SFBC Biker Bulletin
May 11, 2010
"San Francisco is an innovator and this newly separated, green bike lane is one example of how we can make Market Street safer and more bike friendly for the tens of thousands of people who use it everyday."
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Wondering how to get to work this Bike to Work Day?
Bike to Work Day this Thursday, May 13th
Help celebrate the biggest biking day of the year by riding on Bike to Work Day, this Thursday, May 13. The SF Bicycle Coalition is providing so many ways to help make your Bike to Work Day the best day of the year!
Find your best route to an Energizer Station on your commute route using the new sfbikemapper.org.
Share your commute on Bike to Work Day with a Commuter Convoy
For map and details, go to sfbike.org/commuterconvoy
Need a safe place to park your bicycle on Bike to Work Day?
Volunteer and Make Bike to Work Day Awesome!
Market Street Goes Emerald Green
If you've ridden on lower Market Street this week, you're sure to have noticed that some parts of the bike lanes are now a sparkling emerald green. This is a happy Bike to Work Day surprise from Mayor Newsom and the SFMTA to everyone who visits Market Street. Big thanks to the Mayor and the SFMTA for beginning to experiment with green color in bike lanes to improve the safety of the Citywide Bike Network. The SF Bicycle Coalition staff noticed many a happy face riding on Market Street. We aim to make you even happier by continuing to work with Mayor Newsom and his staff to expand the use of soft-hit posts and green paint on Market Street -- and around the city. Send your thanks and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More Letters Needed for a Fully Separated Bikeway on Market
This is the last week to tell Mayor Newsom that your company supports a fully separated bikeway on Market Street! Emails have been rolling in but we need more to be sent to build support for an expansion of the bikeway. If you bike to work on Market Street, we need your company to write Mayor Newsom and tell him they support a fully separated bikeway on Market from Octavia Boulevard all the way to the Embarcadero. We need to show tons of support by Bike to Work Day, May 13. Mayor Newsom needs to hear from companies and organizations in San Francisco that a fully separated, continuous bikeway on lower Market Street is good for business, good for employee health and safety, and key to a vibrant future for our city's main street. Email email@example.com for the simple tools and instructions you need to write your company's letter today.
Love Sunday Streets? Volunteer!
The SF Bicycle Coalition is proud to be organizing volunteers for Sunday Streets. The next Sunday Streets returns to the Bayview on May 23! For each of the nine Sunday Streets events, we need more than 150 volunteers to make each event possible. Volunteers get a cool Sunday Streets t-shirt, complimentary lunch, goodies, invites to special volunteer parties, and the great feeling that you helped make Sunday Streets possible! Be part of the Sunday Streets volunteer team by signing up today at sundaystreetssf.com/volunteer.
Free Bike Education Class This Saturday
Now that you're ready to Bike to Work this Thursday, register for our free Bike Education class this Saturday at the Women's Building and continue to gain the skills you need to ride safely in traffic every day. No matter what your age or experience level, you're certain to come away a better, safer urban rider after you've taken one of our Bike Ed classes, taught by League Certified Instructors. This Saturday, May 15 we're offering the four hour Day One in-classroom course at the Women's Building on 18th St. in the Mission, which teaches the basics of safe and enjoyable cycling, including riding in traffic, necessary equipment, crash avoidance, and legal rights and responsibilities. The class is open to adults 14 and over; bicycle not required. Every Bike Ed class is free, but you must register- sign up right now online!
Video: Bike to Work Day 2009
Bike to Work Day is always a blast! If you missed last year's excitement, check out this video highlighting Commuter Convoys, our rally and party at City Hall, and help make this year even better by biking to work this year's Bike to Work Day Thursday, May 13. Find out more at sfbike.org/btwd for all of the day's excitement!
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