SFBC Biker Bulletin
March 9, 2010
March 9, 2010
"Last year we were able to show that we could put on an event and what was really exciting was how many locals came to the event."
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A Day of Car-Free Streets Fun This Sunday
Come out and play with the SF Bicycle Coalition and tens of thousands of people for Sunday Streets, this Sunday, March 14 from 10am-3pm,
when miles of the Embarcadero (from Fisherman's Wharf to China Basin) will be transformed into a people-powered
party. See the full route and watch a video of Sunday Streets here.
Two Ways to Make Bike to Work Day 2010 Great
Be a Bike to Work
Day volunteer! Last year, over 300 amazing volunteers helped make Bike to Work Day a
roaring success, and we're hoping to be joined by just as many volunteers this year. Volunteer for Bike to Work Day, May 13th on your
commute route, meet fellow riders, and dispense treats and cycling advice at our neighborhood Energizer Stations. Bike to Work Day is
one of the grandest bike events of the year! We need you to help make it happen -- sign up now
Give the Gift of a More Bikeable and Livable City
There has never been a better way to say happy birthday, happy anniversary, or welcome a new baby into the family than by giving
an SF Bicycle Coalition gift membership to someone
you love. Not only will your thoughtful gift be one that keeps on giving, but a gift membership will give back to you all year
long, by making your city more livable and bikeable. Now that
is a 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 60+ local and online businesses, and other
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.
Calling All Creatives
Are you a wordsmith on wheels? The SF Bicycle Coalition has blogging opportunities and writing assignments and is in need of talented writers. Whether you've got great ideas for stories, or would be willing to take assignments, your talents will be put to good use helping spread the good word about bicycling. Let us know your skills and areas of interest, and include writing
samples to email@example.com.
Building a Better Bike Map: Testers Needed
The SF Bicycle Coalition is working with the SF Department of Environment, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and 511.org to create a new, online
bike mapping application that will provide turn-by-turn directions for people on bikes in San Francisco. We're looking for members who are willing to help test the
application before it goes public this spring. You'll test the tool both at home and as a group by plugging in routes and
testing the usability of the application. If you are familiar with the streets of San Francisco and can commit to ten hours of testing over the coming
two weeks, sign up at: sfbike.org/alpha
Welcome Crumpler: Our Newest Discount Partner
We're excited to announce the newest SF Bicycle Coalition discount partner, Crumpler Bags!
Crumpler now offers all card-carrying SF Bicycle Coalition members a whopping 20% off all bags in their San Francisco store only. Stop by and check out what
kind of deals your member discount can get you. Crumpler is located at 835 Market St, inside the Westfield Mall.
Volunteer to Holla, Help, and Haul
Volunteer for outreach at Sunday Streets:
Join the SF Bicycle Coalition under our orange tent and talk to people about our work! Your volunteering gets you a free Sunday Streets
t-shirt, lunch, and the great feeling that you helped make Sunday Streets possible. If you are a trained SF Bicycle Coalition outreach volunteer
and would like be an outreach hero(ine) email firstname.lastname@example.org. Need to
get outreach trained before Sunday Streets? RSVP to Tessa to attend the upcoming
training on Tue., Mar. 9 from 7:30-8:30pm at SF Bicycle Coalition offices, 995 Market Street #1550.
Tour de Cure Discount for SF Bicycle Coalition Members
Spend Sunday, May 2nd, enjoying the splendors of spring in the Napa Valley. Take in the views and aromas of budding orchards and vineyards as you cycle the
supported routes of the Tour de Cure and help find a cure for diabetes. Choose between 100, 80, 50, or 25-mile rides, or a family-friendly 10-mile route option.
Enjoy the post-ride party with lunch, live music, wine tasting, silent auction and other fun. SF Bicycle Coalition members get a low $5 registration fee
with the promo code 'SFBC'. Sign up today at diabetes.org/napavalleytourdecure.
Video: Mayor Newsom Promotes Street Plazas
Mayor Newsom was out exploring the new street plaza at San Jose and Guerrero streets and helped celebrate this beautiful new gathering space for neighbors by talking to
Gillian Gillett, co-chair of the San Jose/Guerrero Coalition to
Save our Streets about the evolution of the plaza. The Mayor announced that the City's Pavement to Parks program will be completing 12 more
trial street plazas and "parklets" (reclaimed curb parking places) by the end of 2010. The SF Bicycle Coalition's Great Streets Project works closely with
the city's Pavement to Parks program to scout good locations and connect community groups and businesses with the program. Get involved in this
exciting new effort by emailing email@example.com. Watch the video here.
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