley Bikestation; and to serve as BFBC's Volunteer/Membership Coordinator. To learn more, see www.bfbc.org
THE BIKE HUT IS LOOKING FOR A NEW WEBSITE DESIGNER, WEBMASTER
Bike Hut Foundation is looking to revamp their website, www.thebikehut.com and are looking for someone to help out. Contact Ted Thomas at email@example.com if you can give them a hand.
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