April 23, 2006
The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine.
HEALTHY SATURDAYS IN GG PARK -- RALLY TOMORROW FOR BIG VOTE!
The "Healthy Saturdays" proposal to bring a second weekend day of car-free play space to Golden Gate Park is looking strong, but we're not there yet -- tomorrow the measure comes to the full Board of Supervisors, and we need everyone to give it (and them) a big push. We're calling for a rally at City Hall before tomorrow's vote - come take your lunch break with the Healthy Saturdays crowd!
---> Tues. 4/25, 12:30 pm, City Hall, Polk St. steps
Bring your kids, bring your grandma, bring your dogs, bring your skates, bring your kite, bring your soap bubbles. Also, the four undecided Supervisors and the Mayor need to hear from you:
Michela Alioto-Pier: 415/554-7752
Call before noon tomorrow and let them know you want Healthy Saturdays in the Park, just like Sundays!
BIKE FUN TOMORROW NIGHT IN THE MISSION
Start your night out right, and let bikes be the cure for your working day blues. Some good old-fashioned streetside outreach will be happening from 5-7pm at Valencia and 17th Streets. Volunteers needed to hand out bikey treats, cheer on cyclists, and sign up new SFBC members. Can you shout out for bikes tomorrow night? Contact email@example.com to sign up.
HELP A FRIEND BIKE TO WORK - MORE BIKE BUDDIES NEEDED!
We KNOW you KNOW someone who should jump on a bike this May! It doesn't have to be soemone who never bikes - maybe a friend, a co-worker, a neighbor who just needs a little more encouragement to fix that flat or try out that new route to work. You can be the little push they need to roll towards bike commuting bliss! The SFBC will make it easy and fun for you to invite a friend to be your Bike Buddy for the month of May. We'll team you up with your Buddy via our handy-dandy email invitation system, and we'll send you tips and tricks for getting these newbies pedaling through the streets and loving it. PLUS, we'll enter you and your Buddy into our Bike to Work Day raffle - with chances to win free Timbuktu bags and more! Invite a friend to be your Bike Buddy today! Sign up online:
ONE WEEK LEFT -- GRADE THE CITY'S CYCLING STATUS WITH OUR BIKE SURVEY
We've heard from a lot of you but if you haven't yet taken the 2006 Survey of Bicycling in San Francisco, there's no time like the present -- please click over and do it right now:
We need your input on where the city stands for cycling and cyclists. The results of this survey will come together in the 2006 Report Card on Bicycling in San Francisco, which we'll be presenting to Mayor Newsom on Bike to Work Day (May 18). Spread the word, share the link and help us collect the broadest and deepest sample of cyclist sentiment!
SHARE THAT ROAD - SFBC TABLERS NEEDED THIS SATURDAY
Roadmate 2006 - a celebration of sharing the road - is coming up this weekend in the park, and good-vibes-loving bicycle ambassadors are needed to spread the SFBC's message of mutual respect and care for all road users.
Can you share the love?
Tabling volunteer are needed this Saturday from 12pm - 4pm. Come to talk up the SFBC, then stick around for entertainment, a BBQ lunch, kids play area, and lots of giveaways and prizes.
Email Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help!
JUNE-JULY TUBE TIMES IN PRODUCTION
We're working away on the next big issue of the Tube Times - this time it's a special Family Edition, with tips and tricks for anyone who cycles with kids! We're also collecting letters to the editor, rec rides, and cultural history tours. Please send along submissions by Friday, May 5.
As always, download the latest issue of the Tube Times in PDF at:
VOLUNTEER NIGHT ON WEDNESDAY
Help keep our office scorching through the streets- bike lane paint in hand! This Wednesday night is volunteer night, and we could use your trusty fingers for some folding, stuffing, and stamping. As always, the dinner and fine conversation are FREE. Everyone welcome! SFBC HQ, 995 Market Street, 15th Floor. Contact email@example.com if you have questions, or just show up.
SPREAD THE JOY OF TWO WHEELS THIS BIKE TO WORK DAY
We're looking for SFBC members to cheer on bike commuters at Energizer Stations around the city this Bike to Work Day. You'll be passing out tasty snacks, tote bags full of bike goodies, and sharing the word about bike campaigns throughout the city. Bike to Work Day is a key event for the SFBC - hundreds of new folks try out biking that day and we want to support them on their way. For more info, visit http://www.sfbike.org/btwd. To sign up for an Energizer Station or to help at our fabulous Bike Away From Work Party, go to:
LOANER BIKES AVAILABLE IN THE EAST BAY!
Bicycle-Friendly Berkeley Coalition has eight loaner bicycles available free to all bicycle coalition members, including SFBC, SVBC and MCBC members. They have a wide variety of bikes, large and small, even a kids bike, road and mt. bikes, all with locks. If you're traveling to the East Bay to explore one of the Bay Area's more bicycle-friendly cities, and need a bike, just call the Berkeley Bikestation at 510.548.7433 to reserve the bike you want. And bring your membership verification, either membership card from SFBC, SVBC or MCBC, or a copy of your current newsletter, when you come to check out the bike.
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