SFBC Biker Bulletin
October 9, 2005
"I love all the bicycle wiggles in San Francisco that you can take to avoid hills. There's the famous Wiggle from the Mission to the Haight and the lesser-known wiggle from Potrero to the Mission. The rule is always the same: When you see a hill, turn right or left"
COMPLETE THE BIKE NETWORK SOUTH OF MARKET -- MEETING WEDNESDAY 10/12
The campaign to complete the South of Market bike network is afoot, or shall we say a-pedal -- bike lanes on 2nd, 5th, and Townsend Streets will fill critical gaps in the Citywide Bike Network and make the SOMA scene so much more civilized for cyclists (and non-cyclists, too). The next meeting will be on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 6pm, at SFBC HQ (995 Market at 6th St.). Join the campaign and help make these lanes happen. For more information, contact Justin Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SFBC PARTY IN THE MISSION--KICK OFF NEW BIKE CAMPAIGNS
This Saturday afternoon, from 4pm-8pm, help us kick off our Mission Bike Network campaigns with an SFBC party at El Rio (3158 Mission @ Cesar Chavez). Local bands will be playing on the cool (but usually warm) back patio, including Matt Gonzalez' group, Delightfully Isolated, along with Sid Lucious and the Pants & Desoto Reds.
A couple of members are needed pre-show to do some set up and tabling at the club. If interested, please contact Jodie at email@example.com. Tablers will get in free to the show!
Free valet bike parking for all!
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU--MEMBER APPRECIATION PARTY
What better way to spend a Sunday, but in the park with fellow bicyclists! Come lounge and play with SFBC! No campaigns, no membership drives, no pleas for help or money. Just a good ol' Sunday in the park. We'll be at the 14th Ave East Meadow in Golden Gate Park from 1-4pm. Bring a frisbee, a snack or drinks to share, maybe a BBQ and a friend. No frills bike-friendly day. See you there!
BI-WEEKLY VOLUNTEER NIGHT--THIS WEDNESDAY
Fold until your heart is content at the SFBC's biweekly volunteer night, happening this Wednesday. Join us for a night of needed office tasks: folding letters, calling expired members, sending out new member packets, etc. There's something for everyone! We supply a tasty dinner for your hard word. It all starts at the SFBC HQ at 5pm, and we go until 8pm. Bring your bike upstairs. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gift of gab? The SFBC is in need of folks who like to be on the phone. This Wednesday, we will be doing a little phone calling to expired members asking them to renew. It is the easiest phonebanking that you could ever do since it is to fun-loving, bike-friendly past-SFBC members! If interested in helping out, contact Cynthia@sfbike.org
INNER SUNSET TRAFFIC CALMING KICK-OFF 10/18
The DPT Traffic Calming Program is launching a new project to look at traffic calming needs and ideas for the Inner Sunset, so now's your chance to help shape a better, safer street scene in the neighborhood. The kick-off meeting is open to all, happening Tuesday, October 18, 6 pm, at the Park Police Station Community Room, 1899 Waller Street (in GG Park off Stanyan). For more information contact Kevin Keck at email@example.com.
PRESIDIO STREETSIDE OUTREACH--NEXT WEEK
With the warm SF indian summer coming to a close, it is a perfect time to host an SFBC Streetside Outreach in the Presidio. To capture the feeling of Bike to Work Day, the SFBC is going to host this Streetside Outreach from 7am-9am on Monday, October 17th at the Halleck & Lincoln crossing in the Presidio. Members' help is greatly needed to chat with cyclists pedaling to work and hand out goodies. Please contact Jodie@sfbike.org if you can give us a hand.
SFBC ANNUAL REPORT 2004 ONLINE
The SFBC's 2004 Annual Report is now available! The report details the SFBC's financial position at the end of last year and gives an overview of our accomplishments in 2004. Download a PDF at www.sfbike.org/reports, call Lisa Ruth Elliott at 415/431.BIKE x302 to have one mailed to you, or stop by the office to check it out.
INSPIRED BY BIKE FILMS THIS WEEKEND? BE YOUR OWN DIRECTOR!
Enter your two-wheeled celluloid inspiration into a three-minute bike film competition of which the top most comic entries will be featured at Winterfest 2005 on December 4th.Laughter is your only reward, so be sure to keep production costs down. Please submit all entries in DVD format to Lisa Ruth Elliott at theSFBC office: 995 Market St, Suite 1550, SF 94103 (at 6th St.) by November 15th.For additional info please call Scott Durcanin at 415-577-3691.
BIKE DONATIONS FOR HURRICANE KATRINA FAMILIES
If you have a bike that does not need repair, is in good working condition, sturdy, and ready for a new owner, please consider donating it to a child or student survivor of Hurricane Katrina today! Bikes will be stored at a storage facility while they are being matched with relocated families throughout the western states. If you don't have a bike to donate, please consider donating either a new helmet or cash to buy new helmets and shipping. The bicycle drive will be ongoing through Christmas and the New Year. Here's how to donate: email firstname.lastname@example.org for delivery or pick up arrangements. Make checks payable to: Earlywine Design Katrina Bicycle Drive. Mail to: 1427 Castillo Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010
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