SFBC Biker Bulletin
February 9, 2010
"In addition to above average funding it is tireless advocacy work by citizens and dedicated city officials that makes a difference. Same in San Francisco, where 16% of people ride a bicycle regularly and one in every
76 residents (11,000 total) is a member of the SF Bicycle Coalition."
Table of Contents
Cruising for romance?
Cupid Takes Aim at Bicyclists this Friday, Feb. 12
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's Love on Wheels, the only dating game for bicyclists, is this Friday, Feb. 12 at Rickshaw Stop
(155 Fell St. between Franklin and Van Ness), just in time for two-wheeling singles to go tandem for Valentine's Day. Just like the '70's Dating Game on TV, watch hot bicyclists pair up on stage
when lovelorn lovebirds quiz three possible dates (hidden from view) and choose one to ride off with. Meanwhile, phone numbers, emails, and bike stats are exchanged by single cyclists
while those not-so-single cyclists cheer on their single friends.
Money can't buy love, but it can improve your ride. All proceeds from memberships, admission and raffle sales go directly
toward bringing new bicycle improvements like separated bike lanes and abundant on-street bike parking to you. Thank you for showing your bike love at Love on Wheels!
Email Today and Help Save Muni
The SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is proposing the most severe
transit service cuts in Muni's 97-year history due to further budget shortfalls. Almost every line would suffer cutbacks, with fewer buses and trains, arriving less often,
crowded with more riders. We're very concerned that such service reductions could throw Muni into a downward spiral that would take years (decades?) to recover from.
Muni matters -- affordable reliable public transit is essential to building a better city, good transit options reduce the number of car trips, calming streets and
improving your ride while keeping cyclists and pedestrians safe. Transit First means transit first -- no service reductions, no fare increases, price parking fairly!
Now Hiring: Sunday Streets Volunteer Coordinator and Interns
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is proud to coordinate the volunteer corps that make car-free Sunday Streets events possible. We are now hiring a part-time Volunteer
Coordinator and three Volunteer Leadership interns for Sunday Streets. Do you have the experience and passion for Sunday Streets to lead hundreds of volunteers over
nine events across the city? Information and instructions for applying at sfbike.org/jobs.
Spread Bike Love as a Volunteer
Service Station: Otis St. at Gough St., Wednesday, February 17, 4:30-6:30pm. The SF Bicycle Coalition will be at the new Otis St. bike lane to energize evening
commuters with snacks and chat about new and upcoming bike improvements. Are you trained in SF Bicycle Coalition outreach and want to join the fun?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer! Rain cancels.
Take the Market Street Survey
Do any of your trips by bike take you on Market Street east of Van Ness? The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has been hard at work improving bicycling on this major bike
route and transportation corridor. We're continuing to work with the SF Municipal Transportation Agency to develop the next in a series of trials. Right now the Market
Street trials include traffic diversions at 10th and 6th streets, a separated bike lane between 9th and 10th streets, and other traffic calming features that are testing out ideas to improve the street.
Seeking a Food Sponsor for Volunteer Nights
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is looking for an in-kind food sponsor for our Volunteer Nights.
In 2009, Chipotle was our food hero fueling volunteers
with tasty burritos, and Bi-Rite Market has just signed on to be our fabulous Volunteer Night food sponsor for the next three months. Thanks Bi-Rite! We are always looking for additional sources of tasty food
to feed our hard-working and dedicated volunteers. In-kind volunteer food sponsorship can be everything from a one-time-only commitment to
six times a year. Sponsorship perks are plentiful, so if you have solid connections to restaurants or caterers, please email email@example.com.
Give the Sweetest Valentine: SF Bicycle Coalition Gift Membership
love this Valentine's Day by giving an SF Bicycle Coalition gift membership to your sweetie. Not only will they love your thoughtful gift, but a gift
membership will give back to you all year long, by making your city more livable and bikeable. Now that is a valentine gift worth
giving! Gift Memberships start at just $35/year and come with a special card noting your gift. Membership includes benefits like the latest bike news, a San Francisco bike map, discounts at 55+ local and online businesses, and
all the member perks you love. Use our quick and secure online form at sfbike.org/join_renew or
contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-431-2453 x301 to place orders with special instructions.
Reserve Your Spot in a Free Urban Cycling Workshop
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition hosts two-part urban cycling workshops for new cyclists who want to learn how to ride in traffic safely, and for experienced
cyclists who want to brush up on their skills. Classes in 2010 are in full swing,
including a class this Saturday (Feb. 13) in the Sunset District. Classes cover loads of information including how to choose the right bike and properly fit a helmet,
tips for the safest ways to ride in traffic, techniques to avoid or deal with road hazards, the best way to lock up your bike, how to use a bike in combination with
public transit, cyclists' legal rights and responsibilities, and much more. We encourage you to attend an in-class session now if you plan on taking the on-road
portion in the Spring or Summer. Sign up today!
Another Step Forward for Smoother Streets
The Good Roads Campaign continues on its quest to smooth your bike commute -- in addition to thousands of potholes being reported and repaired,
we've also succeeded in getting the Department of Public Works (DPW) to fix dozens of sunken utility covers. You've likely encountered these hazards on your commute: manhole covers with crumbling pavement,
grates with sharp edges or small utility covers many inches below the street. Thanks to the diligence of our Good Roads volunteers who have marked and reported these often hidden hazards, over 50 of these
have been fixed in recent months. We commend the DPW on their commitment to prioritizing a smooth bike network, and we encourage you to report any street hazard to 311.
Be a Bike Model
PUBLIC (a new venture to encourage people to drive less and smile more) is looking for everyday men and women, ages 20-70, who are willing to be photographed.
to learn more.
Video: Pedaling Love at Love on Wheels
Join other single cyclists this Friday at the SF Bicycle Coalition's dating game for bicyclists. Cheer on bike bachelorettes and bachelors as they pair up,
just like the hilarious 1970's TV show. Watch this video and see the live action at Love on Wheels.
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