SFBC Biker Bulletin
January 17, 2007
"It's a conundrum -- San Francisco is one of the great cities of the world, up with Paris and London, and yet, if you look at the numbers, we don't belong. We don't have the economy, we don't have the population of 10 million like London. Everyone who does live here and cares has to work twice as hard, pedal the bicycle twice as fast, to support the museums."
Trevor Traina, son of Dede Wilsey and stepson of Danielle Steel, SF Chronicle, January 14, 2007
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Get Paired up at Love on Wheels
The SFBC plays cupid on Tuesday, February 6th at Cafe Du Nord for another round of Love on Wheels — the dating game exclusively for two-wheelers. We need YOU to be a contestant! Just like on TV: Real-life bike bachelors and bachelorettes quiz a blind panel to find someone to take on a date, courtesy of our fabulous sponsors — some hip local spots to be announced. Love on Wheels features four Cycles — email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us which way you spin: Boy-Boy; Boy-Girl; Girl-Girl; Girl-Boy. Only SFBC members can be contestants.
See why Love on Wheels won the San Francisco Bay Guardian's Best of the Bay 2006: Watch hot cyclists pair up and win fabulous date-y door prizes. DJ Pickpocket (DONUTS) and DJ Paul Paul (Soul Nite) will keep you dancing into the night. Visit sfbike.org/love to see pictures from last year's event and then get in on the wheely-fun action! February 6, doors at 6pm, Cafe du Nord, 21+, FREE FOR MEMBERS, $10 non-members (or free when you join the SFBC).
Volunteers Needed for Sports Basement Fit Festival
The SFBC needs you to help represent the SFBC this Saturday, January 20, from 9am-2pm at the Sports Basement's Fit Festival. This event takes place at both the San Francisco Sports Basement locations, with raffle prizes valued at over $4,000. Specifically at the Sports Basement Presidio location, there will be group exercise classes and lectures offered by Yoga Tree, UCSF, Club One and YMCA from 9am-12pm. Check out the Festival and help out the SFBC at the same time. Contact Kate if you are interested!
Share the Love on Valentine's Day
Every year for Valentine's Day, the SFBC shares the love with drivers who share the road. We need volunteers to distribute these cards during the day of Valentine's Day. If you have time during the day February 14, and think you would like to help, let Kate know!
SFBC is Seeking Development Intern
The SFBC is looking for a student, recent college graduate or individual seeking entry into the non-profit sector to work with its Development Department. The intern will perform eight hours of foundation research per week and work with the Development Director to build the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's pool of funding prospects (grants, individuals, foundations, sponsors, etc). The intern will learn critical skills for finding, researching, and understanding prospective funds. Hours are flexible, and some work can be done remotely. Send cover letter and resume to Jodie.
Kids fly free this Sunday!
Hey Mom and Dad! Are you ready to cut the little one loose and let her roll free? Is it time to truly take off the training wheels? There's no better opportunity to find out than this Sunday morning when the SFBC's Freedom from Training Wheels workshop returns for another supportive session in training-wheel liberation. Join SFBC Board Member and biking mom, Jean Fraser, and other families with kids, in car-free Golden Gate Park for a group effort to get our kids to ride without training wheels. Happening this Sunday, January 21st from 10:30-11:30am on JFK Dr. in front of McLaren Lodge. Bring bike, helmet and maybe some snacks to share; rain cancels. Call Jean @ 751-6619 if you have questions.
Bike Lockers available around town
Looking for a secure place to park your bike downtown on a regular basis? There is ONE bike locker available for rent at the 5th and Mission garage. These spaces rarely become available and are much coveted, so jump on it now if you're interested. There are also lockers available for rent at the Transbay Terminal, the garage at Sutter and Stockton, and the garage at 16th and Hoff. For more information, check out the MTA's Bicycle Parking page.
Bike Hut needs database digger
The Bike Hut folks are getting their ducks in a row for a bigger and better Bike Hut, and they need some help loading up their new database. Do you know Ebase or FileMaker? Do you have a couple of evenings to spare doing data entry? The Bike Hut has a couple of hundred names and addresses it needs loaded into its database. If you can help, please contact Ted Thomas.
CA License Plates Encouraging Bike Safety
Creating a Share the Road license plate in California is one way to increase awareness of bikes' rightful place on the road among drivers. If successful, this effort would create a license plate with a picture of a cyclist on it for California, and proceeds from each plate would fund bicycle safety education programs across the state — Bicycle Colorado is running a similar campaign.
Take one minute and sign this petition to help increase bicycle safety in CA.
Jump Associates asks the SFBC "How High"
Thanks to member Natalie Phillips-Hamblett and Jump Associates for donating their whit, smarts, and precious vacation day to the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The staff worked a full, regular day of work at the SFBC offices instead of enjoying the day off to roll the bike movement forward. We greatly appreciate Jump Associates for their energy and help. Thanks, team!
Where are they now? Ruby takes on Chicagoland
We miss member and frequent volunteer Ruby Des Jardins, but she is now Social Marketing Coordinator of the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation, our sister organization. She writes that the weather is cold but that the Midwesterners are quite friendly. Good luck in the Windy City, Ruby!
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