SFBC Biker Bulletin
February 26, 2008
Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel...the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.
Susan B. Anthony, 1896
Table of Contents
- Fix Masonic Rally Tomorrow at 11am!
- Walk SF Hiring for Fix Masonic
- Happy Birthday to the SFBC Night Rides!
- Become a member of the SFBC team!
- SFBC's Freedom From Training Wheels Seeks Kid-Friendly Volunteers
- More Good Roads Superheroes needed
- SFBC Unveils New Strategic Plan
Want to make your ride go farther?
Check out your bikes-on-transit options:
Fix Masonic Rally Tomorrow at 11am!
Take an early lunch break tomorrow and join students, faculty, and
neighborhood stakeholders to call for bicycle and pedestrian improvements
along the entire Masonic corridor. We'll be doing street crossings,
listening to brief speakers, submitting over 500 signatures from a
calming request to MTA, and viewing the first submissions from the
"Picture a Safe Masonic" Poster Contest. There will also be drinks and
snacks for all who come.
What: Fix Masonic Neighborhood Rally
When: Wednesday, February 27th, 11am
Where: In front of San Francisco Day School, 350 Masonic @ Golden
We'll also be celebrating the unanimous passage of legislation calling for
bike, ped, and traffic calming changes on Masonic, sponsored by Supervisors
Mirkarimi, McGoldrick, and Dufty! This important legislation requests the
major funding needed to plan a complete Masonic corridor with a dedicated
bike path or safe bike lane, as well as the pedestrian improvements that
will provide safe walking routes through the neighborhoods. If you haven't
write a thank you letter to our Supervisors for this sponsoring and
supporting livable Masonic Legislation! If you have questions about
the Fix Masonic effort or the Rally tomorrow, please contact
Walk SF Hiring for Fix Masonic
We are thrilled to announce that
San Francisco has won a grant from the Department of Public Health to
work with the Fix Masonic group in bringing traffic calming and livable
streets improvements to the
Corridor. Walk SF will be hiring a part-time Community Organizer
to conducting outreach to community stakeholders; compile research on
pedestrian conditions along the corridor, media promotion, and more. If you
are interested in this role, please see the Walk SF's
Happy Birthday to the SFBC Night Rides!
Celebrate by leading your own SFBC ride in April or May
Happy Birthday this Friday, February 29, to the SFBC's Night Rides, the
SFBC's monthly recreational rides that take on the night with two
wheels. Since the Night Rides were born on a Leap Day, February 29,
2004, this Friday's ride will mark the Night Rides' first official
birthday. Join the celebration Friday night at 7pm at the Panhandle
Statue, contact email@example.com.
Wear warm clothes and blinkies. A very special thank you to our
member-volunteer Night Ride leaders who have been leading us through the
dark on many of our best adventures.
Would you like to lead a recreational ride or cultural history tour in April
us by Thursday, February 28 with your letter or event with all its
details (date, time, meeting place, ride description, and contact info) and
we'll pop it in the next issue of the Tube Times.
Become a member of the SFBC team!
The SFBC is looking for talented, motivated individuals to join our growing
staff. We are looking for a full-time Communications Director to oversee the
organization's communications programs. Check out our jobs listings
and please pass this on to friends who may fit the bill.
The SFBC is hiring Spring event interns in time for Golden Wheel Awards and
Bike to Work Day. Check out these descriptions and details:
& Event Planning Internship
The SFBC is hiring interns in time for
to Work Day. See descriptions and details at
SFBC's Freedom From Training Wheels Seeks Kid-Friendly Volunteers
If you love bikes and love kids, there is nothing more rewarding than
spending a few hours volunteering at the SFBC's monthly
From Training Wheels, a group effort to get youth to leave their
training wheels behind. Freedom from Training Wheels generally occurs
on one weekend day per month. Contact
if you are interested.
More Good Roads Superheroes needed
We are looking for a few more members to act as Lane Stewards. You'll
be joining our larger campaign to win significant street improvements in the
coming months. Visit our
Roads page and contact
Neal to see how you
can adopt your favorite bike route and help us ensure smooth rides all over
SFBC Unveils New Strategic Plan
Wondering how the SFBC is going to revolutionize the world of
sustainable, healthy transportation in the next five years? Then
check out our new 2008-2012 Strategic Plan, created over
the past six months with the help of thoughtful, motivated SFBC
We are particularly proud of the ambitious -- and achievable -- goals
we have set, as well as concrete measurements to show our progress
over the next few years. Special thanks to everyone who participated
in this process and special kudos to SFBC Board member Renee Rivera
for her inspiring leadership on this effort.
You're reading the SFBC Weekly Biker Bulletin
Get this sent directly to your inbox by signing up here.
Join the SFBC and add your voice to thousands demanding a city-wide network of bike lanes, traffic calmed streets, better access to transit and secure bike parking. Together we can make San Francisco the most bicycle friendly city in the country!