SFBC Biker Bulletin
March 23, 2004
The SFBC is sponsoring 5 citywide workshops as part of the Bike Plan Update in March and April to get public comment about 20 potential new bike lanes throughout the city. It is crucial that we have as many people as possible at these workshops, to ensure these projects succeed. In order to have an overwhelming turnout, we need volunteers to help flyer in every neighborhood and call our members about this important project.
If you haven't had time to help out the Bike Plan this year, this is the time! You can catch up on all the details on our SF Bike Plan Update page. For more info contact Amy at 431-2453x27 or email@example.com.
We need YOU to add your voice to the growing clamor for a continuous bikeway along San Francisco's waterfront. Jefferson St. is a wonderful place to get snow globes, but not such a great place to get around on two wheels. In fact, it is the most serious gap in San Francisco's Bay Trail between the Giants Stadium and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Please mark your calenders for TWO upcoming meetings that could decide whether Jefferson St gets bike lanes or not.
The Port Commission and BCDC are holding a series of public meetings to discuss improvements to the Fisherman's Wharf Area, including the possibility of two way bike lanes on Jefferson. Please come and express your support for bike lanes on Jefferson! That said, this meeting is not as vital as the next one on April 14th... Wednesday April 14th, 5-7pm Location TBD (Pier 1 or Ferry Bldg)
This second meeting is actually a hearing by the Port of San Francisco and BCDC to recommend a focus on one of the Jefferson St. re-design alternatives. Many commissioners and merchants are arguing that the status quo is just fine, and Jefferson St bike lanes are unnecessary. We need SFBC members to show up in force for this second meeting to ensure that bike lanes remain on the table.
See our action page for Jefferson St. for more information and to download flyers and petitions.
Are you interested in riding your bike in a film that will be shown to generations of police rookies to instruct them on lawful bicycling behavior? We need you to do what you do best - pass double parked trucks safely, ride on Market St. taking the narrow lanes, and ride around while being followed by a police car with video camera rolling. We need 3 or 4 professional looking cyclists. Bonus points if you are not a white male in your twenties. Please e-mail Josh Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
Yes, it's time for another issue of the SFBC's bimonthly print newsletter to hit mailboxes all over town. Naturally, we'll continue our tradition of providing tasty snacks, and free conversation with fellow do-gooder cyclists. Did we mention that volunteers vote for the dinner of their choice? Yes, we serve Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese or pizza, whatever y'all decide you'd like. So come on down and help us mail thousands of "Tube Times" issues! This month we have 2 special inserts, so your hands will be especially appreciated. For more info contact Michael at 431-BIKEx21 or email@example.com.
Pacific Bikes & Boards is San Francisco's largest bike shop, now located in a two story brick building at 345 4th Street between Folsom and Harrison (about two blocks from the Moscone Center, next to the new Whole Foods). Pacific Bikes has 500 built bikes in stock, and more Clothing, Parts and Accessories, than any other bike shop in town. And SFBC members are entitled to a 15% discount off all merchandise (calculated from original retail), and 10% off bikes. Check them out today, and don't forget your SFBC membership card!
How many of us have fantasized about cycling across the U.S.? That's exactly what one family does, and they've recorded the trip in the piece "A Little Summer Ride." The site includes various articles as well as bicycle poetry by such luminaries as Pablo Neruda. Check it out at Bicycling Life.
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