SFBC Biker Bulletin
May 8, 2006
The new bike lanes really made my commute much more respected as opposed to gingerly trying to squeeze in with every car. I know Divisadero is tough to commute, so Scott is a perfect route to head to work...
ALL EYES ON MAYOR: WILL SF FOLLOW NYC'S LEAD ON HEALTHY SATURDAYS?
The Board of Supervisors passed the Healthy Saturdays in GG Park legislation today on a 7-to-4 vote. Hooray! Now all eyes are on the Mayor who can support or veto this green, family-friendly legislation for a trial period of car-free space in the Park on Saturdays. We urge Mayor Newsom to look to NYC for guidance, where yesterday Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the Republican Mayor of NYC, announced that the city will close parts of Central Park & Prospect Park for a 6-month trial starting in June. Urge Mayor Newsom to do the same and pass this message on to your non-SFBC friends encouraging them to take action too!
To find out how you can help pass Healthy Saturdays; and to see our Op-Ed in today's Chronicle and our press release; and to find out which Supervisors voted for us, see http://www.sfbike.org/ggp
BIGGEST VOLUNTEER NIGHT OF THE YEAR!
Swing by for the biggest volunteer night of the year! Our office will be hopping with energy, fun folks, and bike love till the wee hours as we stuff THOUSANDS of tote bags with bike goodies in preparation for Bike to Work Day. We need YOU to help make it happen. Dinner, tunes, and fine conversation provided- Can you come out for bikes? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or just show up. 5-? pm, SFBC HQ, 995 Market St, 15th floor. Bring your bike upstairs!
DON'T MISS THE BIKE TO WORK DAY FUN
Will you be out on the streets shouting out for bikes on Thursday, May 18th? You'll be in good company! SFBC volunteers have done it again (thanks to all of you who have signed up to help out). BUT if you haven't signed up, we can still plug you in - we are in SPECIAL need of volunteers to help us out with Energizer Station supply drop off the morning and afternoon of Bike to Work Day. We are also looking for volunteer stars to cheer on bikers, hand out bikey goodies, and spread the word about the SFBC at the Presidio AM, Kaiser AM, City College AM and Downtown Mid-Day Energizer Stations. Don't wait till all the spots are full! Sign up now to spread the joy of two wheels!
If you can't come out on Thursday, May 18th - C'mon out for Volunteer Night, or Pee Wee, or poster the city for Bike to Work Day: https://www.sfbike.org/btwd
LEAGUE SAYS WE'RE GOLDEN BUT BIKE REPORT CARD WILL CALL THE SCORE
Recently the League of American Cyclists awarded San Francisco its Gold level "Bicycle Friendly Community" recognition, one of just three U.S. cities (with Portland and Tucson) to receive that designation. We congratulate everyone, professionals and amateurs alike, whose passion and persistence has brought SF this considerable honor:
Of course, the League didn't ask you, the folks who are out there pedaling around town day after day. The SFBC asked you, and last month over 1,100 cyclists spoke up about cycling in San Francisco in 2006. We're pulling together the final results and preparing to publish the first-ever Report Card on Bicycling in San Francisco, which we'll be releasing on Bike to Work Day, next Thursday (5/18). Find out whether citizen cyclists think San Francisco deserves a gold medal or still has some homework to do . . .
PEE WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE: NEXT TUESDAY
Come one, come all to a free showing of one of the greatest bike movies of all times--Pee Wee's Big Adventure! What better way to kick off Bike to Work Week, than with a movie about a beloved red bike and a man-child's cross country search!?! Tuesday, May 16th, at The Independent, doors at 7:30, movie at 8pm (originally scheduled for Monday 5/15). Valet Bike parking provided (of course!) Come dressed as your favorite Pee Wee character and win a prize!
Planning on coming to the movie? Can you give the SFBC a hand?! We will be setting up an information table and selling t-shirts and could use some help. If available, please contact email@example.com
THE BIKE AWAY FROM WORK PARTY WILL BE A BLAST
Stop by on your ride home and bask in the glow of a successful Bike to Work Day! We'll be relaxing, chatting with fellow bikers, and dancing till the evening is done. We'll also be raffling off a Brompton folding bike, Timbuk2 bags, and other hot gear - so grab your biking pals and swing by for a drink, a toast and a chance to win! Thursday, May 18th, 6-9pm, 111 Minna.
SFBC'S EXEC. DIRECTOR APPOINTED TO MTA BOARD
We are happy to announce that the SFBC's Executive Director Leah Shahum has been appointed to the Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) Board of Directors, which oversees Muni and the Dept. of Parking & Traffic. Thank you to the Mayor for his leadership in making this appointment and to the Board of Supervisors for their unanimous support. To read more about it, check out yesterday's Chronicle article: http://www.sfgate.com
SFBC GOES 21ST CENTURY--BIKER BULLETIN IN HTML NEXT WEEK
Well folks, we're going to give it a go! The SFBC Biker Bulletin is getting a face lift and will be delivered in HTML starting next week, complete with bells and whistles (aka: photos and hot links). Look for it, and if you don't see it, check your spam trap--we would hate for you to miss the latest bike news! Comments/questions --> firstname.lastname@example.org
BOX DOG BIKES SEEKING BIKE MECHANIC
Box Dog Bikes, a worker owned cooperative, is looking for a skilled mechanic/sales person with experience in the bicycle industry. This position will be part to full time, and will be limited in its duration to the end of the summer season (this job ends in September). Interested parties can apply in person by filling out our job application and submitting a resume. Box Dog Bikes is located at 494 14th St., between Guerrero and Valencia. Open 7 days a week.
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