February 6, 2006
"San Francisco's diverse and pervasive cycling culture landed it a nod as one of the best cities to ride in, according to a Bicycling magazine story...
The City received an honorable mention -- after Portland, Ore., Denver and Seattle -- as the 'Best City for Cycling' with a population of 500,000 to 1 million...
SF Bicycle Coalition president [sic] Leah Shahum noted that The City was listed among the top three in a 2001 ranking by Bicycling.
'It shows that the things that make San Francisco special are being done all over the country ... and for San Francisco to continue to be a leader, we need to be more bold and forward thinking,' Shahum said, while praising city leaders for making The City better for cyclists."
THIS THURSDAY! LOVE ROLLS INTO TOWN...
The SFBC's new spin on the old Dating Game is back! Join us Thursday, February 9, at Cafe du Nord, 6-9pm, for music, drinks, fun and -- of course -- LOVE...
We'll choose one person in each "cycle" to be the person looking for a date. After interviewing three candidates, the date-seeker chooses one for a night on the town. Also, don't miss the opportunity to get your photo taken by Single Exposure, the hot hot *hot* new way to get a free professional shot for your online dating needs! (By the way, everyone's welcome to this fun SFBC party, not just singles!)
FREE for SFBC members - flash your membership card! $7-10 sliding scale for non-members, or join at the door and get in free, too!
If you're coming to the event, consider giving us a hand! The SFBC could use a couple more volunteers to make the night a smashing success: Outside Tabling and Inside Merchandise sales. Interested? Sign up at: https://www.sfbike.org/vol_sign_up
Check out our Love on Wheels 2004 photo gallery at:
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: CYCLISTS PLAY CUPIDS TO MUNI
It's that time of year again, time to share our (bike) love with Muni drivers, who don't always get the appreciation they deserve. SFBC members will be hitting the streets on February 14th with nearly 200 handmade Valentine's cards for Muni drivers throughout the city. Want to help out by playing cupid? Contact Leah at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Check out last year's love-fest here:
HELP WANTED: PAID BIKE TO WORK DAY INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE
Who doesn't love Bike to Work Day? Here's your chance to make it a smashing success in 2006. The SFBC is seeking two paid interns -- logistics and graphics -- to assist us in making BTWD a great event for the city. Have skills, energy and time to put your mark on one of the best biking days of the year?
Full details at http://www.sfbike.org/jobs
If you can't help, but have a friend that might be interested, pass it on!
TELL YOUR STORY -- WHAT GOT YOU PEDALING?
We've heard from a good lot of you already (and thanks for sharing!), but we can't get enough of the heartwarming / heartrending / side-splitting stories of how you got started riding a bike in the city. Whether you're a recent convert to two-wheel transit or a long-time everyday cyclist, we're interested to hear what got you into the saddle.
We're especially interested in hearing from folks who got started on Bike to Work Day, or gave up their car due to the ever-increasing cost of ownership.
Whatever got you pedaling, we'd like to hear your story -- write it up and send it in to Andy Thornley (email@example.com) and we'll add you to our scrapbook of velo-harmony...
CALLING ALL CYCLISTS: VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN FEBRUARY
The SFBC has been invited to a couple of BIG bike/environmental events this month, and we could use a hand.
The Clean & Green Summit is happening next Wednesday in Golden Gate Park (see item 8 below). If you have an hour or two, we need a couple of people to chat with attendees about the SFBC.
Coming to our city on Sunday, February 19th is the Tour of California. Big expo happening in Justin Herman Plaza, the SFBC will have a table there, passing out info and answering questions about all the positive work our organization has done to make SF bike friendly. Let people know that members are the fuel to make SF a better biking city.
Interested in helping valet bike park? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
BIKE TO ART INSTITUTE WEEK
The Eco Club of The Art Institute of California-San Francisco (8th and Market) is organizing a "Bike to Ai" week February 20-24. Freebies for those who rode their bike will be handed out as supplies last every day that week at noon in front of the main building. They're celebrating the installation of 6 new bike racks installed by the San Francisco MTA Bicycle Program. Ride What Ya Got! For more information contact Robert Ovetz, Eco Club faculty advisor at email@example.com
VIDEOGRAPHERS NEEDED FOR STREETSCAPE DOCUMENTATION
Have you got a video camera and time to shoot? We're looking for a few steady videographers with their own gear and spare time to record biking and walking conditions at a few places around town. History is being made in San Francisco but we need the "before" captured as much as the "after". Contact Andy Thornley at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if you can get it on tape (or flash memory).
S.F. CLEAN & GREEN SUMMIT NEXT WEEK
You're invited to the city's first Clean & Green Summit next Wednesday, February 15th, from 8am-4:30pm at the SF County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park. Hear from experts in sustainable cities from across the country, join in interactive workshops with city staff, and more. Michael Kinsley, principal and co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute, will give the keynote address. Astrid Haryati, Assistant for Green Initiatives to Chicago's Mayor Richard Daley, will provide an overview of Chicago's Greening Program. The summit is free of charge and lunch will be provided. Advanced registration is required -- register and find out more at http://www.sfgov.org/site/sfdpw_page.asp?id=36859
SFBC is looking for volunteers to help out! https://www.sfbike.org/vol_sign_up
PEDAL REV AND BIKESTATION SEEKING EMPLOYEES
Pedal Revolution is looking for an Assistant Manager. A non-profit bicycle shop in the Mission, Pedal Rev employs and trains youth (ages 16-25) recovering from homelessness, addiction and poverty. If you have management experience and a wish to help grow a business while deeply impacting lives, then this could be the opportunity for you! Minimum 3 years experience in a professional bicycle shop working in a management position. Contact email@example.com if interested.
The Embarcadero BART Bikestation has a position open for a Bike Attendant. The hours are 7:30am-9:30am on Tuesday and Thursday with the possibility of other shifts available; $12/hr. For more information or to apply, call Brant at 510-841-1443 (no calls before 10:00 am, please).
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