SFBC Biker Bulletin
March 10, 2009
"We really need to embrace it otherwise we may be the ones losing out on it. We think it's a good thing for families to get out and be healthy. It's almost springtime and we want people to get out and visit Fisherman's Wharf for different reasons."
-- Karen Bell, executive director of the Fisherman's Wharf Community Benefit District, Sunday Streets Will Expand to Six Days This Year, SF Streetsblog, March 4, 2009
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Frustrated by the nearly 1,000 day delay in Bike Improvements?
SFBC Wins Special Achievement Award from AIASF
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is proud to announce that we have won a 2009 Design Award in the area of Special Achievement from the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco. From the AIA SF Awards Page: "The AIA SF recognizes the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition as a partner in developing more livable spaces for all. Its strong advocacy for bike access to the streets of the City has led thousands to leave their cars at home and pedal to work and school."
We are honored that such a prestigious organization has recognized our work for
creating a more livable San Francisco and helping more people get on bikes.
More Free Urban Cycling Workshops in 2009
The SFBC's popular bike education classes are back for 2009. We're still finalizing the complete schedule, but are pleased to announce the first Street Skills course on March 21 from 1-5pm at the Richmond Police Station. Join us for this four hour in-classroom course and learn the basics of bicycling and how to feel more comfortable riding on city streets. This workshop is FREE but you need to pre-register to secure your seat. Sign up for this free class today! Make sure to check back later this month when our full 2009 schedule goes live!
Tonight: New Member Meet and Greet
Been an SFBC member less than a year? New members are invited to join us tonight, Tuesday March 10 from 6:30-7:15pm to learn about SFBC advocacy, education and community programs that will make SF a model cycling city, and how you can get involved. This is a great opportunity to learn more about your friendly SF bike advocacy organization. Can't make this one? Stay tuned for our next one June 2009.
Details: 6:30pm, SFBC HQ, 995 Market St (at 6th), Ste 1550. Bring your bike up with you!
RSVP to Tessa@sfbike.org or (415) 431-2453 (BIKE) x303.
Gear Up For Spring as an SFBC Volunteer
Are you trained in SFBC Outreach and can be a superstar at any of these events? Email email@example.com to sign up!
SFBC Outreach Training: Tues. March 10 7:30-8:30pm. Interested in volunteering to do SFBC outreach at events all over town, like Bike to Work Day '09, races, festivals, and SFBC Service Stations? Then this training is a must! Learn ways to engage people, how to sign up new members, and more! Contact Tessa@sfbike.org to RSVP.
SFBC Service Station: Free Bike Wash! Wed., Mar. 18, 5-7pm, Market and Octavia. The SFBC Service Station crew will be out offering a free bike wash to keep bikes clean and shiny after all the rain!
Eco Awareness Fair: Thu., Mar. 19, 11am-2pm, 303 Second Street. The SFBC will be at 303 Second Street's Eco Awareness Fair to talk about biking and help support the growing movement to get tenants to do their part and protect the environment.
Baarbd Season Kick Off Party: Saturday, March 21, 8:30-10:30pm, 2150 Folsom Street. Baarbd, the Bay Area's premier Adventure Racing resource, is throwing a party with snacks, music, a raffle and lots of cool people, including the SFBC!
SFBC Youth and Family Bike Event Volunteer Training: Sat. March 21, 11:30-12:30pm, Presidio Community YMCA's Bike Skills Area,
Barnard Rd. in the Presidio. Want to volunteer with the SFBC at a Bike Road-eo (bike safety skills course) or at Freedom From Training Wheels? Join the SFBC and YMCA Presidio Bike Program for a fun and informative training session on how to help run a successful and educational youth and family bike event. This training is recommended if you are interested in volunteering for SFBC youth and family events. Contact Kate@sfbike.org for more info.
Lights! Camera! Action! Be a part of a Bike to Work Day Ad
Wanna be a bike star? The Bay Area Bicycle Coalition is looking for 12-15 volunteers to help film a commercial about Bike to
Work Day. Filming will take place from 10am-4pm in Alameda on March 27th and 28th. Excellent experience
opportunity, food provided! Volunteers welcome for part or all of each day's shoot. Email Janel
Sterbentz at Janel@bayareabikes.org for more information.
Give Your Old Bike Gloves a New Life
It's time to gather up your old bike gloves and give them a new home by participating in the SFBC's Bike
Glove Drive on March 31 from 5-7pm. The SFBC will be collecting your used bike gloves at our SFBC Service Station at Cesar Chavez and Valencia St. and
then donating them to the Department of Public Health for use in clinics and senior centers for wheelchair
and walker users. It's okay if the fingers are frayed, so long as the padding is intact. Spread the word!
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Treasure Island Bike Rack Design Competition Ends Friday
The SFBC's call for designs for a bike rack that celebrates the past and future of Treasure Island ends this Friday at 5pm PST!
Put your design skills to use to create a functional and beautiful bike rack that incorporates the spirit of the Island and win a
$700 prize. This contest is part of the SFBC's planning work for a pedestrian and bicycle-focused Treasure Island,
learn more about our work on Treasure Island
here. Samples of the winning designs, will be fabricated this Spring and installed after the Bike Plan injunction is lifted. Full competition details can be found on
our Treasure Island page. Designs should be
submitted to email@example.com.
Calling All Parents + Teachers: SF's First Bike To School Day is May 28th
May 28, 2009 will be San Francisco's first Bike to School Day--just 2 weeks after Bike to Work Day--and we need your help. We'll be promoting Bike to School Day to students with the help of parents and teachers.
You can also help by leading a 'Commuter Convoy', a group ride from a
neighborhood meeting point to the school and back at the end of the
day, fun bike activities during the day, and much more. Bike to School
Day is organized in partnership with the SFUSD, SF Department of Public
Health, SF Municipal Transportation Agency, SFBC, Shape Up! SF and the
YMCA Presidio Bike Program. If you are a parent or School staff, please
sign up today and let us know how you want to help .
Playwrights, Artistic Directors and the SFBC's Leah Shahum
SFBC Executive Director, Leah Shahum was interviewed in the San Francisco Examiner's Credo page, a feature that each week highlights a different San Francisco leader. Previous interviews have featured playwright Eve Ensler, SF Ballet artistic Director Helgi Tomasson and SF-based Twitter founder Jack Dorsey. Read Leah's interview here.
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