SFBC Biker Bulletin
January 3, 2007
"To ride a bike in L.A. is to examine the accepted ways of doing things. It's a way of stepping out and seeing things in a different way."
— Monica Howe, Outreach Coordinator, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, "She's L.A.'s pedal pusher", Los Angeles Times, January 2, 2007
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Keep Your New Year's Resolutions
Are you turning a new leaf or renewing your dedication to the bicycle cause for the new year? Join us for our semi-weekly Volunteer Nights at the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, when you can keep your New Year's resolution by folding, stuffing, sealing, labeling and helping the SFBC in all sorts of ways! Enjoy the good company of fellow SFBC members, a delicious meal, and the satisfaction of keeping your New Year's Resolution in 2007. Stop by after work Wednesday, January 3 from 5pm-8pm at SFBC HQ (995 Market St, Ste 1550). Call Kate at (415) 431-BIKE x303 for more info or just come by, and don't forget to bring your bike in with you!
Volunteer with the SFBC Thursday, January 11
Want to spread the bike word? Talk up the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and sign-up new members to participants in Shape-Up San Francisco at their Closing Ceremonies. Shape-Up San Francisco is an initiative to get San Franciscans to live more healthfully, by, among other activities, collectively walking over 25,000 miles. Volunteer Tablers are needed Thursday, January 11 from 2:30-6:30 for the closing ceremonies. If you would like to represent the SFBC for a two hour shift, please contact Kate at (415) 431-BIKE x303.
Help Distribute the Tube Times
The Tube Times needs your help getting distributed! Every other month, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's printed word is distributed throughout San Francisco by dedicated members. Recently, a few gaps have opened up, and we need your help to fill them. Check out our list of Distribution Points where we need distributors. Distributors can pick up a stack of Tube Times at three distribution points throughout the city in the Sunset, Haight, and Mission. For exact locations, check out www.sfbike.org/tt_distro. Thanks for your help!
Start the Year Off Right — Clean Your Closet and Ditch Your Car!
That's right — a clean closet can be a fresh start to a new year and one simple way you can make San Francisco a great biking city. How? Donate your unwanted goods to Community Thrift (623 Valencia Street @ Sycamore Alley) and allocate your goods to the SFBC (#181). They will sell your goods and give a healthy portion of the sales to the SFBC. This is the easiest and quickest way to turn your unwanted items into safer streets! Your donations in 2005 of furniture, books, clothes, housewares, appliances, music, bikes, etc. helped raise over $4,000 for the SFBC!
Tired of moving your car every week for street cleaning? Got a clunker that you don't need anymore? Feel like your car is more of a burden than an asset? Now you can donate your car to the SFBC. Click here for the simple 2-step process. Your car donation is a tax write-off and you also get the warm fuzzy feeling knowing you made a positive contribution to the bike movement.
All Members Invited January 23rd
Wonder what the SFBC's top priorities are for 2007? Want to get involved in an advocacy campaign? Want to meet other bicycle activists? Join us for an all-member meeting to meet, greet, and activate! We promise lively conversation and big plans for a better biking future. Save the date: Tuesday, January 23rd, 6pm-7:30pm at the SFBC office, 995 Market St., Ste. 1550.
Make a Movie: Bicycle Film Festival 2007 Call for Entries
Founding Director Brendt Barbur writes, "Bike Film Fest 2006 was amazing!! Thank you to everyone who attended, all the filmmakers, artists, our sponsors, and everyone who helped out. BFF 2007 will be amazing. Come visit us for the NYC BFF. It should be a lot of fun. The dates will be posted in early February." The Bicycle Film Festival is now accepting film and video submissions for the 2007 BFF. Deadline for entries is February 17th 2007. Go to the site for info and entry form. Download the Call For Entries poster and hang it around your favorite spots or stop by the SFBC office (995 Market Street, Ste. 995, see Kate) to pick up some posters and flyers.
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