SFBC Biker Bulletin
February 22, 2011
"More of those dedicated green bike lanes would be of immediate great benefit to both drivers and bicycle users."
Biker Bulletin News
Last season's shoes, next season's separated bike lane!
Recruit Your Friends, Win a Dutch Bike
We're making it worth your while to tell your friends about our work and the excellent benefits of SF Bicycle Coalition membership. For the next month, when you recruit your friends to join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, you could win a Dutch bike or other great prizes. And, your friend gets $5 off their membership just by following your lead! Simply go to sfbike.org/get-a-member, where you can send an email or get your unique referral URL to post on Facebook, Twitter, or even your blog.
Voice Your Support for Better Biking on Market Street
Thanks to growing support from our members and local businesses, San Francisco is one step closer to making the required right turns for private vehicles on Market Street at 6th Street and 10th Street permanent. The issue passed the Sustainable Streets Engineering hearing a few weeks ago and will be heard by the full MTA Board of Directors on March 1st.
Basic Bike Equipment -- and More -- Sale this Wednesday
Stop by our offices (833 Market Street, 10th Floor) this Wednesday, February 23rd from 5-7pm during Volunteer Night, to get deeply discounted basic biking equipment like OnGuard locks and chains; helmets by Bell, Giro, and Nutcase; saddles by Freedom; and floor pumps and back racks by Topeak. Get all your basic bike needs at 40-50 percent off retail prices. That's the best deal in town!
Mark Your Calendar for the Year's First Sunday Streets
Returning for another great year of neighborhood fun, Sunday Streets presents its 2011 debut along the Embarcadero on March 20th. For each of the Sunday Streets events, the SF Bicycle Coalition is proud to partner with Livable City by recruiting and training 200+ volunteers. Volunteers get a cool Sunday Streets t-shirt, complimentary lunch, invitations 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.
Volunteer to be a Catalyst for Change
Want to change the streets you ride on everyday? If you're an outreach trained San Francisco Bicycle Coalition member and can volunteer a few hours to change San Francisco streets, email Tessa today!
Get Motivated: Your Spring Cleaning will Connect the City
Drop off your unwanted treasures at Community Thrift (623 Valencia Street @ Sycamore Alley) and allocate your goods to the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (#181). When your goods are sold, Community Thrift will give a hearty portion of the sales to the SF Bicycle Coalition, providing funding for bicycle advocacy and making San Francisco a better place to live and ride.
From the Hills to Flatlands, Bike Lane Links Add Up
The SF Bicycle Coalition is proud to announce that bike lanes on Portola Drive are making their way to the pavement soon. These bike lanes, approved thanks to many hours of work of Bicycle Coalition volunteers, will create a safer connection for people commuting over Twin Peaks on Portola Drive between Corbett Avenue and O'Shaughnessy Boulevard, and connect to the recently completed bike lanes on Laguna Honda.
Video: Transit-Oriented Development
In the livable communities movement, Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) promotes walk- and bikeability as the core of urban development, highlights sustainability, and builds stronger communities. This Streetfilms video is the first in a 10-part series on how cities and their residents can begin to transform their urban environment into people-oriented spaces where everyone feels safe and confident biking, walking, lounging, and playing.
** Tuesday, February 22nd **
Box Dog Bikes Bicycle Brakes Class *
Part of a series of maintenance classes. No previous bike repair ability required. See http://www.boxdogbikes.com/blog/?p=2345 for more details
** Wednesday, February 23rd **
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.
** Saturday, February 26th **
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 Trail 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.
** Sunday, February 27th **
Connecting the City Outreach for JFK Drive Bikeway
Help gain support for a continuous, wide and comfortable bikeway on JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park, making sure you will be riding on this bikeway in a few months! If you're an Outreach Trained SF Bicycle Coalition member and want to see JFK Drive transformed email Tessa@sfbike.org to volunteer
(Events not sponsored by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition are marked with an *)
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