SFBC Biker Bulletin
January 12, 2010
"I ended up feeling a lot like I've contributed to the change in our community."
Table of Contents
Seeking Confident Urban Cyclists
California's First Green Bike Box Gets Stenciled
California's first green Bike Box (at Scott and Oak streets) became a
little more prominent last week when DPT crews stenciled a bicycle on it.
See photos here.
The stencil and the green colored pavement help demarcate this Bike Box, an advance stop line that allows cyclists to safely and visibly
position themselves in front of cars while waiting for the traffic light to turn green. Read more at SF Streetsblog.
Bikes + Books: Book Club Update
More than 20 people came to our Treehouse Talk last week to help launch our new, quarterly Bike Book Club. The first book we voted to
read is Traffic: Why We Drive the
Way We Do by Tom Vanderbilt, and two optional books: Calvin Trillian's Tepper Isn't Going Out and
David Byrnes' Bicycle Diaries.
Cruise for Romance at Love on Wheels
In the name of love, bicycles, and bicycle love, everyone's favorite dating game for
bicyclists -- the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's Love on Wheels -- is
back, Friday, February 12 at Rickshaw Stop, just in time for
two-wheeling singles to go tandem for Valentine's Day. Watch hot
bicyclists pair up and win fabulous date-y raffle prizes: sfbike.org/love. Watch the Love on Wheels video and see photos from last year's event.
Be a contestant! Just like on TV, real-life bike bachelors and bike bachelorettes quiz a
blind panel to select a date and then enjoy their first date at a hip local spot courtesy of our fabulous sponsors. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be a contestant and tell us which way your wheels spin: Boy-Boy; Boy-Girl; Girl-Girl; Girl-Boy. Only SFBC members can be contestants.
Too shy for the stage, but you want to help out? There are lots of ways you
can volunteer, sign up
SF Bicycle Coalition is Hiring Interns
The SF Bicycle Coalition is looking for talented and motivated individuals for a variety of internships. Interns play a significant role in helping promote our events, campaigns and advocacy work. Be part of the momentum for the next new bike lanes and innovations by applying for a position today. See all of our internship opportunities here.
Help with the biggest biking day of the year:
Cheese, Ice Cream and Architecture, Oh My
There are a million good ideas for a group bike ride, whether it's a chocolate tasting ride, or a tour of tea shops, cemeteries,
labor history, merry-go-rounds or Vertigo
scenes. Share your unique passion or quirky interest with your fellow cyclists! Creating and leading a Rec Ride is easy and fun.
Contact Tessa with ideas and questions.
Seeking Inspiring Bike Stories
Share your story about bicycling. Perhaps you helped someone at your workplace start cycling, or you saved a significant amount of money by bicycling more often, or maybe you lost weight or improved your health. Are you, or do you know, someone
with a cool story you think we should know about? We're always hungry to read great stories. Email your story
Are you new to bicycling? We're looking for people who have started commuting by bicycle in the last two
years (San Francisco has seen a whopping 53% increase in the number of people biking since 2006 so we know there are
many new people to talk to), if you've taken up biking to get around town or know someone who has, please
let Teri know. We're hoping to feature some
new faces in an upcoming newsletter story.
Help Make SF Great for Biking as a Volunteer
Winter Tube Times
The SF Bicycle Coalition's 2010 Winter Tube Times newsletter is hot off the presses with 16 pages full of the latest news and
events. Meet key players in the Historic Market Street Trials, learn about the Federal Building's Bike Parking Victory, sync up
with how we are Rethinking the Use of our Streets, and much, much
more. Download your copy today or
have this fabulous piece of journalism delivered to your doorstep
by joining the SF Bicycle Coalition
today -- one of the many perks of membership.
Want to see your name featured our newsletter? The Tube Times is a volunteer-driven publication and we are
always on the hunt for talented writers, graphic designers and photographers to contribute. Interested?
Video: Bball on the block Chicago
Every Friday during the summer, Chicago nonprofit Beyond the Ball hosts B-Ball on the Block an exciting way that the city of Chicago is rethinking the use of their streets by creating street events that bring communities together. Watch the video here.
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