April 29, 2008
"Those who wish to control their own lives and move beyond existence as mere clients and consumers - those people ride a bike." -- Wolfgang Sachs, For Love of the Automobile, 1984
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Connect the dots between bicyle advocacy and personal health at tonight's Golden Wheel Awards!
Golden Wheel Awards -- TONIGHT!
The 16th Annual Golden Wheel Awards is tonight from 6-9pm at the Green Room in the War Memorial Building (401 Van Ness Ave). We will be honoring local champions like Jake McGoldrick for championing Healthy Saturdays legislation, the Martin Building Company for creating exceptional public space and Bert Hill as an outstanding bike education advocate.
The Golden Wheel Awards will connect you with bike enthusiasts, local dignitaries, and SFBC supporters while you nosh on tasty hors d'oervres and enjoy fine vino and New Belgium Brews (and GuS sodas too!). We're delighted to have Jared Blumenfeld, Director of the San Francisco Department of the Environment, to inspire us and connect the dots between bicycle advocacy and personal health, a cleaner environment, and urban sustainability.
Tickets can be purchased at the door. Valet Bike Parking provided, of course.
The Golden Wheel Awards is an important mid-year fundraiser for your SFBC. If you are unable to join us, please consider making a special contribution so we can continue to make our streets safer and saner for cyclists from the age of 8 to 80.
One Day Left! Take the SF Bike Survey NOW!
If you ride a bike in San Francisco, GO RIGHT NOW and take the SF Bike Survey (we'll wait here while you do, it only takes a couple of minutes). Super, thanks much. Now email the link to all of your friends and family and co-workers (http://sfbike.org/?reportcard ) and check back on Bike to Work Day (May 15) to see how the 2008 SF Bike Report Card turns out . . .
Stop by the SFBC's Streetside Outreach on Wednesday at Market and Octavia, 5-7pm, to fill out a Bike Report Card survey in person. To volunteer to do Streetside Outreach, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kick off Bike Month This Weekend: Bike Network Tour, free Mash SF Screening
We're excited to announce the start of Bike Month -- it's not just
Work Day (Thursday, May 15th), but Bike
Everywhere Month throughout May. You've
never had so many opportunities to celebrate the joys of biking. Hope you'll
join us one for one of these fun events:
Find out details about these events -- and tons more this week and throughout May -- on our full Chain of Events.
Final Week to Vote
If you want a voice in the SFBC's endorsement decision for the June election, be sure to cast your vote by this Friday, May 2nd. We're considering an endorsement position in the State Senate and State Assembly races. This is a members-only vote. All current members should have received a special email message last week with voting instructions. Learn about the candidates' views on bike and sustainable transportation issues, and find out more about our endorsements process here.
Ready to Roll! Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 15!
Volunteer with the SFBC and Parade the Bike Love
Bike Sharing in SF - Public Charrette!
Parisians are doing it, Austrians are doing it, even folks in Tulsa, Oklahoma are doing it. Bike sharing is sweeping the world and getting scads of new people riding bikes. What could a bike share program in San Francisco look like? Join Futurefarmers, Amy Franceschini and Michael Swaine, in collaboration with Sabrina Merlo of the Bay Area Bicycle Coalition for a half-day public dialog and charrette discussing the design of a San Francisco Bike Share program. Come out and help shape the future of bike sharing your city. Space is limited! If you would like to participate, please reserve your spot: email@example.com
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