SFBC Biker Bulletin
August 25, 2009
"Parking is the last great challenge in a bike culture."
-- Mikael Colville-Andersen, What Would Get Americans Biking to Work?, Slate, August 17, 2009
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Pedal West and Enjoy Sunday Streets
Mark your calendar to come out and play at the final Sunday Streets of 2009 on Sunday, September 6 from 10am-2pm. Enjoy the car-free streets through Golden Gate Park to the Great Highway all the way to the
SF Zoo (Check out photos here).
The SFBC and Presidio YMCA Bike Program will be out with urban cycling workshops, Freedom From Training
Wheels and youth biking. We hope to see you there enjoying the car-free fun, so make sure to stop by our orange tent (Great Highway at Taraval) and say hello.
Treehouse Talk: Peak Oil and Local Communities
Join SFBC member Michael Poremba for a discussion about Peak Oil. After years of debate, many scientists tracking energy supplies believe we're past the peak rate of oil production. Statistics show that output peaked in 2008. Will the gap be filled using different energy sources? How will declining oil supplies impact societies dependent on cheap, convenient energy? What about our own families and communities? Join the conversation and get the skinny on peak oil, and learn how local communities are responding to peak oil and related global issues, such as climate change.
Details: Tue., Sep. 1 at 6:30pm, SFBC HQ, 995 Market St (at 6th)
Tour de Fat is coming to SF 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 SFBC and the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council.
Gain Skills and Get Involved: Be a Winterfest Intern
The SFBC is seeking smart and savvy interns for our
14th Annual Winterfest
(Sunday, December 6th), the SFBC's biggest member party and important fundraiser.
A Web Guru
(can work from afar) and Event Planner Interns
are needed. These are opportunities to share your skills and talents or acquire some new skills while helping your *favorite* nonprofit throw the party of the year!
Volunteer for a Free Ticket to Outside Lands
Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival: Golden Gate Park, Friday to Sunday, August 28-30. Be an SFBC Outreach volunteer at Outside Lands and get a FREE ticket!
For shifts still available, visit sfbike.org/valet_OL. Volunteers must be trained in SFBC
Outreach. See the music lineup here: sfoutsidelands.com/artists
Another Lovely Night at the SFBC's Bike-In Movies
Thanks to the Good Hotel, Billy Savage,
and everyone who made the SFBC's Bike-In Movie great last Wednesday night with the acclaimed documentary Klunkerz.
Over 200 people helped transform an ordinary parking lot into a magical movie theater under a soft blanket of fog. An array of delicious culinary choices from San Francisco's greatest
street food vendors greeted attendees. Film Director Billy Savage provided collectible posters and a photo for the free raffle, and Gary Fisher topped off the festivities with
a Q+A. Once again, for the second movie night in a row, our amazing bike valet crew parked 150 bikes!
Take the SFBC's Free Urban Cycling Workshop
The SFBC's popular Urban Cycling Workshops are in full swing this summer. 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.
Check out the schedule and sign up for a free class today!
Video: Enter the 'Biking Rules' $4,000 PSA Contest
Our fellow livable streets advocates in NYC, Transportation Alternatives, have launched the 'Biking Rules' campaign to show that cyclists can be the exemplars of
politeness and help create safer and saner streets. They are hosting a $4,000 competition to help spread the word through a Public Service Announcement (PSA) contest announcing
there's a new street code in town, and cyclists are at the forefront. Get out your video camera and start shooting!
Go to bikingrules.org/psa to learn more about the competition and submit your video about "The Biking Rules Street Code" or "Why Biking Rules!"
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