SFBC Biker Bulletin
August 18, 2009
August 18, 2009
"Not having a place in cities for cyclists is just weird."
-- Professor Kay Teschke What would it take to get you on a bike?, Vancouver Sun, August 13, 2009
Table of Contents
Following our Tweets?
See Klunkerz at the SFBC's Bike-In Movie Theater
Don't miss the SFBC's next Bike-In Movie, this Wednesday, August 19, when we screen the acclaimed
documentary Klunkerz, a great film about the birth of the
mountain bike movement here in the Bay Area. For more information about the film go
to: klunkerz.com. Special guests Gary Fisher and Charles Kelly
will join us for a question and answer at the end of the film.
Seeking Smart and Savvy Winterfest Interns
The 14th Annual Winterfest (Sunday, December 6th),
the SFBC's biggest member party and important fundraiser, needs your help to make it the best bike party of the year. The SFBC
is seeking a Web Intern to
assist us in keeping our website up-to-date with event information and auction items.
And, an Event Planner Intern
to ensure that Winterfest is a success.
Volunteer for a Free Ticket to Outside Lands
Bike-In Movie: Wed. Aug 19, held in the parking lot across
from the Good Hotel, 112-7th Street at Mission. Volunteer to man the SFBC table
at Bike-In Movie Night and grab the best seat in the house at
the SFBC's orange tent! Are you trained in SFBC Outreach and can volunteer?
Help the SF Great Streets Project Get Ready for Park(ing) Day
Are you handy and passionate about public space? The SF Great Streets Project needs some help for our Park(ing) Day project!
Park(ing) Day is a worldwide annual event that
encourages citizens to transform the space of cities usually used for parking cars into temporary public places. Leading up
to the event on September 18th, we will need folks with carpentry or construction experience to make our vision of San Francisco
public space come true. Want to lend us a hand? Email Erin Rice
Tour de Fat Arrives on September 26
Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 26 when Tour de Fat rolls back into town with its ballyhoo of bikes and New Belgium
Brewery beers! This all-day, all-green FUNdraiser benefits the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and the Bay Area Ridge Trail
Bike Tour of San Francisco Modern Architecture
Join local architects and SFBC members David Baker, Robin Levitt and Rob Bregoff on a bike tour that focuses on notable modern residential
architecture outside of San Francisco's downtown core. It will look at works by Second Bay Area Tradition architects and contemporaries,
including buildings by Richard Neutra, William Wurster, Gardner Dailey, Henry Hill, Joseph Eichler and Anshen + Allen. Part of a rich
architectural tradition, these buildings are also a feature of our everyday landscape. This tour is part of the AIASF's Architecture in the City program.
Get Your Year End Savings with Green Zebra
Now is a great time to pick up your discounted 2009 Green Zebra Book ($15)
book with tons of local savings until year's end. Does your bike need a tune up? How about a new bike rack? Not an SFBC member yet? Use the Green Zebra coupon to get 10% off membership (good for a friend too!).
Green Zebra is a great resource to sustainable living (and great savings!) in San Francisco.
SFBC Member Finds Your Way
SFBC member Amar Pai has made a cool SF bicycle route planner that can serve up a variety of routes for your commute such as the most bike-friendly or the shortest path. The site should work better on mobile phones now, and it will automatically determine your location if you're on a device that supports geolocation (right now just iphone 3.0). Email Amar if you have comments on the site, the user interface or any other feedback.
Video: Sunday Streets
A great video we found on SF Streetsblog. THanks to the Richmond District Blog for sharing this great video of the August Sunday Streets through Golden Gate Park and along the Great Highway. Stay tuned for the next Sunday Streets on September 6.
Watch the video here.
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