SFBC Biker Bulletin
November 20, 2007
"The biggest con running in the auto industry right now is the notion
that hybrids represent some sort of quantum leap in green
transportation. Not only is this patently untrue, but it shamelessly plays to the hypocrisy of
our society. If we really wanted to save the planet, instead of buying
hybrids we would start walking. Or riding bikes..."
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Are you a bicyclist? Do you like to party? Are you kidding???
Check Out All the Goods to be Auctioned at Winterfest!
Winterfest is the best time to get the perfect brand-new two-wheeled wonder and any other bike gear you've been fantasizing about!
On December 2nd, you will have your chance to bid and win the bike of your dreams. Need a new all-around city commuter bike -- like a Breezer or Specialized Globe? Or a fabulously fun Dahon folding bike? Or you can hit the streets with one of the fab single gear Cannondale, Kind or Kona Paddy Waggons up for bid. This is only a portion of what will be auctioned off at the SFBC's 12th Annual Winterfest Bike and Art Auction. We guarantee there is something for everyone!
Quick entry: Don't wait in line! For faster entry to Winterfest, make sure you have your current membership card ready. Misplaced yours? Fill out the online replacement card form to get a new card mailed to you today! Not an SFBC member? Join today to get your membership card in time for the party and enjoy membership perks for the entire year.
Help Spread the Word: Stop by SFBC HQ during business hours to get one of our incredible Winterfest posters to hang in your office and around your neighborhood. Or download one now!
Remember, if you are an SFBC member and you volunteer at Winterfest, you get in free!
Thanks to Rickshaw Bagworks and our 100+ sponsors who are making Winterfest possible!
Civilize Cesar Chavez Street? Yes, We Can!
The buzz keeps building for CC Puede, the community campaign to transform Cesar Chavez Street into a healthier, more humane place for pedestrians, cyclists, school kids, transit riders and even motorists. Don't miss Tim Holt's great article on CC Puede from this past Sunday's SF Chronicle, featuring profiles of some of the fine people who are working to liberate Cesar Chavez Street from its "traffic sewer" curse. Inspired? See the CC Puede website for more information and learn how you can get involved.
Extended Deadline! Designer Needed for Hi-Profile Design Project
Bike to Work Day, the biking-est holiday of the year needs a face lift! The Nine Bay Area County groups that host Bike to Work Day are holding a new logo contest for Bike to Work Day, 2008. The logo will be used by the entire Bay Area region for Bike to Work Day. Imagine your artwork on advertisements, banners, buses, thousands of bags and more this year and possibly years to come. Check out the contest guidelines at sfbike.org/logo_contest.
The deadline for sketches is Tuesday, November 27.
Holiday Shopping: Carbon Credits? Ineffective! SFBC Gift Membership? Inspiring!
Give the ones you love the gift of a clean planet, a healthy lifestyle, a fun, safe (and affordable!) commute and a more livable San Francisco with an SFBC Gift Membership.
Gift Memberships start at just $25: They come with a special card noting your gift, and all of the excellent benefits of SFBC membership. Use our quick and secure online form at sfbike.org/join_renew to buy everyone on your list gift memberships, or contact Kate to place orders with special instructions. Order now to ensure delivery in time for Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa!
Forlorn Bikes Ask, "Remember Me?"
Bikes Belong, a coalition of nearly 400 bicycle suppliers and retailers organized to support bicycle advocacy, has rolled out a new nationwide ad campaign designed to inspire non-cyclists to ride. Long-lost bicycles ask their owners, "Remember me?
Be an SFBC Membership Intern
Are you a college student or a professional who wants to get more experience working at a successful non-profit? Learn hands-on the inner-workings of SFBC Membership, get lots of practical workplace experience, and build your resume while working in the name of bike love this Winter and Spring. SFBC Interns commit a minimum of 8 hours/week. Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to Kate.
Love Over the Rainbow!
Do you pedal to Rainbow and use your SFBC membership card to get a 10% discount? You love that discount, don't you! Well, why don't you tell them how much you appreciate their support of the two-wheeled grocery shopper? Take a minute to handwrite (ooh, how novel?) a quick thank you note to the Rainbow cashiers for their progressive, environmental initiative to reward customers who bike to their store. Please send your letters of thanks to:
SFBC Offices Closed Thursday and Friday
SFBC HQ at 995 Market St. will be closed for this Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. It'll be back to business as usual on Monday, Nov. 26. Have a great holiday!
Video: Cycle Hero Saves the Planet!
Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! No, it's a plane! No, It's Cycle Hero, here to save the planet from global warming! This short flick won the Cycle Hero Project video competition sponsored by CTC, the UK's national cyclists' organization. Check out the competition's other entries here.
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