SFBC Biker Bulletin
July 25, 2006
If I can bicycle, I bicycle.
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Tube Times Folding Party - This Wednesday Night
The Tube Times will be hot off the press! We need your fancy fingerwork to help get it onto the streets. Join fellow bikers for an evening of folding the finest newsletter around. Dinner is on the house and the friendly conversation is FREE. The party's on from 5-8pm at SFBC Headquarters - 995 Market Street, Suite 1550. Bring your bike upstairs. Email email@example.com with questions, or just show up.
Speak Up for Better Geary Transit - Meeting This Saturday
Richmond District citizens -- sick of waiting for a 38 bus? Think Geary Boulevard needs better transit service? Wonder why a few merchants are dominating the conversation about a Bus Rapid Transit solution on this heavily-travelled corridor? Come out and meet with Mayor Newsom and Supervisor McGoldrick at this District 1 Town Hall meeting, and let them know the neighborhood is looking for leadership towards a real and sustainable transportation network for everyone. The meeting is Saturday (7/29) from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm at the Presidio Middle School, 450 30th Ave. (between Geary and Clement). See http://GoGeary.org to get involved in the campaign for a faster Muni.
Spread the word out about this meeting! We need hands to flyer at key bus stops during morning and evening commutes. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to help.
Fun in the Sun at Tour de Fat
The Ballyhoo of bikes and New Belgium beer was an over-the top hit on Saturday in GG Park! About 3,000 bike-lovers came to enjoy free music & entertainment and a portfolio of tasty beers. This year the SFBC outdid itself by valet bike parking close to 600 bikes, turned out over 60 volunteers, gained over 60 new SFBC members and raised close to $7,000! Three-cheers to the SFBC volunteers who worked so hard making it a very successful day. A big thanks goes out to the folks at New Belgium Brewery who make this day possible. Photos from the event will be up in our gallery soon... See you next year at Tour de Fat!
SFBC Seeking Creative Cat for Communications Internship
The SFBC is currently seeking a Communications & Graphics Intern to help shape and style the SFBC's membership, campaign and advocacy materials, producing print and electronic pieces to support and promote our work. This internship offers a flexible schedule with an eight-hour-a-week minimum commitment. The position is not paid, but we are happy to work with any academic requirements the intern may have, to help them earn course credit for their efforts. Check out the internship description on the web for complete details. This position is open to SFBC members and non-members.
Kids on Bikes: Help Them Ride with the Bike Roadeo!
The SFBC is teaming up with our community partners and DPT to pull out the bike Roadeo at several community events around the city this summer. For those of you that have never seen the "Roadeo" - it's a kid-size city used to educate the little ones in the ways of safe riding - helmets and loaner bikes included. Children and adults alike love the Roadeo, but DPT can't pull out this MiniCity without the help of volunteer bike educators. Can you come out and share your tips and tricks with the next generation on two wheels? We need volunteers at the following events:
SOMA NATIONAL NIGHT OUT - an event where neighbors, local businesses, and police join together to strengthen community spirit and make neighborhoods safer places to live and play. Spoken word, music, facepainting and bike repair are also on the bill. Tuesday, August 1st, 6-8:30 pm, Gene Friend Recreation Center, 270 6th St @ Folsom.
STADIUM TO STADIUM FIVE MILE RUN/WALK - the purpose of the Stadium-To-Stadium Race/Walk is to raise health awareness in the southeast neighborhoods of San Francisco, especially among youth. Walkers and runners will have a chance to win bikes, skates, athletic shoes and more. With your help, kids at the finish line will have a chance to practice city riding in the Roadeo! Sunday, August 13th, 10am-2pm (two shifts), AT&T Park.
Email email@example.com if you can help!
Volunteer Cyclists Needed for Stadium to Stadium Walk
The Stadium to Stadium Walk/Run is looking for volunteer cyclists to be monitors for their August 13th event. Monitors will lead and tail the run from Monster Park to AT&T Stadium, helping stragglers along and keeping cars safely away. Come out and enjoy a morning ride while supporting walkers and runners of all ages on their way! The ride ends with a celebration and awards ceremony at AT&T Park. Sunday, August 13th, ride starts at 8:45 am, Monster Park. For more info check out http://www.stadiumtostadium.com. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Speaking of Sport - Shout Out for Bikes
REI's used gear sales are a great place to spread the good word about bicycling in the city, recruit new SFBC members, and shop for cheap gear on your breaks. These monthly outreach events have been a huge success as SFBC membership drives. Can you come out and speak to the sports-minded about getting involved in our biking community? Saturday, August 5th, 10am-2pm (two shifts), 840 Brannan Street between 7th and 8th Streets. Email email@example.com to sign up.
Get Out of Town - Go Bike Camping!
Whenever the city scene gets dull and your soul hungers for some fresh air and open vistas, what better way to change your outlook than to pack up and go bike camping? Recently the Chronicle's Paul McHugh rounded up some tips and tricks from bike camping pros, including SFBC members Anna Sojourner, June Dershewitz, and Laura Lent -- learn what it takes to take off on a two-wheeled getaway. Of course, Anna's classic Tube Times article, "Bike Camping 101", is available online for your daydreaming and planning pleasure. It's not as tough as you think and the payoffs are divine -- pack it up and give it a whirl!
And don't forget: SFBC members get FREE access to our fleet of bike trailers - the perfect way to go car-free camping!
Reminder: Take the Pedal Rev Survey
Help Pedal Revolution come to your work or school with a traveling bike shop! Pedal Revolution is a full service nonprofit bicycle shop in San Francisco that provides employment and job training to at-risk youth. They'd like to offer bicycle sales and repair services at your place of work or school.
They've put together a quick survey to see what's important to you. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to take the survey: http://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?p=WEB225GZGJH9BK
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