January 25, 2011
"Simple changes on this street will lead to big improvements where a bikeway will provide safe space for the huge -- and growing -- number of families who want a way to ride bikes to museums, the ocean, playgrounds, picnics and the zoo! It will also provide a key connection for commuters heading downtown from the western neighborhoods."
Biker Bulletin News
Help us keep our wheels spinning
Make 1.5 Miles of Separated Bikeway a Reality by Spring
Your voice is needed now to help put 1.5 miles of continuous, separated bikeway on JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park by spring. This stretch of bikeway is the first of an ambitious 100 miles of crosstown bikeways that we envision will connect the city from end to end. Help us today by sending an email to the Recreation and Parks Department that voices your support of this protected bikeway.
Go Further as an SF Bicycle Coalition Intern
The SF Bicycle Coalition is proud to know that our interns have moved on to great jobs after gaining the necessary experience at the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, launching careers at places like City Hall, the SFMTA, the SF Planning Department, Cambridge Systematics, Rickshaw Bagworks, City CarShare, Yelp! and SF Streetsblog! If you want to build your resume with one of our exciting hands-on internships, apply for one on of these positions today:
Find True Love at Love on Wheels
Love on Wheels, the dating game for bike-friendly people, is just two weeks away! Come watch real-life bike bachelors and bachelorettes quiz a blind panel to select a date and enjoy a night out at a hip local spot courtesy of our fabulous sponsors. Meanwhile, hot bike-friendly singles swap phone numbers while everyone -- single and not-so-single -- enjoys the show, wins sweet raffle prizes and cheers on the contestants, all while supporting the organization that is making your bike rides even better.
Bike To Work Day Lets Your Company Get Noticed
This year's Bike to Work Day is happening on Thursday, May 12, 2011, just a few short months away. The greatest way your company can show their support of better biking for employees and customers is through a Bike to Work Day sponsorship. Sponsors help us make this year's Bike to Work Day the best it can be. Find our how your company can be represented on posters, t-shirts, canvas give-a-way bags, websites and more. Information about sponsorship opportunities is at: sfbike.org/sponsorship.
Compete in the Bike to School Day Poster Contest
Has your student submitted their Bike to School Day poster design yet? The winning design will become the official 2011 poster and be distributed across the city (and there are also prizes)! Imagine the fun your budding artist can have with this year's poster theme: "My Family Bike Ride." To the kids we say, draw a picture of your family enjoying a bicycle ride together. Where would you go in San Francisco? What would you see along the way? What kind of bikes would you ride? How cool are your bikes? Poster entries must be received by Friday, February 11th.
Volunteers Make San Francisco a Better Place to Ride
Mingle, Snack and Feel Good at Volunteer Night: Join us this Wednesday for Volunteer Night and make it your new 2011 tradition! It's tons of fun, you'll meet new people and we provide snacks, dinner and the warm feeling that comes from doing good in your community.
Treehouse Talk: Lessons from Amsterdam
Join San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Leah Shahum as she shares lessons learned from her eight-month sabbatical in Amsterdam. What can we learn here in San Francisco from the success in bicycling in Amsterdam? Leah will share her insights and observations on how Amsterdam became a bicycling mecca and how we can adapt those ideas to preserve San Francisco's unique character while creating a truly world-class bicycling city.
Say "I wheelie like you" with a Gift Membership or Hoodie
As Valentine's Day fast approaches, there is no better way to say, "I wheelie like you" than with a San Francisco Bicycle Coalition membership. It's the gift that keeps on giving and includes awesome benefits like:
Your gift lasts all year by improving bicycling for your loved one -- and for you! Gift memberships start at just $35/year and come with a special card noting your gift.
Or, if your loved one is already member... show your love with one of our fashionable hoodies. From the SF Bicycle Coalition's limited-edition "Languages" to the classic "Allowed Use of Full Lane," a hoodie is waiting for you at sfbike.org/store_sweatshirts. All profits from merchandise sales go directly toward the SF Bicycle Coalition's work to make San Francisco a safer and easier place to live, work and play by bike. Get yours now, while supplies last!
Jobs: SFMTA is Hiring a Bike Share Manager
The first regional bike sharing program in the country is coming to San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Bike sharing is a great way to help more people take short trips by bike and to connect bicycle rides with transit trips. The initial pilot will launch with 1,000 bikes in 2011 with 500 of those bikes here in San Francisco along key corridors like Market Street and at major transit hubs. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is now hiring a Bicycle Sharing Program Manager to plan and oversee San Francisco's Bicycle Sharing project. Learn more about this position here.
Help Shape San Francisco's Transportation Plan
San Francisco is in the process of updating its long-range comprehensive transportation plan, and your input is needed to help shape the goals and investment priorities for the city's transportation system. A better bicycle route network? Fewer car trips? Wider sidewalks and calmer streets? Let's get it in the plan! The San Francisco Transportation Plan will identify goals, needs and investment priorities for the city's transportation system for the next 25 years, shaping the city's next generation of transportation projects programs and policies. Take the online survey today (in English or Spanish).
Connecting the City Video: Stephanie's Story
Are you ready to help make our vision of crosstown, protected bikeways a reality? Please help right now by sharing this short video with ten people you know. In the not-too-distant future this family and many people will feel confident and safe biking to school, the library and the grocery store. Why? Because of Connecting the City, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's visionary plan for 100 miles of bikeways that are designed for an eight-year-old child to her eighty-year-old grandmother. Share this short new video and help us reach more people with one San Francisco mom's compelling story about biking with her family.
** Wednesday, January 26th **
SFBC Volunteer Night
This twice-monthly SFBC tradition has been happening for as long as we can remember, but newcomers are always welcome. So stop by, snack on tasty treats, chat with fellow cyclists, and help us keep our organization rolling. Dinner is provided. Bring a friend - the more the merrier! Don't forget to bring up your bike! Questions? Email email@example.com or just show up.
** Thursday, January 27th **
Treehouse Talk: Lessons from Amsterdam
Join San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Leah Shahum as she shares lessons learned from her eight-month sabbatical in the biking mecca of Amsterdam.
** Saturday, January 29th **
SFBC Valet Bicycle Parking at the Ferry Building Saturday Farmers Market
Pedal to the Ferry Building to fill up your panniers with local bounty and park your bike with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. All 52 weeks a year, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition will be providing complimentary valet bike parking in Harry Bridges Plaza (look for the orange tent)
SFBC Survey Ride: Connecting the City - Bay to the Beach Bikeway
What will it take to make San Francisco a world-class bicycling city, where continuous prioritized crosstown bikeways offer safe, comfortable, inviting routes for people of all ages and abilities to ride? With Connecting the City, the SF Bicycle Coalition sets out a road map to the realization of a healthy, happy, sustainable San Francisco that's great for bicycling. What will it look like, what will it take, and where do we start? Come along and examine one of three Priority Bikeways set out by Connecting the City to get us from here to there, by bike. SF Bicycle Coalition recreational rides are free for SFBC members (a $5 donation from non-members is appreciated); rain cancels rides.
(Events not sponsored by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition are marked with an *)
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