May 13, 2008
"The truth is, thousands of additional people have begun to ride bikes to work over the past few years, and that's had nothing but a positive impact on the environment. Bikes can and should be a central part of the city's transportation infrastructure. That's the lesson for Bike to Work Day."
—The San Francisco Bay Guardian, May 16, 2007
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Office need a little more bike love?
Bike to Work this Thursday, May 15
Join thousands of happy commuters who will fill the streets of San Francisco
this Thursday for Bike to Work Day. Volunteers will cheer you on at
Energizer Stations around the city. Stop by and load up on free coffee,
yummy snacks and take away a convenient tote bag for future commutes. Let us
know ASAP if you'd like
the day of the event.
the Bike to Work Day raffle and win awesome Bike to Work Day prizes.
Come to City Hall for the Bike to Work Day Press Event
You're invited and encouraged to join us at our City Hall press event. City
supervisors and other elected officials will gather on the Polk Street steps to hail the
financial, environmental and health benefits of biking to work. A big crowd will help us make a strong statement about the bicycle being a viable form of
transportation in San Francisco.
Bike with your local celebrities to City Hall on Thursday!
A number of District Supervisors, Department heads, and other very important San Franciscans will
be riding in from all over the City to rally at City Hall at 8:15 am on
Thursday, and you can join them. Visit our updated
page to see who you can ride in with from your neighborhood. Supervisors Dufty, Mirkarimi, McGoldrick, Elsbernd, Sandoval, and Peskin are
confirmed to ride in that morning, along with numerous others from most districts. Hop on the Bike Bus and join us at City Hall to celebrate the
start of Bike to Work Day!
Get a Free Bike to Work Day T-shirt when you Join the SFBC (or Renew) at an Energizer Station
It's the best SFBC membership deal of the year:
Already a member? Let your friends know about this great SFBC membership deal!
Celebrate Biking at the Bike Away from Work Party
Roll over to the fun, fabulous and free Bike Away from Work
Party Thursday, May 15 from 6-10pm at the Rickshaw Stop (155 Fell Street). Meet fellow bikers and
bask in the glow of a successful Bike to Work Day. Free snacks, awesome tunes,
free valet bike parking, and awesome raffle prizes including:
KQED Airs Story on Biking in San Francisco
KQED aired a great story on why more San Franciscans are cycling. SFBC Executive Director, Leah Shahum and SFBC
member Libby Wood are both quoted in the story. The program originally aired during the Monday morning news. You can listen to the program here:
www.kqed.org/quest/. Contribute to the story by sharing your photos of bike to work day on Flickr.
Make Every Day Bike to Work Day - Help Complete the Citywide Bike Network
The next generation of improvements to the
Bike Network is coming, but we need your help to make it happen -- what's your Bike Network project?
The Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) is holding a series of four neighborhood workshops
on the Bike Plan and the dozens of bike lane projects in it, come out to one
or all of these meetings:
City (May 21),
Southeastern City (May 22),
City (June 3),
City (June 4). And be sure to
over to our Citywide Bike Network page for more on how to get involved!
SFBC Endorses in June Elections
As the June 3rd election approaches, the SFBC has endorsed the following
candidates for State office:
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