SFBC Biker Bulletin
December 19, 2005
The hardest part of raising a child is teaching them to ride bicycles. A shaky child on a bicycle for the first time needs both support and freedom. The realization that this is what the child will always need can hit hard.
NEW BIKE LANES KEEP COMING — GAPS FILLED ON FULTON AND LAKE
Block by block, route by route, Citywide Bike Network gaps keep getting filled — last week two small but important segments of bike lane were striped: westbound Fulton Street, between Webster and Baker Streets (providing an important uphill track for attacking Alamo Square), and Lake Street between Arguello and 3rd Avenue (the junction of two key bike routes in the city's northwestern quarter). Thanks to the MTA Bike Program for their work in seeing these segments through to striping, and thanks to SFBC members like you for the kind of ongoing advocacy and involvement that brings these network improvements to reality — now go take a ride!
LAST CALL: WINTERFEST WRAP UP
Hear ye, hear ye! Winterfest auction is wrapping up for 2005. If you have auction items at the SFBC office, please come and pick them up! We've called all folks who won items. The SFBC office is closing for the holiday this Friday, December 23rd, so call 431-BIKE x 305 for office hours.
And be sure to visit our bargain basement — there are still leftover goodies for those looking for bike gifts! Come by the office to browse the inventory . . .
BIKE EDUCATION 2006 — BUILDING BETTER BICYCLISTS
No matter what your age or experience level you're certain to come away a better, safer cyclist after you've taken one of our Bike Ed classes, taught by a crack team of League Certified Instructors. We've set out the first few months of classes for 2006 and they're bound to be as popular as ever. The four hour Day One (Street Skills) in-classroom course teaches the basics of safe and enjoyable cycling, including riding in traffic, necessary equipment, crash avoidance, and legal rights and responsibilities. Open to adults 14 and over; bicycle not required. Pre-registration required, see our Bike Education page for more information.
EASIEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SFBC--COMPANY GIFT MATCH!
The SFBC is a small non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of its members and donors. We like to find the easiest way for our members to keep the wheels turning. Have you asked your employer if they do company gift match? There are hundreds of companies that offer gift matching — is your employer one of them? It's the easiest and most generous way to contribute to the SFBC. Matching gifts should be made to SFBC Education Fund, our safety education fund. Thanks for giving!
SFBC OFFICES CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS
Even the SFBC office elves need a little rest during the holidays! We'll be closing the SFBC offices during the week between Christmas and New Years (the week of December 26th), and back open for all your biking business on Tuesday, January 3rd. Happy Holidays!
SFBC GIFT MEMBERSHIPS — CALL US
In time for the holidays — SFBC Gift Memberships (or perhaps a little gift for yourself?) — give us a phone call (our website is having some tech hiccups) and we'll get you set up with a great gift they're bound to love. Last day to order a membership in order to have it shipped for the holiday is Wednesday, December 21st, so call today!
Call Jodie — 415-431-BIKE x 305
DONATE YOUR BIKE LEFTOVERS TO THE BIKE HUT
Looking to get rid of the clutter in your garage? Need a year end tax write off? The Bike Hut, a 501c(3) non profit is looking for tax deductible donations. Just stop by the hut at Townsend and Embarcadero to drop off bikes, parts, helmets,etc. For more info on The Bike Hut, click over to http://www.thebikehut.com
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