SFBC Biker Bulletin
May 8, 2007
"Not at all! It was a gorgeous day and I sailed to work on my bike. I hope these freeway closures convince others to discover the wonderful world of carbon-free commuting."
Jean Walsh of Berkeley, Two Cents: Was your commute today affected by the freeway closures?, SFGate.com, April 30, 2007
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Monster Bike to Work Day Volunteer Night
This Wednesday, May 9, is our biggest volunteer night of the year as we gear up for Bike to Work Day at our annual Bag Stuffin' Party! Join us as we stuff 3000 reusable Bike to Work Day shopping bags full of goodies. Enjoy good company, snacks, and dinner is on us! 5-8pm, 995 Market St, 15th floor; bring up your bike! Questions? Contact Kate or just come!
Bike to Work Day is Next Thursday, May 17!
Bike to Work Day is next week! Delight in the streets filled with fellow cyclists, and Energizer Stations cheering you on along your route. Find the Energizer Station on your route. You may bike to work everyday, but there is still a ton of opportunities to cheer on other cyclists and encourage your friends, family, and colleagues who have yet to delight in commuting by bike. Get involved and show your loved one just how fun their commute can be.
Be a Bike to Work Day Volunteer!
Does biking make you thirsty?
Come See Pee Wee Herman's Big Adventure at the SFBC Monday Nite Movies!
Get Rolling at our Urban Cycling Workshops and Classes
Bike Fever Taking Over
We could use your help too, spreading the bike fever. Download a poster (PDF) and post it in your workplace or your apartment building. Send an email to your co-workers or friends telling them about Bike to Work Day. Be a Bike Buddy and help those that are weary of riding in the city to get more comfortable on their two-wheeled wonder. Convince a friend to give bike commuting a whirl — you might be surprised how many become a regular bike commuter with a little help from a friend. We thank you in advance for doing your part.
Fix Masonic Meeting this Thursday
The campaign for a more civilized Masonic is rolling. The Fix Masonic group is working towards a safer, calmer Masonic for ALL users - including cyclists and pedestrians. At our May meeting, we'll be talking about building community, action to make the Fell and Masonic intersection safer, and also get a recap from the group who took a walkabout on Masonic two week ago to look at problem areas and possible street reconfigurations. Come out! The movement for a safer and more civilized Masonic needs your voice. Thu., May. 10, 6:30 pm, Safety Network Office, 425 Divisadero, Ste #201. See fixmasonic.org for more info on the Fix Masonic movement.
Thinking Globally, Acting Locally
The 15th Annual Golden Wheel Awards last Wednesday was a wildly successful & fun party. The SFBC would like to thanks to the 200+ attendees who joined us on the packed top-floor of the LGBT Center to admire the views, schmooze, eat, drink and honor this year's awardees. Kash and REBAR both received grand ovations for their acceptance of the Golden Wheel Awards. The crowd was delighted and enlightened by Randy Neufeld, this year's key note speaker who came in from Chicago to celebrate with us.
We would like to thank the SFBC members and sponsors that made this event a great success by raising over $35,000 for the SFBC's work in promoting the bicycle for everyday transportation! If you are interested in contributing to this special mid-year fundraiser, donations can be made on our site. Special thanks to top-tier sponsors: Bicycle Deity — The Hellman Family, and the Movers & Shakers — Walkup, Melodia, Kelly, Wecht & Schoenberger for their support. A special shout out of thanks goes to the fabulous in-kind donors who provided support, refreshments and tasty treats & star SFBC volunteers who made the event possible. See photo highlights of the event.
Ditch your car & Donate it to the SFBC!
City riders, are you tired of moving your car for street cleaning? Is it a clunker and more hassle than worth? Are your car payments eating up your checking account? Donate your car to the SFBC, get a tax break, and feel good about taking another car off the streets. Donating is easy! Fill out a donation form and fax it to Car Program LLC. They'll make arrangements to pick up your car in 4-days. To sweeten the deal, the SFBC will give you a year's membership for your donation. Thanks for helping the environment, promoting healthier streets, and supporting your local Bike Coalition who is doing wonders in making great progress for cyclists in our city.
SFBC Hiring: Extraordinary Individuals Wanted
The SFBC — and our work to make San Francisco a stellar biking city — are growing. That means we need even more dedicated SFBC staff to keep our wheels of progress turning. Check out our jobs page for details on two new staff positions: One is a full-time Communications & Outreach Director, the other is a part-time Community Organizer. If you — or someone you know — has the know-how, interest, and experience to join our talented team of bike advocates, please respond by Friday, May 11. Please forward this announcement to other worthy folks. Thanks!
SFBC Member Finishes Rock and Roll Tour of Utah by Bicycle
SFBC member Gabe Dominguez and his band, Shake Your Peace, are on the last leg of a tour of Gabe's home state of Utah for a second time, pedaling over 600 miles, and playing 31 shows everywhere from clubs, to colleges, to the middle of Zion National Park. Shake Your Peace is touring in support of their recently released sustainable album: "Sing It As You Please," and to launch a "human-powered P.A. system."
What makes music sustainable? Shake Your Peace not only tours by bicycle without the aid of a support van, but powers their PA by audience members pedaling Dominguez's bicycle (made stationary with a special kickstand) that creates electricity from harnessing the momentum of the free-spinning back wheel. In addition, they've greened everything from their website: ShakeYourPeace.com which runs on 100% wind energy, to their CD's, which were made by a non-profit organization on a geo-thermally powered organic farm, and for which the band plants trees equal in number to CD's packaged... and the list goes on! Cheer them on by checking out the Shake your Peace blog
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